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What's different outside the US?

Anonymous
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I've never left the US and I'm curious

What's so different about day to day life in other countries?

I've heard food is less processed, portions are smaller, and people cook more.  I'm told there's less open space and better public transportation in Europe.  I've heard the water is bad in south America.  

I hear healthcare is free is Canada and being able to seek medical care for free is why they're happier & healthier than us.  


What's different about lifestyles in different places?

Posted by Anonymous on May. 8, 2016 at 4:03 PM
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Mommato5kids
by on May. 8, 2016 at 4:46 PM
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Where to start:

Better maternity leave laws especially in Europe and Canada.

Some European countries work four days a week.

There's a lot of differences.
lollip0p
by Ruby Member on May. 8, 2016 at 4:47 PM
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A million things. Depends where you go. Every country is different.
lollip0p
by Ruby Member on May. 8, 2016 at 4:48 PM
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Food portions in the U.S are ridiculous though.
ColleenF30
by Lube Girl on May. 8, 2016 at 4:49 PM
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Look at the tax rates where healthcare is "free".

Peaceful.chaos
by Emerald Member on May. 8, 2016 at 4:50 PM
I've been all over the world. The last place I lived was Germany. It is so different. For one, their electrical grid is underground. There are no ugly poles and power lines everywhere. You could also eat off of their sidewalks. It's so unbelievably clean compared to here. One of the first things my kids noticed was how different it looked. My DS, 6 at the time, said "why does the U.S. look so junky?"
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Mrs.ChuckBass
by Platinum Member on May. 8, 2016 at 4:50 PM
Don't Americans pay taxes too?

Quoting ColleenF30:

Look at the tax rates where healthcare is "free".

Peaceful.chaos
by Emerald Member on May. 8, 2016 at 4:51 PM
Other countries have big portions. If you go out to eat in Germany, you better be really hungry.

Quoting lollip0p: Food portions in the U.S are ridiculous though.
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ColleenF30
by Lube Girl on May. 8, 2016 at 4:52 PM
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Not as high as other countries


Quoting Mrs.ChuckBass: Don't Americans pay taxes too?
Quoting ColleenF30:

Look at the tax rates where healthcare is "free".


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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 8, 2016 at 4:52 PM
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I have been to a few countries on different continents. In America we have the freedom to make our own decisions, unlike in command systems.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 8, 2016 at 4:53 PM
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Schooling is very different in Europe. In Finland they have more holiday breaks, more recess and less homework. Smaller classes that are hands on. Less paperwork.
The kids learn far better that way. They're not tired or bored by school like kids in the states. Nor do they have mounds of homework after 8 hours of schooling.
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