Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

The Worst Statistic About Your State

As the United States grew from 13 colonies to 50 states, each state has developed its own identity, full of culture, cuisine, and state pride. Yet each state, no matter ...
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The Least Healthy County in Every State

Remaining healthy is critical to overall quality of life. While the deterioration that comes with age is unavoidable -- as are certain chronic diseases for many -- there are several ...
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Fastest Shrinking Local Economies in Every State

Over the nearly 10 years since the end of the Great Recession, economic news has been largely positive. Economic growth is heavily influenced by job growth, and the U.S. ...
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Fastest Growing Local Economy in Every State

The United States emerged from one of the worst economic disasters in history less than a decade ago. In the years since the end of the Great Recession, the ...
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The Cost of Valentine’s Date the Year You Were Born

For the first time ever, total Valentine’s Day spending is projected to top $20 billion in the United States -- despite falling participation. Just 51% of American adults plan to ...
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Most Popular Movies for Valentine’s Day Since 1980

This year, Americans are projected to spend a record $20.7 billion on Valentine’s Day, according to industry advocacy group, National Retail Federation. The beneficiaries of all that spending are not ...
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The Average Cost of a Valentine’s Dinner in Every State

Valentine’s Day is an ancient holiday, believed to have roots as far back as the third century in Rome. Though the holiday’s precise origin has been lost to history, Valentine’s ...
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50 Most Amazing Things About America Today

The United States of America is a nation unlike any other. The U.S. is different from the rest of the world because it does not have a common ethnic or ...
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50 Worst Cities to Live In

Deciding on the right city to live in will always require some compromise. A city like New York may have a booming job market, but it is also one ...
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28 Countries the US Government Doesn’t Want You to Go To

A record number of Americans are expected to have traveled to other countries in 2018, buoyed by a strong dollar and a surging economy. In 2017, the number of U.S. visits ...
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Oldest County in Every State

According to U.S. Census Bureau projections, retirement-age adults will outnumber Americans under age 18 by 2035 for the first time in history. The aging of the U.S. population is driven ...
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Youngest County in Every State

More than half of all Americans are currently under 38 years of age. By 2060, however, the majority will be at least 43-years-old, according to Census Bureau projections. Though the ...
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States With the Most Credit Card Debt

Americans are more likely to pay with a credit card than with cash than ever before. With a credit card, consumers can buy now and pay later and earn rewards ...
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The Worst States for Hispanics

Comprising nearly 18% if the population, Hispanics and Latinos are one of the largest and fastest growing demographic groups in the United States. Americans who identify as Hispanic or ...
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Southern States Struggle the Most With Credit Card Debt

Americans are increasingly using plastic over cash in the checkout aisle. According to the Federal Reserve, Americans have a record $1.04 trillion in credit card debt. The temptation to buy ...
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