Scientists think that the letters in your name–especially the first letter or letters–can influence the way you live your life, including what job you take, the person you marry, and where you live. In 2008, two Belgian researchers found that workers in their country were more likely to choose a workplace if the first letter of its name matched their own.
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We’ve seen devastating storms across the US lately, as well as floods in Australia, Brazil and Japan. Last summer, heat waves hit Europe, a place with little air conditioning. Cities worldwide are failing to take necessary steps to protect residents from the likely impacts of climate change, even though billions of urban dwellers are vulnerable to heat waves, sea level rise, and other changes associated with warming more