Author Archives: Hristina Byrnes

Number of Foreign-Born Citizens in Every State

Immigration is shaping up to be one of the hot button issues in the 2020 presidential elections. Despite being described as a nation of immigrants, the United States in recent ...
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16 Common (and Uncommon) Risk Factors for Celiac Disease

Gluten-free diet have been all the rage in recent years -- despite little evidence as to its benefit in the general population. Unfortunately, the fad diet has somewhat shadowed the ...
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Cancers With the Highest and Lowest Survival Rates

Despite significant strides in cancer detection and treatment, cancer remains a scary word. It's certainly scarier than hearing you have a chronic condition. But the truth is that the ...
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21 Common and Controversial Blood Cancer Risk Factors

People can't see the different components in the blood that keep the body healthy. But these components -- mainly white and red blood cells, plasma, and platelets -- can all ...
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50 of the Most Popular Words That Entered the Dictionary in the Last Decade

How many words are there in the English language? Trying to answer this question may take longer than actually getting a dictionary and counting them one by one. It depends ...
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23 Fall Superfoods for Weight Loss

“Superfoods” is a term used to describe foods that are high in nutrients and, most of the time, low in calories. Such foods provide many healthy nutrients – such ...
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29 Fall Superfoods That Will Boost Your Immune System

How do you strengthen the immune system, the body’s natural defense against disease and infections, is a very common question. The answers are many and they basically boil down ...
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30 Iconic Fall Fashion Trends Through the Years

The autumn season is often regarded as a symbol of change and new beginnings. This applies to fashion choices as well. But fall has a way of sneaking up. One ...
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Fall Fashion Trends That Should Come Back

Fashion trends, as cyclical as they are, can fizzle out, but sometimes come back. Some retro styles are even better the second time around. They can return in a big ...
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20 Ways to Help Your Body Adapt Quickly to Season Changes

Even though summer is not technically over until the end of September, the beginning of the month already brings with it several signs that beach weather will soon be behind ...
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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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