The US will be celebrating its independence day today. But what does the rest of the (English-speaking) world really think of America? We’ve turned to Google for answers. Here are some of the most common queries about the country. Why is America so religious? In a 2009 Gallup Poll, when asked "Is religion important in your daily life?", 69 per cent of Americans answered “yes”. Given that the US is a strictly secular state, that figure might seem oddly high. And compared to much of Europe, it is. The figure for Sweden was 17 per cent, the UK 27 per cent, France 30 per cent, and Germany 40 per cent. But there are many countries in which religion is even more pivotal that don’t suffer the same evangelical stereotype as America, including Jamaica (70 per cent), Portugal (72 per cent) and South Africa (85 per cent). Why is America so fat? Like many developed countries, including Britain, the US has a high obesity rate (the 18th highest in the world) because … [Read more...] about Religion, obesity and bad cheese – what the world can’t work out about America
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Annie Linskey Globe Staff April 21, 2018 WASHINGTON — When President Richard Nixon got into legal trouble, a team of top lawyers signed up to represent him. And as Bill Clinton found himself staring down a grand jury, another crop of elite attorneys stood at his side.But the lure of representing the most powerful man in the world isn’t appealing to this generation’s cadre of top white-collar criminal defense attorneys: Twelve partners from a total of seven firms have said no to President Trump’s entreaties to help him navigate the special counsel’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.Being turned down time and again led Trump to pick former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani this week, turning to a former presidential candidate and one-time US attorney who was known for his at times imprecise but often effective advocacy of Trump … [Read more...] about Why the most powerful man in the world has struggled to assemble a legal team
Many people can manage a vacation or two to the shore each year for some getaway time. However, the super-rich who love the sun and sand have a different agenda: They want to visit the best beaches in the world.These exotic destinations feature little-known atolls and private islands, but they have two things in common: amazing beaches and high prices.Click through to see the beautiful beaches that are ridiculously expensive. 17 PHOTOS Best beaches in the world See Gallery Best beaches in the world Bora Bora, French Polynesia Widely regarded as one of the best hotels in the world, especially for honeymooners, the Four Seasons Bora Bora is a dreamy collection of thatched-roof bungalows and villas perched above crystal clear light blue water. Reserve the three-bedroom beachfront villa estate for an average of $17,828 per night to enjoy a private white-sand beach, private swimming pool and excellent sunset views. Once you've had your fill of couple time, you can either … [Read more...] about These are the 17 best beaches in the entire world
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Monday newsletters always feature top 10 travel lists to inspire. Today (September 11, 2017): Top 10 best airports in the world. Getting to or from a travel destination can be an exhausting event, often because of the stressful airport experience which can make flying a real chore. If you’ve ever been stranded at an airport for more than a few hours because of a long layover or a delayed flight, you know how frustrating and boring it can be. However, stopovers have become considerably less miserable in recent years, at least in certain airports that seem to get it right by taking their services and amenities up a serious notch. Improvements include high-quality dining venues, world-class shopping malls packed with haute boutiques, exhilarating leisure facilities from IMAX movie theaters to golf courses and rooftop pools, and designated quiet zones that come under the form of zen gardens, museums and luxurious spas. And while I never hope for a … [Read more...] about Top 10: best airports in the world for a layover