Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

25 Most Polluted Cities in the World

The rapid industrialization across parts of Asia in recent years has been an economic boon. Unfortunately, industrialization and economic development are often at odds with environmental and public health ...
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Most and Least Environmentally Friendly States

Each year, Earth Day is celebrated on April 22, marking the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. What started as a grassroots American political movement to protest ...
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Companies With the Best and Worst Reputations

Corporations benefit tremendously when they have the trust and confidence of their employees, customers, and shareholders. Similarly, a scandal or perceptions of impropriety can spell doom for a business ...
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25 Highest Paying Jobs

For working Americans, a job can provide a number of meaningful benefits. Dignity, identity, and a sense of purpose, to name a few. For most, however, these intangible perks are ...
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Cities Hit Hardest by Extreme Poverty

By several measures, the United States is in a period of historic economic growth and prosperity. Major stock market indices have hit record highs, unemployment is at a near ...
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States With the Most Identity Theft

Tax day has come and gone, and whether they know it or not, those who waited until the last minute to file put themselves at increased risk of identity ...
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The Most (and Least) Healthy Countries in the World

The average life expectancy at birth worldwide climbed from 52.6 years in 1960 to 71.9 years in 2015. The improvement in global longevity is largely the product of healthier lifestyles ...
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The Happiest Countries in the World

Subjective well-being, or personal happiness, can depend heavily on country of residence. Western European and North American countries tend to have the happiest populations, while residents of countries in ...
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America’s 30 Oldest Beers

Domestically-brewed craft beers continue to soar in popularity. While overall U.S. beer volume sales declined by 1.0% in 2017, craft beer sales surged at a rate of 5.0% by volume. ...
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Highest Paid CEOs at America’s 100 Largest Companies

Chief executive officers are the highest-ranking -- and often highest-profile -- employees of any company or organization. They are also often the highest paid. According to a study by the ...
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States With the Highest and Lowest Taxes

Taxes are used to fund government services, infrastructure, and public works projects and are an unavoidable cost of citizenship. While all Americans are subject to the same federal tax ...
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The Least Healthy County in Every State

Americans who eat right, exercise regularly, and abstain from bad habits like smoking and excessive drinking are far more likely to live long, healthy lives. While this should come ...
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20 Worst Paying Jobs For Women

Gender equality has taken a more central role in the American political and cultural discourse in recent years. One of the chief targets in the fight for gender equality ...
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Industries With the Best (and Worst) Benefits

U.S. unemployment remains at its lowest point in over a decade. A healthy economy in general spells good things for businesses, but one byproduct of this for employers is ...
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The Most Iconic Job in Every State

With about $18.6 trillion in annual output, no economy is as large or as diverse as that of the United States. On a global scale, the United States dominates in ...
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