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Incomes are rising rapidly in the United States. According to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, the national median household income was nearly $75,000 in 2022, up from about $69,700 in 2021....
Inflation — the overall upward movement of prices of goods and services — has definitely been more tame. At 3.2% in February, inflation (based on consumer price index change) is far lower than...
No doubt most people would agree that sitting in traffic is one of the least fun things to do. And it has costs — it increases air pollution levels, increases gas expenses, and of course, increases...
Last year, everybody was talking (and TikTok-ing) about “The Great Resignation” — the hitherto unimaginable rate at which people were telling their employers to take this job...
The United States isn’t a very old country. When it was fighting its war for independence from England, China’s Qing Dynasty had already ruled for 130 years, India’s Mughal Empire was beginning...
What’s better than a pumpkin spice latte and unlikely to go out of fashion? Autumn foliage. Nearly every state goes through a dramatic, multicolored transformation as temperatures drop in the fall....
The diner is a uniquely American institution. Historians trace its origins back to the horse-drawn lunch wagons that began appearing on the East Coast in the 1870s. These evolved into restaurants on...
The United States spends more per capita on health care than any other large developed country — and without a single-payer national health care system, much of that spending is shouldered...
“There’s one thing that’s really great about waking up early,” the comedian Kathy Griffin apparently once said, “and it’s not jogging or greeting the day —...
The United States is a large and diverse country with many traditions and laws varying from state to state. It’s no surprise then that some citizens look at people living in far-off states as...
Property crimes — a category that includes burglary, motor vehicle theft, and larceny — are the most commonly reported crimes nationwide, according to the FBI. There were about 7.2...
America’s first Chinese restaurant is said to have been Canton, which opened in San Francisco in 1849. Today there are more than 40,000 such eating places nationwide. It’s hard to find a city or...
As the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to increase in the United States, health organizations and government officials are continuing to warn the most at-risk populations, urging them...
Along with other measures being recommended or instituted to combat the spread of COVID-19, epidemiologists and government officials most strongly highlight the value of social distancing —...