Author Archives: Thomas C. Frohlich

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Counties Going Hungry in Every State

Food is a basic need that many people take for granted. Yet, 48 million Americans face limited access to adequate amounts of nutritious food. Many who are food insecure rely ...
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10 Deadliest Diseases in the World

Disease is responsible for by far the most deaths worldwide. The first eight of the 12 leading causes of death globally are all diseases, and only two of the next ...
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25 Most Stressed-Out Cities

Money is the single largest cause of stress in the United States. Although the economy has been recovering from the Great Recession and aggregate income has been rising, many Americans ...
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Pollution

20 Most Polluted Cities in America

More than half of all Americans live in areas that have dangerously high levels of either ozone or particle pollution. The United States has made great strides controlling air pollution ...
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mental illness

12 States Struggling With Mental Illness

Close to 10 million Americans suffer from chronic depression, bipolar disorder, or another serious mental illness. Depression alone is the leading cause of disability worldwide. In the United States, mental ...
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counting money

25 Highest Paying Companies in America

Paychecks in America vary tremendously. On average, U.S. workers earn just under $50,000 a year, which takes into account workers who live off poverty wages as well as those who ...
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9 Most Counterfeited Products in America

More than 24 million containers enter the U.S. each year: 11 million of them arrive by sea, another 10 million by truck, and 3 million arrive by rail. An additional ...
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Aircraft Carrier

Countries Spending the Most on War

Military spending in the United States totaled $596 billion in 2015, far and away the largest annual military expenditure in the world at nearly three times that of second-place ...
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Military Vehicles

Countries With the Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) Militaries

Military spending in the United States totaled $596 billion in 2015, far and away the largest annual military expenditure in the world at nearly three times that of second-place China. ...
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Flop, Failure, Business

18 Worst Product Flops of All Time

Big companies must take big risks and sometimes spend millions of dollars in an attempt to find the next big thing before competitors do. Such attempts, however, are not always ...
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Soldier

15 Commercial Products Invented by the Military

Violence and destruction are perhaps at the core of military activity, but military needs are also the source of innovation. A number of widely used commercial products today were originally ...
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Eating Salad

The Healthiest County in Every State

Governments, individuals, and corporations spend an enormous amount of time and money to keep Americans healthy. Investments in anything from medical research, health care, insurance, nutritional programs, and exercise facilities ...
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America’s Fastest Shrinking Cities

The U.S. population grew by 0.79% last year, just slightly faster than the previous year’s growth rate but still among the slowest rates in decades. According to the U.S. Census ...
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The Happiest (and Most Miserable) Cities in America

Well-being captures the happiness of individuals. Happier workers are often more productive, and a healthy economy can improve the well-being of residents. Measuring well-being is a complex process, and the ...
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home for sale

How Much a Home Cost the Year You Were Born

People love telling stories about how a home purchased years ago for next to nothing is today worth hundreds of thousands of dollars or more. Truth is, those tales might ...
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