Author Archives: Michael B. Sauter

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20 Biggest Rivalries in Sports

While many sports fans might not admit it, it can be as fun to have a good rivalry as it is to have a good team. Games against a franchise’s ...
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25 Worst Holiday Storms of All Time

The holidays are the busiest travel time in the United States. Over 100 million Americans traveled last year for the holidays, or more than one-third of the U.S. population. ...
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Worst Selling Cars of the Decade

Marketing and selling a new car can be a risk for auto manufacturers. A new entry in the car market requires time and money to design, market, and manufacture ...
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These Are the Most Expensive Zip Codes in 2019

Home prices rose slightly in the United States in 2019, with the median sales price of homes increasing 3.4%, or about $8,000, to $243,000. In the nation’s most affluent neighborhoods, ...
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Countries Taking in the Most Refugees and Where They Come From

Persistent violent conflicts around the world and continuing population growth have contributed to an ongoing and ever-worsening global refugee crisis. As of the end of 2018, there were more ...
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The 30 Most Polluted Places on Earth

When Americans picture the steel mills of Pittsburgh or industrial parts of New Jersey, images of white and grey plumes of smoke come to mind. But no matter how bad ...
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The Income a Family Really Needs to Avoid Poverty in Every State

As of 2018, 10.3% of Americans in families lived in poverty. But this national figure is only a very crude representation of the actual financial situation of families of ...
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20 Sports Most Americans Have Never Heard Of

As most Americans know, our taste in sports does not exactly match that of the world. American football is rarely seen outside of North America, while soccer, by far ...
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Income It Takes to Be Considered Middle Class in Every State

The strength of the American middle class is a common point of discussion among politicians of all parties. For many, this group is important for cultural reasons, representing “everyday ...
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The Income a Family Really Needs to Avoid Poverty in Every State

As of 2018, 10.3% of Americans in families lived in poverty. But this national figure is only a very crude representation of the actual financial situation of families of ...
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American Cities That Went From Rich To Poor

Over the last 50 years, incomes in the United States have increased dramatically. Even after adjusting for inflation, per capita income more than doubled, from $14,700 in 1959 to ...
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America’s Worst Cities to Drive In

The vast majority of American households own a car, and over 85% of American workers use a car to commute to work. While it is a practical necessity for ...
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17 Cataclysmic Events That Changed the Earth Forever

Since the Earth was formed roughly 4.5 billion years ago, it has gone through dozens of major cataclysmic events, including the eruption of supervolcanoes, impacts by comets and asteroids, ...
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Most Iconic American Police Cars

The days of the typical cop walking the beat in American city streets are long gone. Today’s police forces need to be mobile to combat crime, and they depend ...
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25 Facts of Life the Federal Poverty Rate Completely Ignores

According to the official federal rate, 13.1% of Americans live in poverty. This measure, however, was developed in 1963 and is considered today a crude and controversial representation of ...
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