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Month: February 2018

New ‘Black Panther’ Film Reaching Record-Breaking Ticket Sales
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New ‘Black Panther’ Film Reaching Record-Breaking Ticket Sales

Black Panther is looking at the 6th best opening of all-time over a 3-day time period with an estimated $187.6 million per industry projections and an astounding $216 million over four days. This means that Black Panther is going to suppress many of Marvel's top sellers. On the 3-day all-time chart, Black Panther surpassed even Captain America: Civil War, which came in at $179.1 million. Black Panther got further ahead in the advance tickets sales of Civil War as well. The new Marvel movie has already done better than Disney's Beauty and the Beast and DC's Batman v. Superman
Winter Vehicle Maintenance Tips
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Winter Vehicle Maintenance Tips

As Americans, we heavily rely on our vehicles to help us get from place to place. If the vehicles do not work, it's hard for us to do everything we need to do on a daily basis. Keeping our cars in prime condition can really help to ensure that we are able to go about our lives like normal. It's extremely important for us to keep our cars in working order during every season. However, when the winter arrives, it's crucial for us to take care of our vehicles. According to the Green Bay Press Gazette, the snow, sleet, and salt are things that can really impact how our vehicles work. Even though many people are familiar with the colder weather, they might not be doing everything they should do to take care of their cars. Cars are an expensive piece of equipment, so if we don't take care o...
Toy Brands Embrace Gender Neutrality While Shedding Own Stereotypes
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Toy Brands Embrace Gender Neutrality While Shedding Own Stereotypes

British research has shown that the average 10-year-old has 238 toys yet plays with only 12 on a daily basis. Traditionally, many Americans have taken the "trucks are for boys, dolls are for girls" idea very seriously. But now, many parents and brands are realizing that by limiting their toy selection based on arbitrary gender associations, children may be missing out. Now, more brands are embracing gender neutral options to appeal to customers. From unisex clothing to toy ads featuring children of both genders, separation based on gender identity seems to be on the way out. Even young children are showing more flexibility than before in terms of their perception of toy ads, says developmental psychologist and study author Dr. Laura Zimmerman. As Zimmerman told the New York Times, th...
6 Most Common Crimes Across the United States
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6 Most Common Crimes Across the United States

For years, one of the biggest issues that plagued American families and individuals was crime. Criminal activity comes in many shapes and sizes and, sadly, is far too common in all walks of life. From young children breaking into homes to white collar crimes involving millions of dollars, people of all ages are constantly finding ways to game the system, break the law, and take advantage of people. Fortunately, violent crime has been on the decline for decades, and American is the safest it has been in many years. Of course, crime is still a prevalent problem. Here are some of the most common crimes across the United States today: Illegal Drug Use This crime doesn't discriminate at all: from children in high schools to senior citizens, Americans of all ages struggle with drug us...
Researcher Created Wood Material as Strong as Steel
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Researcher Created Wood Material as Strong as Steel

Scientists have found a new way to treat wood to turn it into a super-strong resource. "Super Wood" was created at the University of Maryland by developing a process that makes the treated wood 12 times stronger and 10 times tougher than natural wood. The researchers who developed this process believe the material is comparable and possibly stronger, than many titanium alloys. While steel is always a go-to source for strong and durable material, not to mention that it's the most recycled material on the planet, this new wood material may soon become a top competitor, especially since it's about six times lighter than steel. Lead researcher, Liangbing Hu of UMD's engineering school, explained "This could be a competitor to steel or even titanium alloys, it is so strong and durable. It...
3 Healthy Alternatives To Your Favorite Party Snacks
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3 Healthy Alternatives To Your Favorite Party Snacks

Football season may have officially ended, but you don't have to wait until Memorial Day to plan your next party. You can celebrate the release of your favorite TV show, the first day of spring, or throw a surprise party for an underappreciated friend. When you do, remember that you have options beyond the standard chicken wings, fried foods, and microwaveable meals! According to the National Chicken Council, Americans will eat as many as 1.35 billion chicken wings over the course of a single Super Bowl weekend. That's enough chicken wings to circle the earth three times. And that's not all. Americans are estimated to eat 4.3 burgers a month, or a one burger a week. While this may not be a problem for those who exercise regularly, it can be problematic for the rest of us (and especially ...
Nebraska Attempts to Fight Drunk Driving with New Bilingual Billboard Ads
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Nebraska Attempts to Fight Drunk Driving with New Bilingual Billboard Ads

Drunk driving is a serious issue that exists all across the country. Nebraska has decided that enough is enough. The state has chosen its busiest city, Omaha, to be the guinea pig for its newest billboard campaign. Why billboards? Billboards are actually very successful at conveying a message to drivers while they are on the road. In fact, 71% of people, drivers and passengers, look up at the messages that are on roadside billboards, and this includes traditional billboards and digital messages. The Nebraska Department of Transportation reported that over 4,300 crashes occurred in Douglas County alone in 2016, and 286 of them were caused by alcohol-related issues. Unfortunately, these crashes killed approximately 10,500 people that year. This new billboard campaign is aiming to crea...
United States Agricultural Trade Continues to Skyrocket
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United States Agricultural Trade Continues to Skyrocket

The United States relies on its agricultural exports rather heavily. In fact, agricultural exports bring in about $139.8 billion in value to the United States every year. While many Americans don't realize it, Mexico is actually a major market for U.S. agricultural exports. Southwestern states like Texas have large agricultural industries, and exports from these states to Mexico are growing fast. In fact, between 1997 and 2016, agricultural exports to Mexico more than doubled from $4.5 billion to $17.8 billion. According to Agri Life Today, one-third of all farm income in the United States comes from exports. Dr. Luis Ribera, director of the Center for North American Studies in College Station, reports on this issue. "Mexico is the No. 1 market for corn, rice and wheat, also...
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Rarest Fish In The World Has Hands and A Chance, New Discovery Reveals

The world's rarest species of fish, found only off the shore of Tasmania, Australia, might not be so rare after all. Striking in appearance and biology, the red handfish is aptly named for the hand-like fins it uses to walk (yes, walk) along the ocean floor. It also sports a stylish mohawk shaped fin atop its head, giving it rather anthropomorphic qualities. NPR Reports seven divers discovering this aquatic oddity in another previously unexamined area of the ocean. Until now, the species was thought to only exist as a solitary colony of 20-40 fish. Scientists and nature lovers are all thrilled by the scuba divers' chance encounter. The ocean’s average depth is 12,100 feet. "That second population's just a huge relief," Live Science ReportsRick Stuart-Smith, Institute for Marine...
Combination Therapy Could Drastically Improve Glioblastoma Survival Rates
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Combination Therapy Could Drastically Improve Glioblastoma Survival Rates

Glioblastomas currently account for approximately 15% of all primary brain tumors. Annually, these deadly tumors affect 74,000 people across the globe. Unfortunately, there hasn't been much positive research in terms of preventing imminent death but a new focus in combination therapy could actually improve survival rates among glioblastoma patients. According to The Brain Tumour Charity, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital are launching a phase I clinical trial in order to test the combination therapy of using both hydroxyurea and temozolomide (TMZ) treatments. Though using TMZ treatment will improve the survival rate for those with a glioblastoma tumor, 90% of the patients who receive only TMZ treatments will still succumb to the deadly disease within five years. ...