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This Tourist Hotspot May Be the Cheapest Place in Western Europe to Retire

Europe’s most popular destinations are France, Spain, Italy, and the U.K., but travelers to these vanguard tourist havens realize pretty quickly upon arrival that it isn’t cheap to visit these ...
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Lose a Wallet? If It’s Full of Cash You’ll Probably Get It Back

That’s the surprising conclusion of a study called “Civic Honesty Around the Globe,” just published in the journal Science. Working in stages, teams of economists from the universities of Michigan, ...
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Slick Dorm Rooms May Lower Your GPA

Among the perks of student life on modern college campuses are the cool apartment-style school housing facilities that sometimes supplant or supplement traditional corridor-style dorms — and not just at ...
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People in This State Eat More Hot Dogs and Hamburgers Than Anywhere Else

It is summer, and millions of people have brought out their grills for outdoor cooking. Among the most popular foods Americans eat in the summers are hot dogs and hamburgers. ...
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Number of Asylum Seekers at Record High, US Has Most Pending Applications

The global population of forcibly displaced people increased by 2.3 million, to 70.8 million, last year, according to the latest annual report on forced displacement from the UNHCR, the UN’s ...
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It’s 117 Degrees in One Place Today, and -87 Degrees in Another

The effects of global warming have continued to make the average temperatures across the world rise to all-time record levels most months. The rates at which Antarctic ice melts continues ...
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The Best Beach Town in America is Not on Either Coast, It’s on a Lake

Planning to move to a beach town somewhere in America? According to the 2019 ranking of best beach towns to live in just published by the credit reporting site WalletHub, ...
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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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How Some Forests Are Surprisingly Resistant to Climate Change

Old forests, dating back a century or more, can be magnificent to look at, but there’s more to them than just their majesty and beauty: They also seem to be ...
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People Who Live in These 10 Cities Are in Really Bad Shape

Chances are pretty good that if you’re a typical citizen of North Las Vegas, Nevada, or Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, you’re not going to be bench-pressing 250 pounds or winning any ...
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Rising Temperatures Could Kill 17% of Sea Life by Century’s End

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that global warming could trigger the death of 17% of sea life by the end of ...
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Study: Whether You Eat Meat Before or After Veggies Can Dramatically Cut Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Switching to a diet based mostly on fruits and vegetables -- but still including some lean meat and low-fat dairy -- could reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes ...
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Amazon Becomes World’s Most Valuable Brand at $315 Billion

One of the world's most widely respected brand firms has issued its list of the world's most valuable brands. Amazon.com is at the top of that list with a brand ...
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We Eat, Drink, and Breathe at Least 70,000 Particles of Plastic Every Year

“There’s a great future in plastics,” Mr. McGuire (Walter Brooke) told young Benjamin (Dustin Hoffman) in “The Graduate,” in one of the most often-quoted exchanges in 20th-century movies. He presumably ...
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Air Pollution Kills Somebody Every 5 Seconds

Air pollution stings our eyes, burns our lungs, and turns our skies murky brown or yellow. It is also responsible for the early deaths of some seven million people every ...
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