Author Archives: Colman Andrews

Knowing This One Word Can Save You Big Bucks at Walmart

People expect to save money when they shop at Walmart. From 1988 through 2007, in fact, the Arkansas-based maxi-chain Walmart’s slogan was “Always Low Prices.” Today, it’s “Save Money. Live ...
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The 5 Cities with the Best High School Graduation Rates Are All in One State

Almost 85% of public high school students in the United States now graduate with a regular diploma within four years of starting ninth grade -- a record high -- according ...
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This Corner of Paradise Has the Highest Food Prices in America

Palm trees, beaches, balmy weather, a famously laid-back lifestyle…Hawaii is truly an American paradise. There’s a downside to living in this tropical eden, though: It’s very expensive. According to a ...
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America’s Poorest and Richest States Are Next-Door Neighbors

The northeastern corner of the poorest state in America borders, and is partially surrounded by, the northwestern corner of the richest state. (The boundary between the two was a matter ...
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Healthy Versions of Old-School Junk-Food Snacks

Americans love to snack. The market research firm NPD reported that we consumed nearly 386 billion ready-to-eat individual snack foods in 2018. Another marketing survey forecast that the salty snacks ...
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Want to Stay Sharp As You Age? Eat This Common Vegetable

A study published Wednesday in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease has found that regular consumption of even small portions of a common, versatile, inexpensive vegetable may result in a 50% ...
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Who Knew This Was the Wealthiest State in America?

California’s San José-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara agglomeration — Silicon Valley — is the richest metropolitan area in America, with San Francisco not far behind. In all, California is home to seven of ...
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Restaurant Chains With the Happiest Customers

Restaurant chains of all kinds — from coffee and doughnut shops to upscale steakhouses -- value customer loyalty. Regular customers provide a steady revenue stream and are said to generally ...
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Spring Superfoods That Won’t Break the Bank

The Oxford English Dictionary defines “superfood” as “a food considered especially nutritious or otherwise beneficial to health and well-being” — though, amusingly, the first printed use of the term it ...
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12 Ways You’re Not Using Your Instant Pot Right

The Instant Pot is a kitchen workhorse -- an all-in-one slow cooker, pressure cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sterilizer, rice cooker, sauté pan, food warmer, and probably a few other things ...
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Daylight Saving Time? Non, Merci, Say the French

The French are apparently tired of changing their clocks twice a year. European Union regulations have long required members to observe the spring-ahead/fall-behind reset “in order to cater for the changing ...
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Foods You Couldn’t Buy Frozen 35 Years Ago

After seeing how locals froze food in the winter while working as a fur trader in Labrador, Canada, New York businessman and inventor Clarence Birdseye returned to the U.S. and ...
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The Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes on Pinterest

Pinterest, today the third most popular social media platform in the world (after Facebook and Instagram) -- making its co-founder one of the richest millennial entrepreneurs ever -- launched in ...
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They’re Not Really White and 19 Other Fascinating Facts About Polar Bears

If the polar bear is an international icon, Coca-Cola has something to do with the situation: It first used an image of the animal in a print ad in ...
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The Healthiest Option at Every Fast Food Restaurant

Almost 40% of Americans patronize a fast food restaurant at least once a day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Maybe some people actually frequent these ...
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