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Want Quality of Life? These States Are Worst

Texas is last in the union

(Newser) - Not all 50 states are so nifty when it comes to quality of life, reports CNBC as part of its annual "America's Top States for Business" study, which looked at 10 categories to determine a state's attractiveness to potential businesses and their workers. Of those categories, quality...

Americans' Top 10 Ice Cream Flavors
Americans' Top 10
Ice Cream Flavors

Americans' Top 10 Ice Cream Flavors

Instacart finds that good ol' vanilla is No. 1

(Newser) - Americans are downright old school when it comes to ordering ice cream. Instacart has assessed the nation's tastes based on orders placed, and it finds that vanilla comes in as America's favorite flavor, reports Real Simple . The rankings, along with other odds and ends, including the states that...

America's Wealthy Live in These 10 Suburbs

The 1% are branching out to suburban life

(Newser) - American's wealthy class is moving on out to the 'burbs. In GOBankingRates' latest analysis, a push away from big metropolises has placed quieter locations at the top of their list of the wealthiest suburbs in America. After crunching the numbers on cities with over 5,000 households, they...

This Is the Most Dangerous State in America

New Mexico tops the list, while Rhode Island is deemed the safest

(Newser) - Perhaps no one knows better than personal injury lawyers how dangerous simply existing can be these days—especially in the US, where death rates are about 2.5 times higher than the average rates in other high-income nations, per Newsweek . That's why the Caputo and Van Der Walde Injury...

10 Best Books of the Century
10 Best
of the 21st

10 Best Books of the 21st Century

New York Times counts down its favorite 100 since 2000

(Newser) - The New York Times has been gradually revealing its picks for the best 100 books of the 21st century, and the complete list is now here. More than 500 writers, critics, and others weighed in, with Italian author Elena Ferrante (a pseudonym) getting top honors for My Brilliant Friend of...

These Are the Most Stressed-Out US Cities

Take a breather, Cleveland, which takes the No. 1 spot on WalletHub list

(Newser) - There's certainly no shortage of things to be stressed about these days, but some American cities really need to practice their deep breathing, per WalletHub . The site looked at more than 180 of the most populated cities in the US, using upward of three dozen metrics in four main...

10 Priciest Metro Areas for Renters

Miami comes in as the most expensive in the US

(Newser) - All things considered, the Miami metro area is the most expensive one in the nation for renters. The No. 1 ranking is in a new Lawn Love assessment of the 196 biggest metro areas in the country. The metric is based not only on average prices but on the percentage...

The Brainiest Cities in America
The Brainiest
Cities in America

The Brainiest Cities in America

Ann Arbor, Michigan, tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - A smart city is a more prosperous one, according to WalletHub , which notes that higher education levels among an urban center's residents boost salaries and, in turn, tax dollars flowing into local government. The site wanted to see which cities are attracting the best and brightest, so it reviewed...

In This Nation, Getting to Work Takes Just 17 Minutes

Denmark boasts shortest commute time in the world, per AHTI Games stats

(Newser) - Looking for the shortest, sweetest commute? Consider Scandinavia. That's per AHTI Games, which crunched the numbers to figure out how long it takes to get from home to work across the globe, per Digital Journal . Denmark tops the list, with an average commute time of just 17 minutes. Neighbor...

Check Out America's Best National Parks

Michigan's Isle Royale National Park tops the Wall Street Journal 's list

(Newser) - What better time to break out the hiking boots than the lazy, hazy days of summer—which may be why the Wall Street Journal has taken the opportunity to point adventurers in the direction of our nation's national parks. The Journal has pulled together what it views to be...

Here Are America's 10 Most Patriotic States

Virginia is No. 1, according to WalletHub

(Newser) - If a new ranking is correct, Thursday—the Fourth of July—is a particularly big day for Virginians. A new ranking by WalletHub labels the state as the most patriotic in the nation. The site had to get creative to suss out the rankings: Among the factors were the percentage...

States Where It Costs the Most to 'Live Comfortably'

Massachusetts is No. 1, while West Virginia is the least expensive

(Newser) - In the 10 most expensive states in the nation, you'd need to make six figures to "live comfortably," according to Visual Capitalist . The site defines the term as the amount a single individual would have to earn to cover what it calls a "50/30/20 budget"—...

These Are the Best, Worst States for Summer Road Trips

Texas ranks No. 1, per WalletHub

(Newser) - Summertime, and the drivin' is easy—or at least it is in Texas, the No. 1 city on WalletHub's list of the best states for a summer road trip. The site looked at all 50 nifty to see which ones have the potential to draw out your inner Kerouac,...

States With the Rudest Airline Passengers

Come on, Iowa

(Newser) - Iowans who fly apparently need to brush up on their manners. The state fared worst in a survey of airplane etiquette breaches by Solitaire Bliss . The site compiled a "naughty habits scale" of witnessed offenses such as reclining a seat without asking, loud phone use, passing gas, using both...

These Are the Best-Run Cities in America

And the worst, which are mostly the biggest

(Newser) - For those tired of carping about your local government, WalletHub offers up some actual statistics to see if that whining is justified—or if you should be cheering instead. The criteria is relatively simple: the amount of public funds available vs. the quality of services citizens receive. The No. 1...

These Cities Are 'Impossibly Unaffordable'

Hong Kong tops the list of Demographia's latest rankings, with 5 cities in top 10 located in the US

(Newser) - Think your rent or mortgage is high? Try living in one of the world's most "impossibly unaffordable" cities. Demographia's International Housing Affordability report for 2024 is out, which assesses the cost of living in 94 major markets in eight countries: the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand,...

Best, Worst US Cities for Staycations
Best, Worst US Cities
for Staycations

Best, Worst US Cities for Staycations

Orlando ranks first, with Fremont, California, dead last

(Newser) - When it comes to ranking cities for staycations, Orlando appears to have a Disney-shaped advantage. The Florida city is No. 1 out of 182 cities in a new Wallet Hub ranking. The site used a number of metrics, including things to do (having Disney World in your backyard evidently scores...

These States' Economies Are Pulling Their Weight

Washington tops WalletHub's rankings

(Newser) - How well the US economy is doing is dependent on how well the states themselves are doing, and WalletHub looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia to see which ones boast the best economies. Three main categories are in play: economic activity (including startup activity, exports per...

Home of the Caviar-Filled Doughnut Tops Best Restaurants

Barcelona's Disfrutar finally clinches top spot on World's 50 Best Restaurants list

(Newser) - The country to go to eat is ... Spain. Six Spanish restaurants have landed on the 2024 list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants, revealed Wednesday at a ceremony in Las Vegas, including three in the top five. Chief among them: Barcelona's Disfrutar, which placed second in 2023 and...

There's a New Best Airline in the World

Qatar Airways comes in at No. 1 on list

(Newser) - Air New Zealand has been dethroned. is out with its annual list of the world's top airlines, and the new victor for 2024 is Qatar Airways. Thrillist notes that "the standards are high" to make it to the top of the list, put together by five...

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