The Most Dangerous Mosquito in the United States

The most dangerous mosquito in the United States is the aedes aegypti, also known as the “Yellow Fever Mosquito” due to it’s link to Yellow Fever. The aedes aegypti is also the known carrier for other diseases such as Zika, West Nile Virus, Dengue fever, and Chikungunya. The aedis aegypti mosquito has high populations throughout the southern United States and is responsible for some of the most dangerous diseases in the world.

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If You Want To Be Happy, Spend Money On Experiences, Not Things

Multiple studies have shown that we not only enjoy purchases of experiences more than material things, but that this pleasure starts in the anticipation leading up to the event – way before the actual experience. It also lingers long after the event is over.

Buying things doesn’t buy happiness for two main reasons:
1. New things get old quickly; we acclimatize to our surroundings very easily
due to something called hedonistic adaptation, so we look for the next novel purchase instead of just enjoying what we already have.
2. Materialistic possessions invite comparisons with our peers which can cause jealousy when friends or rivals upgrade their belongings, leading to a desire to “keep up with the Jones”.

While the joy of a new purchase diminishes within days, it turns out that the happiness of a novel experience can stay with us for the rest of our lives. In fact, even the act of standing in line to buy a ticket to an event has been rated as more pleasant than waiting to buy a material good!
But why is this the case? Well, one major reason lies in the fact that major experiences become a part of our identity, and we enjoy telling the story (which can be done over and over again in the future).
Another lies in the anticipation leading up to the actual event; that’s why standing in line for an event like a movie or amusement park ride is much more fun than standing in line at the grocery store checkout.
Finally, the fleeting nature of experiences actually makes us value them more. Since we know that they will come and go quickly, we create extra emotional attachment to them over our belongings which we take for granted just a few days after acquiring them.

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The State of Man

Average testosterone levels in men have been steadily declining over the past few decades. Sub-optimal T is at the root of this generation of men who are fat, slow, weak, depressed, and have difficulty getting it up. The reasons for this decline in manhood are diverse, but can largely be narrowed down to lifestyle factors such as nutrition, lack of exercise, sleep deprivation and elevated stress levels. Since it’s lifestyle factors that have led men down this path, it makes sense that optimizing these factors will have the opposite effect: an increase in natural T production.

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Zika Virus

The Zika virus has made global news as it brought deaths, birth defects, and numerous health concerns. It has created problem after problem, with no clear solution or end in sight. Even now, with Zika having been around for a while, there are issues going on every day.

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