Author Archives: Hristina Byrnes

15 of the Biggest Health Topics of 2019

Some of the most talked about health topics of 2019 are negative – measles, food recalls, deaths from smoking e-cigarettes. But it has not all been bad news. Yes, 2019 ...
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The 30 Most Polluted Places in America

Air quality in the United States has been worsening over the last three years -- and it’s killing people. While air quality had been improving since 2009, the trend reversed ...
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How Technology Has Changed the World Since 2010

In the past decades, the world has seen some astounding technological changes -- and even since 2010, technology made leaps and bounds. Mobile phone networks can now let users surf ...
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25 Ways ‘Sesame Street’ Has Changed in Its 50 Years on TV

S stands for Sesame Street, and it has since 1969 when the beloved show made its debut on public television. This year marks the 50th anniversary of friendly neighbors ...
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50 Ways American Life Has Changed in the Last Decade

As 2020 gets closer, some people begin to look back on the years past and reflect on how much has changed. Just 10 years ago the world was a different ...
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50 Ways American Life Has Changed in the Last Decade

As 2020 gets closer, some people begin to look back on the years past and reflect on how much has changed. Just 10 years ago the world was a different ...
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This Is How Much the Average Person Spends on the Holidays in Every State

Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner and Americans may be in a spending mood. The trade war with China and plunging consumer confidence are unlikely to stop people ...
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17 Ways Black Friday Has Changed Since the 1950s

Changes happen very quickly nowadays. It wasn’t so long ago that cell phones only had the ability to make a call and send a text; now you can even do ...
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The Most Popular Characters in ‘Sesame Street’s’ History

"Sesame Street" made its debut in 1969, and children’s programming has never been the same. The show revolutionized TV by answering the question whether the medium can educate children. In ...
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20 Islands That Will Disappear in Your Lifetime

Island vacations are the stuff of dreams for tourists of all kinds, from adventurous backpackers to families to retirees. Places like Bora Bora, Tahiti, the Maldives, and the Seychelles ...
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17 Ways Black Friday Has Changed Since the 1950s

Changes happen very quickly nowadays. It wasn’t so long ago that cell phones only had the ability to make a call and send a text; now you can even do ...
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30 Thanksgiving Hosting Mistakes You’re Probably Making

The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the most special family events of the year. A record number of people travel via planes, trains, and automobiles to get home. Having ...
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These 25 Cities Have Grown the Most Since 2010

The U.S. population has grown significantly since 2010, from 308 million to just over 321 million, a 13 million increase, or a 4% increase, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s ...
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35 of the Biggest Food Recalls in US History

Food recalls have become very common. So far in 2019, almost every other day a new item is listed on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s recalls, market withdrawals, ...
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The 50 Most Popular Baby Names of the Last Decade

If you were born in the '80s or '90s, then there's a good chance your name is -- or you know someone whose name is -- Jessica, Jennifer, Michael, or ...
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