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Country We View Most Positively Is...

...Germany, according to a BBC poll

(Newser) - When it comes to the country we view most positively, Germany gets the most thumbs up, at least according to the BBC's annual Country Ratings Poll . Some 26,000 people were asked whether they view a country's world influence as "mainly positive" or mainly negative" (they were... More »

Here's the Best Country for Your Retirement

Ecuador tops list for 5th year running

(Newser) - If you're thinking of retiring abroad, InternationalLiving.com has the place for you: Ecuador. The site has ranked the country No. 1 for US and Canadian retirees for the fifth year in a row, Reuters reports. That's thanks to "a welcoming culture, the great weather, the affordability,... More »

Low Social Status Bad for Your Health

The immune system is happier on top

(Newser) - It's not only good to be king—it’s good for your health, according to a new study. British research has long shown that underlings in the corporate pecking order suffer from more stress-related, life-threatening health problems than the executives who order them around. Now the Economist reports that... More »

City Ranking Lists Are Utter Nonsense

Cities' best qualities can't be quantified: Will Doig

(Newser) - Captivated by a list of America’s most romantic cities ? How about its dirtiest , or smartest ? Such lists may be "click-bait," but there’s not much truth to them, writes Will Doig in Salon . How, for example, can Memphis be both the sixth-happiest place to work... More »

American Oudin Upsets No. 4 Dementieva

No. 70 Melanie Oudin wins 5-7, 6-4, 6-3

(Newser) - Tiny but determined American teen Melanie Oudin delivered the biggest upset of the US Open so far with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 victory over no. 4 Elena Dementieva today at Flushing Meadows, the New York Times reports. “When I play with no fear, that’s when I play my... More »

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