Author Archives: Joseph Gedeon

Best Places to Shop on Black Friday

Black Friday, the traditional start to the holiday shopping season, has lost its frenetic edge as holiday sales promotions creep into Thanksgiving, and some stores plan to open on Thanksgiving ...
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The Shortest City Name in Every State

Names are meant to describe and distinguish one thing from another. Whether that’s a sign of creativity or simplicity, names have captivated people from their beginnings. So when settlers came ...
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Restaurants Serving Free Food for Veterans Day

We are still two weeks away from Thanksgiving, when we give thanks for the bounty that nature has provided us. But before that holiday, on Veterans Day, the nation will ...
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Shortest (and Longest) Living Cat Breeds

Dogs may be our best friend, but cats are vying for the title as well. Cats are the second most common pet in the U.S., despite their somewhat unsociable behavior ...
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The Most Popular National Park in Every State

Interest in the national parks of the United States is growing. The number of visitors who came to national parks in 2016 was 331 million, exceeding the total population of ...
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The Worst Tragedy in Every State

October's massacre in Las Vegas represents the latest in a string of mass shootings that have killed hundreds across the country over the last two decades. Between the historic fires ...
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America’s Most (and Least) Religious States

Across America, states and regions differ in terms of their cultures, foods and accents. But one of the biggest distinguishing features is how religion impacts the people of each place. ...
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15 Most Threatened Indigenous Peoples

Relatively few civilizations are the original residents of the regions they inhabit -- the result of colonization and struggles over land and resources. The world’s indigenous peoples are either extinct, ...
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13 Cities Where People Are Proud of Their Communities

Americans are patriots. As Americans, we are not just proud of our nation, but often also of our state and the city in which we live. Still, residents of cities ...
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Most Common Last Names in the US

"What's in a name?” Shakespeare's Juliet asked that rhetorical question more than 500 years ago. This question still rings true today in 21st century America. Names tell a story - ...
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The Most Evangelical States in America

Evangelicals are America’s most powerful religious affiliation. As a group, white evangelicals form one-fifth of all registered voters in the United States and make up one-third of all voters who ...
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America’s Best Cities for Public Transportation

In a report card assessing the nation’s infrastructure issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers, transit in the United States received a grade of D-. Despite increasing demand, much ...
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25 Largest (and 25 Smallest) National Parks

Interest in national parks has been soaring in recent years. In fact, total visits to U.S. national parks exceeded the population of the nation in 2016 alone. Exploring the wilderness, ...
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Shortest (and Longest) Living Dog Breeds in the World

When compared to humans, dogs do not nearly get as much time in this world as we do, and a full life doesn't necessarily have to be a long one ...
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12 Companies Laying Off the Most Workers in 2017

In an era of fast fashion, fast food and fast internet, the old ways of doing business just don’t cut it. As more consumers shift to online shopping and business ...
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