Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

States Getting the Most and Least Sleep

The importance of a full night’s sleep is difficult to overstate. Those who do not get enough sleep put not only their own health at risk, but also potentially jeopardize ...
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States With the Most Dangerous Roads

For many Americans, driving is a mundane, routine part of everyday life. As such, it can be easy to forget how dangerous it is. Car crashes are the leading ...
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States Drinking the Most Beer

Despite shifting tastes among millennials, beer remains the most popular alcoholic beverage in the United States. It is the drink of choice for 43% of Americans who drink, beating out ...
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College Majors With the Highest Unemployment

For those entering the workforce, a college education may be more important now than ever before. Labor Department data reveals that over 90% of new jobs are being filled ...
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College Majors With the Lowest Unemployment

Americans owe a staggering $1.4 trillion in outstanding student loans, more than any other form of household debt after home mortgages. Indeed, a college education is one of the ...
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Poorest Countries in the World

The global economy is increasingly complicated and competitive. Countries are compelled to use whatever tools they have at their disposal to promote growth, attract business, and protect their economic interests. ...
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50 Worst Cities to Live In

Where Americans live can have a considerable impact on their quality of life. In some U.S. cities, everyday comfort and happiness is much harder to attain than in others. ...
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Worst Companies to Work For

Companies that are able to make their employees feel valued and satisfied with their work tend to have a more productive workforce. While companies by and large would probably like ...
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Healthiest County in Every State

Physical and mental health are perhaps the most important aspects of every American’s life, and can dictate overall well-being and quality of life. But health outcomes and behaviors vary ...
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Retailers Closing the Most Stores

Sears Holdings Corp. said Thursday that it identified 100 unprofitable Sears and Kmart stores from which the struggling retailer will close 63 locations and begin store-closing sales “in the ...
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Countries With the Widest Gaps Between Rich and Poor

Income inequality is a growing issue in the United States, garnering increasing political attention as the middle class continues to shrink and the gap between the rich and the poor ...
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50 of America’s Greatest War Heroes

There is no greater service to the nation than giving one's life for one's country. For those who gave what President Abraham Lincoln called in his Gettysburg Address the “last ...
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Richest Town in Every State

The American Dream promises to all the opportunity to attain financial security -- and even wealth -- through hard work. Just how widespread these opportunities are is a matter ...
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Most and Least Environmentally Friendly States

In 2017, the United States emitted over 6,200 metric tons of greenhouse gases, more than Russia and the entirety of Europe combined. The country is second only to China in ...
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States With the Best and Worst Early Education

The importance of proper nutrition, nurturing, and socialization during early childhood cannot be overstated. For many American families -- single-parent and low-income families in particular -- early childhood programs are ...
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