Author Archives: John Harrington

Neighborhoods With the Most Outrageous Christmas Lights in Every State

Americans have been decorating their homes with outdoor lights during the holidays since suburbia exploded in growth after World War II. To that end, we buy an estimated 150 million ...
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Best Places to Shop on Black Friday

Black Friday, the traditional start to the holiday shopping season, has lost its frenetic edge as holiday sales promotions creep into Thanksgiving, and some stores plan to open on Thanksgiving ...
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A Closer Look: Why Some Industries Suffer More From Substance Abuse Than Others

Alcohol and illicit drug abuse are major burdens on American society, costing an estimated $442 billion annually in lost productivity and health care costs. The share of full-time workers who ...
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Restaurants Serving Free Food for Veterans Day

We are still two weeks away from Thanksgiving, when we give thanks for the bounty that nature has provided us. But before that holiday, on Veterans Day, the nation will ...
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50 Notable Events Since Trump Was Elected President

When Donald Trump won the presidential election a year ago, it marked the first time the United States had elected someone who had never held elective office since Dwight Eisenhower ...
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A Closer Look: Why Some States Have Higher Cancer Rates Than Others

Despite progress in managing risks, early detection, and treatment, cancer remains the second-leading cause of death in the United States. More than 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every ...
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Top 20 M*A*S*H Episodes

The television show "M*A*S*H" followed the lives of members of a mobile army surgical medical hospital during the Korean War. The soldiers -- doctors, nurses, and other staff -- used ...
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The Most Popular National Park in Every State

Interest in the national parks of the United States is growing. The number of visitors who came to national parks in 2016 was 331 million, exceeding the total population of ...
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The Worst Tragedy in Every State

October's massacre in Las Vegas represents the latest in a string of mass shootings that have killed hundreds across the country over the last two decades. Between the historic fires ...
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A Closer Look: Why Some Cities Have Higher Graduation Rates Than Others

The U.S. high school graduation rate rose to 83.2% in the 2014-2015 school year, a 4 percentage point increase from 2010-2011 when the states began using a consistent gauge of ...
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California Ranked as Worst State for Identity Theft

The Equifax data breach, affecting the information of an estimated 145.5 million American consumers, was one of the largest hacks in cybercrime history. But the credit bureau is hardly alone. ...
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Millennials Most Likely to Share Their Salary Information With Others

When it comes to how much money they make, historically a taboo topic, millennials are less reluctant to share salary information than baby boomers, based on a study from personal ...
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Immigrant Number Climbs in US, Forecast to Have Highest Share Ever in 2023

The immigration population in the United States climbed to a record 43.7 million people, or 13.5% of the total U.S. population, in 2016, according to a recent report from the ...
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Facebook Buys App That Is Opposed to Cyberbullying

Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) has acquired an app that might be considered as the antithesis of social media bullying. The app is called tbh, and it is popular among teens ...
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Retailers Completing Hiring for the Holidays

There is a chill in the air, and even though Halloween is several weeks away, Americans are starting to think about holiday shopping, as retailers complete their hiring plans. The ...
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