Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

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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25 Counties With the Widest Income Gaps

The gap between the rich and poor has continued to widen in the United States. While the wealthiest 5% of U.S. households earn at least $203,000 annually, the bottom 20% ...
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The Drunkest (and Driest) Cities in America

The subject of two constitutional amendments and the pillar of a major U.S. industry, alcohol is inextricably tied to America’s political and commercial history. On an individual level, alcohol is ...
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The Most Dangerous City in Every State

After more than two decades of steady decline, violent crime in the U.S. may be on the rise once again. There were an estimated 15,696 murders in the United States in ...
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The Richest Town in Every State

In recent years, income inequality has taken a much more central role in the national discourse, and an increasingly-politicized one at that. While there are several potential explanations for this ...
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What a Typical Home Costs in Every State

Due in large part to the subprime mortgage crisis that lasted from 2007 to 2010, the U.S. housing market has undergone unprecedented change in the last 10 years. As the ...
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American Cities Where China Is Investing the Most

Chinese investment in the United States hit an all-time high in 2016. That year, Chinese companies invested $46 billion in the country, more than triple the $15 billion investment in ...
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Healthiest County in Every State

Average life expectancy for Americans can vary by as much as 15 years, depending on where one is born. While the average person born in Montgomery County, Maryland is expected ...
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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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41 Countries the US Government Doesn’t Want You to Visit

The U.S. State Department issued a travel alert for all of Europe for May 1 to September 1, 2017. The alert is intended to keep Americans traveling to the continent ...
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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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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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The Best (and Worst) Jobs in America

The U.S. economy is constantly evolving. So, too, is the U.S. job market. Some occupations that were once high paying and relatively stable are now fading from the economic landscape, ...
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States Most Dependent on Trade With Canada

The United States Department of Commerce imposed on Monday a 20% import tax on softwood lumber from Canada. The measure is the latest indication of mounting economic tensions between the ...
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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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