Author Archives: Cheyenne Buckingham

America’s Most and Least Educated States

While college tuition has more than doubled over the past 30 years, the share of Americans who have graduated from college continues to rise. According to the most recent statistics ...
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Least Healthy City in Every State

Despite declining in each of the past two years, American life expectancy has improved significantly over the past several decades. The typical U.S. resident born today can expect to live ...
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Towns and Cities With the Shortest Names

Have you ever wondered how a town or city got its name? Many places are named after a person that had a role in establishing them. Other city name ...
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Towns and Cities With the Longest Names

If you were asked to write the longest word you know, what would it be? Perhaps, Mary Poppins' legendary song,” Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious?” How about a city name? Can you recall visiting, ...
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Places With the Most Unequal Health Outcomes

The average life expectancy for the U.S. population declined for two years in a row, falling from an all-time high of 78.8 years in 2014 to 78.6 years in ...
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This Month’s Good News

August, when many people go on vacation, is usually a slow month for news as we start to look ahead to the fall. This year was no different, though there ...
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Healthiest and Unhealthiest School Lunch Snacks

Childhood obesity rates are not rising as fast as they used to, and in some areas they are even declining. Still, with 18.5% of all children and adolescents ages 2 ...
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Least Fashionable Cities in America

The United States is widely considered one of the world's leaders in fashion and design. Not all cities are chock-full of stores selling apparel and other fashion-related items, though. In ...
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The Most Commonly Spoken Foreign Language in Each State

The United States was founded on immigration and, over time, became a melting pot of different cultures and ethnicities. This has been even more pronounced in the past few decades ...
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Most Fashionable Cities in America

"Clothes make the man," Mark Twain once wrote -- and this was deep insight. Clothes are the expression of who we are, be it a tailored suit in business or ...
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America’s Fastest Growing First Names

Between space-themed names such as Luna and Nova, and the re-emergence of old-fashioned names including Dawson and Eleanor, parents of this generation -- without a doubt -- are getting more ...
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Best States for Healthy Retirement

Most working Americans spend roughly five decades in the labor force, supporting themselves, their families, and saving for retirement. For many, financial stability is the foremost concern for a comfortable ...
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These Names Are Trending on the East Coast

Selecting a name for a child can be as simple as selecting a name the parents like. For other parents, the name may be the product of family tradition, an ...
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These Names Are Trending on the West Coast

They say the East Coast and West Coast differ in manners, culture, and even the way people look at life. Does this translate to naming babies, too? Well, the names ...
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Most Famous Cowboys of All Time

What could be more American than the cowboy? We know this archetype mostly through movies, television series, dime-store novels, and wistful ballads. Cowboys are among the most durable of movie ...
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