Top 25 Countries with Highest Foreign Currency Reserves in the World

CEIC – Euromoney Institutional Investor Company was founded in 1992 by a team of expert economists and analysts. Now, they provide one of the most expansive and accurate data insights into more than 195 economies in the world for forex reserves.

What are forex reserves, you may wonder? The are international reserves are any kind of reserve funds that pass between the central banks of different countries in the world as an acceptable form of payment. The reserves can either be gold or some else specific currency, like dollar or euro. Which country has them the most?

Check out on Top 25 Countries with Highest Foreign Currency Reserves in the World!
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25 Most Sexually Active Cities in America

Did you read about 25 Most Sexually Active Cities in America by Insider Monkey yet?

This interesting article is based on much of a research.  First, they checked which are America’s most sexually satisfied cities and most sex-happy cities. Next, they searched for the cities that buy the most condoms, and finally they ended  with Lazeeva’s study about most sex-positive cities in the world.

This study was particularly interesting as it defines sex-positiveness as “having or promoting an open, tolerant, or progressive attitude towards sex and sexuality.” The researchers ranked the cities in the world according to sexual activity, sex toy consumption, and porn consumption, to name a few. Once they collected the twenty-five most mentioned cities from these lists, they ranked them according to the Background Checks’ ranking of the most sexually diseased states in the U.S., based on the latest CDC’s findings.

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20 Most Dangerous and Deadliest Roads in the World

Why do people love dangerous roads? Moreover, you might even ask yourself how were they build in the first place? Well, half of them are shaped by nature. Meaning, their shape depends on the natural characteristics of the terrain along the road path. The other half is human-made. During the construction of, for example, Karakoram Highway, around 900 people have died. And even after its construction, because of the carves and other things, people keep on having traffic accidents.


On the other hand,  if you are an adventurous type of person, then reading about 20 Most Dangerous and Deadliest Roads in the World will maximally excite you! The thing is, even though these roads look unstable and cause us fear, at the same time, most of them are located In the most beautiful natural landscapes. Enjoy!
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7 Easiest Lotteries to Win in the World

Some of the people on the Internet wrote that there are no secrets of how to win the lotto, and I must agree. But, how to increase chances of winning the lottery? To answer this question, many blogs and websites were created. People that are good at mathematics tend to calculate approximations of getting the jackpot. Some of them can be of help, others don’t.

What can be of the most help is definitely to read about 7 Easiest Lotteries to Win in the World!
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25 States with the Highest Suicide Rates in America

There are around 800,000 suicides throughout the world annually, and that makes suicide a huge problem and it is becoming one of the leading causes of death as well. Some global statistics show that there are 10.7 suicides per 100,000 people. Where does US stand in this picture? Surprisingly (or not) it isabove the global average with 14. 3 suicides per 100,000 people.
Since suicide rates in America are this high there are numerous centers and organisations which eork on suicide prevention in each state. The facts also show that suicide rates are slowly going up in many states, and what is even more alarming is that suicide rates in children are on the rise. More than ever we nowadays see and hear news about 9- and 10-year-olds committing suicides. Apart from children, teenagers and young adults are age category that commit most suicides. In most US states, suicide is number 2 cause of death in these age categories.
There can be many causes that make someone commit suicide. The main leading cause is depression which is also on the rise.

Depression rates by state vary, and according to some data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 2010, among the top depressed states are Mississippi (14.8%), West Virginia (14.3%), Alabama (13%), Oklahoma (11.3%) and Tennessee (11%).
Preventing suicide is very important, and especially recognizing first signs of problems, since a lot of them happens as a result of some mental illness. But on the other side, some suicides happen unpredictably, after some emotional breakdown such as financial problems or everyday life stresses. It seems that economic status is one of the major depression causes, having in mind that population below the poverty level is 2.5 times more stricken by the depression than the population living above the poverty level.


These are just some of the facts you can find on suicides in the US, and if you want to find out more about this issue, go to the 25 States with the Highest Suicide Rates in America.
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16 Healthiest Countries in the World 2017 List



Have you ever wondered how much a lifestyle impacts your health? Sometimes there is not much time to think and reconsider what to eat for example, and we all go to the first fast food kiosk. And then it happens again. And again. But of course, if continued, that kind of diet leads to serious health issues, like obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes which are one of the leading causes of all the major diseases that are one of the main mortality reasons in many countries – coronary diseases, cancers. Together with bad nutrition, alcohol and tobacco are also one of the biggest triggers for a whole spectre of diseases.

So, combined, good diet and exercising on regular basis have a good impact on health. On the contrary, obesity, alcohol and tobacco use are one of the health’s worst enemies. Some of the unhealthiest countries in the world are among the top in the use of tobacco and alcohol. That brings Eastern Europe as the region with the least healthy countries in the world, according to research, having heavy drinking culture and high obesity rate.

General health of society is not only individual issue. Some people exercise more and eat healthier which is of course matter of choice. But advertising and promoting healthy lifestyle is one thing that will bring the awareness to more people. Gaining knowledge about the main health issues and causes of diseases is one important step for each individual towards healthier lifestyle, and that is the responsibility if higher instances. Some countries are more successful in spreading the awareness than others of course. On one hand, that is general status of the country, the wealthiest the country is, the more topics it will have covered for example. SO, if you are interested to see which are the most successful countries on this issue, go to  16 Healthiest Countries in the World 2017 List and find out more.



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10 Easiest IoT Projects For Students

Everyone is talking about IoT lately and it seems that it's slowly taking over the world. It is an amazing technology defined as the interconnection of uniquely identifiable embedded computing devices within the existing Internet infrastructure. 
There are many courses online where you can learn the basics of IoT so that you can begin to work on some cool projects and build amazing devices. 
In 10 Easiest IoT Projects For Students, there are 10 of such projects. They all come with an extensive guide on how to build the devices so you don't need to go through any troubles. Just follow the instructions and you can make an IoT alarm clock, for example, or automated blinds. There are no limits with IoT technology so check out this article to get inspired. 
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10 Gayest States in America in 2018

Is the actual percentage of LGBT population in the world as the separate figures suggest? Is it possible that percentage of gay population varies greatly between some countries, since the global state of gay population is 3-5%. Well, obviously not.
There are several problems with numbers and statistics in this case. First, surveys that are undertaken are often not wide enough, not covering huge sample of population, but that is understandable. Second issue concerns the people themselves. In some countries getting out of the closet is not nearly as easy as it should be, since tolerance towards gay population and their incorporation as equal part of society is not accepted. But those are usually countries with  high religious impact, and less freedom of speech, which brigs with itself insufficient knowledge about what being gay really means.
And what is the situation in the US? What is it like to be gay in the America in 21st century? Even though gay marriage is nowadays legalized in every state, it is not everywhere rainbows and sunshine.
around 70s and onwards, many states have repealed the criminalization of same-sex sexual activities, which lead to opening new opportunities for incorporating LGBT community in society and accepting homosexuality as a part of a normal life. So, as the time went on gays were given more and more rights, including adoption, healthcare, and all the rights that heterosexual couples and individuals have. The question of same-sex marriage though is still somewhat a tough subject it seems, though it has been legalized in all states in recent years. Most of the states have legalized same-sex marriage only in the recent decade.

If you would like to know more about this issue, there is an interesting article about 10 gayest states in America in 2018, which you can read at the Insider Monkey.
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16 Easiest Ways To Ignore Someone Who Is Ignoring You

How hurtful it is when someone is ignoring you? It can really affect one's confidence and if it is someone you care about, it's even worse. But these things happen and people ignore other people often for no specific reasons. It's just the way we are and we must learn to deal with it.
While many may not agree that this is the most positive approach, I believe that the best way to deal with someone who is ignoring you is to ignore them back. If it is not anyone too important to you as a family member, for example.
Why do I think this is the best approach? Because if someone is ignoring you, they are doing it on purpose even though they know this kind of behavior is hurtful. So you should do the same. But I don't mean this in a negative way. You should simply move on with your life as if you've never met these people and as if they weren't there. This will annoy them, definitely. 16 Easiest Ways To Ignore Someone Who Is Ignoring You just proves my point. In here, you will find lots of tips on how to behave when someone ignores you so check it out. 
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11 Biggest Iron Ore Producers in the World in 2017

The demand for iron is rising, which can be seen by the amount of imported iron to the countries that are leading in steel production such as USA, China, Germany, Russia or South Korea. As much as 94% of the whole production of iron ore is being shipped to these and other top 15 steel production giant countries.

But not all mined ore is good ore. China, for example has huge amounts of iron ore, making it one of the richest countries in iron ore deposits. But, the trick lies in the quality of the ore itself:

Since China, followed by Australia and India, produces the most iron ore in the world, we can say that Asian continent is the leading in this field. India, for example, has several states and provinces of iron ore production. Largest producer of iron ore in India is Orissa (34% of whole Indian production), followed by Karnataka (22%) and Chhattisgarh (15%). But curiously, as you will see, China is not on our list of the biggest iron ore producers in the world for several reasons. The first one is that even though there is an abundance of iron ore deposits in China, most of it is low-quality iron ore, containing only around 20% of iron (compared to what we earlier noted, that the optimal percentage of iron in the ore is 58-65%).

So, which are the richest regions in the world with the highest quality iron ore? It seems that Australia is definitive the leader on this matter, followed by Brazil and South Africa. That is why huge mining corporations all wish to have a piece of these richest iron ore mines. But in order to see which tose corporations and companies are, take a look at the Insider Monekey’s article on this matter: the 11 Biggest Iron Ore Producers in the World in 2017.
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26 Worst, Most Feared, Biggest Gangsters in The World

Dangerous gangs are everywhere, and they commit countless crimes every day all around the world. Some of these dangerous groups are local while others that are well organized become international and spread everywhere. According to an FBI report, criminal gangs are responsible for about 48 % of violent crime in most jurisdictions while the numbers reach 90% in rest. 
America's cities are filled with dangerous gangs ready to do anything for money. Some of the names in the gangster world are so familiar that anyone knows them such Pablo Escobar or Al Capone. But they are not the only gangster the world will remember. In 26 Worst, Most Feared, Biggest Gangsters in The World, there is an entire list of them and they are all almost equally cruel and ruthless. Take a look at the article to find out what these names are. 
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16 Best Most Active Cities For Easiest Tinder Hookups

If you haven't had any luck on Tinder lately, you have probably blamed yourself at least a little bit. On Tinder, you only have a second to decide whether you like someone or not and if you get a match, it doesn't necessarily mean you will get anything beyond that. Not even a date. But according to a research, it is not yours or anyone's fault. It turns out that some places are simply better for hooking up compared to others. How exactly? Well, not all cities have the same number of people and the same number of single people interested in casual sex. The bigger the city, the better the chances that you will get a match and get laid. In smaller places though, things aren't so great and it's much more difficult to get a match that will actually lead to casual hookup.
Tinder also allows Tinder Plus users to use a special feature called Passport which means that you may get a match from New York for example, even if you live far away from that city. This is useful to those who plan to travel as they can check out the market before they arrive and save some time. If you want to learn what cities offer the best possibilities for a hookup, check out 16 Best Most Active Cities For Easiest Tinder Hookup.
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15 Most Sexually Open Countries in The World

Even though the society changed so much over the past 60 years or so, in some countries and cultures, sex is still taboo. Not all countries and parts of the world are equally open and sexually liberal, and so there are some differences between how different cultures perceive casual sex and sex in general.
While in some places, younger generations are encouraged to start having sex early and they are even taught on techniques on how to satisfy their partners, in others such behavior would be regarded as immoral. These differences are very interesting though. In 15 Most Sexually Open Countries in The World, I discovered what the most sexually liberal places are and how people there perceive casual sex. There are some very interesting facts about different countries and cultures, such as Mangaia Island which teaches their teenagers how to be good at sex. I suggest you take a look if you would like to learn more about this topic. 
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10 Biggest Illegal Industries and Black Markets in The World

People want to earn money and they want it fast. That's the way the world has always been functioning and nothing is changed nowadays. Black markets are flourishing and crime rates are increasing. A black market is characterized by non-compliant behavior with an institutional set of rules or in this case, production and distribution of goods prohibited by law. Anyone who engages in the production and distribution of these goods is a member of the illegal economy such as prostitution, drug trade, etc. There are entire industries that make money buying and selling illegal things and some of these industries generate more money that we can possibly imagine. 
Human trafficking is one of these unfortunate industries that we are often unaware of. Many people are victims of modern slavery and yet somehow we remain blind to their pain and suffering and we don't do enough to save them. I was interested in learning just how much big these black economies and industries are, and how much money they generate. I was shocked to read 10 Biggest Illegal Industries and Black Markets in The World but on the other hand, it opened my eyes. If you are curious too, I suggest you take a look at this article and realize how big these criminal industries are. 

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11 Strongest Kids in The World

To be honest, I think I am not very strong physically. And yet again, not many girls are. We are used to thinking of boys being the strongest ones physically. But what I told you that some kids are probably stronger than adult we've met? Perhaps you wouldn't believe me but there indeed, are kids that can beat up an adult any day. How? Well, all these kids start training very early and you'd be surprised to learn that some of them started training when they were 2. As shocking as that may sound to you, it is true, and these kids grow up to be so strong that they can lift 4 times their weight.
While reading about these kids, I decided I had to share this article I found with you. It's about 11 Strongest Kids in The World, and while some of them are young adults today, others are still kids. Very strong kids. Take a look at it and be prepared to be shocked as I was when I read it. 
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7 Least Expensive Countries to Adopt From

Many couples wish to expand their family through adoption but it is not easy for everyone. There are many requirements you must fulfill in order to get a child and the cost of adoption is a major obstacle for many. Some countries take longer to complete the adoption process and you are also required to travel and reside there for a certain period of time, which also requires money. Adopting is expensive and you must prepare at around $40,000 at least.
Many couples who would like to adopt a child cannot do so because they lack money which is completely unfair. They would love to provide a loving home for a child but don't know how.
Fortunately, some countries do offer slightly better conditions for adoptive parents with the smoother adoption processes and fewer adoption fees. To find out what these countries are, you should read this article discussing 7 Least Expensive Countries to Adopt From.  I am sure all potential adoptive parents could benefit from reading this list. 
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13 Mysterious Photos That Science Cannot Explain

There often appears a photograph that is controversial or terrifying and that raises discussion worldwide. Such photographs became famous and people everywhere talk about them. Some believe these to be true while others disregard them as mere coincidence.
A great number of these mysterious photos show some kind of supernatural appearance and even though, some of them turn out to have pretty simple answers and are not mysterious at all, we somehow continue to believe at least a little bit. Perhaps we are gullible, and perhaps we are simply bored and need a little mystery in life.
While doing a research on such photos, I found this article that collected 13 of them in one list. They are all famous photos that caused disturbance among people at the time they were taken, and some of them even do so today. Warning, you may want to prepare before you click on 13 Mysterious Photos That Science Cannot Explain. Enjoy!
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12 Best Countries to Adopt from Internationally

Expanding your family through adoption is never easy. The adoption process can take a long time, plus, it can be quite expensive as well so you must be prepared for such a situation.
If you are thinking of adopting from another country, you should probably do a research to find something about that country as every country has different rules and requirements regarding adoption.
While some countries require you to travel and reside in their country for a certain period of time, others don't, and this can be a crucial factor when deciding which country you want to adopt from. In some countries, the adoption process is smooth and relatively short, while in others, it can get quite messy and complicated. No one wants that, and that is why you should read this useful article I came across the other day. These 12 Best Countries to Adopt From Internationally may lessen the time you need to wait in order to take your child home. 
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10 Gayest Countries in Europe

As there are many categories under which we can rank the gayest countries, Insider Monkey in its article about   10 Gayest Countries in Europe chose to mix two.
Firstly, they ranked the countries based on their respect for human rights of the LGBTI population. Then, they singled out those countries with full marriage equality, and by comparing it to the previous list, they calculated the average and ranked them in that manner. The concept of “gayest” is understood in this article as the gay-friendliest countries, and therefore the marital status is something that is not only important to gay people but to humankind in general: to love and to be loved.
We strongly encourage you to read the whole article. 
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15 Rudest Countries with Strong Nationalism in the World in 2017

We all had some unpleasant situations while visiting different countries. Either the waiter wasn’t polite enough, or people on the streets were glancing strangely at us. That’s why some countries or nations are seen as ruder than the others. For example, according to some sources, the rudest country in Africa is apparently Chad. When it comes to the rudest country in Asia, there are a few suggestions, and some of them are listed here. Europe also has its fair share in our rankings, but you can find the all in 15 Rudest Countries with Strong Nationalism in the World in 2017. So we strongly advise you to have a look at it before making a decision for the destination of the  next summer vacation. 
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15 Most Adulterous, Unfaithful Countries with Highest Cheating Rates in the World

Women have changed over years in order to gain same rights as men, which in a way made them act like men, as well. Not so long ago, women were shyer, and they waited for men to approach them. It was an unwritten rule. Today, this rarely exists. And in some societies, the roles got even reversed. Women are taking the leading role, and they can’t wait anymore to be seen or approached. Today, women are more courageous, determinant and aren’t afraid of getting embraced by simply approaching a man. So with those changes, changes in cheating of partners came as well.However, men still have that title of "cheating" partner. 

Insider Monkey did an interesting research on this topic - 15 Most Adulterous, Unfaithful Countries with Highest Cheating Rates in the World, so you can check it out.
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7 Best Private Equity Search Firms and Headhunters in America


It’s no wonder there are so many recruiting firms in the USA. After all, every company, no matter in which field, needs one of them! According to the Headhunters Recruiters, there is a total of 13 771 headhunters and recruiters in America. But, which ones are the most respected top private equity recruiting firms? While doing our research, most of the suggested private equity headhunters were found in London.

In order to find out which are the best ones in the USA, check out the research done by Insider Monkey on the issue - 7 Best Private Equity Search Firms and Headhunters in America.
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10 Best and Worst Nationalities of Women According to Microsoft Bing?

The nationality of a woman can influence its characteristics, and according to them, everybody else in the world can guess, or at least assume where she comes from. The same goes for men. It is so-called stereotyping. Even though that word has a negative meaning, it doesn’t have to be always the case.So, with the help of positive stereotypes, we can assume from which part of the world somebody comes according to their behavior, looks or even attitudes from what we experienced.

Microsoft Bing, Google and other research engines have their own stereotyping based on the comments put on the Internet. Are you interested to know which are the 10 Best and Worst Nationalities of Women According to Microsoft Bing? Check it out!
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8 Easiest Gangs to Join and Get Out Of

There are many types of gangs, such as prison gangs, motorcycle gangs, ethnic-based gangs, to name few. Today in the USA and Puerto Rico there is estimated to be around 33,000 violent street gangs, motorcycle gangs, and prison gangs with around 1.4 million members, according to the FBI. So, how one can get in and get out of a gang?

To know more about it from personal angle, read 8 stories about it in 8 Easiest Gangs to Join and Get Out Of.
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11 Best Alcohol to Drink on a Low Carb Diet

The world doesn't stop when you are on a diet. Sure, you have to give up a lot of food you actually enjoy and eat veggies instead. But even though it may be difficult to snack on veggies while you're watching TV in the evenings, it still doesn't mean you can't live a little.
On many occasions, alcohol can be that one good thing that happens at the end of a day, but what about the carbs and calories, and the sugar?
Yes, certain alcoholic drinks do contain a lot of sugar and are high in carbs, but we will simply avoid them. Fortunately, the good old classic contain zero carbs so you can relax and have a few drinks without worrying about your weight. If not in food, you can indulge in these low-carb drinks and soon you'll forget about the struggles of dieting. But do drink in moderation though, that is the best kind of drinking. Check out 11 Best Alcohol to Drink on a Low Carb Diet, it will change your life. 
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15 Best Places to Travel in June in Europe, Asia and Tropical Destinations

When summer approaches, all we can think about is traveling. Probably most of us dream of a beach vacation, relaxing in the sun and swimming all day, then sipping a cocktail in the evening. It's a dream come true after a long working year and that summer holiday means everything. Of course, if you are like me, then you probably like to take several shorter trips to visit more than one place. I enjoy exploring new destinations, meeting people, and tasting their popular food. That is why I strive towards visiting both exciting vibrant cities as well as the beach resorts. Luckily, I found an article which helped me a lot to plan my next year's summer trips. Now I can't wait for June because I have so many ideas.
If you are planning a trip in June as well and you haven't decided where to go yet. you could use some good suggestions such as 15 Best Places to Travel in June in Europe, Asia, and Tropical Destinations. Hurry up and read it because it's awesome. 
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15 Best Places to Travel in May in Europe, Asia and Tropical Destinations

If you love spring then you probably can't wait for it so you can go on a trip and explore a city. Traveling in may is very rewarding because most of the popular tourist destinations aren't crowded yet such as European destinations. The crowds arrive in June and July when it's really hot in Europe and everyone wants to take a vacation.
If you don't like crowds, May is the ideal time to go on a vacation whether it is an adventure that you seek or a relaxing beach holiday. I was searching for some good suggestions on where to go this May when I came across this article discussing 15 great destinations. All of them are so appealing that I would plan a trip to each of these lovely places. If you take a look at it, I am sure you will find a destination you've never been to that you want to explore. I suggest you read these 15 Best Places to Travel in May in Europe, Asia and Tropical Destinations
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12 Countries with the Dirtiest Air in the World

Insider Monkey staff compiled a list of 12 countries with the dirtiest air in the world and these countries have very, very high levels of PM2.5 particles which have been linked with lung cancer, chronic obstructive lung disease, bronchitis, asthma and many other health issues. Most of us are aware of pollution caused by vehicles, industry and oil drilling but very few know about dangers of so-called "household" pollution. There are two types of pollution: indoor and outdoor pollution. Outdoor air pollution is caused by harmful gases produced by factories, power plants and of course, vehicles. Heavy metals and other pollutants area easily spread by a wind which means that no country is safe as long as global changes do not happen. This explains why dirties air is concentrated in specific areas/countries. Countries with the dirtiest air often include developing countries which are close to each other. 

Industrial growth and urbanization aggravate the problem even more, especially in countries which are not economically stable and have no means to implement eco-friendly solutions and reduce air pollution.Problems with indoor pollution are much more frequent in developing countries because people are not educated about air pollution and ecology and first of all because they do not have resources to use eco-friendly fuels. Instead, they use whatever they have, including, wood, cow dung, coal, charcoal and even trash and old tires. These practices produce high levels of pollutants such as fine particles and carbon monoxide. Exposure is higher in women and children because they tend to spend more time indoors. Insider Monkey's list also shows that a lot of countries whose economy depends on oil industry have very polluted air. Reason for this is, of course, the very process of oil production which pollutes the air to large extent. Anyhow, it is crucial to raise awareness of air pollution on a global level. After all, the air we breath is crucial for our existence and well being.


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15 Best Places to Travel in April in Europe, Asia and Tropical Destinations

Are you thiking you need a break from winter too? When spring finally arrives, we wake up and start thinking about all the things we could do. It is as if we woke up from a long nap and we now want to be alive and experience new things. At least that's how many people feel. Indeed, during winter we don't get to do much except staying inside because it's too cold outside. But spring changes everything.
I was planning my spring trip the other day and I found this great article which helped me decide where to go this April. If you don't like to do the research yourself and see what the weather is like in different parts of the world or what is there to see, then you can rely on this article too. I am sure you will find a destination you like so why don't you read the 15 Best Places to Travel in April in Europe, Asia, And Tropical Destinations?
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15 Cheapest Countries to Study Medicine in English

Are you considering starting medical studies, or you want to continue and specialise in some field of medicine? And adding to that you also want to study abroad and learn in English, and the conditions are that you want to live relatively cheap in the country you chose to go. Well, you have come to the right place to get answers and suggestions on these questions and conditions.
The solutions we have found are the Insider Monkey’s article on 15 Cheapest Countries to Study Medicine in English. Let’s see their criteria:

Our research began with Student World Online, Medical Study Guide, Study Medicine Europe and Times Higher Education where we looked for cheapest countries with ranked universities to study medicine in English. After that we have researched suggested countries in particular to see which the universities where you can study medicine in English are. We have taken into account any level of college education, whether it was bachelor or master’s program. We have then ranked countries by the average cost of living index, as taken from the Numbeo. The number (or the index) is showing the % of living cost compared to the average living cost in the New York City, for which the cost of living index is 100.

If you like the way the way they have conducted their research, you might find reading this article helpful if you are considering finding a suitable country to study medicine in English.
Since you are looking for the cheapest, do not expect to find Norway, UK, Germany or countries alike on the list. But being cheap does not imply worse education. You will not get the Cambridge and Oxford degree of course, but many of the universities in cheapest countries that teach medicine in English are actually very good and highly ranked and their diplomas recognized throughout the world.


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16 Biggest Animals in the World Found Alive

Have you ever wondered which the biggest animals alive are? What is the biggest land animal, what is the biggest animal in the sea? These questions awake imagination, since we know many stories about horrors and unseen creatures dwelling in the deep deep ocean.

We all know Nessie, the Loch Ness monster, or the mighty Kraken, but are they real? Well, it seems they are not, but their origin might not be just a fairy-tale. Some of the biggest creatures living today might clear the origins of the Kraken for example. Yes, you have guessed, it is the Giant Squid. Scientists have recently caught on camera the largest specimen ever recorded, in the waters near Japan in 2006.

But how do we measure the biggest of the biggest? What is the criteria: length, mass, volume? How about all of that?

In case we focused on the length as the primary criterion, we would have gotten the bootlace worm (Lineus longissimus) ahead of everyone on the list of biggest animals in the world found alive. This animal is a part of a huge family of ribbon worms and lives in the waters of North Sea. It can reach up to 197 feet in length, but, as their name says, they are around an inch thick. It is surely not the largest sea animal but surely is the longest.


Well, this worm surely is long. But, if you want to find out which those biggest animals in the world are check out the Insider Monkey’s article 16 Biggest Animals in the World Found Alive. You will also get to see which is the biggest animal ever to live on the Earth, and you might be surprised that it is not a dinosaur, or megalodon, or any such creature, but our contemporary mammal.
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15 Gayest Countries in the World Per Capita

Let’s see what is there to be said about being gay in 21st century. Since homosexuality is still not being accepted in many countries:

…  not everyone will admit they are gay. But that is the matter of social issues in particular countries and regions in the world. For example, research has shown that views on homosexuality depend on several factors. It seems that tolerance toward homosexuality is greatly influenced by religious impact in the country, the wealth of the country and freedom of speech. So, the most opened regions towards homosexuality and most gay-friendly countries are Europe and North America, while the least gay-friendly are the Middle East and African countries. In some of those, homosexuality is even punished by death.

That is why is getting out of closet still serious matter and problem for many gay people. While the gay population worldwide is 3-5% (and some researchers claim that the figure might be up to 10%), it should be expected that the figures are the same for each country in the world, since it is a universal thing. But that is obviously not the case, as you will see in the article on 15 Gayest Countries in the World Per Capita. As noted in this article, the data we have on the issue of being gay in different countries relies on some independent various surveys that were conducted throughout countries. SO, even though this data might not be a 100% reliable, that is the closet thing to real situation that we have. But if you are interested in this issue, you will read more about it on the article we mentioned above.


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15 Best Places to Travel in March in Europe, Asia and Tropical Destinations

March is such a good months to travel somewhere warm and forget all about winter. While it's still cold where you live, there are places all over the world where you can actually swim in the sea and relax at a beach. Doesn't it sound magical?
Traveling is always a good answer. Whenever you feel stressed out and simply bored, exploring a new destination can make you feel alive. While searching for ideas for my March vacation, I found countless suggestions that are not only beautiful and war but also quite affordable. Indeed there are places that are not expensive and can provide you with everything you need. If you read this article I read, you will find 15 great suggestions so you can start planning your next trip. There are warm tropical destinations as well as culturally rich ones in the slightly colder Europe. You can choose what suits you best. I suggest you start reading the 15 Best Places to Travel in March in Europe, Asia and Tropical Destinations
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