Author Archives: John Harrington

Bing Predicts: Who Will Win the Grammys

The Grammy Awards often surprise and shock audiences with unexpected winners and losers. For example, few had predicted that Adele would beat Beyonce for Record of the Year, Album of ...
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Closer Look: Why Are 3 Colorado Cities Among Most Livable in US?

Three Colorado cities -- Centennial, Arvada, and Highlands Ranch -- were among the top five cities to live in the United States, according to a recent 24/7 Wall St. story. ...
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Most Popular Oscar Winners of All Time

The Academy Awards are more than a month away, and the nominations won’t be known until January 23, but anticipation for the event is growing. This year’s ceremony, which will ...
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Song of the Year at the Grammys the Year You Were Born

The Grammy Award for Song of the Year is one of the most prestigious awards the music industry can bestow, akin to a movie winning Best Picture at the Academy ...
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50 Biggest Elections in the World

Democracy in all its forms has been celebrated since it became a core principle of Greek society over 1,500 years ago. Today, whether or not citizens are granted the right ...
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50 Most Popular 2018 Grammy Nominees

Awards season is upon us, and after the activism and serious nature of the Golden Globes, it's time to get ready for the the Grammys. The 60th annual Grammy Awards ...
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25 Biggest Layoffs in the Last Year

The U.S. labor market has been in a sustained recovery. The nation has added jobs for 87 straight months -- the longest streak on record, according to the Labor Department, ...
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50 Places Raising the Minimum Wage in 2018

Several dozen American cities, counties, and states raised local minimum wages on January 1. In a few California cities, the minimum wage increased by $2.00 or more per hour. In ...
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A Closer Look: Why Drunk Driving Deaths Happen in Some States More Than Others

A recent report about alcohol-impaired driving from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration contained some good news and some bad news. The good news is driving-crash fatalities involving alcohol accounted ...
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25 Best Toys for Cats

Toys for cats are catnip for the pets industry. Americans bought about $1 billion in toys for dogs and cats in 2016, an 18% increase from 2011, according to market ...
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The Next 15 States to Legalize Marijuana

Support for legalizing marijuana for recreational use has been growing in recent years in the United States. However, the momentum for greater recreational use of the drug may have been ...
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Best Places to Birdwatch in Every State

There’s a good chance your neighbor is a birdwatcher. In the United States, there are 45 million of them, or almost 1 in 7 people in this country. Entry to ...
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20 Companies That Turned Their Fortunes Around in 2017

Turning around the fortunes of a struggling company can be a daunting task. It can mean changing the company’s culture, laying off workers, or paring management -- upheavals that can ...
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25 Athletes Who Came Out of Nowhere This Year

Some things are certain in sports. LeBron James, Alexander Ovechkin, Mike Trout, and Aaron are among the best in their respective leagues and will likely continue to dominate as long ...
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Best and Worst Musicals of All Time

With the advent of sound technology in cinema, Hollywood began to not only include music in motion pictures, but also to make films in which the music helps tell the ...
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