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What Are the 10 Best Places to Retire?

When people retire, they often decide to pull up stakes and move to a new city. No longer bound by the restraints of employment offices or client locales, retirees may instead find themselves drawn to places with great weather, affordable housing or better amenities than where they currently live.

U.S. News used data from Onboard Informatics to ascertain 10 things people look for when they retire, and matched up those attributes with cities excelling in each.

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Raleigh, NC Is the Best City to Live — Did Your City Make the Top 20?

The 377,487 residents of Raleigh, the state capital of  North Carolina, have something to cheer about as their city has been rated the number one city to live in the nation by Businessweek.com’s first-ever ranking of America’s Best Cities.

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Which Cities Have the Best — and Worst — Commute Times?

If you’re fed up with your long commute to work, you may want to consider a move to Great Falls, Montana.

While a new report from the Census Bureau shows the average US commute is about 25 minutes, those in Great Falls only have a 14-minute travel time, the shortest in the country.

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Americans Are the Coolest People on the Planet, Says the Rest of the World

A survey of 30,000 people in 15 nations by the social networking site Badoo.com has found that America ranks as the world’s “coolest nationality.”

Other countries singled out for their hip nature were Brazil (second coolest overall) and Spain (coolest in Europe.) Belgium edged out Poland for least coolest nationality status.

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Reason #42 Why I Don’t Diet

Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York said new research shows that dieters' brain cells eat themselves.

The study found that one reason dieters have trouble losing weight is that the lack of nutrition in the diet forces the brain cells to eat themselves for energy

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Womens’ Status Symbols

A beautiful house is the ultimate status symbol for women, beating out a fancy degree, designer clothes or a hot car.

Forty-one percent of women favored a beautiful house, while 26 percent said that a successful husband or boyfriend would be the ultimate status symbol

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Will Sharing a Bed with Toddlers Harm Their Development?

It’s okay for a parent and a toddler to sleep in the same bed, according to a new study.

Bed sharing has always been a topic of disagreement among parenting experts:  some endorse the practice, while others say it’s a bad idea.

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New Study Says Men Value Cuddling More Than Women Do

Who says men don't like to cuddle? Not the Kinsey Institute.

The group that studies human sexuality recently asked 1,009 heterosexual middle-aged and older couples in long-term relationships about how satisfied they are with their relationships and sex lives. The results may surprise you.

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Will American Airlines’ New Boarding Method Save Time or Create Chaos?

For about a decade, airlines and academics have tried to figure out the fastest way to load passengers onto a plane. The less time spent on boarding, the more revenue-generating flights airlines can squeeze into a day. In fact, according to a 2008 study in the Journal of Transport Management, every minute cut on boarding can save $30 per flight.

Now American Airlines is trying out a new boarding method, and reaction is mixed.

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Boy Or Girl, If You Could Have Only One?

A new Gallup survey suggests that Americans, if they can have only one child, prefer that it be a boy. About 40 percent said they'd rather have a boy, while 28 percent said they'd rather have a girl

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Parents Would Rather Have a Boy Than a Girl: Poll

A recent Gallup poll of 1,020 adults shows that, if Americans could only have one child, they’d rather have a boy than a girl

According to the poll, published Thursday, 40 percent said they’d want to have a boy, while 28 percent said they’d rather have a girl instead.

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Potato Chips Biggest Culprit For Slow Weight Gain

If you weigh 15 or 20 pounds more than you did in high school, potato chips could be a big culprit in the slow weight creep over the years.

That's according to a major new diet study from Harvard University scientists

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