Author Archives: Evan Comen

15 States Where Poverty Is Worse Than You Might Think

Developed in 1963, the official poverty rate is based on pre-tax income thresholds related to the cost of a minimum food diet and the number of individuals who depend ...
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15 States Where Poverty Is Worse Than You Might Think

Developed in 1963, the official poverty rate is based on pre-tax income thresholds related to the cost of a minimum food diet and the number of individuals who depend ...
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The Worst Cities for Black Americans

This year marks the 55th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the landmark legislation outlawing racial segregation and other forms of discrimination on the basis of race, color, ...
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Best Private High Schools in Every State

While about 90% of all elementary and secondary school students in the United States attend public schools, there are some 5.8 million students who are enrolled in private schools. ...
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America’s Safest Cities

There were 369 violent crimes reported for every 100,000 Americans in 2018, nearly the lowest violent crime rate in the United States in more than three decades. In an ...
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Most Affordable Places With the Best Schools

The wealth of a neighborhood's residents is one of the largest drivers of education inequality nationwide. According to the most recent statistics from the Department of Education, property taxes ...
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Best Private High Schools in Every State

While about 90% of all elementary and secondary school students in the United States attend public schools, there are some 5.8 million students who are enrolled in private schools. ...
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You Don’t Want to Work Abroad in These Wealthy Countries

Global migration has increased sharply in recent years. In the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) -- a group of 36 of some of the richest and healthiest ...
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50 Dangerous Conditions Testing Your Blood Can Help Detect

Blood tests evaluate how well organs are working and help identify abnormalities that almost always prompt further, more specific tests. In an interview with 24/7 Wall St., Dr. Keith Hoots, ...
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Every State’s Pension Crisis Ranked

As members of the baby boom generation age into retirement -- approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65 every day -- more and more are relying on pension benefits for their ...
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25 Cities Where You Don’t Want to Get Sick

There were more than 24 million overnight hospital stays in the United States in 2017 alone. While the likelihood of a full and speedy recovery following treatment varies depending ...
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America’s Melting Pot Cities

Throughout the history of the United States, the growth of large cities has been fueled by international immigration. Since 2010, nearly a third of the net 7.7 million Americans who ...
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Most Famous Musician Born the Year You Were Born

Every generation has its own musical heroes. These artists have huge fan followings, sell millions of records, and help define the sound of each generation. And while the popularity of ...
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25 Best Counties to Live In

According to the 2018 United Nations Human Development Index -- a composite measure of education, life expectancy, and standard of living -- the United States is the 13th most ...
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Cities Where Having a Job Doesn’t Keep You Out of Poverty

While the U.S. unemployment rate reached 3.6% in April 2019, its lowest point since December 1969, many full-time workers in America struggle to stay out of poverty. Nationwide, some ...
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