Mar 14, 10:33 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Science By Vanessa Doctor 03/14/19 AT 7:36 AM Obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 and up, categorized into tiers of Class 1 (30 to < 35), Class 2 (35 to < 40), and Class 3 (40 and up, or extremely obese). The normal range for one’s BMI is 18.5 to < 25. BMI is the definitive screening test to determine if someone is obese and is calculated in terms of a person’s weight in kilograms and height in meters.In the United States, the average BMI is 29.1 for males and 29.6 for females, with a mean weight of 197.9 pounds and 170.6 pounds, respectively. But while these figures are bordering on alarming, it appears that the U.S. is not among the top countries with the most number of obese people—and the United Kingdom is not even part of the “most obese” list. According to the World Population Review, Micronesian … [Read more...] about World’s Most Obese Countries In 2019 Are Not US And UK
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Three researchers have illustrated how 'market-creating innovations' can solve failing economies and hunger worldwide. Entrepreneur Published 11:00 am CST, Friday, January 25, 2019 Photo: Peeterv | Getty Images Photo: Peeterv | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Peeterv | Getty Images Entrepreneurs Can Have a Direct Impact on the Eradication of Extreme Poverty in the World. Here's How. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery According to data from the World Bank, between 1990 and 2018, the rate of extreme poverty worldwide dropped from 36 percent to approximately 9 percent. That drop is much more than a statistic: It represented more than one billion people who no longer … [Read more...] about Entrepreneurs Can Have a Direct Impact on the Eradication of Extreme Poverty in the World. Here’s How.
After years of instability, tourists are starting to come back to Egypt, a country that was once one of the premier destinations in the world, with gorgeous beaches, breathtaking desert landscapes, arguably, the greatest collection of ruins, temples, and artifacts in the world. I decided to make the trip to Egypt this year after dreaming of visiting since I was a kid. While the historical sights and scenery lived up to expectations, I found myself constantly frustrated by the feeling that I’d been taken advantage of by guides, that tour operators were cutting corners, or that people were outright lying to me. It had long been a dream of mine to visit Egypt. Sitting on the Mediterranean, the country is blessed with gorgeous beaches, breathtaking desert landscapes, a pleasant, warm winter climate, and, arguably, the greatest collection of ruins, temples, and artifacts in the world. But after the 2011 Arab Spring Revolution, the country seemed unstable and unsafe. Political … [Read more...] about I’m convinced Egypt could be the greatest tourist destination in the world if it weren’t for a troubling pattern that nearly ruined my trip
Cairo,Egypt is one of the most polluted cities in the world, if not the No.1 most polluted. I recently visited and found that, even after just a day in the city, I could feel the effects on my breathing, sleep, and skin. The experience reminded me of how lucky I, as an American, am to have the air quality in the country I live. I think most Americans have no conception of what it is like to live in a heavily polluted city like much of the world in Egypt, China, India, or elsewhere. The Egyptian government is taking steps to improve air quality, with a plan to reduce air pollution by 50% by 2023. I don’t think I understood what it was like to live in a truly polluted city until I’d been to one. As an American, I’d never really experienced a place choked with smog. New York, my home, is only the 21st most polluted city in the world, according to a recent study by Eco Experts, which combines data on air quality, noise pollution, and light pollution. Los Angeles, … [Read more...] about I visited what’s possibly the most polluted city in the world, and realised Americans have no idea how good they have it
More than 19.5 million people live in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It is the most densely populated city in the country spanning 300 kilometers – about 186 miles. That’s more than 23,234 people per square kilometer, just over half a square mile. It is reported that 2,000 people move to Dhaka every day. Out of 164.7 million Bangladeshi, one in four live below the poverty line. Over 3 million people are estimated to live in the slums of Dhaka alone. Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is the most crowded city in the world. More than 19.5 million people live in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. It is the most densely populated city in the country spanning 300 kilometers – about 186 miles. That’s more than 23,234 people per square kilometer, just over half a square mile. It is reported that 2,000 people move to Dhaka every day. More than 26% of Bangladeshi who flock to Dhaka leave their home cities due to natural disasters and climate change, according to … [Read more...] about Staggering photos show what daily life is really like in Dhaka, the most crowded city in the world