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(Rank) (Name) (Elevation)
1 Denali – Alaska 20,310 ft
2 Mount Saint Elias – Alaska - 18,009 ft
3 Mount Foraker – Alaska - 17,400 ft
4 Mount Bona - Alaska - 16,550 ft
6 Mount Sanford – Alaska - 16,237 ft
7 Mount Fairweather – Alaska - 15,325 ft
200 km 58.9064°N 137.5265°W
8 Mount Hubbard – Alaska - 14,951 ft
9 Mount Bear - Alaska -14,831 ft
10 Mount Hunter - Alaska- 14,573 ft
11 Mount Whitney – California - 14,505 ft
12 Mount Alverstone- Alaska -14,500 ft
13 University Peak - Alaska - 14,470 ft
14 - Mount Elbert - Colorado - 14,440 ft
15 Mount Massive - Colorado - 14,428 ft
8.14 km 39.1875°N 106.4757°W
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Which cities in the Southeast get the most sunlight? According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to determine the sunniest cities in the United States, below is the top 35 in the south.
(Rank) (City) (Annual % average possible sunshine)
1 KEY WEST, FL 76%
2 NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR 72%
3 MIAMI, FL 70%
4 APALACHICOLA, FL 66%
5 MACON, GA 66%
6 TAMPA, FL 66%
7 COLUMBIA, SC 64%
8 MEMPHIS, TN 64%
8 SHREVEPORT, LA 64%
10 TUPELO, MS 64%
11 CHARLESTON AP, SC 63%
12 JACKSONVILLE, FL 63%
13 RICHMOND, VA 63%
14 WILMINGTON, NC 63%
15 CHARLOTTE, NC 62%
16 LITTLE ROCK, AR 62%
17 SAVANNAH, GA 62%
18 FORT SMITH, AR 61%
19 JACKSON, MS 61%
20 ATLANTA, GA 60%
21 CAPE HATTERAS, NC 60%
22 GREENSBORO-WNSTN-SALM, NC 60%
23 GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG AP, SC 60%
24 NORFOLK, VA 60%
25 PENSACOLA, FL 60%
26 ASHEVILLE, NC 59%
27 LYNCHBURG, VA 59%
28 BIRMINGHAM AP, AL 58%
29 MONTGOMERY, AL 58%
30 PADUCAH KY 58%
31 RALEIGH, NC 58%
32 BIRMINGHAM C.O., AL 57%
33 CHATTANOOGA, TN 57%
34 NEW ORLEANS, LA 57%
35 KNOXVILLE, TN 56%
Other notable cities: Louisville, KY at 56% and Nashville, TN, at 56%.
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Is Social Media Addictive?
Social Media is the drug of choice these days for many Americans. Just like other drugs, it comes with its share of negative side effects.
New Findings In Selfie Research
A new study from Penn State University suggests that the selfie has been linked to conditions of lowered self-esteem. Findings indicate that people viewing selfies consistently through social media, may find a declining in their overall sense of self worth.
On the flip side, people who post selfies frequently, do so with the intent of appearing to have a ‘much better’ time than they are actually having. Posting selfies led to maintaining, or small spikes in self-esteem.
A Balancing Act
Some believe that you should be tracking the selfies you view, so you can counter balance the ratio by posting more selfies. People with knowledge of the situation believe this tactic could be counterproductive, as it saturates social media with selfies.
Experts have pushed back on the idea of circulating more selfies on internet. Instead, experts believe some people need to simply ‘grow up’ and become ‘an adult’.
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The libra cryptocurrency, which is scheduled for launch in 2020, is creating distrust among regulators, central bankers and governments.
"Libra is in everyone's minds," the German Finance Minister, Olaf Scholz, told the press on Wednesday (17 July) at the meeting with his counterparts and G7 central bankers in Chantilly (Oise). The same day and the day before, the House of Representatives and the United States Senate had long audition David Marcus, the head of Facebook for this project of digital currency. After creating the surprise, the libra, whose launch is expected in 2020, seems almost unanimous against him, in the governments of the G7 who struggle to agree on the taxation of digital giants, as among Republicans and the American Democrats."Today, the conditions are not met for this currency as proposed by Facebook can be in place," said the Minister of Economy, Bruno Le Mayor, determined not to authorize a company private sector "to acquire a sovereign currency".
Charged with steering a working group on the subject, the Frenchman Benoît Cœuré, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank (ECB), presented in Chantilly the first lines of a report expected in October. The Financial Stability Board, which brings together the major regulators of the planet, will then continue the reflection on the management of "stable corners", these digital currencies which, like libra, are based on a reserve of traditional currencies.
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Our nation is more divided than ever before. This has become a common theme in America. Some people believe division is caused by race, religion, gender, orientation, or even political affiliation.
On a micro level we see democrat vs. republican, pro-choice vs. pro-life, and on, and on, and on. Researchers suggest that the divisions within this country are much more simple than they appear.
On a macro level researchers seem to think that society naturally creates two categories of people. Alphas and betas.
What is a beta?
Beta’s make up a majority of our population. Experts believe betas socially follow a passive life pattern. They often place priority on the opinions of others rather than themselves, as approval is the most important aspect in a beta’s life. Beta’s tend to be reluctant to participate in activities that require engagement, vulnerable, or daring situations. Beta’s oftentimes chose to observe others engage in risk behaviors and instead imagine themselves in the place of others participating.
Research has shown that beta’s are less likely to receive an equal amount of pay in the work force compared to their alpha counterparts. In addition to these findings betas are more prone to health risks and depression.
What is an Alpha?
Alphas make up a minority of the population. They tend to favor controlling situations rather than delegating control to others. This group of society is considered to have a tendency towards participation rather than observation. Alphas have shown to be more physically fit and increased life expectancy. In addition alphas typically achieve more financial success and responsibility than betas.
The most glaring difference between alphas and betas is the ability to follow through on commitments. Commonly, betas will appease others temporarily by cloaking their intentions. After a beta initially commits to an obligation, the beta will then neglect, or go back on their word. Researchers refer to this as the 'hangover effect'. The term was coined to compare what one might say at the bar, versus what they may do the next day.
On the other hand, an Alpha will be more transparent in their intentions. In the world of an Alpha, his or her word is gospel and a strong backbone is mandatory. The alpha comes off as less compassionate, but in reality is more trustworthy and valuable to society.
Are you an alpha or a beta?
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