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Road To Fitness; Who’s Doing What & How?

We often hear experts say that Americans don't exercise enough. According to one government study, only 23% of adults in the country are getting the recommended two and a half hours of exercise each week. Even the Army apparently can't seem to find enough fit volunteers. Sounds alarming right? Today, the realities of our lifestyle - eating out, working longer hours, etc. - are simply hard to avoid. Our dependence on technology is further ...

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Hollywood Favourites

Hollywood Stars; Who’s Shining The Brightest?

Americans love their movies, and their movie stars even more. Hollywood stars are not just glamorous actors; they are powerful influencers as well, which makes their lives that much more interesting than the average joe. While many have firmly established themselves in the industry with a loyal fan following, others break out of the mold, now and then, threatening the status quo. The race to the title of America's favorite star ...

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eSports in America

eSports And Fandom; Where Gaming Gets Serious

With licensed Pro Gamers, huge sponsorship deals, and millions of online viewers, eSports seems to have finally cracked into the mainstream media. What started as a small college competition back in the 70s has taken the world by storm today, turning competitive gaming into a serious money maker. Even the US, which long ignored the eSports phenomenon, has woken up to its increasing dominance and is making rapid strides into the ...

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The Power of AI; To Be Revered or feared?

We are living increasingly in a time where machines are performing tasks and making decisions that were previously only done by humans. Welcome to the world of Artificial intelligence: where human acts of learning, reasoning, and self-correction are perfectly simulated by computer systems and software. Today, AI is not just behind many technological breakthroughs, it has become an integral part of technology itself. Thanks to the never-ending debates and discussions, AI ...

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America's Sports Culture

America’s Sports Fandom; Thriving or Dying?

That sports are a big deal for Americans is certainly not an understatement. A quick look at the number of professional leagues across the country is enough to understand its enormity. Not forgetting the myriad tournaments and leagues at pre-teen and junior levels, which may not be at par but are nevertheless popular. In the U.S., sports are more than just an event; they are an important part of American ...

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US drinking culture

Americans Say Cheers! But Not Always With Beer

Americans love to unwind, and it's almost never without a good drink in hand. Or so you thought. To put it in numbers, Americans drank close to 8 billion gallons of alcohol last year alone. While that may sound huge, the consumption was still less than the previous two years. Surprising as it may sound, Americans are drinking less alcohol! And it has more to do with health than money. ...

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The state of sports - USA

The State Of Sports; Young America’s Changing Priorities

The field is as important as the classroom. This belief has remained the cornerstone of the U.S. education system for years. After all, where else will you find schools with lush grass fields, basketball courts, running tracks and several sports teams, all in one place? That almost every public school today has an interscholastic athletic program speaks volumes about the country's belief in the concept of holistic education. The importance of ...

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Mobile Apps Craze

WhatsApp America! What Are You Busy Downloading?

With 81% of Americans now owning smartphones, most of us can be said to be living an 'appy' life. Mobile apps have completely overtaken our lives, and we all know how. But what we may not know is the jaw-dropping rate at which they are flooding our phones. A whopping 194 billion* apps were downloaded globally by smartphone users in 2018, a 35% jump from 2016.  So, where do Americans stand in this ...

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For the love of coffee

Keep Calm & Coffee On; America’s Mantra

With nearly 15,000 Starbucks outlets in the country, it is easy to assume that America is one coffee-loving nation. Coffee machines are just about everywhere here - in cafés, restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations, offices, and in almost every home. While Americans may not match up to their European friends in terms of coffee consumption, they still sip a good amount of coffee each day. In fact, there's a good ...

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