Author Archives: John Harrington

The Least Crowded Countries in the World

The United Nations reports that the world’s population is now about 7.6 billion, and it is growing constantly. According to projections by the Population Research Bureau (PRB), an 80-year old ...
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32 Amazing Women Inventors

Women have made great strides in many fields that previously -- and to some degree still -- were considered the domain of men, such as law and medicine. But in ...
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America’s Largest Military Bases

The United States has by far the strongest military in the world, and to support the nation’s armed forces, America has established military bases in every state. The Department of ...
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29 Countries the US Government Doesn’t Want You to Go To

A record number of Americans are forecast to travel to other countries this year, buoyed by a strong dollar and a surging economy. Last year, the number of U.S. ...
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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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23 Real-Life American Heroes You Should Know

It generally feels like only bad news dominate the headline. But every so often stories of exceptional heroism capture our attention -- stories about ordinary citizens who overcame extraordinary circumstances ...
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This Month’s Good News

August, when many people go on vacation, is usually a slow month for news as we start to look ahead to the fall. This year was no different, though there ...
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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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Worst States for Women

Women have made big strides in their quest for gender equality, but there is much to do, as the rise of the #MeToo and Times Up movements indicate. Sexual harassment ...
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Shortest (and Longest) Living Dog Breeds in the World

While a good diet and regular exercise can lengthen and improve the life of any dog, the sad reality is that compared with humans, dogs do not live as long ...
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50 Most Famous Actresses

In modern cinema, actresses take on diverse roles: Earth’s savior, a super heroine, a resistance fighter, a protector of people’s rights, a humanoid robot, a tomb raider, a mother determined ...
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42 Mega Cities of the Ancient World

Among the most significant developments of the ancient world was the rise of cities. Urbanization is not a new phenomenon, and though many of today's metropolitan areas have populations in ...
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Most Famous Musician Born the Year You Were Born

Fame is elusive for performing artists, and for only a select few, fame is enduring. For musicians, fame was once measured by record and concert ticket sales as well as ...
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Largest City in Every State

Since 1950, the population of the United States has more than doubled to about 327 million people, making America the third-most populous nation on Earth. As the U.S. population ...
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These Names Are Trending on the East Coast

Selecting a name for a child can be as simple as selecting a name the parents like. For other parents, the name may be the product of family tradition, an ...
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