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Popular European tourist hotspots that are worth the queues

Visiting Pena Palace in Sintra feels like walking into a Portuguese fairytale.Flickr/Mark Fischer We’ve all been there. You’ve gone to the Eiffel Tower on your first day in Paris. Now you’re three hours deep in queues and your schedule for the rest of the weekend has been thrown off. Then …

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What it’s like to attend CES as a woman

John Locher/AP CES, an annual tech trade show, took place in Las Vegas last week. Despite months of attention paid to sexual harassment and misconduct in the tech world and beyond, the show still featured “booth babes,” scantily clad women working the parties, and zero women giving keynote addresses.  The …

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The best school district in every US state

These are some of the best public schools in the country. (Pictured: Whitefish Bay High School in Wisconsin).Google MapsThere are nearly 100,000 elementary, middle, and high schools in the US. The best districts are coveted, and a high-caliber school system can be a key factor when a family decides to …

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Apple stores are slammed because of the $29 battery replacement

Grant Robertson/flickr Apple is currently offering iPhone battery replacements for $29. Lots of people are taking advantage of the offer, and since stores don’t have the batteries in stock, they’re special ordering the battery replacements, which can take days or weeks. Many people taking advantage of the battery offer don’t …

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Do narcissists mean to hurt their partners?

Ali Marel / Unsplash Being in a relationship with a narcissist is hard work. They are very insecure and sensitive people, which means they can take offence very easily. This can end up in couples having the same arguments over and over again. Sometimes they are unaware of being abusive …

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VIA survey of character strengths can improve your relationship

Shift the focus from what’s wrong to what’s right. shurkin_son/Shutterstock The VIA survey measures you on 24 character strengths. In their forthcoming book “Happy Together,” a husband-and-wife team recommend having both partners in a couple take the survey. Once you do, you can discuss what each person brings to the …

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Fascinating facts about American millionaires

More rich Americans identify as Democrats than Republicans.Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Summertime Entertainment The habits and tastes of millionaires are fascinating to those of us with less-than-seven figure bank accounts. According to a report on American millionaires by Wealth Engine, about 7% of the US adult population has a net …

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