Author Archives: Thomas C. Frohlich

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States Where the Middle Class Is Disappearing

The American middle class -- once a major point of pride in the United States -- has changed considerably over the course of recent decades. The typical occupations held ...
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States Where People Live the Longest

With the exception of the last two years, when it dropped largely because of spikes in opioid deaths, life expectancy in the United States has generally been increasing. According to ...
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These Cities Will Lose the Most Jobs to Automation

The steady pace of technological developments continues to change the outlook on work. Some developments lead to optimism and others to fear, as the future of labor -- if ...
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Where You’ll Pay the Most in Electric Bills

From powering kitchen appliances to leaving a light on at night to getting on the internet, electricity is at the center of many of modern life’s most basic functions. ...
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How Bad Is the Flu Season in Every State?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said during its latest reporting week that the flu is “widespread in most of the country.” An estimated 6 to 7 million ...
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Hottest Inhabited Places on Earth

The coldest days of winter are just ahead, and in parts of the United States many Americans will start the ritual of looking forward to warmer days of spring. However, ...
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Coldest Inhabited Places on Earth

The coldest places on Earth are mostly found in areas where no one lives (or would want to live) -- places like the tops of mountains and research stations ...
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America’s 50 Coldest Cities

Every winter seems a little different from the one before, and nothing is as notoriously unpredictable as the weather. The expectation of a harsh winter is part of life ...
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Best Places to Retire in Every State

Americans spend decades preparing for retirement, which is seen by many as a well-earned break following nearly a lifetime of work. Baby Boomers -- people born from 1946 to ...
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States With the Most Unsheltered Homeless People

There were an estimated 552,830 people experiencing homelessness across the United States in January 2018, essentially the same number as the same time last year. The U.S. Department of ...
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Where America’s Presidents Are Buried

Former President George H.W. Bush, the longest-living president in our nation’s history, died on Nov. 30 at the age of 94. There will be a national day of mourning for ...
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The Biggest Challenges Americans Will Face in the Next Decade

Is the planet in danger? Depending on who you ask -- scientists, liberals, conservatives, lobbyists, young people -- you may get a different answer. What most people seem to agree ...
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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 is ...
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How Life Changes When You Move to a Big City

People of all backgrounds dream of moving to the big city seeking fortune. Life in a vibrant metropolis certainly can be a romantic and exciting experience. One thing is for ...
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Poverty in America

Poverty might mean different things in different parts of the world and to different people, but it is largely defined as being unable to afford a minimum standard of ...
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