Special Report

Cities With the Most Smokers

About 18.2% of the U.S. adult population smokes, down from over 40% half a century ago. Despite the dramatic decline, smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the ...
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America’s Best and Worst New Cars

For the second straight year, Kia scored highest in an initial quality ranking for new cars, according to the findings of the J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study that ...
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The Most Popular Baby Names of the 1800s

If you had to guess what the most popular names were in the late 1800s, you’d probably dream up out-of-date names such as Virgil and Elmer, or Eula and Blanche. ...
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States Where the Most People Live With Their Parents

The hopes and dreams of young adults in the United States usually involve financial success -- and total independence from one’s parents. Achieving these dreams is by no means guaranteed. ...
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17 Ways Young People Die

In 2015, the U.S. life expectancy decreased for the first time since 1993. In addition to a significant increase in overall deaths from heart disease, some researchers noted an increase ...
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The Least and Most Popular NFL Teams

When the NFL season officially begins, the Chargers will have their first season in Los Angeles after more than 55 years of playing in San Diego. The Chargers are the ...
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The 50 Hottest Cities in America

Summer has arrived, and with it a brutal heat wave that has scorched the western United States. The temperature was expected to soar to 119 in Phoenix on Tuesday, a ...
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States Profiting the Most From Sin

Smoking, drinking alcohol, and gambling are all -- when done in excess -- widely recognized as bad for your health. Yet millions of people enjoy such vices on a daily ...
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Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get With a College Degree

The college debt crisis has left thousands of young Americans financially crippled as they attempt to pay off tens of thousands of dollars in student loans. In addition, there is ...
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America’s 25 Most Affordable Housing Markets

Homeownership in the United States reached 63.6% this year, close to its lowest level since the Census Bureau began tracking the data over 50 years ago, and down from a ...
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50 Worst American Cities to Live In

Quality of life in an American city often depends on the neighborhood one lives in, as abject poverty and crime can be found just blocks away from prosperity. Still, as ...
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12 Gifts Americans Spend the Most on for Father’s Day

Advertisers are prodding consumers to buy power tools and gardening equipment for dads this Father’s Day. However, those categories will likely pale in comparison to planned spending on dinner or ...
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College Majors With Highest (and Lowest) Unemployment

People who have graduated from college are historically more likely to be employed than those who have not. The unemployment rate for those with a four-year bachelor’s degree is 2.7% ...
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12 Worst States for Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a debilitating, sometimes fatal infection passed to humans by infected blacklegged ticks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are more than 30,000 cases ...
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Price of a Pack of Cigarettes the Year You Were Born

A pack of cigarettes cost just 25 cents in the 1950s. At a time when the general public was not aware of the harms of smoking, cigarettes were cheap and ...
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