Author Archives: Colman Andrews

Every State’s Halloween Obsession, Ranked

Are Americans becoming jaded about Halloween? Probably not -- though according to the National Retail Federation (NRF), shoppers plan to spend a collective $8.8 billion on the holiday this ...
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How Many Beers It Takes Americans in Every State to Feel Drunk

How many beers does it take for you to feel drunk? If you answered 3.5, you are an average American. Any more, and you're more like Arizonans and Michiganders, ...
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What It Was Like to Work in America’s First Factories

When we think of factories, we probably think of assembly lines staffed by workers performing repetitive tasks -- or, increasingly, of sophisticated robotic machinery cutting, shaping, assembling, and packaging whatever ...
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The Best Happy Hour Spot in (Almost) Every State

The idea that hours can be happy goes back centuries: Medieval sundials were often inscribed with the motto "Horas non numero nisi serenas" -- I only count the happy ...
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There Are 18 Fast Food Restaurants Serving Vegan Burgers

Veggie burgers, in the sense of patties made entirely out of such ingredients as legumes, mushrooms, grains, and nuts, have been around for thousands of years, especially in Asia ...
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The Best Bar to Watch Football in Every State

SEATTLE, WA - FEBRUARY 2: Seattle Seahawks fan Kyle Vermeulen cheers while watching his team play the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl at 95 Slide, a sports bar ...
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A Drop in Income Might Scramble Your Brain

That experiencing a decline in income might upset somebody is a no-brainer, but new research from the American Academy of Neurology suggests that it might literally affect the brain in ...
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24 Pumpkin Spice Things We Really Don’t Need This Fall

Pumpkin spice with cinnamon and nutmeg in still lifeThe pumpkin spice craze got started back in 2003, courtesy of Starbucks. The company’s research and development team, working out of ...
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14 Presidents From Around the World Who Have Already Been Impeached

President Trump is currently the subject of a controversial impeachment inquiry launched by the House of Representatives over charges that he asked a foreign government to target one of ...
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America’s Favorite Comfort Foods

Comfort food is just what it sounds like -- food that comforts us, not just satisfying our hunger but warming us emotionally, making us feel better about life. It ...
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Rates of Autism and ADHD Are Increasing Significantly for U.S. Kids

Between 2009 and 2017, the percentage of American children and teens aged 3 to 17 who were diagnosed with developmental disabilities rose almost 2 percentage points, to almost 18% from ...
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Green Tea Could Hold the Answer to Reducing Drug Resistant Bacteria

Green tea has long been hailed for a variety of health benefits. Among other things, it is said to improve brain function and physical performance and possibly lower the risk ...
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This City Has the Two Worst Airports in the Country

If you’re flying into or out of the New York City area, you might want to consider using John F. Kennedy International Airport if possible. The region’s other two major ...
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Which City Has the Heaviest Drinkers in Your State

Alcohol is a superlative social lubricant -- an icebreaker on the rocks -- as well as an inspiration for art and literature, an attitude-adjuster, and often just a pure ...
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The 2019 SATs: More Students, Lower Scores

Good news, bad news: More high school students in the class of 2019 took the College Board’s Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) than last year. However, overall scores were down. Neither ...
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