18 Professions With the Highest Alcoholism Rates in US

Alcoholism has high rates in general among population, and in America that is especially the case. The researches have shown that alcoholism rate in Americas is around 40% higher than the global average. In US only during the last several years alcoholism rate has grown from 4.6 to 13% among women and form 17.9 to 29.4% among men, an women showing tendency to rise these figures even more.

People become alcoholics for many reasons. One of the most common ones is coping with too much stress. Stressful situations are part of everyday life of course, but some things impact on it more than others. Such is the job, and therefore some professions have higher percentage of alcoholics than others. What cause stress on the job are many factors: deadlines, objective dangers (in jobs that involve weapons or excavations or mining for example), responsibilities, bad working environment which includes bad relations with co-workers, irregular schedules and many more. Of course, not all of these things will impact on everybody the same, and not everyone has the same capability of coping with stress, since:

…it is not easy to answer the question of what profession drinks the most alcohol, on one hand simply because we are talking about people here, and everybody is different in sense of capability to cope with stresses and other job problems. Generally, individual factors are decisive if somebody is going to be come alcoholic such as level of education, level of social skills, enduring in stressful situations, coping with deadlines, responsibilities, and other working environment pressures. So, overall, the more stressful the job, the more likely for that profession to have greater percentage of alcoholics.

Anyway, there still are those professions which tend to have more alcoholics. And if you are interested to find out which those are concerning USA, you can check out the article published by Insider Monkey on that matter – 18 Professions With the Highest Alcoholism Rates in US.

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8 Easiest Jimi Hendrix Songs to Play on Guitar

Jimi Hendrix was a music legend and one of the most iconic figures of 20th century. Even though he died at very young age, and thus not having a long music career, it can be said that all of the songs that were left behind him are very well known by generations and generations.

But, how easy it is to play Jimi Hendrix songs? It seems that chords and riffs used in his song are actually not hard. What makes Jimi’s songs hard if not impossible to copy is his playing style and unique way of improvisation and experimentation he had. For example, there is one chord which became his signature chord ever since:

…That is why, when looking for easiest Jimi Hendrix songs to play on a guitar, some would say that is impossible. That is why it cannot be easily decided which one is the hardest Jimi Hendrix song. What also made Jimi Hendrix guitar music recognizable is the “Hendrix chord,” or “Purple Haze” chord, which became somewhat of his signature chord. And that is dominant seventh sharp ninth chord (or 7#9), and that can be heard throughout his opus.

So, what are the easiest Jimi Hendrix songs to play on guitar? It is a simple question, but the answer might not be as simple. Because, as we have seen, if you want to copy Jimi’s style that might give you headache, but if you simply want to play his songs and get to know their structure than the job will be much easier. So it is rather a question of personal preferences than the level of hardness indeed. Now, if you want to try out playing Jimi Hendrix songs, you might check out the article we have found on this matter published by Insider Monkey - 8 Easiest Jimi Hendrix Songs to Play on Guitar.

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17 Easiest Marathons for Beginners in US and Europe

So, you have decided to run a marathon. And probably you are a very beginner in running. Well, then, before going through some of the easiest marathon races for beginners, you should consider some other things before that.
It is important to get ready for the race, and if you are beginner in running or in sport in general you should get some guidelines first. There are three important things beginners should have in mind when getting ready for marathons: physical readiness and exercise, healthy nutrition and mental readiness.

Physical readiness is the most important part of the procedure of how to prepare for a marathon. If you are very beginner, any distance might seem long for you. But don’t give up! In order to get ready for, say, half-marathon you will need about 15 weeks of preparation. You should consider running at least 30 minutes three times a week, each week prolonging your running distance, up to the phase where you can more or less easily run 13 or 14 miles. But be patient and don’t rush. Take an easy pace, the speed that suits you the most at the beginning, because injuries from running (and any other sport especially if you are a beginner) are often.

So, as you have seen, getting ready physically takes time. That also leaves you time to get your thoughts in order. Think positively, think about boosting your moral, think about the process of your preparation and not only about the final goal. And in the end, look for some advices for healthy nutrition which is very important part of anyone being physically active.

You will get a nice introduction on the things we talked above in an Insider Monkey’s article, and after that you will get the selection of the 17 easiest marathons for beginners in US and Europe.

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7 Easiest Illegal Drugs to Make at Home by Using Legal Ingredients

Humans have been experimenting with drugs, it seems since ever. There have been many scientific researches that have shown that the use of psychedelic substances has a very long history with human species, and it seems that our extinct cousins Neanderthals knew about painkillers and psychedelics as well:

 Anyway, concerning human species, using psychoactive substances has a very long history. There is evidence for use of betel nut in Timor, which dates some 13,000 years back, which is still in the use today, just to name one example. Also, opium, mushrooms, marijuana, nicotine, and many other plants containing psychoactive substances have been found on many prehistoric archaeological sites throughout the world. There is also some evidence from 30- to 48,000-year-old specimens from El Sidrón cave in Spain that Neanderthals have also been using some painkillers and plants with psychoactive substances.

Since drugs have a long history, that means there has been a lot of experimentation with huge range of substances in order to make drugs. That is also what the recent centuries have brought, introducing synthetic drugs as well.

Many legal substances and chemicals when mixed together apparently can provide an illegal drug as a result. Since only a minor knowledge in chemistry is needed to produce these drugs, only the proportion and the amount of these substances is needed to know and almost anybody can make illegal drugs at their homes. And we are not counting thins like marijuana or shrooms here, since you do not do any chemistry in order to produce those. So, if you are curious to find out which illegal drugs can be made with some legal ingredients and chemicals, we have found an article dealing with, the 7 Easiest Illegal Drugs to Make at Home by Using Legal Ingredients.

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10 Easiest Jack Johnson Songs to Learn

Jack Johnson is a popular musician who plays acoustic soft rock influenced by other chill music styles such as surf, reggae or folk music. These influences should not surprise you since Jack Johnson grew up on Hawaii having a surf career before becoming a musician.

But living on Hawaii, during his life he has encountered the consequences of pollution and waste in the oceans and pollution in general. That is why he made big moves towards spreading the awareness of these important issues. As you might already be familiar with this:

There are several non-profit foundations and social networks launched by him and his wife. The first foundation started by Jack was Kokua Hawaii Foundation in 2003. It is oriented towards schools and education of children about ecology and problems our planet is facing with pollution. The second foundation was raised in 2008 by Jack and his wife Kim, the Johnson Ohana Foundation for promoting and “supporting organizations that focus on environmental, art, and music education.” In the same year he launched a social network called All At Once, just to name some of his social web activities (which are not foundations), where people interested in environmental issues can easily connect and do some action in supporting plastic reduction in their communities, or growing organic food and promoting Farm to School movement.

Anyway, in his music he also tends to draw attention at these import issues, such is the case with one of his latest videos for the song “You Can’t Control It”.

Putting aside the environmental issues, music of Jack Johnson is great for playing since it is easy to learn. If you want to see which songs in particular, we recommend you to check out the 10 Easiest Jack Johnson Songs to Learn article published by Inside Monkey.

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10 Easiest and Cheapest Luxury Cars to Maintain

Having a luxury car brings much other expense after buying one. This includes paying immensely high insurances, maintenance and of course repairs. These are the three inevitable things you will spend a bunch of money on if owning a luxury car. Just to give some examples:

Insurance is also among the important issues concerning your annual costs. Some of the most expensive brands concerning annual insurance, as well as the most expensive cars to maintain as we have seen earlier are Mercedes ($3,500 and more) and BMW (around $3,000) again. On the other side of the specter are Chrysler, Toyota, and Honda (with around $1,000 on average).
So, to summarize and add: you might find a fancy luxury vehicle in good condition for a low price no doubt, but be sure you can go on with that. Luxury cars have expensive insurance; repairs cost more, they often require premium type fuels and are usually harder to sell.

Surely if reconsidering buying a luxury car everyone would have in mind the high cost of maintenance. But, of course there are some brands which pay of more than others on longer distances. Not that they would be worse than the more expensive to maintain luxury car, it is rather a choice of preference. There are those who would need the newest, most luxury BMW, Mercedes or other German elite car, which are among the top expensive cars to maintain and own in general. But there are others that would be satisfied with something more down to earth. And we would also note here, no luxury car is going to be bad, on the contrary, it has not earned the title for no reason.

Anyway, if you are considering buying a luxury car that is easy and cheap to maintain, there is an article about 10 easiest and cheapest luxury cars to maintain published by Insider Monkey, so take a look at it.
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7 Easiest Jazz Instruments to Learn

If you are into the jazz music, you probably know how diverse and innovating jazz music is even after more than 100 years of its existence. The roots of jazz music go back in 19th century New Orleans, where various music styles were combined into a new musical expression. The first jazz, known as Dixieland jazz was inspired by ragtime and blues African-American music. Almost immediately after the first jazz orchestras were formed it has become one of the most popular and mainstream music styles not only in America but throughout the world:

After the establishing the unique, recognizable sound, since 1920s jazz has become the most popular music of its time, and became known as “Chicago” jazz style. During that time jazz has gotten the swing element, which has become one of the trademarks of jazz onwards. Legendary Louis Armstrong was the star of that era. That was the beginning of the Jazz Age, an era of the book of jazz music and development of unique artistic expression on other fields of art, which ended after some decade after, with the beginning of the Great Depression. Nevertheless during that time jazz music has become widespread not only in the US but throughout the world.

Apart from the Chicago style, new ages have brought new ideas and experimentations and that lead to creation and separation of many jazz subgenres. That has also introduced many new instruments into the jazz music. But some of the “classical” instruments that were used in first jazz bands include trumpet, violin, piano, saxophone, banjo, guitar, drums, string bass, clarinet to name the most common ones. Nowadays, there is a division of instrument groups that characterize a jazz band: horn section and rhythm section as the most important ones, and the others which include woodwind instruments, guitars, violins and whatever else.

If you are interested to find out more about jazz instruments and jazz music in general, go to the Insider Monkey’s Article about the  7 Easiest Jazz Instruments to Learn.

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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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