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Top 10 US States for Economic Growth

With 2018 approaching the 10-year anniversary of one of the most devastating financial crashes of our time, economies are slowly starting to regain balance, highlighting levels of growth and stability. In light of this, we’ve recently researched the 10 Best US States for Economic Growth, highlighting factors like employment, house prices and college admissions to determine which states have the best growth prospects over the last decade, and as well as in the future. Some of the findings include: Progress for Northern States – North Dakota, Washington and Massachusetts are the top 3 states across the 50, with the fastest economic growth over the last 10...

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American Queen Steamboat Company’s American Duchess to participate in Great Steamboat Race

Race takes place May 2, 2018 in Louisville American Queen Steamboat Company, operator of the most opulent riverboats in the world, will participate in the 2018 Great Steamboat Race in Louisville on May 2. The U.S. flagged American Duchess, the first all-suite paddlewheeler on U.S. waters, will race alongside the Belle of Louisville and the Belle of Cincinnati on the Ohio River in a competition which has been held annually since 1963. The 14-mile course on the Ohio River starts and finishes at the Clark Memorial Bridge. The winner will be determined by the first boat to cross the finish line and presented with the set of...

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How the world responds to sneezing

Who doesn’t love a good sneeze? It’s a healthy way to expel foreign particles and irritants from our airways, and boy is it satisfying. But the sneeze isn’t the only reflex action — there’s almost always a response that follows. And while the sound of a sneeze is usually the same the world over, the replies vary depending on the country and language. So how did this custom start? In ancient times, some cultures believed that sneezing was a demon exiting the body. While we’re a bit more relaxed about it these days, many of the responses remain shrouded...

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Losing Your Luggage Sucks. Losing Your Identity Is Way Worse

Wherever we may roam we rely on portable devices—laptops, smartphones and tablets—for directions, tips on restaurants and entertainment, and to stay connected to work and family. The flip-side of that freedom and flexibility is exposure to identity thieves, who can extract precious personal information from our devices by spying on our communications—or simply grabbing a gadget and plundering the data stored there. Being aware of this vulnerability and adopting prudent mobile-computing habits can go a long way to keeping your personal information safe. Here are some tips to protect your identity while you’re on the road: Password-Protect Portable Electronics Identity theft can...

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8 ways different cultures deal with cash

Whether it’s saving, spending or lending, being able to manage one’s finances is an important life skill. But not everyone does it in the same way. Many cultures think outside the box and use creative practices to achieve the same results. This beautifully illustrated guide from Budget Direct lets you in on some of the most interesting things that people around the world do with their money, in their original language, to give you an idea of how things work elsewhere. Caja de Ahorros (Panama) Between presents, meals and travel, big celebrations like Christmas can be expensive for families. To make...

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