Author Archives: Samuel Stebbins

30 Counties Gaining (and Losing) the Most Weight

Along with the opioid epidemic, obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges in the United States. In much of the country, the problem is only getting worse. ...
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The Next 15 States to Legalize Marijuana

Support for legalizing marijuana for recreational use has been growing in recent years in the United States. However, the momentum for greater recreational use of the drug may have been ...
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50 Worst Horror Films of All Time

Several great films in the horror genre were released last year, and Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” may go down as one of the best of all time. But horror is ...
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50 Best Horror Films of All Time

2017 was by all accounts a great year for horror films. Old classics, such as Stephen King’s “It,” were given new life, and a number of well-received films such as ...
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America’s 24 Dying Industries

An estimated 141.9 million people are working in the United States, up 4.8% from 10 years ago. While the economy as a whole grew at a healthy pace, workforce growth ...
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Best and Worst Car Launches of 2017

U.S. auto sales have hit record highs in the last half decade. In the seventh straight year of climbing demand, Americans bought nearly 17.6 million vehicles in 2016, up from ...
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25 Most Dangerous Jobs in America

It was not until 1970 that Congress, under President Richard Nixon, passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act. There were 14,000 workplace fatalities that year. As part of the act, ...
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11 Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions

As 2017 draws to a close and a new year begins, tens of millions of Americans will use this time to reflect on the last 12 months and take stock ...
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Highest Paid CEOs in 2017

There are hundreds of major, publicly traded companies in the United States with annual revenues of $1 billion or more. At the helm of each of these corporations is a ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Beer Brands

Americans buy a lot of beer -- 210.5 million barrels in 2016 to be exact. As evidenced by considerable year-over-year changes in sales by brand, beer lovers can also be ...
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Beers Americans No Longer Drink

Americans bought 210.5 million barrels of beer in 2016, up about 2% from a half decade ago. Surely, beer is big business in the United States. The beer industry generated ...
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Most Unusual Ancestry by State

The United States has always been a nation of immigrants. Some 14% of U.S. residents today were born outside of the country, and 93% identify with an ancestry other than ...
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America’s 25 Thriving Industries

Adding $18.6 trillion to the world’s economy in 2016, the U.S. is a behemoth without equal. Massive as it is, it is not more than the sum of its parts ...
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The Most (and Least) Healthy States: A Survey of All 50

Progress in a society can be measured by steady improvement in health outcomes. The United States has improved in some health areas over the years, yet is facing serious challenges ...
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America’s 24 Dying Industries

An estimated 141.9 million people are working in the United States, up 4.8% from 10 years ago. While the economy as a whole grew at a healthy pace, workforce growth ...
Read Full Story »