17 Countries with the Biggest Drug Problems in the World

Drug use is one of the biggest problems in the world but it is also a source of income for many people around the world. Countries that are known as drug trafficking countries have numerous issues closely connected with drug trade and violence is much higher. According to the United Nations Drug Office on Drugs and Crime report for 2017, 29.5 million people around the world suffer from drug use disorders. Beware that this number refers only to those people who suffer from drug-related disorders and not the number of drug users. Opioids are the most harmful type of drug, accounted for 70% of negative health impact associated with drugs. “Opioids” is a term used for the entire family of opiates including synthetic and natural opioids. Opiates cover a large range of drugs, some of which can be legally acquired. Examples of opiate include heroin, morphine, oxycodone, codeine, etc.

Usage of illegal drugs such as cocaine and heroin is on the increase. Even more problematic is the fact that millions of people are addicted to painkillers and other drugs that are medically prescribed and legal. Data shows that even doctors make mistakes and prescribe highly addictive painkillers to treat chronic pain or some conditions that can be treated without a regular usage of painkillers. For this reason, addiction and drug problems are high in many developed countries. Insider Monkey staff compiled a list of 17 countries with the biggest drug problems in the world and it is very interesting how some of these countries deal with drug-related problems. The very familiar way of dealing with drug issues is to give strict punishments to drug offenders (both dealers and users) in order to emphasize that drug use is not acceptable. However, countries like Portugal that decided to decriminalize use of drugs show better results in reducing drug abuse. 
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15 Cities with the Cleanest Tap Water in the US in 2017

Each year in US there is a competition in water tasting in Berkeley Springs, the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting, which is also one of the largest competitions in the world of that kind. There are several categories in this competition, and among them is the best municipal water. Anyone can participate in this water tasting, though it seems it is the most attractive to US competitors.

But that is all about water taste. What is more important for this matter are the chemicals and contaminants in water that, if contained in larger amounts can cause serious health issues, such as cancer for example. There is an interesting research being done on issue of cleanest tap water in the US, actually on 15 US cities where you can get the cleanest tap water for 2017, and it was published on Insider Monkey.

In order to make a trustworthy ranking of the cities with the cleanest tap water in the US, their methodology included the information from the Environmental Working Group, which has updated info on the environmental issues in the US:

…After we have gone through the cities proposed on these resources, we have double checked information using the EWG’s (Environmental Working Group) Water Database. We have also used the database to rank the cities with cleanest tap water in the US in 2017. So, the ranking was done by comparing cities according to the number of contaminants detected above health guidelines provided by EWG. Also, we have taken into our research only cities with 20 + thousand residents. That is because in case we started looking for cleanest water utilities in the country we would have ended up with showing up results such as that of Boise (ID) utility, which is one of the cleanest in the country, but only serves 36 people (according to EWG).

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25 Countries with Largest Private and Public Gold Reserves

Gold reserves, as most of you are well aware, was the gold held by the national central banks (NCBs) intended to guarantee some kind of promises to pay depositors, note holders, etc., during the time of the gold standard. Today, gold reserves are used as a store of value or as a support to the value of the national currency. The World Gold Council is one of the main organizations of the market development for the gold industry. 

By using their statistics, Insider Monkey wrote amazing article about 25 Countries with Largest Private and Public Gold Reserves. Check it out!
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21 Countries with the Purest Tap Water in the World

Clean water is always an important topic and probably the most important of the environmental issues. Each day our planet is getting more and more polluted, and there are less areas that are untouched by human activities and unpolluted. Pollution in general reflects the most on water, and natural water purity is directly connected to our home taps, of course. Some countries care more than others about the environment, and therefore have better quality of drinking tap water. But, sometimes things do not go that way. Let’s take the example of Chile:

According to some scientific researches, Chile has one of the purest natural water in the world. Scientists doing the research have been using instruments which can detect bad chemical compounds that are two parts per million, and they literally found nothing in Chilean waters of Puerto Williams. But, South American countries are far from having the cleanest drinking water in the world. Actually, drinking tap water in South America isn’t recommended at all.

So, the issue is not always easy to resolve. It seems that more is needed than simply clean natural resources. Many countries nowadays have a great problem with the drinking water. But sometime it seems that even drinking tap water is better and cleaner than bottled water, which is something many people aren’t aware of. But that is probably also the problem of the poor knowledge on drinking tap water people have. On the other side, advertising is obviously so good that consumers are sure that bottled water they are buying is the best option. Anyhow, there are some countries in the world where tap water is way cleaner than in others. If you are interested in this important issue, make sure to check out the 21 Countries with the Purest Tap Water in the World article recently published on Insider Monkey.

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15 Cities with the Cleanest Air in the World

According to the list of 16 Cleanest Countries in the World, cleanest air in the world in 2016 and 2017 was recorded in Iceland. Countries with vast territory, like the USA, often have both cities with the cleanest air and cities with most polluted air which depends mostly on the geographic position of the city. For example, Visalia-Porterville-Hanford metro area in California’s San Joaquin Valley, is the most polluted area in the US, while Hawaii is among the cleanest. The proximity of industrial plants will contribute to higher pollution levels while cities that are more isolated often tend to have better air quality. Studies have shown that air pollution has been connected with increased risks of developing kidney, bladder, colorectal and lung cancer. Connections are made between cancer and long-term exposures to three pollutants, namely, PM 2.5, ozone (O3) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2). This is a huge issue since levels of pollution are not coming down and millions of people are exposed to various pollutants.

Insider Monkey compiled a new list, this time focusing on 15 cities with the cleanest air in the world. It is interesting that a lot of people decide to move away from large cities because they believe that living away from the city will guarantee access to clean air and fewer pollutants. Technically, this is true, since cities usually tend to have higher levels of dangerous pollutants such as PM 2.5, O3 and NO2, because of increased use of cars and less green areas. However, many cities on the above-mentioned list are large cities (even capital cities) have very clean air. How is this possible? The answer is simple: These respective cities/countries invest A LOT in raising awareness of pollution and they offer eco-friendly options for their residents. For example, well developed public transportation allows people to opt for more eco-friendly option while moving around the city and it will directly influence air quality. These cities should be used as examples all around the world since they show that it is possible to reduce air pollution in urban areas with planning and implementing eco-friendly solutions. 
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18 Best Tinder Pick Up Lines That Work

On Tinder, everything works pretty fast. You either like someone or you don't, you swipe left or right and that's it. There no philosophy about it. But if things are so simple, then how come you haven't been getting any responses lately? You get a match, you message the girl/boy but no reply? Usually, the problem is with girls more than with guys and there is some belief that the more beautiful a woman is on Tinder, the less likely she is to respond to your message. This can be extremely frustrating and annoying. If you haven't done it so far, you should check out some websites with guidelines for creating the ideal opening line. This should help, provided that the girl(or guy) hasn't already heard that line somewhere of course.

If you are having troubles getting a date on Tinder, then you should take a look at this article I found the other day which includes great examples of pick up lines you could use. Just pick out the ones you like and try them the next time you get a match. Take a look at 18 Best Tinder Pick Up Lines That Work
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15 Countries with the Most Militarized, Heavily Guarded and Secure Borders in the World

Are you up to date with current political situation around the globe? Do you know which the most militarized area in the world nowadays is? Which are the countries that are in eternal conflict? Which are the most heavily guarded and most secure borders in the world?
Let’s get it one by one. You probably already have some regions in your mind. There are regions in the world with constant military presence for decades. Here is just one of the examples:

One of the most militarized zones in the world today appears to be Kashmir. Even though being an autonomous state, the question of “ownership” of Jammu and Kashmir area of India has been going on since after the WW2 and it is still a burning issue between China, India, and Pakistan concerning territorial division. Since almost 30 years ago, when the question of ‘azadi,’ or independence of Kashmir arose, the area of Jammu and Kashmir has been under the continual presence of Indian military troops. Apart from being the highest militarized zone nowadays, Kashmir is also the world’s largest militarized zone with the longest pending issue going on in the world right now.

You are probably asking now where the North Korea here is, and also Middle Eastern countries? On that matter, what’s going on with the US-Mexico border? What are Somali pirates doing now? Well, in order to find out about that, make sure to go through the 15 Countries with the Most Militarized, Heavily Guarded and Secure Borders in the World. And apart from the heavy issues on national conflicts and hatred you will also get to see some interesting facts about some unusual borders in the world, for example Vatican – Italy border and so on. 
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6 Best Wines For Acid Reflux and Heartburn

Do you enjoy an occasional glass of wine or two? If there is one thing that can spoil the moment that is acid reflux that you experience after drinking it. Many people struggle with heartburn after drinking alcohol, especially wine, and they eventually stop drinking it altogether because they can't think of another solution.
Acid reflux is not only caused by wine or alcohol. Some people experience acid reflux after having a large meal or eating citrus fruit, but not all people are affected equally. While some people may eat citrus fruit carelessly, other will regret it as soon as they eat it.
So the question is whether you need to stop drinking wine if you frequently experience heartburn after drinking it? The answer is no. You should drink in moderation and you should select different wines but you do not have to give up wine altogether. Trying to find the answer to this question, I stumbled across an article that addressed this very problem. It is about acid reflux and how wine affects this reaction, as well as which wines you can drink in order to avoid this unpleasant sensation. I suggest you read 6 Best Wines For Acid Reflux and Heartburn and find out. 
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11 Countries with the Worst Music in the World

In general, people nowadays started hating pop music claiming its boring and that it’s the “music for the masses.” Instead, techno music started being cool and most of the young people begin to listen to it and to visit festivals all around the world as well as the underground parties.

In any case, music is an important part of every culture and it is a mean of representation of one country as well. However, with globalization and accessibility to almost everything, music started being mixed. We cannot really say that for example, Korean music is bad, while the US’ is the best one, as it depends on the artists, bands, and musicians. But, what we can do is see what people think about it. That's exactly how Insider Monkey ranked their  11 Countries with the Worst Music in the World.
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18 Countries with the Lowest Individual Tax Rates in the World

I bet you would love to know which are the countries with the lowest individual tax rates in the world. Well, get ready as by reading the following you are about to find out!

There are many countries with very high taxation systems. Some countries such as Sweden, for example, have very high income tax rates. Moreover, according to some sources, the highest taxed countries in the world in 2017 is Aruba with 58.95% income tax rate. So, we realized that most of the countries with high taxation are Europe based.

So we wondered, which are the low tax countries in Europe? And we found amazing article about it by Insider Monkey: 18 Countries with the Lowest Individual Tax Rates in the World!
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25 Most Polluted Cities in the US in 2017

If we look at the pollution in the United States in 2016, we can see that more than one in two people had unhealthy air quality in their communities, according to the report of American Lung Association for that precise year. Moreover, if we think on the level of states, many suggestions show that California is the most in harm. So, we wondered why is California so polluted

Then we realize it is not just the problem of California, but other states in America as well. In order to find out more about it, we strongly advise you to read about 25 Most Polluted Cities in the US in 2017!
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16 Most Profitable Jobs For College Students

If you are a college student struggling to meet ends then you are certainly not alone. With high tuition fees, many can't even afford to go to college and choose trade schools which guarantee a decent salary and a steady future. Our parents struggle to save money for our tuition and many of us end up with huge debts upon graduating. Naturally, you have to find a job to support yourself.
But where to find a job that pays well and offers flexible hours?

I found an article that deals with this problem and lists 16 profitable jobs you can consider if you are a college student. These jobs offer flexible hours and a great hourly pay. You can even take a look at the median hourly pay for each position and compare the jobs. They are ranked according to hourly pay and I was surprised to learn that some jobs pay that much! Anyway, if you are in need of a job then I suggest you read this article right away. It has something for everyone so I am sure you will find a job that suits you. Check out these amazing 16 Most Profitable Jobs For College Students.
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11 Highest Paying Countries for Information Technology Professionals

“Technology is what makes the world go round these days, and what’s done is done – I guess no one can imagine spending a day without using a computer, phone, or any kind of gadgets, which existence could not be possible without IT professionals. It is why IT jobs – such as IT specialist, systems administrator, systems engineer, computer programmer, software developer, information technology manager, director of information technology, and many others are highest paying jobs in the world. Nevertheless, it is important to know that different countries, depending on their standards, offer different salaries. It is why the United States is among top 10 countries for software engineers, offering an average annual salary of $70,000 to $90,000. Additionally, it is also interesting to look at a programmer salary by country, having Switzerland on the top when it comes to this profession. We should not forget to mention that being an applications development manager is among highest paid technology jobs in software, and if you plan to become one of them, you should be aware that the average annual salary is around $112,045.”

So, besides striving to find a job in a good IT company, it would also be a really great idea to read the list of highest paying countries for information technology professionals and decide for yourself which country suits you best. This may not always be an easy decision, especially if you take into consideration that, when you move to a foreign country, there are so many things that you need to get used to: new language, new people, new customs – everything new. However, if the country offers much more in terms of employment and salaries than your native country, you will easily overcome all of the obstacles and learn how to live in a completely new environment. Don’t forget to check out the list and see – maybe one of these 11 countries is a perfect choice for you! 
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12 Controversial Medical Topics For Research Paper

So for your next assignment, you need to write on a controversial topic but you are not even sure what that is? A controversial topic is a topic that raises opposing views from different parties. Such topics are not very popular among students, as many have difficulties just choosing a topic, not to mention taking an individual stand on the matter. Most students prefer writing on a topic that has already been chosen for them by their professors so they don't have to go through the trouble of searching for a good topic for their research paper. 
Luckily, there are so many websites that can help you find a good topic to write on that you just need to look for suggestions and then pick the one that suits you. I was reading an article like that the other day and I was amazed by every single topic that was presented in that article. I'm talking about 12 Controversial Medical Topics For Research Paper. It's everything a young, confused students needs. Just take a look and pick one of these 12 amazing topics that spark discussion. 
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18 Best Tinder Pick Up Lines That Work

Tinder is a great place for some people but frustrating for others. Why? Because when finally you get a match, you think that's it, you message the person, and then nothing. They never reply. This can be so annoying. We hear you. I was thinking the same thing the other day. 

When you get a match, you merely get an opportunity to get a date with someone who found you physically attractive. However, so many people can blow this chance with the wrong approach. A great number of girls won’t ever respond to your opening line, simply because they didn’t like the way you started the conversation and they don’t want to waste their time. Don't blow your opportunity by sending a boring text. Be creative and funny instead and I'm sure you'll get yourself a date in no time. When it comes to Tinder that opening line means everything.  I found a great article for this purpose that you should definitely check out if you need some guidance regarding picking up girls/guys on Tinder. The article contains funny, creative, smooth pick up lines that guarantee success. Try one of the 18 Best Tinder Pick Up Lines That Work and get yourself a date with your match. 
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15 Countries with the Worst Jails and Prisons in the World

Human rights activists have their hands full with violation of rights of inmates who live in, to say the least, inhumane conditions. It is a very sensitive topic since one side believes that they get what they deserve while the other believes that everyone should have their rights, regardless of what they did. Insider Monkey experts compiled a list of 15 countries with the worst jails and prisons in the world and they definitely made extra efforts to dig out some very disgusting details. "Getting what they deserve" becomes even more questionable once you read that some people ended up in one of this horrible prisons by mistake, for disagreeing with a dominant political system or for practicing spiritual meditation. Many of them do not make it alive, but those who do make sure to try and expose the brutality of the worst prisons and jails in the world. 

Safe prisons do not really exist, but those with better security and proper infrastructure are definitely safer than overcrowded prison which will be described on this list. The problem actually arises with the very purpose of prisons and jails which is to rehabilitate persons who have gone astray. Of course, a lot depends on the crime he/she committed, but for those who had minor offenses on their record, the goal is to send them back to the society as productive members rather than culprits.Unfortunately, many prisons around the world are overcrowded which results in very poor living conditions and increased violence among the inmates as well as between the guards and inmates. Besides that torture, corruption and staying for a prolonged amount of time in a solitary is often a common trait of worst prisons in the world. As much as we think that that we can grasp the horrors of life inside of the prison, we are probably wrong and we realize this after reading this horrific list of countries with worst jails and prisons in the world. 

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18 Small Businesses in High Demand in 2017

Are you thinking of starting a business? You have probably thought of it at least once and you may have dismissed that idea immediately because you lack the necessary capital. But not all great business ideas require so much money. 
When planning your future business venture, you should focus on high-demand businesses with high potential for industry growth in the future. The destiny of your small business largely depends on how detailed your business plan is. Unfortunately, many of them end up failing after a short time, so make sure that yours is not going to be one of them. 
Looking for great business ideas in high demand, I came across an article that contains exactly what I needed. These interesting business ideas are very popular and profitable so the chances of not succeeding are very small. If you are thinking of starting your business anytime soon, I suggest you read 18 Small Businesses in High Demand in 2017
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10 Easy One Year Certificate Programs That Pay Well

We all want a well-paying job that allows us to afford a thing or two and have that dream life we always talked about. But the harsh reality is different. The majority of us are having a hard time just finding any kind of a job, even those low-paying ones. That is what makes many high school graduates choose not to go to college and spend a fortune their parents probably don't have. They choose not to end up in huge debts that they will be paying off for a long time, and they go to a trade school or something.
I was thinking about this the other day when I came across this article about one-year programs that you can complete and land a well-paying job. This article provides a great list of short certificate programs that you can complete easily and find a great job afterward, without having to end up in debts. If you are having a hard time deciding what to do next now that you have graduated from high school, I highly suggest that you read it. Maybe you will find something for yourself on the list and if not, at least it will inspire you to keep looking. Take a look at 10 Easy One Year Certificate Programs That Pay Well
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11 Countries with the Worst Justice System in the World

The whole world is striving to create a society where justice will be served, regardless of who you are. As the civilization advanced more and more, people gave up on "eye for an eye" approach to breaking the law and faith was put in the justice system. Unfortunately, corruption is everpresent in the justice system of many countries around the world. If you wish to live in a society with the best justice system in the world, some of the best choices include Scandinavian countries. According to the Rule of Law index, top five countries in 2016 were Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and Netherlands. On the other hand, a lot of countries with the worst justice systems are located in Africa and Asia. It is interesting that the U.S. take 18th place in the world ranking list below Australia, Canada, UK and even China. 

Insider Monkey experts created a list of 11 countries with the worst justice system in the world which locates the countries which are at the bottom of the list when it comes to effectiveness and reliability of justice systems. The primary role of the justice system is to reduce crime by punishing those who committed them. Their punishment is supposed to serve as a lesson to other people not to commit a crime. However, it is becoming more common that those in power or with better financial background escape justice, regardless of the crime they committed. Because of this, people lose their faith in the justice system and corruption and criminal continuosuly grow.  In some countries on this list of countries with the worst justice system in the world, corruption reached endemic level. Corruption touches every part of the legal system and those who are meant to keep law and order intact, are easily bribed. Hopefully, things will change and justice systems around the world will improve and deliver justice to everyone equally. 
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Top 13 Best, Most Expensive Apps for iPhone in 2017

“Technology lovers and iPhone owners, this list may be of huge interest for you, since it will deal with top 13 best, most expensive apps for iPhone in 2017.

I am definitely one of those iPhone owners who has never ever bought an app in their life, but I had the luck that all of those apps I need are free. In short, I am not a demanding user, so I have lived in ignorance for all these years, not knowing that there are some apps that can cost you a fortune and that you really need to be rich to get them. Or simply, a good hacker, but maybe we can skip that for now. However, while working on this list, I found out so many interesting things, and I was amazed how much money can app developers earn. That made me repent my profession, seriously!”

The list of top 13 best, most expensive apps for iPhone in 2017 brings some of the most expensive apps for this year, and you would definitely be astonished by the prices you see on the list.  Among them, there are apps such as games, some productivity apps, and even some (if I may say so) useless apps that are not worth paying for, let alone giving the whole fortune in order to have them on your iPhone. However, it seems that people also show their financial power by buying such expensive apps, and app developers are obviously aware of it. Make sure to check out the list, and see whether there are some apps that you would not mind paying for! 
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Top 15 Countries that Get the Most Foreign Aid from US

Believe it or not, the first U.S. aid program developed long time ago. After the World War II, George Marshall sent a significant amount of financial aid to Europe in order to help it rebuild after the war. The U.S. foreign aid is always a hot topic with many wondering if America should be involved in the aid-giving business at all and what is the overall effect of its assistance. The common belief is that U.S. spends around 25% of the Federal budget on foreign aid. However, this is not true and the amount is actually only 1%, although the sums of money seem pretty large. Data for U.S. foreign aid by country in 2016 shows that the largest amount went to Israel ($3.10 billion) just as it was the case in 2015. 

Insider Monkey experts combined a list of top 15 countries that get the most foreign aid from the US. The list itself is very comprehensive and explains in what ways the US provides aid for the countries on the list. Foreign aid is not only financial, although it is the most common way of offering aid to countries in need. Sometimes, countries offer military aid and this is often the most controversial form. Military aid technically means enabling US allies to acquire American military equipment and training. A lot of conspiracy theories stem from this fact because there are people who believe that the US is actually arming the opposing side. However, according to the data published in the Insider Monkey's article, countries that receive most foreign aid from the US in form of military aid are those countries that need extra help in fighting terrorism. They are the common allies in fighting terrorism and foreign aid is very welcomed in strategically important and endangered areas. In any case, America is on the top of the list of countries that give most foreign aid to other countries. 

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25 Most Profitable Small Businesses to Start in 2017

Have you ever thought of starting a small business?- I have. 
It seems like many people have succeeded and are now running their small business which brings a decent profit and a freedom to have a more flexible lifestyle. It became clear that the future lies in small businesses and everyone’s been talking about it. But it is important to mentioned that starting a small business is not a way to get rich very fast. In fact, it will probably take you years to start earning a decent amount of money and have a steady profit. It takes dedication, patience as well as hard work to survive in the small business world.  so unless you have reasonable expectations, you should probably consider a different business idea. 

Running a small business is all what this era is about apparently, and I wanted to join other small entrepreneurs so I searched for best ideas for a small business. I found them in this article discussing 25 profitable business ideas that you can start this year. I found lots of useful information and links to sources that can help you learn more about how to start a certain business You can also read stories about other small entrepreneurs just like you and me, who made it and wanted to share their stories with us. If you are thinking of starting a small business, you should definitely read 25 Most Profitable Small Businesses to Start in 2017
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15 Best Japanese Souvenirs You Should Buy in Tokyo

Whenever I'm traveling somewhere, I like to be prepared. I like knowing what places to visit and what souvenirs to buy. This can often be a hassle as when you travel to a distant country you often have no idea of their tradition and culture. Having a sort of a guide to help you along the way is very useful. 
While searching for tips on what souvenirs to buy when I visit Tokyo soon, I came across this article that really narrowed things down for me. Not only did I find suggestions for perfect gifts and souvenirs to bring home to my family and friends, but I also learned where to go and get that stuff. I wanted some more creative gifts to get instead of the one that everyone mentions as soon as you say "Japan". Sure, chopsticks are a great gift, but I like having more options. The 15 Best Japanese Souvenirs You Should Buy in Tokyo has created the perfect list for very shopper traveling to Tokyo soon so check it out. 
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10 Countries Accepting Indian Medical Degrees

Best countries for Indian doctors to migrate to depend on their preferences as well as how easily they can get working permit and visa for the target country. This means that you need to be ready to put a lot of effort into getting licensed to practice medicine in your target country. You are probably wondering how is that possible since doctors around the world have the same job - to help people. While this is certainly true, each country has different curricula and different standards which means that foreigners need to adjust.  And let's be realistic, there has to be a way to check the competence of foreign applicants since people's lives will be in their hands. Although doctors around the world have the same job, medical degrees vary significantly in different countries. In addition to that, language can be a barrier to finding your dream job elsewhere. However, sometimes competence in English can be the only requirement, although you are applying for a job in the country whose mother tongue is not English. Insider Monkey staff compiled a list of 10 countries accepting Indian medical degrees and ranked them according to median annual salary for general practitioners.  

Of course, salaries are often the most important factor when choosing where to migrate in search for better job offerings. However, a lot depends on your qualifications and your previous experience. General practitioners have lower salaries than specialists and consultants. On the other hand, if you want to advance in your career you will always have a choice to do so and your salary will increase accordingly. This part is usually not the problem, once you get all the documentation ready. One friendly advice is to broaden your horizons because there are many countries willing to employ those with Indian medical degrees. If you focus only on countries like the USA, UK, Australia etc. you might be disappointed because the competition is very high in these countries. Less "popular" countries can provide you equally good salaries and good living conditions as well, just open your mind. 

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Top 10 Countries that Have the Most Blondes and Blue Eyes as a Percentage of Population

How do people inherit hair and eye color? How much is the percentage of blond and blue eyed people in the world? How, where and why did blue eyes and blonde hair appear? Why do lighter-skinned babies have blue eyes during the first several months of life?
This is an interesting topic, on which science has answers to. Since the majority of world’s population is dark- haired and eyed, where do the blue and blonde come from? According to the researches in the fields of genetics, in order to inherit blue eyes and blonde hair, a person must get the combination of both genes which are responsible for blue eyes and blond hair, which are known in science as recessive genes. Long story short, only if two recessive genes combine you can get a blonde blue eyed person, since combination of recessive and dominant genes always brings darker colors (hence the majority of the world’s population is dark haired and eyed).
… it is not a surprise that percentage of blue eyes worldwide is just around 8%, and, for example, in the US, only 1 in 6 people have light eye color. As we have noted, blonde hair and light eyes depend on the amount of melanin extracted. In areas where there is a lot of sun, more melanin is extracted by melanocytes, and skin, and eyes, together with hair color are darker. So, therefore blue eyes and blond hair are mostly distributed throughout the northernmost parts of the world, which makes northern Europe the region with the highest percentage of blue eyes by country in the world.

Further explanations and other fun facts about blue eyes and blond hair can be found on Insider Monkey’s article where this quote came from, the Top 10 Countries that Have the Most Blondes and Blue Eyes as a Percentage of Population. Give it a look and see if your country is among the most blonde ones.

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16 Cosmopolitan Most Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Countries in the World In 2017

When we talk about cosmopolitanism, we think of openness and sharing of the values, regardless of the territory or nationality, among every person on the planet Earth. Some say this is utophian perspective, while others argue that it is the only proper way to look at. In any case, one thing is for sure — there are many countries that are diverse in many senses, and in many cases, those diversities could cause great problems. 

However, not many of articles argue both on ethnic and cultural diversities, and those are two main parameters of diversity measures. Therefore, in order to find out about it more we strongly advise you to check out 16 Cosmopolitan Most Culturally and Ethnically Diverse Countries in the World In 2017!
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15 Highest Paying Vocational Careers With Least Amount of Schooling

We all go through that dilemma after graduating from high school where we wonder what to do next. If we opt for a college education, we are likely to be left with a huge debt while prospects of finding employment are slim or we can go to a trade school and learn a skill that we can use to make money. 
A college degree does not guarantee a profitable future and an amazing job, and millions of students left with huge debts can confirm that. They can't find employment, they are struggling to meet ends, and they don't know how to pay the debt. 
On the other hand, getting an associate's degree will get you a well-paying job and secure your future as skilled trades are always in demand. The field is expected to grow in the near future so learning a skill seems as the most reasonable safe decision.  
I came across this clever article discussing vocational careers and how much they pay. I was surprised to learn how much you can earn with so little schooling. Take a look at 15 highest paying vocational careers with least amount of schooling

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21 Signs Your Online Boyfriend/Girlfriend is Cheating on You

We all know the issues a relationship may bring. Especially a long distance relationship which affects the trust that exists between two people as we can't be with the person and now what they are doing at certain times.  Long distance relationships are also complex because you can hardly tell if you are being lied to as you can't see the person's body language to help you decipher their words.

I came across a great article which deals with this specific problem and helps those who are suspecting that their online boyfriends or girlfriends are cheating on them.  As electronic communication does not reveal any emotion you may have unless you want to, it can be almost impossible to tell if your long distance lover is faithful or not. But luckily, Believe it or not, there are some common mistakes that cheaters make even if we can’t see them so you can detect a lie. They may not be always accurate, as each situation and relationship are specific, but they can certainly help you if you think his or her behavior is suspicious. I suggest you read 21 signs your online boyfriend /girlfriend is cheating on you to learn more. 
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