Special Report

25 Healthiest Cities in America

The United States is often considered one of the least healthy affluent nations, due in part to its low life expectancy, expensive health care, and an ever-increasing adult obesity rate. ...
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America’s Happiest (and Most Miserable) States

2017 was a challenging year for many Americans. The well-being of the average American dropped more in 2017 than in any year since Gallup began tracking it in 2008. The ...
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America’s Most Violent (and Peaceful) States

Three of the five deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history occurred within the last three years. In light of the recent surge, it can be easy to assume that violence ...
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23 Greatest Athletes Sidelined by Brutal Injury

When athletes push their bodies to the limit against other top competitors, injuries are unavoidable. Spectacular careers have ended with one wrong step or a devastating hit, and once-promising young ...
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25 Tiny Cities Around the World

What is a city? How is it different from a town? Is it a question of population, facilities, public services, government? Merriam-Webster defines a city as “an inhabited place of ...
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Best States for Dog Lovers

The phrase “it’s a dog’s life” referred to a hardscrabble existence. That’s because a dog’s life in older times was a life of subservience, of getting fed table scraps, living ...
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Hardest States to Find Full-Time Work

The unemployment rate is perhaps the most frequently cited economic indicator in the United States. It measures the share of workers in the labor force who are jobless and ...
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How Your State Funds Welfare and Where It Goes

U.S. state governments spent about $390 billion on the welfare of their residents in 2015. Welfare represents about 26% of total state spending, the largest form of state-level spending ...
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50 Largest Cities in the World

What is a city? Definitions vary, but it is generally agreed that, at minimum, it’s a permanent human settlement — something more than a nomadic encampment. Most would probably ...
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23 Real-Life American Heroes You Should Know

It generally feels like only bad news dominate the headline. But every so often stories of exceptional heroism capture our attention -- stories about ordinary citizens who overcame extraordinary circumstances ...
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America’s 40 Hottest New Music Stars

Pop star and rapper Drake beat all kinds of records this week, including one long held by The Beatles, with the 31 year old superstar claiming seven of the top ...
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Crazy Legends and Superstitions People Believe in Every State

Tell the truth. Do you knock on wood when you say or hope for something positive -- knowing full well this is nothing but a superstition? We've put a ...
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Musicians Who Told Politicians “Don’t Use My Song”

Campaign songs promoting candidates have been in use since the days of George Washington. Today, rather than dedicated campaign tunes, politicians often use popular hits. But because the use might ...
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Most Hated Pro-Wrestling Champions

While every sport has its colorful personalities, there may be no sport that relies more heavily on the personalities of its participants than professional wrestling. Many of WWE’s biggest ...
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The World’s Most Overweight Countries

The prevalence of adults who are overweight or obese is on the rise -- global obesity has nearly tripled since 1975. Close to 2 billion adults worldwide, or 39% of ...
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