Author Archives: Thomas C. Frohlich

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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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Counties Where the American Dream Is Dead

The American dream means economic opportunity and mobility, especially to new generations of Americans. While debates rage on about whether the American dream is as it used to be, ...
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25 Cities With the Highest (and Lowest) Paying Jobs

For the vast majority of Americans, gainful employment is what makes a decent standard of living possible. While factors such as education, choice of vocation, luck, and personal attributes ...
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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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What the Stock Market Was Worth the Year You Were Born

The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its all-time high of 26,616.71 on Jan. 26. Driving the market's surge over the decade have been a strengthening economy, rising corporate profits, and ...
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Most Popular States for New Legal Immigrants

The promise that with hard work anyone in the United States can pursue their dreams and achieve success continues to attract large numbers of immigrants from around the world. ...
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20 Jobs That Have Become Dominated by Women

The landscape of the U.S. job market has changed considerably in recent years. One of the most notable trends is the increasing participation of women in the workforce. In ...
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The Happiest (and Most Miserable) Cities in America

In the United States Declaration of Independence, the pursuit of happiness is considered an inalienable right of all Americans. But finding happiness and fulfillment is no easy feat, and ...
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Cities Where People Make the Most on Home Sales

For Americans fortunate enough to do so, purchasing a home is often the investment of a lifetime. Whether they plan to sell at some point or not, homeowners expect ...
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Jobs Where Most People Are in a Union

The U.S. Supreme Court on Feb. 26 heard arguments in the case Janus v. AFSCME. The court will decide whether to prohibit public sector unions from collecting dues for ...
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20 Groceries Driving Up Your Food Bill the Most

The price of all food has risen 26.8% over the past 10 years, outpacing the 21.9% inflation rate over the same period. Several key factors generally affect food prices ...
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What the World Is Doing for (and Against) Polar Bear Populations

Polar bears are perhaps the world’s most famous Arctic predator, known for their distinctive profile, snowy white coat, and remarkable adaptation to an inhospitable environment. The Arctic bears have ...
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States With the Most Gun Violence

The latest mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida high school reignited the debate over gun ownership rights and further highlighted the role that mental illness plays in these tragic ...
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American Cities With the Most Property Crime in Every State

The vast majority of crimes committed in the United States are nonviolent property crimes -- larceny-thefts such as shoplifting, vehicle thefts, and burglaries. There were nearly 8 million such ...
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States Where Americans Are Paying the Most Taxes

In the U.S. federalist system, each state government decides how to generate revenue -- that is, which taxes to collect, and how. No state tax code is identical and, largely ...
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