Author Archives: Evan Comen

America’s Most Violent (and Peaceful) States

Three of the five deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history occurred within the last three years. In light of the recent surge, it can be easy to assume that violence ...
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Most Hated Pro-Wrestling Champions

While every sport has its colorful personalities, there may be no sport that relies more heavily on the personalities of its participants than professional wrestling. Many of WWE’s biggest ...
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Cities Where Americans Struggle to Afford Their Homes

The government, as well as lenders, generally advise that Americans spend no more than 30% of their monthly income on housing. Households spending more than that on rent or ...
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50 Worst Product Flops of All Time

Some product launches can be spectacular failures, and Google Glass, an eyeglasses shaped head-mounted device with smartphone capabilities, failed in such a manner several years ago. It was meant to ...
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The City Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty in Every State

The Department of Health and Human Services sets the poverty threshold at $25,100 for a family of four in the contiguous United States. While the hardships associated with such ...
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Manufacturers Bringing the Most Jobs Back to America

Earlier this week, motorcycle manufacturer Harley-Davidson announced plans to shift some of its production overseas to avoid retaliatory tariffs recently imposed by the EU in response to tariffs by the ...
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States With the Biggest and Smallest Governments

The organizational structure of state and local government varies heavily across the country. Public education, law enforcement, emergency services, public hospitals, and road maintenance are all largely funded by state ...
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Most Powerful Hurricanes of All Time

According to a seasonal outlook released by The Weather Company in late June, Americans can expect a below-average number of tropical cyclones this hurricane season. The updated report predicts 11 ...
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The Fitness Capital of Every State

Earlier this year, a panel of nationally recognized experts in the fields of physical activity and public health convened to determine recommended physical activity guidelines for all Americans. Several new ...
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50 Hottest Cities in America

Much of the United States is currently in the midst of a brutal heat wave that could bring record-breaking temperatures to several cities in the Northeast and Midwest. Chicago ...
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Cost of a Computer the Year You Were Born

Once wildly expensive and inaccessible but to the very rich, computers today are one of the most ubiquitous technologies worldwide. Though many personal computers in the early 1970s were ...
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Richest Countries in the World

While global poverty is declining faster than ever before, the distribution of wealth around the world is far from even. North America is home to less than 5% of the ...
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America’s Richest Towns

The typical American household earned $55,322 in 2016, roughly $4,000 higher than 2009’s median income of $51,425. In a number of small towns throughout the country, more than half ...
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America’s Poorest Towns

The typical American household earned $55,322 in 2016, roughly $4,000 higher than 2009’s median income of $51,425. While incomes have risen for the majority of households since the Great Recession, ...
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50 Worst Cities to Live In

Where Americans live can have a considerable impact on their quality of life. In some U.S. cities, everyday comfort and happiness is much harder to attain than in others. ...
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