Author Archives: Michael B. Sauter

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18 Reasons to Drink Coffee for Your Health

Often, the foods and beverages people love the most are unhealthy and should be consumed only once in awhile. Coffee, however, appears to be a rare exception. One of the ...
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Is Obama’s $500 Million Library Excessive?

President Barack Obama revealed earlier this month his plans for a presidential museum and library to be built in Jackson Park on the South Side of Chicago, on the grounds ...
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America’s Safest Cars

There are many measures to determine car safety, and one is to examine driver death rates per vehicle. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released this week identified ...
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America’s Deadliest Cars

There are many measures to determine car safety, and one is to examine driver death rates per vehicle. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety released this week identified ...
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8 Old-Fashioned Names Making Huge Comebacks

One of the most common naming conventions in the United States is to give a child the name of his or her older relative or ancestor. While popular 20th century ...
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States Where Wildfires Caused the Most Damage

There were more than 67,000 wildfires across the United States last year. The fires burned over 5.5 million acres, a landmass roughly the size of the state of New ...
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9 Ways to Deal With Robocalls

According to the Federal Communications Commission, 2.4 billion automated marketing calls are made every month, the equivalent of the more than seven for every American. These computerized marketing calls, or ...
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25 Most Important Star Wars Characters

On May 4, fans everywhere will celebrate Star Wars Day, the fan-made global holiday celebrating the classic science fiction films that comprise the Star Wars universe. The foundation of the ...
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Poorest Town in Every State

Approximately 46 million Americans live in poverty, according to the federal government. Tens of millions more do not live below the poverty line, but nonetheless face financial difficulties living in ...
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10 Best States for Immigrants

The California State Senate passed a bill in April that provides a number of protections to immigrants in the state in light of recent crackdowns by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ...
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Countries Spending the Most on War

The United States spent $611 billion on its military last year, up slightly from about $596 billion the year prior. American military spending dwarfs that of every other nation in ...
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States Investing the Most and Least in Children

Most Americans agree that it is important to provide children with ample opportunities for success, regardless of where they live. To this end, state and local government budgets include ...
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States Producing the Most Renewable Energy

Climate change is widely viewed as one of the long-term events most threatening to the Earth and human life. Research shows that since the Industrial Revolution in the 1700s, changes ...
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25 Most Polluted Cities

Approximately 125 million Americans live in areas where they are exposed to dangerously high levels of air pollution, a considerable decline from the year before. This has been the trend ...
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14 States Struggling With Mental Illness

More than 40 million Americans suffer from some form of mental illness, and nearly 10 million struggle with a serious condition such as chronic depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. While ...
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