Author Archives: Evan Comen

States Where Bullying Is the Biggest Problem

The rise in school shootings and suicidal behavior among teenagers who have been victims of bullying in recent years has put a national spotlight on childhood bullying. Additionally, the rise ...
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Countries With the Highest Cancer Rates

About 1 in every 6 deaths on the planet is due to cancer, the second leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States alone, the cost of cancer ...
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Least Obese County in Every State

Over the last 50 years, the adult obesity rate has more than doubled in the United States. Health officials declared obesity an epidemic in 1999, and recent studies estimate that ...
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Worst Cities to Live in Every State

For those with the luxury of being able to decide where to live, choosing a city to call home is a largely personal decision. Proximity to friends and family, climate, ...
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America’s Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) Housing Markets

A decade has passed since the U.S. housing market crash and the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis. The typical American home lost about a third of its value ...
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Worst County for Fall Allergies in Every State

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from nasal allergies caused by exposure to trees, grass, and weed pollens. Additionally, approximately 37% of Americans live in a county with ragweed ...
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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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Best Public High School in Every State

Few public services are as uneven in quality as the U.S. public school system. Because school budgets are largely funded by property taxes, the quality of public schools is often ...
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Most and Least Literate States

On September 8, 2018, countries around the world will celebrate International Literacy Day. The event shines a spotlight on global literacy needs and focuses on the strategies and resources needed ...
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America’s Melting Pot Cities

Since 2010, the population of the United States has increased by 5.5%. Nearly half of that population growth was due to international immigration. Of the net 7.2 million new residents ...
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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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40 Places Young People Are Moving

Every year, tens of millions of Americans change residences -- some 3.2% move to a new county, and 2.3% move to a new state. Young college- and career-bound people ...
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Most Dangerous Countries for Women

Humanity has made significant progress in nearly every measure of well-being, and people today live better than at any time in history. Progress, though, has not been equal across ...
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Cities Where People Go Out to Eat All the Time

Going out to eat is more popular than ever. Americans in the 1950s spent three times as much on groceries as on food away from home. In 2014, for the ...
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