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KRISTEN’S PICK - WINNER

CHARITY: Seattle Is Most Giving City

Online charitable donations saw a big increase in 2013 and a new survey finds that Seattle is the most charitable city in the country. Based on donations per capita, Seattle leads all American cities with populations of at least 100,000. Seattle donated approximately $53 per person. In contrast, the city of Miami Gardens, Florida ranked last on the list with residents donating around 50-cents per person.

Here's a list of the 10 most charitable cities in the country.

1.Seattle

2.Alexandria, VA

3.Atlanta

4.Washington, DC

5.Cambridge, MA

6.Ann Arbor, MI

7.Arlington, VA

8.Cincinnati

9.Bellevue, WA

10.San Francisco

(Forbes)


FRECKLES' PICK

THERE ARE WORDS THAT MOST MEN KNOW, BUT WOMEN DON’T

A researcher gave vocabulary tests to men and women to see which words they recognized – and which words they didn’t. These tests found there are words that most men know – that many women don’t. The numbers in parenthesis showing the percentage of men who knew the word followed by the percentage of women.

Here’s a rundown of some of those words:

codec (88, 48)

solenoid (87, 54)

golem (89, 56)

mach (93, 63)

humvee (88, 58)

claymore (87, 58)

scimitar (86, 58)

kevlar (93, 65)

paladin (93, 66)

bolshevism (85, 60)

biped (86, 61)

dreadnought (90, 66)

And here are the words that women were most likely to know over men:

taffeta (48, 87)

tresses (61, 93)

bottlebrush (58, 89)

flouncy (55, 86)

mascarpone (60, 90)

decoupage (56, 86)

progesterone (63, 92)

wisteria (61, 89)

taupe (66, 93)

flouncing (67, 94)

peony (70, 96)

bodice (71, 96)

(Source: slate)