Author Archives: Thomas C. Frohlich

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States Profiting the Most From Sin

Smoking, drinking, gambling, and other vice-like habits are widely believed to be harmful -- not just to the individuals who drink, smoke, or gamble, but to society at large. Some ...
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Hardest States to Buy a Gun

Born from a violent revolution, the U.S. constitution ensures that gun ownership is a fundamental right. Today, there are more than 7.5 million gun stores in the United States, and ...
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Stores Pokemon Trainers Visit the Most

Since its release, Nintendo’s Pokémon Go has been downloaded by Americans tens of millions of times and is set to surpass the success of other mobile games by any number ...
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7 Cities Losing Their Doctors

As the U.S. population continues to grow -- and age -- demand for health care services is expected to increase. Along with demographic changes, the number of Americans with ...
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37 Counties Where People Die Young

Life expectancy in the United States has increased steadily over the course of the past century. Longer lifespans are perhaps the ultimate bellwether of progress as they are largely due ...
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America’s Best Companies to Work For

Americans work 34.4 hours per week on average, spending more time at work than employees of any other developed country in the world. Employed full-time, the average U.S. adult works ...
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The Most Expensive City in Each State

The average American household spends $53,495 each year on food, clothing, shelter, entertainment, and other expenses. To put that in perspective, the typical U.S. household income is $53,576. These costs ...
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American Cities With Booming (and Shrinking) Incomes

The American workforce earned 2.9% more income in 2014 than in the previous year. As the American economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, more people are able ...
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States Where Anyone Can Carry a Concealed Weapon

Each year, roughly 117,000 Americans are shot, and nearly one in every three of those shot die. Some Americans have responded to the problem of gun violence by advocating for stricter ...
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Cities Adding the Most Jobs in Every State

The improved U.S. labor market has attracted more people to the labor force -- defined as those who are employed and those actively seeking work. Because jobs have been added ...
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The Most (and Least) Valuable States

A recent study estimates that the combined value of all land in the contiguous United States is worth nearly $23 trillion. The most valuable state, according to the survey, is ...
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7 States Recovering From Severe Drought

California and parts of the Southwestern United States have now endured a fifth consecutive year of drought. While these areas and the country are far from being drought free, near ...
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50 Most Popular National Monuments

Fireworks, barbecues, and parades are perhaps the most common Fourth of July celebrations. While perhaps more solemn, visiting some of the numerous national monuments and memorials is another perfect way ...
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50 Worst Cities to Live In

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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12 States Smoking the Most Marijuana

Support for marijuana legalization in the United States has risen steadily over the years. Today, a majority of Americans are in favor of legalizing the drug, although the number of ...
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