Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

Countries With the Fastest Growing and Shrinking Militaries

The United States military remains the largest force on the planet. The superpower’s 2016 military expenditure of $611 billion was equivalent to approximately 36% of all global military spending. U.S. ...
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11 Medical Conditions Aspirin Can Treat

About half of all Americans between the ages of 45 and 75 use aspirin, according to a recent survey. The drug’s popularity is attributable to its wide range of uses, ...
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Countries Doing the Most (and Least) to Protect the Environment

Unsafe water and poor air quality were responsible for a combined 6.8 million deaths worldwide in 2013, or more than one in every 10 preventable deaths. While most of these ...
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50 Worst Product Flops of All Time

Just like success, failure is part of doing business. Entrepreneurs and large companies often take big risks, hoping for success but not always achieving it. These failures take many different ...
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America’s Highest Paying Companies

American wages vary widely, from the minimum wage to six-figure salaries, and more. Often, it is the industry, in addition to the job, that determines the level of pay. The ...
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36 Passports with the Best Travel Perks

People of nearly every nationality travel to destinations abroad each year. Where they go, how long they can stay, and how their income earned abroad is taxed varies considerably, depending ...
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Cities Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty

The American economy has been recovering from the Great Recession for nearly eight years. As the U.S. has added jobs and wages have risen steadily, a troubling trend has emerged. ...
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15 Most Stressed Out Cities

Financial insecurity, health problems, strenuous work hours, and long commute times can all contribute to stress. In the United States, none of these stressors are especially rare. And while some ...
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The Most (and Least) Healthy Countries in the World

Many factors contribute to the health of a population, and worldwide health varies to the extreme. While most Americans are aware that these global health disparities exist, a look at ...
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19 Mistakes the IRS Says Filers Must Avoid

Tax season began on January 23, but millions of Americans have likely put off filing until the last few weeks before the April 18 deadline. Government cutbacks last year resulted ...
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8 States That Will Make Millions Taxing Marijuana

Legislation to regulate and tax marijuana sales in a manner similar to alcohol was introduced this month in the U.S. House of Representatives. While such legislation would be a first ...
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The Least Healthy County in Every State

By many health measures, the United States, a nation of over 320 million, is an anomaly. Despite health spending approaching $10,000 per person -- which amounts to twice and even ...
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The Happiest Countries in the World

The Norwegians and the Swiss have the highest life satisfaction in the world, according to the newest edition of the Better Life Index. According to the study, published annually by ...
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Best (and Worst) Paying Cities for Women

The typical woman working full time in the United States earns just 80 cents for every dollar the typical man earns. While the gender pay gap has narrowed substantially since ...
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America’s Oldest Beers

Domestically brewed craft beers are surging in popularity in the United States. The amount of beer produced by American microbreweries has grown from fewer than 950,000 barrels in 2009, to ...
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