Author Archives: Steven Peters

States With the Most UFO Sightings

Humans have always observed their environment -- from their immediate surroundings, to the skies, and beyond. While technological advancements have increased our powers of perception, the naked senses remain ...
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The Biggest Company the Year You Were Born

To succeed in the U.S. economy, companies must constantly adapt to changing conditions. Though some of the nation’s largest corporations -- companies such as General Electric, Exxon Mobil, and ...
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Best and Worst Movie Sequels

A successful film franchise can can ensure box office earnings like few other movie offerings can. For this reason, major movie studios are almost certain to follow up a successful ...
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The Middle of Nowhere in Every State

The image of the frontiersman blazing a trail through the wilderness is an archetype of American culture. It has been immortalized by paintings and poems depicting the rugged trailblazer ...
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States Getting the Most (and Least) Sleep

More than one in three adults in America are getting less sleep than they need. While insufficient sleep is often considered normal, it can have dramatic effects on a population’s ...
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Most Popular Oscar Winners of All Time

The Academy Awards are more than a month away, and the nominations won’t be known until January 23, but anticipation for the event is growing. This year’s ceremony, which will ...
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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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Most and Least Popular Golden Globe Nominees

The Golden Globe Awards, whose nominations were just announced, are an excellent indicator of which actors are currently among the most popular. The event, which will take place on Jan. ...
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Most Popular Golden Globe Nominated Films

The Golden Globes, which honor notable achievements in film, is the first major awards ceremony of the year. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced Monday nominations to the 75th Golden ...
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50 Best (and Worst) Holiday Albums

Hearing Christmas music everywhere you turn? That's a sure sign the holiday season is upon us. The best holiday music can immediately put you in the Christmas spirit, evoking warm ...
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The World’s 31 Mega-Cities

The share of the world’s population living in cities is steadily increasing. A majority of the world’s population has lived in an urban setting since 2007. This trend of urbanization ...
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38 Artists With the Most Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards honor artistic achievement, technical proficiency, and overall excellence in the recording industry. The awards recognize the talent of musicians in many genres, including pop, rock, R&B, jazz, ...
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50 Most Popular Female Comedians

Comedy has historically been a field saturated with men. While male comedians often receive the most media exposure, women have been behind some of the best and most innovative contributions ...
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50 Films Critics Hate but Audiences Love

What makes a great movie? Quality cinematic productions require a well-written script, skilled acting, and superb direction -- or so the critics maintain. For the general public, however, these qualities ...
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25 Best Netflix Original Shows

Since its beginnings as a mail-order DVD rental service in 1997, Netflix has evolved into one of the leading producers of television content and has dramatically changed the entertainment industry ...
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