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We use acronyms all the time, and in some cases, we don't even realize we're using them.
check out these examples of words that are actually acronyms. πŸ’¬

comment 49 star 2,865 5 days ago

Americans are increasingly trying to cut sugar from their diets, ditching sugary sodas and frappuccinos.
some of the most popular beverages in the united states contain more than 50 grams of sugar — the fda's recommended maximum — in a single bottle or can. check out how much sugar the most popular sodas, coffees, and teas actually contain. β˜•οΈπŸ₯€

comment 70 star 1,751 1 weeks ago

If you're planning a trip, don't wait until the last minute to book your flight. here's the historically best time to book for the best deals, depending on which region of the world you're visiting. for travel to much of the world, you're best off booking more than six months in advance. πŸ–₯✈️

comment 35 star 1,228 2 weeks ago

Apple unveiled three new iphones on wednesday during its event at the steve jobs theater in cupertino, california: the iphone xr, the iphone xs, and the iphone xs max. this graphic highlights some of the key differences among the three phones. πŸ“±

comment 100 star 2,782 2 weeks ago

Hurricane florence is surging toward the us east coast as a category 4 storm with sustained wind speeds of 130 mph and by thursday is expected to strengthen to a category 5. hurricane intensity is most commonly measured by the saffir-simpson scale, which helps estimate potential property damage and coastal flooding caused by storm surge. this graphic shows what damage each hurricane category could bring.

comment 19 star 1,126 2 weeks ago

John legend became one of 15 people — the first black man and the youngest — to win an emmy, grammy, oscar, and tony (egot) in competitive categories on sunday.
legend took just 12 years to win all four awards, from his grammy wins in 2006 to his emmy win this year for producing "jesus christ superstar live in concert." only one other person has reached egot status in less time.
this graphic shows how long it took every egot winner to achieve the status. πŸ†

comment 14 star 1,086 2 weeks ago

Traffic doesn't operate the same way in every country. while most of the world's traffic operates with right-hand traffic, 78 countries and territories operate with left-hand traffic. πŸš—πŸš™

comment 54 star 2,259 3 weeks ago

Judge brett kavanaugh's senate confirmation hearings began tuesday for his nomination to the supreme court.
president donald trump's second supreme court pick could be even more conservative than his last choice, according to a study.
this graphic breaks down how kavanaugh likely falls on controversial issues, based on an equation researchers developed.

comment 14 star 505 3 weeks ago

To find the best places to visit in september 2018, @businessinsider looked at climate data, cultural calendars, and peak travel times. ✈️
the best places to visit include american natural wonders like the grand canyon and new hampshire's white mountains, as well as the romantic indian city of udaipur and metropolises like london and melbourne.

comment 87 star 2,596 4 weeks ago

Some of america's richest people make more money in one hour than others would ever see in their lifetime.
we calculated how much 16 of the richest billionaires and celebrities make an hour, and the results were illuminating.
jeff bezos makes more than $4 million an hour, and kylie jenner earns the median us salary in roughly 2 1/2 hours. πŸ’Έ

comment 106 star 3,722 4 weeks ago

Starbucks' pumpkin spice latte— also known as the psl — returns to menus today. this is the earliest debut date ever for the pumpkin spice latte, with the beverage typically launching around the first week of september. over the last 15 years, this beverage has become an iconic marker of the beginning of autumn. πŸ‚β˜•οΈ

comment 73 star 1,019 4 weeks ago

Making time for a solid arm workout isn't always easy, especially if you're in need of weights and other equipment.

but when you're on the road or have a few minutes to spare between events, it can be nice to have some quick, virtually equipment-free arm workouts up your sleeve.

we asked new york university physical-therapy professor marilyn moffat, who also wrote the book "age defying fitness," for some of her favorite arm workouts that don't require weights.

comment 26 star 1,527 July 2018