16 Worst Places to Raise a Family

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio may have looked all polished up for the recent Olympic games, but it’s a pretty rough place to be a local. Crime and poverty are high and to top it all off, in recent years, the Zika virus has been on the rise there, for which pregnant women are at a high risk. Child homelessness and trafficking are also known problems in Brazil, making it a less than ideal city in which to start your brood.

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Skreidzeleu / Shutterstock.com

Kampala, Uganda

Like in many African countries, Ugandan children face high mortality rates of 100 deaths to every 1000 births and many perish from malnutrition, malaria, diarrhea, and even HIV/AIDS.

Uganda is also one of the few remaining places on earth where human sacrifices are still known to occur, and children are often the targets. It’s believed that good luck and fortune will come to those who sacrifice a child and there have been many reports of kids being abducted on their walk to school to be sold off to witch doctors.

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Sarine Arslanian / Shutterstock.com

Tenancingo, Mexico

Mexico is a beautiful country to vacation in, but even paradise has a dark side. The town of Tenancingo, which is not far from Mexico City, has the honor of being called “the human trafficking capital of the world” and is the greatest source of sex slaves entering the US. Most of the city’s 10,000 residents work in this criminal industry, and one in five children there say they aspire to be a pimp when they grow up.

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Charles Harker / Shutterstock.com



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.