Author Archives: Joseph Gedeon

15 Most Threatened Indigenous Peoples

Relatively few civilizations are the original residents of the regions they inhabit -- the result of colonization and struggles over land and resources. The world’s indigenous peoples are either extinct, ...
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13 Cities Where People Are Proud of Their Communities

Americans are patriots. As Americans, we are not just proud of our nation, but often also of our state and the city in which we live. Still, residents of cities ...
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The Most Evangelical States in America

Evangelicals are America’s most powerful religious affiliation. As a group, white evangelicals form one-fifth of all registered voters in the United States and make up one-third of all voters who ...
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America’s Best Cities for Public Transportation

In a report card assessing the nation’s infrastructure issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers, transit in the United States received a grade of D-. Despite increasing demand, much ...
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25 Largest (and 25 Smallest) National Parks

Interest in national parks has been soaring in recent years. In fact, total visits to U.S. national parks exceeded the population of the nation in 2016 alone. Exploring the wilderness, ...
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Shortest (and Longest) Living Dog Breeds in the World

When compared to humans, dogs do not nearly get as much time in this world as we do, and a full life doesn't necessarily have to be a long one ...
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12 Companies Laying Off the Most Workers in 2017

In an era of fast fashion, fast food and fast internet, the old ways of doing business just don’t cut it. As more consumers shift to online shopping and business ...
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15 Cities Where You Can See the Total Solar Eclipse

Eclipse-mania is sweeping the United States. From Oregon to South Carolina, 14 states will experience a total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. It will be the first event of its ...
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20 Countries That Love to Vacation in America

When the world’s biggest entertainment and media industry highlights all aspects of American life, the United States naturally becomes the place to visit. Whether global travelers come to shop, relax, ...
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Most Common Last Names in the US

"What's in a name?” Shakespeare's Juliet asked that rhetorical question more than 500 years ago. This question still rings true today in 21st century America. Names tell a story - ...
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America’s Most Powerful Athletes

Being an elite athlete no longer means you are just a sports icon. While sports figures make a name for themselves on the field, their reach goes even further once ...
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25 Largest Countries in the World

Mankind’s footprint grows larger than ever, with 7.5 billion people on the planet. The population is increasing because of rising birth rates in the developing world, improving health care and ...
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25 Smallest Countries and Territories in the World

The world's smallest countries and territories by population are also among the most remote. Many are island nations in the South Pacific, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic Ocean. Because many ...
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30 Most Crowded Cities in the World

By 2050, 66% of the world’s population will live in urban areas. But what drives someone to leave a rural region to move to the big city? Most people choose ...
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States With the Most and Least Cat Owners

When it comes to cats, it won’t take you nine lifetimes to see how popular they are in the United States. These typically furry and cuddly animals were considered ...
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