Special Report

Fastest Growing County in Every State

The U.S. annual population growth recently hit its lowest level in 80 years. Even with the recent slowdown, the U.S. population has been growing steadily for years. There are ...
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Most Expensive Private High Schools in America

As the summer comes to an end, an estimated 56.6 million American children and teens will soon attend school. Some 3.7 million students are expected to graduate from high ...
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What School Days Used to Look Like

As summer fades away, young Americans get ready, often reluctantly, to return to school. About 56.6 million students will attend public and private elementary, middle, and high schools in the ...
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What Every Presidential Candidate’s Last Name Means

You might think that the 21 Democratic candidates for president in 2020 (actually 20 -- Bernie Sanders is an Independent), plus a couple over on the other side, represent an ...
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The 20 Most Successful American Fashion Brands

The United States has exercised an outsized influence on popular culture since the early part of the 20th century through motion pictures and the creation of music genres such as ...
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These Are Longest Direct Flights in the World

On October 5, 1941, the first non-stop flight across the Pacific Ocean ended in Wenatchee, Washington, 41 hours after the plane left Japan. Thankfully, transoceanic flights are much faster nowadays, ...
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20 Ways to Help Your Body Adapt Quickly to Season Changes

Even though summer is not technically over until the end of September, the beginning of the month already brings with it several signs that beach weather will soon be behind ...
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The 25 Best Countries for Working Abroad

Thanks to technological advances, today’s world is smaller than ever before and people are moving around at unprecedented rates. According to recent United Nations estimates, the world has at any ...
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Cost of a Movie Ticket the Year You Were Born

Moviegoers in the U.S. and Canada bought 1.3 billion movie tickets in 2018, according to the National Association of Theatre Owners. While this is higher than in 2017, it ...
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Toughest Cities to Be a Single Mom

The share of children living in a single mother household has nearly doubled over the past 50 years. Single mothers in America today face unique challenges balancing the responsibilities ...
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The Best Movie Filmed in Your State

Over the last 100 years, Hollywood studios and surrounding areas were the filming locations for many classic movies. Southern California is not only the home base of many of the ...
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Most Americans Will Struggle to Pronounce These 50 Town Names

Most people probably know how to pronounce Des Moines or Boise. That’s because these are well-known American cities. But people might have mispronounced them when they came across them ...
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America’s Fastest Growing Housing Markets

The U.S. housing market is close to its highest value ever. The median sale price of a home sold in the second quarter of 2019 was $279,600, a 4.3% ...
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America’s Fastest Shrinking Housing Markets

More than a decade has passed since the U.S. housing bubble burst and the 2008 financial crisis began.  Home prices in major cities across the country lost about a ...
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Most Expensive Colleges That Pay Off the Least

The student debt crisis is one of the most pressing public policy challenges of our time. Americans owe an estimated $1.6 trillion in student loans -- more than any ...
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