Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

America’s Cheapest Cities Where Everyone Wants to Live Right Now

Cities like New York, San Francisco, and Washington D.C. are commonly referred to as “superstar cities” -- innovation hubs that are home to major companies in industries like defense, ...
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Least Obese County in Every State

More than 90 million American adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Obesity is a risk factor for such conditions as heart disease, stroke, and ...
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30 American Ghost Towns

There are over 1.5 million vacant single family houses and condos in the United States. The reasons for why these homes are classified as vacant vary. Some are in popular ...
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The 50 Smartest Public High Schools in the US

Measuring smarts is no easy feat -- but schools across the country certainly try. American high school students, depending on the state, may take over 100 standardized tests before ...
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76 Richest Members Of Congress

In the earliest days of American independence, members of the federal government were not paid a salary as most of them were wealthy to begin with. This included members of ...
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25 Cities Where You Don’t Want to Get Sick

There were more than 24 million overnight hospital stays in the United States in 2017 alone. While the likelihood of a full and speedy recovery following treatment varies depending ...
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Cities Where the Most People Graduate High School

High school graduation rates are on the rise in the United States. In the 2016-2017 school year, 85% of seniors graduated on time, up from 84% the previous year ...
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26 Countries the US Government Doesn’t Want You to Go To

Americans made over 93 million visits to foreign countries in 2018, a 6.3% increase over the previous year. So far, 2019 appears to be on pace to be an ...
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The Easiest (and Toughest) Cities to Be a Woman

The fight for women’s equality is one of the most enduring social justice issues in the United States. Many of the goals established in the Women’s Rights Convention in ...
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America’s Richest and Poorest States

Median household income in the United States hit an all time high in 2018, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The recently-released data shows ...
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The Most Educated City in Every State

A larger share of Americans than ever before have gone to college and earned a degree. According to data released this month by the U.S. Census Bureau, 32.6% of ...
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America’s Most and Least Educated States

The share of adults with at least a bachelor’s degree hit an all time high in 2018, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. ...
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Worst Natural Disasters in the US in the Last 10 Years

“Incidents of extreme weather are projected to increase as a result of climate change,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. And the climate crisis continues to intensify. The ...
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The Healthiest City in Every State

Any person can fall ill at any given time, and often without explanation. However, there are a multitude of behaviors and lifestyle choices that can increase the risk of ...
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The Least Healthy City in Every State

Life expectancy is one of the most telling and often cited measures of the health of a given population -- and in the United States, life expectancy is falling ...
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