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Which Lottery Number Is The Best?

We’d all love to win the lottery. But of course the chances of having that happen are very small. Now, however, researchers may have just increased your chances of winning the big bucks. How? Well, they’ve figured out that some numbers are actually luckier than others.

The online betting platform Jackpot has looked at winning lottery numbers from all over the world in the last 12 months. They looked at the US Powerball, the Irish Lotto, EuroMillions, the UK Lotto and more.

So, what number is the luckiest? The best number was…number 16! It was drawn over 191 times over the last year. The second best number was 22 and the worst number was 18.

Of course, keep in mind that your chances to winning the lottery are not very high. But you just might have better luck with these numbers!

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Fourth of July Hints for a Great Day

It’s the country’s birthday, and that means that you want to make things special for yourself and those around you. Check out these great do it yourself activities to create a fun atmosphere on this great day.

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Get Away From It All At These Key Hotels

If you’re thinking of taking a vacation, you may want to plan early with these spots. This is a list of the most-booked hotels in places around the world. Now, the fact that they are the most-booked probably means that they are quite nice and conveniently located, but it also certainly means that it’s hard to come by a reservation.

The Most Booked Hotels in the World:

  1. Best Western Premier Grand Canyon Squire Inn, Tusayan, US
  2. Park Lane Hotel, New York City, US
  3. Yavapai Lodge, Grand Canyon National Park, US

The Most Booked Hotels in Europe

  1. The Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
  2. The Montague on the Gardens, London, UK
  3. Absalon Hotel, Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. Hotel Europa, Madrid, Spain
  5. I31 Hotel, Berlin, Germany
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April’s Fools Ideas

With April Fool’s Day around the corner, we’d all like to have some tricks in our pockets. Now, keep in mind that you should use only tasteful tricks that won’t harm anyone or hurt their feelings. The point here is to spread humor and fun on this day! Enjoy these ideas below.

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Do You Live in One of the Happiest Places in the World?

Where are the happiest places in the world to live? Norway has jumped to first place this year, with Denmark in second, Iceland in third and Switzerland in fourth. After this are Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden. This comes according to the latest World Happiness Report that was released Monday by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network for the UN.

The US came in 14th, Germany was in 16th and the UK hit the 19th spot. Japan was in the 51st spot while China was in the 79th place.

What were the key measurements that made up the report? Real gross domestic product per capita was one measurement, another was generosity. Other measurements included a healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, freedom from corruption and having someone to count on. As explained by Jeffrey Sachs, the report’s co-editor and director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University,

“The World Happiness Report continues to draw global attention around the need to create sound policy for what matters most to people — their well-being. As demonstrated by many countries, this report gives evidence that happiness is a result of creating strong social foundations. It’s time to build social trust and healthy lives, not guns or walls. Let’s hold our leaders to this fact.”

The report also focused on happiness in the workplace. As Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, co-author of the report chapter on happiness at work explained, “There is a clear distinction in happiness between white and blue collar jobs with managers or professionals evaluating the quality of their lives at a much higher level than those in manual labor jobs even controlling for any possible confounding factors.”

Interestingly, the report found that the single biggest cause of misery in rich countries was mental illness.

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Enjoying the Work/Life Balance

We can all learn something from Peter Muller and the recent decisions that he’s made. As one of Wall Street’s best quant traders, Peter Muller should be working hard. After working incredibly hard for years, Muller decided in 1999 that he needed a break and he went on a sabbatical.

As he told Business Insider, “I became enormously successful, but I wasn’t as happy or fulfilled.” He travelled the world and used his incredible musical talent as a pianist.

When he returned, he managed to find that work/life balance that is elusive to so many. He told Morgan Stanley that he needed room in his life for music as well as business. As he said,

“I took a big step back. And I figured, I’m going to pursue music… I recorded a couple of albums, and I became executive chairman of the group that I built. And I realized that I needed both [music and work] – they both feed and influence the other.”

He’s been performing with his band at least once a month for the last nine years. And while he has a “crazy, busy life” he manages to perform at least once a month and to give the money to charity.

Here is a sample of his work:

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