Author Archives: Hristina Byrnes

The Countries That Have Come Closest to True Gender Equality

If a country’s attitude towards gender equality is a factor in deciding where you’d travel to next, then your bucket list may look very different than the most visited ...
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Countries Where Women Are Still Not Equal to Men

Despite decades of raising awareness for gender equality, ranking countries based on how differently they treat men and women, and making political pledges to improve the status of women, ...
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14 Most Common Nutritional Deficiencies

Many nutrients are important for good overall health. Most of them the body gets from certain foods. However, the typical American diet -- which consists of a lot of ...
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30 Reasons Walking Is the Best Exercise

Anyone who doesn’t like rigorous workouts can take a deep breath of relief. Research has found that walking is often just as beneficial a workout (and in a few cases ...
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20 Classics Every American Should Read, According to English Professors

Toni Morrison, the first African-American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, has died. Some of her books -- “Beloved” and “God Help the Child” -- which explore the ...
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It Only Takes a Minute to Drown and Other Water Safety Facts You Shouldn’t Ignore

Summer is about spending time outside, often at the beach or the pool. And it’s all a lot of fun -- until somebody gets hurt, which unfortunately is a frequent ...
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Early Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is sometimes referred to as a silent killer because early symptoms are often absent or, when present, they are too vague. Even when there are signs, it’s common ...
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Top 25 Countries Where Women Outnumber Men

Overall, there are slightly more men than women in the world. The ratio was skewed in favor of men for the first time around 1960. There are now 101.7 men ...
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Signs You’re Way Too Dehydrated

Dehydration is simply the condition in which the body loses more water – whether through sweating, urinating, or breathing -- than it takes in. The fluid needs to be replaced, ...
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The States Where It’s Best (and Worst) to Be a Teacher

A career in teaching means having an impact on the next generation -- providing young people with the tools to succeed as members of society and engaging students in learning ...
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The Best and Worst Prepared States for Weather Emergencies

Unpredictable weather disasters can take many forms, from hurricanes and blizzards to tornadoes and raging wildfires. While some are more common in certain areas – for example, severe tropical storms ...
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50 Health Tips Every Man Should Know

Throughout human history, stoicism, or the endurance of pain or discomfort without complaint, was a trait people admired. That forbearance was the mortar of civilization, helping to build nations, and ...
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‘Healthy’ Foods That Are Actually Ruining Your Diet

Losing weight is a very common goal year-round. And while eating healthier foods, avoiding junk and fatty foods, and being more physically active sounds simple, the reality is much more ...
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Foods and Drinks You Only Think Are Healthy

Trying to figure out which foods and drinks are unhealthy can be overwhelming and exhausting. Information overload can make it difficult to understand what makes a specific treat good or ...
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Countries Where Being Gay Is Legally Punishable by Death

The tiny nation of Brunei recently caused international outrage when it enacted draconian laws making gay sex a capital crime. After several weeks of fierce condemnation by world leaders, the ...
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