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There’s a thrill in getting creeped out. There’s a thrilling satisfaction in being scared, being threatened, being made to feel doomed. The point of life is to be entertained and feel alive, and that probably explains why we’re all taken to a life filled with anxiety in a kind that shames those that condone less anxiety-ridden living. We’re all for that, and a majority of Americans are, too. Many surveys in the anxiety of Americans suggest we’re all scaring ourselves by choice and we encourage entertainers to produce content...

Britain is a country rich in many things – culture, history, education, art, tradition, sports. It is one of the oldest countries ever and it is well worth visiting. There are tons of things that you can see – things you won’t find anywhere else in the world, like weird cultural events, unique architecture and places of historical interest. In London alone, there are tons of sights you can simply gaze at for hours, like the Tower of London, or the famous Big Ben. However, if you truly want to experience Britain, there are things...

If you are a fan of online games or any other form of internet-based transactions that require a monetary exchange, you are probably familiar with the term Bitcoin. If instead you are curious about the inner workings of the black market or modern money laundering techniques, you may also have come across the term in reference to Silk Road, an online marketplace that became infamous for making illicit goods available to the public, which used Bitcoins to attempt to protect the identity of its customers. Technologically speaking, Bitcoin...

Since its inception, there have been many things said about the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. There have been many inaccuracies reported, especially when it comes to Medicare. Once and for all, it’s time to set the record straight. Here’s what you should know about the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. MYTH: The End of Medicare is in Sight Prior to the Affordable Care Act, the end date for Medicare was set to be in 2018. However, thanks to the new legislations that the Affordable Care Act provided, as...

There are different reasons why homes are foreclosed. Homeowners may not be able to pay off their mortgage because of they’re sick, lost their jobs, undergoing an expensive divorce or under a mountain of excessive debt. In situations of this sort, the bank or building society may seize the property as specified in the terms of the mortgage contract, and sell it off to other possible clients and investors. For homeowners, the loss of a house or property could be emotionally debilitating. Here are some shocking stories that might serve...

As vehicles get heavier, taller and loaded with more gadgets and plush interiors, engine sizes are going in the opposite direction. While most American family sedans are likely to pack a sizable V6 engine, today’s offerings feature fewer cylinders, fewer cubic inches and a slew of technological advances to boost power, performance and fuel efficiency. So what’s driving these changes and how does the average car buyer benefit? Shedding Those Cubic Inches In 2008, Reuters found that the average engine size for most American cars was...

Travelling can be both fun and terrifying. You get to see new places and experience new cultures, but some aspects of foreign travel, like driving, can be a little too hair raising at times. The UK has invested in a web-based technology that aims to make foreign travel a little bit safer and thus a little more fun. Here’s how it works. The App The app is called “Road Safety Overseas” and is offered as a widget on the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. It provides information on safety, security, local customs,...

As Ireland emerges from the EU/IMF backed bailout that the country required to stay afloat back in 2010, this info-graphic takes an in-depth look at why the country needed the money, where it was spent, the winners and losers and asks how the country might move forward from here. During the heady days of the Celtic Tiger from 1997-2007, Ireland’s economy roared ahead. While the early part of the boom was based on genuine enterprise, the latter part became speculation based frenzy. At one point, Irish retail rents were higher than London...

SMS messaging is being used in a number of different ways. While it has long been used as a form of communication for friends and family members to keep in touch, the use of SMS is beginning to spread out to further avenues. Businesses have been using SMS messaging for some time as a means of sending marketing messages to their customers. Now, public services are starting to harness the power of SMS messaging. Doctors It is common knowledge that waiting times for GP appointments are on the increase and patients are starting to get...

Morgan Stanley, an acclaimed global financial company, recently stated in a report that in 2012 the wine supply on a global level merely exceeded demand. As far as the pace of wine production is concerned, they additionally highlighted that a shortage will soon forestall the market. The statement is trying to suggest that now it’s the best time to stockpile wine in order to avoid paying for it later on. It’s time to invest in wine France is not the only country that’s suffering from an upward whine shortage. The whole world is going...