Author Archives: Evan Comen

50 Most (and Least) Popular Star Wars Characters

Upon its release in May 1977, “Star Wars” opened in just 42 theaters. The film quickly broke box office records, was ordered to a greater number of theaters, and began ...
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America’s 25 Dying Industries

An estimated 141.9 million people are working in the United States, up 4.8% from 10 years ago. While the economy as a whole grew at a healthy pace, workforce growth ...
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50 Best (and Worst) Holiday Albums

Hearing Christmas music everywhere you turn? That's a sure sign the holiday season is upon us. The best holiday music can immediately put you in the Christmas spirit, evoking warm ...
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The Best- and Worst-Run States in America: A Survey of All 50

In the United States, the federal government is the ultimate legislative authority -- wielding the power to regulate commerce, declare war, as well as establish and maintain a currency. Beyond ...
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20 Actors Getting Paid the Most to Say the Least

Film is a visual medium. While talking pictures, or films with sound, have been around for nearly a century, roles in many of today’s biggest blockbusters have relatively little dialogue. ...
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50 Longest Running Primetime TV Shows

Popular TV catchphrases such as “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”, “Heeeeere’s Johnny!”, and “D’oh!” are likely recognizable to a majority of Americans -- whether they’ve watched “Saturday Night ...
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38 Artists With the Most Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency, and overall excellence in the recording industry. The awards recognize the talent of musicians in many genres, including pop, rock, R&B, jazz, ...
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Biggest One-Hit Wonders

Having a song chart on the American Top 40 is a dream for musicians around the globe. Many artists often have just one great song within them, or at least ...
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The Drunkest City in Every State

Excessive drinking claims the lives of tens of thousands of Americans each year and is responsible for about 1 in every 10 deaths among working age adults. Alcohol abuse also ...
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Cost of a Thanksgiving Meal the Year You Were Born

Approximately 285 million Americans sit every year on the fourth Thursday of November to celebrate Thanksgiving. With 88% of the country sharing a similar meal on the same day, price ...
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50 Most Popular Female Comedians

Comedy has historically been a field saturated with men. While male comedians often receive the most media exposure, women have been behind some of the best and most innovative contributions ...
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11 School Districts Spending the Most on Students

Few municipal services in the United States are as uneven as the public school system. The quality of schools across the country largely depends on local property values, with the ...
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Most Famous Latin Artists

Every year, music lovers in Spanish, Portuguese, and increasingly English speaking countries look forward to the Latin Grammy Awards. The awards honor rising and long-influential Latin stars for outstanding achievements ...
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America’s 25 Murder Capitals

Despite economic improvements in recent years -- with rising median household income, falling unemployment, and a nearly complete recovery from the Great Recession by a number of measures -- violent ...
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Most Expensive States to Get Divorced

While the share of marriages that end in divorce has steadily declined over the last 50 years, between 40% and 50% of U.S. marriages end in dissolution, according to the ...
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