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The 10 Fastest Growing Franchises Of 2014

Most Popular

Ever since the 1930s the US has been a leader in franchising; selling on an already lucrative business model appears to be the obvious step for many successful entrepreneurs. Many of our high street’s...

10 Most Displaced Nationalities

The Poorest

Victims of forced migration or displacement (often known as refugees) are placed in a position where living in the place of their birth becomes impossible. This may be due to direct threats to their p...

10 U.S. States Most Reliant On Food Stamps

The Poorest

It has been estimated that America’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (or SNAP) helps over 40 million low income citizens each year, a number which has significantly risen following the impac...

Top 10 Nations That Work The Hardest

Rich Countries

We may feel at the end of a hard day’s work that we work longer hours than anyone on the planet; however, there are plenty of societies across the globe where long hours are not only the norm, but are...

Top 10 New Words of 2014

The Biggest

Last year ‘selfie’ and ‘twerk’ entered the dictionary, demonstrating the influence of popular culture on the development of our language. However, many commonly used words and phrases have yet to make...

10 Most Segregated American Cities

World Money

More than 50 years after Martin Luther King made his famous speech ‘I Have a Dream’ looking toward a hopeful future of racial equality and integration, segregation remains an insidious issue in the Un...

World's 10 Richest Fashion Labels

World Money

To many of us fashion may appear a confusing mix of gimmicks and rapidly changing necklines. Unless you're Carrie Bradshaw or a member of Gossip Girl it feels almost impossible to keep up with the lat...

The World's 10 Most Single Countries

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Living alone can have a variety of connotations. For some, it represents freedom and financial independence, the opportunity to avoid having to make compromises. However, for others living alone may b...

7 Biggest Wine Drinking Nationalities

The Biggest

Wine has been an integral aspect of almost every civilization from ancient to modern times. Although its origins remain unclear, the first evidence of its cultivation was in China (around 7000 BCE). F...

World's Top 10 Highest-Paid Actresses

World Money

Although the coffee shops and bars may be staffed by thousands of actresses waiting for their ‘big break’, for those who make it big in Hollywood there's some serious money to be made. Once actresses ...

5 Countries We Think We Know, But Don't

World Money

A few months ago if you asked people about Ukraine the majority would probably say something vague about it being in Eastern Europe, now the same question will spark heated political debate. But did y...

5 Influential People Who Lived in Poverty

The Poorest

In a society where the top 1% of households control over a third of America’s wealth, power and influence are often equated to riches. Those who run for presidency spend inordinate sums to gain power ...

10 Prestigious Awards Famously Rejected

Most Shocking

The human competitive instinct is often the driving force for success, and for many the achievement of awards and accolades affirms ultimate accomplishment within their field. For actors it is the Osc...

10 ways we spend money on Valentine’s Day

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The Beatles once said ‘Money can't buy me love’, but it must help - because 53% of women have said that they would end a relationship if they didn't get something for Valentine’s Day (no pressure guys...

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