Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

Worst County To Live In Every State

By several economic indicators, the United States is in a historic era of prosperity. The unemployment rate recently hit 3.3%, its lowest point since the 1960s; the Dow Jones Industrial ...
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The Best Companies to Work For

For the many Americans who enter the workforce each year, few decisions are as consequential as choosing a career. Picking a profession is only the first step, however. The next ...
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The Worst Companies to Work For

Nearly 129 million Americans spend at least one-third of their waking life at work. For this reason, job satisfaction can be critical to overall happiness and quality of life -- ...
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50 of America’s Most Decorated War Heroes

There is no greater service to the nation than giving one’s life for one’s country. President Abraham Lincoln movingly referred to sacrifice of Union soldiers in his Gettysburg Address in ...
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Countries Doing the Most and Least to Protect the Environment

No other issue other than climate change is a truly global concern. Global temperatures are projected to rise between 2.5-10 degrees Fahrenheit over the next century, according to the Intergovernmental ...
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How Much the Average Income Nets You After Taxes in Every State

To paraphrase Benjamin Franklin, taxes are one of only two certainties in the world. Americans know this all too well. Taxpayers in the United States pay over $11,000 a year ...
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Best and Worst States to Be Unemployed

The U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs in April, pushing the monthly unemployment rate down to 3.6% -- the lowest level since 1969. The historic low is the result of 103 ...
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The Most Common Types of Cancer in Men and Women

There will be nearly 1.8 million new cancer diagnoses and 606,900 cancer deaths in the United States in 2019, according to the American Cancer Society. Though the exact causes of ...
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Countries With the Widest Gaps Between Rich and Poor

In American politics, the issue of income inequality comes up frequently. As wealth continues to concentrate at the top -- now the wealthiest 10% of American households control nearly 75% ...
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25 Counties With the Widest Income Gaps

In a capitalist economy, like that of the United States, some level of income inequality is to be expected. In recent years, however, the increasing consolidation of wealth in the ...
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15 Countries That Control the World’s Oil

Oil is a natural resource formed by the decay of organic matter over millions of years. And like many other natural resources, oil cannot be produced, only extracted where it ...
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States Where Alzheimer’s Is Soaring

Alzheimer’s -- the sixth leading cause of death in the United States -- is a degenerative and progressive neurological disease with no known cure. The disease causes changes in the ...
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25 Richest Cities in America

Incomes climbed faster in 2017 for the typical American household than they have in years. The median household income of $60,336 in 2017 marked a 4.7% increase from the previous ...
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Worst Cities to Live in Every State

Quality of life is subject to countless quantitative and qualitative factors -- not the least of which is environment. While living in an ideal city by no means assures personal ...
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States Where the Most People Work for the Government

The U.S. economy added 263,000 jobs in April 2019, the 103rd month of consecutive job growth -- by far the longest stretch in U.S. history. The job growth has been ...
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