Author Archives: Elzy Kolb

Best Weekend Trips on the East Coast This Fall

It seems unfair somehow. As soon as kids go back to school, fall kicks in with some of the best weather of the year. But there’s no need to ...
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20 Worst Paying Jobs for Women

The long-held notion that men, as breadwinners, should be paid more than women holding the same job has stopped being valid decades ago. The family unit has evolved with women ...
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Surprising Things the US Government Knows About You

In 1967, Stephen Stills sang the words "Paranoia strikes deep, Into your life it will creep," in the hit song "For What It's Worth," which he penned for the ...
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16 Trips to Take Before the Kids Go Back to School

We’ve all seen them by now: emails trumpeting back-to-school sales; the return of notebooks, backpacks and other items in every brick-and-mortar store, from the sporting goods mega market to the ...
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Largest Rainforests in the World

It’s hard to talk about the rainforests without an abundance of superlatives and mind-boggling statistics coming in to play. Within these unique environments exist a 300-mile-wide river (the Amazon), the ...
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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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