Author: jabli

What’s Causing Louisiana’s Historic Flooding?

Tremendous downpours have inundated parts of Louisiana over the last few days, resulting in disastrous flooding and forcing thousands of people from their homes. But what’s causing this historic flooding in areas that rarely receive such significant rainfall days? An “inland sheared tropical depression” is how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Weather Service (NWS) described the heavy rain event on Friday morning (Aug. 12). The NWS also noted that the moisture content in the atmosphere was close to an all-time record for the area, even higher than observations during some tropical cyclones. “Like a tropical depression, the...

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Expiration Dates Are Bogus — Here’s The Best Way To Tell If A Food’s Gone Bad

Expiration dates are a scam. The “sell by” dates on food products aren’t a reliable means of telling whether a food is safe to eat, according to the National Resource Defense Council. Instead, expiration dates merely indicate when a food will reach its limits for something called “optimal quality,” which is based only on a rough estimate. Fortunately, determining whether a food has gone bad is fairly straightforward and requires just a small amount of know-how. Read on to find out if you should eat it or toss it. Bread: It’s moldy — even if the mold is just...

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Which Countries Have the Best Passports — And Which Have the Worst

Sweden and Germany have the world’s most useful passports. If your government-issued travel document says Sverige or Deutschland on the front cover, you have visa-free access to 157 countries across the globe. That’s more than the holders of any other passport. The Afghans are on the other end of the scale. Their passport only grants them visa-free access to 24 countries. No nationals are less welcome abroad, although the Pakistani are almost as unpopular: they only get visa-free access to 27 countries – less even than Iraq or Somalia (30 and 32 visa-free destinations, respectively). Passport power is a rough compound of your...

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Marriages Fail When Couples Get Stuck In These Two Toxic Relationship Dynamics

While new research shows that getting and staying married is one of the best things you can do for yourself, it’s an unavoidably complex and difficult endeavor. Take it from Peter Pearson, therapist and co-founder of the Couples Institute in Menlo Park, California. “In all marriages, you have so many interdependent interactions, from roles and responsibilities in the house to emotional and sexual aspects of the relationship,” he tells Business Insider. “Your future is really tied to each other in so many ways.” But that shared future can go off course if couples get stuck in an unhealthy pattern...

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9 Things That Can Make You Less Attractive, According To Science

In 2015, Business Insider published a list of ways to make yourself more attractive. We learned that walking a dog and playing good music are easy ways to give yourself a boost. But lately we’ve been wondering: Aren’t there things we’re all guilty of doing that candecrease our attractiveness? The answer is almost definitely yes. What follows is a list of common traits and behaviors that can make it harder to impress the object of your affection. Read on and find out how you might be sabotaging your own sex appeal. 1 Sleep Deprivation We generally look a lot less attractive after...

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