Author Archives: Steven Peters

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 extremely ...
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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 Walmart ...
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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 Walmart ...
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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 seeking ...
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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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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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