16 Worst Places to Raise a Family

San Bernadino, California

The constant sun and sand of California seems like paradise, but San Bernadino isn’t exactly a haven for families. More than 1 in 10 adults there are unemployed, crime is rampant and most of their schools are rated among the lowest in the state. Surprisingly, the best place to raise children in California is Folsom, home to the infamous Folsom State Prison.

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Luanda, Angola

A country that is rich in resources can still be a terrible place to grow up in. The African nation of Angola is teeming with oil, diamonds and millionaires, but due to deep-seated political corruption, businessmen are getting fat while children are suffering. Health care funding rarely seems to make it to its destination while medical staff is known to steal and sell donated supplies on the black market. One in five Angolan children don’t live to see their fifth birthday.

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Birmingham, Alabama

Yet another city that can claim to be “the worst city in which to raise a family” is Birmingham, Alabama. It scores abysmally when it comes to schools, healthcare and recreational activities and also boasts high divorce, crime and unemployment rates. The rest of Alabama doesn’t seem to fare much better, with Mobile and Montgomery also ranking low on the list.

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Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.