Author Archives: Elzy Kolb

Dangerous Bug Bites to Watch Out for in the Summer

The chirp of crickets. The rhythmic sounds of cicadas. The sudden, intense flicker of lightning bugs. The cute red-and-black ladybugs appearing like bright ornaments on green leaves. Summer magic! And ...
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12 Reasons Why You Should Take a Vacation for Your Health

Midsummer -- it’s time to head to the beach or the cabin at the lake or Nevada’s cavernous air-conditioned casinos. The sad truth is, too many people are not going ...
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25 Healthiest Cities in America

Do you think you live in a healthy community? Midwestern and Western residents who answer in the affirmative have a better chance of being correct than those who live ...
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The 50 Most Densely Populated Cities in the World

Americans living in big cities like New York or Los Angeles are familiar with the stress of overcrowded streets and sidewalks and the lack of parking. It’s nearly impossible to ...
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States That Are Most Prepared for Medical Emergencies

The Spanish flu epidemic of 1918 killed tens of millions of people around the world, including over 670,000 Americans. The HIV/AIDS outbreak, which began in the early 1980s, has also killed ...
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Highest-Paid College Grads Went to These Schools

School’s out! Some new college grads will give themselves a final summer off before settling into life as a grownup. For others the job search is on in earnest, and ...
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There Are the Countries Hosting the World’s 25 Million Refugees

As of the end of 2017 there was a “total population of concern” of 71.4 million people, comprising refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, returnees and stateless persons, according to ...
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Wonder Why Violent Crime Goes Up in the Summer? Check the Weather

Summer officially begins this week, evoking images of beach days, picnics, barbecues and other seasonal delights. But there’s more to the warm days ahead than fun and games. A recent ...
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Why You Should Worry About Your Waist More Than Your Weight

We keep hearing about the food that goes to waste, but what the food that goes to our waists? Neither is a good thing. And just as food waste has ...
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Countries with the Fastest-Growing Populations

World Population Day, July 11, is just around the corner. It was established in 1989 by the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program to turn our focus to ...
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This Is How Much Child Support Varies From State to State

Sometimes it seems as if almost every regional statistic these days can be color-coded red or blue, with sharp divides according to the states’ voting patterns. But that’s not the ...
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30 Heroes Fighting to Save Our Oceans

The oceans are in trouble, and it’s our fault. Humans have caused water temperatures to rise, polluted the oceans with tons of plastic and other materials, and overfished the oceans. ...
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People at Risk of Heart Disease May Want to Stock Up on This Juice

The song says a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but it may be time for songwriters to begin penning paeans to tomato juice. A recent study indicates ...
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India’s Trash Mountain Will Soon Be Taller Than the Taj Mahal

“Most polluted capital city” isn’t exactly an in-demand title. According to a study by Greenpeace and Swiss-based IQ AirVisual, New Delhi, India’s capital, seems to have a lock on that ...
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Countries Doing the Most and Least to Protect the Environment

No other issue other than climate change is a truly global concern. Global temperatures are projected to rise between 2.5-10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century, according to the Intergovernmental ...
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