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Behind the latest wedding craze: the 'buddymoon'

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Picture this: You and your significant other have finally tied the knot and are off to paradise, but rather than get away from friends and family, they're all coming with you.

Romantic? Maybe not. An adventure to remember for a lifetime? Definitely.

Over the past decade, "buddymoons"—yes, you read that right—started bubbling up on ...Read more

Why does fentanyl exist? The history behind the substance driving record overdose deaths in the US

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Fentanyl was the most promising medical advancement of its time. It's now one of the leading causes of death in the United States.

The highly addictive synthetic opioid has infiltrated illicit drug supplies and left holes in families across the nation. According to a New York Times analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data,...Read more

How US wedding costs compare to other countries--and where spending is changing the most

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Couples around the world want to tie the knot in a special way, whether it's a celebration in a banquet hall in Canada, a villa in Portugal, or a lush garden in Mexico. All types of weddings—from intimate gatherings to large blow-outs—have one thing in common: a price tag. Depending on where you live, that could be a significant bill.

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Inflation of goods vs. gold: How these costs have changed over time

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Gold has historically played an essential role as a store of value in economies worldwide.

The U.S. dollar used to be backed by gold, meaning money was exchangeable for an amount of the metal. This is known as the gold standard, which the U.S. started to abandon in 1933 during the Great Depression. With the rise of modern monetary policy, ...Read more

History of foodborne outbreaks in the US

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The year did not start well for dozens of people in 22 states who contracted salmonella from charcuterie meats in January 2024. Foodborne illness outbreaks like this make national headlines with food recalls, hospitalizations, and even deaths.

About 1 in 6 Americans will become sick from a foodborne illness this year, according to the ...Read more

How many high school and college students are using AI tools?

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Since the public launch of Open AI's ChatGPT in November 2022, artificial intelligence tools have become widely used by the general public. But one group was particularly quick to embrace the burgeoning technology: teenagers.

According to a December 2023 report by ACT Inc., the creator and administrator of the standardized test for college-...Read more

How a national shortage of truck parking impacts more than just truckers

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In 2023, a Greyhound bus exiting an Illinois highway collided with three semi-trucks parked along an exit ramp, killing three bus passengers. That same year, a woman in Modesto, California, crashed into a parked truck and subsequently died. In 2021, a man in North Carolina was hospitalized after hitting a trailer while swerving to miss a parked...Read more

Mammograms can lower chances of dying of breast cancer. A majority of people still don't get one regularly.

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This year, families will lose more than 42,000 parents, siblings, and children to breast cancer. It's a disease health officials are trying to combat with early screenings. But getting a mammogram, often the best way to catch the cancer early, isn't always accessible for everyone.

Medical Technology Schools analyzed data from peer-reviewed ...Read more

Growing number of US airports use biometric facial recognition

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The next time you're in a security line at the airport, you may find that instead of a Transportation Security Administration officer checking your ID, a camera and screen will use biometric facial recognition to confirm your face and photo ID match and ensure your ID isn't fake.

The TSA has installed the system in over 200 U.S. airports to�...Read more

Single-use plastics revolutionized the medical industry. Now, they're raising concerns about sustainability.

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The 20th century brought airplanes, radio, television, the internet, and plastic. Lots of plastic.

That plastic is now showing up on shorelines, forming islands in oceans, and generating mountains of translucent trash on land. Around 700 species of animals in the sea have been found to interact with plastic daily.

Companies across every ...Read more

How much does it cost to win Best Picture? Breaking down the biggest and smallest budgets.

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Sweeping films, epic stories, stacked casts, and ostentatious budgets—these are some of the things that may come to mind when moviegoers imagine Best Picture-winning films. But is that perception always reflected by reality? Not necessarily.

Many factors go into making an Oscar-winning film. In order to win over members of the Academy of ...Read more

Travel nurses: What they do and how to become one

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Be a nurse. See the country. Travel nurses do just that: attend to hospitals nationwide struggling with staffing shortages due to lack of personnel, leaves of absence, and extreme demand.

While health care facilities often struggled to fill nursing roles before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the global health crisis exacerbated the shortage by ...Read more

The US airlines most likely to leave on time in the last year

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Picture the scene: Your alarm wakes you at the crack of dawn. The suitcase you packed the night before stands accusingly in the corner. You brace yourself for the long ride to the airport and the even longer queue of security checks. To make matters worse, after dashing to the airport and getting through TSA, you discover your flight has been ...Read more

What the Biden administration's new executive order on AI will mean for cybersecurity

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Regulations have been proposed by a presidential administration committed to a responsible rollout of one of the most consequential technologies since the advent of the internet.

The adoption of AI products accelerated rapidly over the past year since OpenAI released its large language model-powered chatbot, ChatGPT. Today, the generative AI...Read more

5 of the most influential interior designers working today

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Our interiors influence us more than we think. Whether we can name the design styles splashing across our spaces or the designers who define them, our interiors have and always will influence our moods, sense of home, and taste.

The COVID-19 pandemic reminded people just how much their interiors mattered as lockdowns worldwide made our homes...Read more

How worried are workers about AI?

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The highly publicized push to adopt more artificial intelligence tools across the U.S. workforce is beginning to have a real psychological impact on workers, new research shows.

Wysa visualized data from an American Psychological Association 2023 survey to show how many workers are worried about AI impacting their jobs and how it is ...Read more

How high school grades have inflated since 2010

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Goodhart's law states that whenever a measure becomes a target, it ceases to be a good measure. Charles Goodhart, a British economist, was thinking of the United Kingdom's economic policies when he was credited with the expression in 1975, but the same principle can be applied to education.

One of the main objectives of any school is to ...Read more

Where companies have adopted AI--and where they are planning to do so in the near future

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On Nov. 30, 2022, OpenAI launched ChatGPT, a chatbot driven by artificial intelligence. The app spread like wildfire. Not only did it provide an entertaining companion to chat with, but it also showed promise as a piece of productivity software.

ChatGPT allows users to ask questions about myriad topics and get useful responses in a way that ...Read more

New laws are increasing price transparency in health care. Here's what they mean for you.

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Health care is one of the most burdensome expenses saddled on Americans. Half of adults in the U.S. report struggling to afford health care, and about the same portion says a $500 medical expense would push them into debt. A quarter of adults put off getting the care they need because of that financial cost, according to surveys from KFF, the ...Read more

How quickly are consumers and businesses adopting AI tools compared to past technologies?

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The buzz over artificial intelligence is everywhere you look right now, with the rate of adoption understandably turning heads.

ChatGPT hit the streets in November 2022; by January, the tech set a record as the fastest-growing consumer application with 100 million users and hardly any marketing. But ChatGPT is just one of several wildly ...Read more

 

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