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Hot or Not Releases a List of the Hottest Soccer Players
Hot or Not, the pioneer of rating and the game that lets you check out and connect with other people nearby, has released a survey of the hottest soccer players competing in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. You might be surprised at who’s topping the charts.
With the US advancing to the next round, many Americans may be more inclined to watch the big game, and with the release of this list, may now have more reasons to tune in and check out these athletes from around the world. Check out the full release to see who made the list.
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2014 Global Peace Index: Seven Year Trend in Violence Overturns 60 Years of Increasing Peacefulness
Terrorist activity, the number of conflicts fought, and the number of refugees and displaced persons were the key contributors to the continuing deterioration in global peacefulness last year. This confirms a gradual, but significant downward slide over the past seven years, which overturns a 60-year trend of increasing global peacefulness dating back to the end of WWII.
The economic impact of containing and dealing with the consequences of global violence last year was estimated to be US$9.8 trillion, according to the latest Global Peace Index (GPI). This is equivalent to 11.3% of global GDP – equal to twice the size of the 54 countries in the African economy. See the news release to get the full results.
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Harley-Davidson Reveals Project LiveWire, the First Electric Harley-Davidson Motorcycle
Innovation, meet heritage. Harley-Davidson reveals Project LiveWire – the first Harley-Davidson electric motorcycle. In keeping with the company’s customer-led product development approach, starting next week select consumers across the country will be able to ride and provide feedback on the bike, helping to shape the future of Harley-Davidson’s first-ever electric motorcycle.
While not for sale, Project LiveWire is specifically designed for the purpose of getting insight into rider expectations of an electric Harley-Davidson motorcycle. See the full release to learn more about the electric hog.
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Workers Grade Their Bosses, Share Most Unusual Boss Requests in New CareerBuilder Survey
A bad boss is a classic cause of grief at the workplace, but just how common are they? According to a new CareerBuilder survey, a majority of workers think their boss is doing an above-average job.
Asked to evaluate their bosses’ performance, more than 6 in 10 (63%) U.S. workers say their manager deserves an “A” or a “B” while 1 in 7 would assign a “D” or “F” (14%). Additionally, about four in ten workers (39%) say they are friends with their boss. See the full release to learn more.
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Americans Most Gratuitous When it Comes to Tipping on Vacation, According to TripAdvisor Survey
TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, announced the results of its tipping survey of more than 25,000 respondents, including 3,700 from the U.S.
The survey revealed that 60% of U.S. respondents always tip for service on vacation, compared to the 27% average of seven other countries included in the poll—Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain, and the U.K. See the full release to get more of the survey results.
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Larry Grady is online content manager at PR Newswire for Journalists. He has worked in business media for nearly 30 years and enjoys reality TV and daydreaming about travel and wine.