Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

As the land of opportunity, the United States has attracted people from around the world for centuries. Yet not all parts of the country are equally desirable, and some cities ...
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Best Town to Trick-or-Treat in Every State

Does “Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat” ring a bell? No doubt, one of many adults' greatest childhood memories entails dressing up on Halloween ...
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Cities With the Lowest Poverty Rates

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services set the poverty line for 2017 at an annual income of $12,060 for individuals and $24,600 for families of four. Despite numerous ...
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100 Most Valuable Brands in the World

Samsung, Coca-Cola, Honda -- these are just a few of the brands familiar to consumers around the world. As intangible assets, brand names can be highly valuable, worth millions and ...
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Industries Suffering From the Most Substance Abuse

Substance abuse can be harmful to personal mental and physical well-being. It also takes a heavy toll on the economy. Alcohol and illicit drug abuse, including the misuse of prescription ...
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Cities With the Highest Poverty Rates

Over half a century has passed since President Lyndon Johnson declared war on poverty -- with the stated goal of eradicating and preventing serious financial hardship in the United States. ...
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Most Famous Musician From Each State

While culture is not the largest of U.S. exports, it has had the most pronounced and observable effect on the world. Global entertainment is dominated by U.S.-produced art, with music ...
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America’s Most and Least Educated States

With millions of Americans saddled with seemingly insurmountable levels of student debt, some are calling into question the practicality of obtaining a four-year college degree. Still, the share of Americans ...
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The Least Healthy City in Every State

The United States spends more on health care than any other country, yet ranks just 42nd in life expectancy. Health care expenditure per capita in the United states reached $9,990 ...
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America’s Richest and Poorest States

The U.S. Census Bureau released on Wednesday new data from its 2016 annual population survey -- with largely positive findings. Most notable among the survey’s findings is the significant increase ...
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The Cost of Gas the Year You Were Born

There were an estimated 218 million motorists in the United States in 2015, accounting for a combined 3.1 trillion vehicle miles traveled the same year -- more than in any ...
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Worst Cities to Live in Every State

Americans take into consideration a number of factors when deciding where to live, including the quality of schools, the strength of the local economy and job market, the area’s safety ...
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Best and Worst Cities for Women

Gender inequality remains a matter of fact in the United States. Women earn roughly 80 cents on the dollar compared to their male counterparts. Many must overcome various stigma related ...
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Worst Cities to Raise Children

In a country as large and diverse as the United States, not all areas are equal when it comes to raising children. While the number of factors that can affect ...
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15 Cities Where Unions Are Disappearing

Union membership surged in the United States in the wake of the Great Depression and WWII. Organized labor peaked in the mid-1950s, when 35% of the workforce belonged to a ...
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