Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

The REAL Difference Between Europe And America Will Open Your Eyes.

We're not saying that one nation is better than the other, but when it comes to differences, Europe and America are a world apart. We're not just referring to the body of water that separates these two continents either. There are subtle and major differences in customs, eating habits, traditions, transportation, sports and even life expectancy. There are even distinction in personal values between Americans and Europeans as well. Don't even get us started on world politics. Even when it comes to military action, the U.S. is far more prone to believe in swift military force to maintain world order, whereas Europeans believe that the approval of the UN should come first. So yes, although we're all human on the inside, life in these countries are far more different than you'd expect.

Nudity is viewed quite differently among these two nations.

Europeans cater to nudists in several beaches. They also show women topless on television on a regular basis without censorship. So if you're Gung-ho about nudity, then you should go to Europe, who is far more chillaxed about the whole thing.

Nudity is viewed quite differently among these two nations.

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Americans find that nudity is far more restrictive than their European counterparts.

For starters, the only time you'll see a boob on television is if you're watching a premium channel or downloading porn. There is zero tolerance for women going topless unless they're flashing their boobs during Mardi Gras. It's so restrictive that some women are even shamed for breastfeeding in public.

Americans find that nudity is far more restrictive than their European counterparts.

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You can live a few years longer if you're in Europe.

The life expectancy for Europeans is over 80 years, which isn't bad at all. It may have something to do with the fact that they don't often serve XL or supersize anything on food or drink-related items. It's not to say that there isn't obesity in Europe, but compared to their American counterparts, the portions are smaller and life is a little less stressful, which contributes to a longer lifespan.

You can live a few years longer if you're in Europe.

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In America, the average life expectancy rarely exceeds 79.3 years.

Of course, Americans still rank 31st in the level of life expectancy worldwide. However, the truly enormous portions of food have resulted in obesity and other health ailments that have significantly compromised the American way of life. Not to mention the fact that there is a great deal more stress, especially in cities like New York.

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