Author Archives: Evan Comen

America’s 50 Coldest Cities

A pipeline of Arctic air in recent weeks led to one of the coldest two-week periods on record in the central and eastern United States. Wind chills reached minus 50 ...
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The Fastest Growing (and Shrinking) States

The population of the United States increased by 2.2 million people in 2016. Natural growth -- the number of births less the number of deaths -- accounted for most of ...
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America’s 24 Dying Industries

An estimated 141.9 million people are working in the United States, up 4.8% from 10 years ago. While the economy as a whole grew at a healthy pace, workforce growth ...
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25 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

It was not until 1970 that Congress, under President Richard Nixon, passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act. There were 14,000 workplace fatalities that year. As part of the act, ...
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New Year’s Eve by the Numbers

New Year’s Eve ranks as the sixth most favorite holiday among Americans. An estimated 92% of U.S. adults celebrate the holiday, and roughly 70% of Americans plan to stay up ...
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What Americans Spent in 2017

American consumers have spent $130.6 trillion so far in 2017, a 2.7% increase compared to this point in 2016. Personal expenditure by U.S. consumers accounts for two-thirds of all spending ...
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Most Unusual Ancestry by State

The United States has always been a nation of immigrants. Some 14% of U.S. residents today were born outside of the country, and 93% identify with an ancestry other than ...
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25 Healthiest Communities for Retirement

Finding a safe and healthy community for retirement can enhance the quality of life for senior citizens. Just over 49 million U.S. residents are aged 65 years and older. According ...
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America’s 25 Thriving Industries

Adding $18.6 trillion to the world’s economy in 2016, the U.S. is a behemoth without equal. Massive as it is, it is not more than the sum of its parts ...
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50 Most (and Least) Popular Star Wars Characters

Upon its release in May 1977, “Star Wars” opened in just 42 theaters. The film quickly broke box office records, was ordered to a greater number of theaters, and began ...
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America’s 24 Dying Industries

An estimated 141.9 million people are working in the United States, up 4.8% from 10 years ago. While the economy as a whole grew at a healthy pace, workforce growth ...
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50 Best (and Worst) Holiday Albums

Hearing Christmas music everywhere you turn? That's a sure sign the holiday season is upon us. The best holiday music can immediately put you in the Christmas spirit, evoking warm ...
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The Best- and Worst-Run States in America: A Survey of All 50

In the United States, the federal government is the ultimate legislative authority -- wielding the power to regulate commerce, declare war, as well as establish and maintain a currency. Beyond ...
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20 Actors Getting Paid the Most to Say the Least

Film is a visual medium. While talking pictures, or films with sound, have been around for nearly a century, roles in many of today’s biggest blockbusters have relatively little dialogue. ...
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50 Longest Running Primetime TV Shows

Popular TV catchphrases such as “Live from New York, it’s Saturday Night!”, “Heeeeere’s Johnny!”, and “D’oh!” are likely recognizable to a majority of Americans -- whether they’ve watched “Saturday Night ...
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