Author Archives: Steven Peters

The Best Family-Friendly Dogs

The benefits of owning a dog have been established for decades. It all boils down to the fact that canines make people happy and keep them healthier. For kids, puppies ...
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The Worst Countries for Gender Equality

Despite decades of raising awareness for gender equality, ranking countries based on how differently they treat men and women, and making political pledges to improve the status of women, the ...
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America’s Best Cities for Singles

Married people live longer, are healthier, and are less likely to be depressed, according to several studies. A major reason is social support: husbands and wives are likely to encourage ...
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18 of the Worst Drug Recalls in History

Whether taking an over-the-counter (OTC) drug or one prescribed by a doctor, patients generally assume that medications are safe. How the drug got its approval by the Food and Drug ...
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The Drunkest City in Every State

Drinking too much is the fourth leading preventable cause of death in the United States. It kills one in 10 working-age adults, or about 88,000 people every year, cutting the ...
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Most Common Last Name in Every State

Last names, also called surnames, can be traced to the early years of the Middle Ages, when most people in Europe were farmers and lived in small villages. Back then, ...
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The 25 Best Films of Stan Lee’s Career

Comic book legend Stan Lee died on Monday at the age of 95. His death marked the end of the long and prominent career of arguably the most influential, and ...
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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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GM Hedquarter in Detroit

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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Best (and Worst) States to Be Unemployed

While the U.S. unemployment rate has steadily improved since the Great Recession, millions of Americans remain out of work. Every week, hundreds of thousands of the nation’s jobless apply ...
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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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