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March 13, 2014

Which Site Might Host Obama’s Presidential Library? [Infographic]

In early 2015, the Barack H. Obama Foundation, a nonprofit group, will announce its recommendation for a site to host Obama’s presidential library, which will open several years after Obama leaves office in 2016. Hawaii, Obama’s birthplace, and New York, where he attended Columbia University, are possible spots that could host the library. It’s Chicago, however, that has to be regarded as the frontrunner. After all, it’s the city that gave rise to Obama’s political career.

The University of Chicago figures to be an obvious possibility. Obama was a constitutional law professor there for 12 years. Bronzeville Neighborhood is in the mix as well—it’s the city’s historic center of [...]

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March 11, 2014

eCigarette Industry 101: What You Need to Know

As research into tobacco cigarettes has deepened over the years, there’s no arguing that they have been proven to deteriorate organs, negatively affect the body’s physical appearance, and possibly cause fatal and chronic illnesses. With this in mind, many people have turned away from traditional, tobacco cigarettes over recent years toward a more safe and less offensive alternative, otherwise known as “electronic cigarettes.”

The Benefits of Electronic Cigarettes

There are plenty of [...]

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March 8, 2014

Canada Struggles to Handle Birth Tourism

A new debate has been brewing in the Canadian government. Over the past few years, “Birth Tourism” has become an issue for many Canadians who are unsure about the facts of their background.

The government has begun looking into this phenomenon in order to figure out whether it represents a pressing policy issue for its citizens and the nation.

What is birth tourism?

Birth tourism refers the phenomenon where a pregnant woman in one nation schedules a vacation in another country with the purpose of [...]

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February 23, 2014

The Life and Times of Flappy Bird [Infographic]

Millions of people all over the world started off their year right by downloading Flappy Bird. The incredibly successful app, created by a single man in Vietnam, took the world by storm, racking up over 50 million downloads and 48,000 ratings putting it on par with classic apps like Gmail.

Flappy Bird’s meteoric rise to fame is baffling though, as most users have expressed frustration and displeasure from the game play itself. Twitter became the hub of angry players to vent their irritation and confusion about why the game was so impossibly hard. In addition, it was addicting as all get out, fueling a vicious cycle. Some players began to suggest that there was only one [...]

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