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Historians Say 11 Presidents Were Better Than Obama

But he's still the best since Ronald Reagan: poll

(Newser) - Barack Obama was the best US president since Ronald Reagan, but he's got nothing on Abraham Lincoln. That's the takeaway from a C-SPAN survey of 91 historians who helped rank the best presidents in US history based on 10 criteria, including administrative skill, moral authority, crisis leadership, and... More »

10 Best Cities for Students

After 5 years on top, Paris is dethroned

(Newser) - A French city has been replaced by a French Canadian one at the top of the QS Best Student Cities Ranking , a list of the best cities in the world for international students, based on university rankings, employment, affordability, and—for the first time this year—student opinions. To be... More »

Best Cities for Singles Looking for Love

On opposite ends of spectrum: Bakersfield and Sarasota

(Newser) - In time for Valentine's Day, Trulia has crunched some numbers on the whereabouts of singles. For those playing a numbers game, these two lists are based purely on the ratio of single men to single women. Here are the 10 cities with the best ratios for single women looking... More »

10 Cities Where Crime Is Rising Fastest

Monroe, La., is top: 24/7 Wall St.

(Newser) - You might want to be a bit extra vigilant when visiting these US cities, according to 24/7 Wall St . The site determined the metropolitan areas with the fastest-rising crime based on differences in violent crime rates from 2011 to 2015. Household income, employment, education, and poverty rates were also considered.... More »

10 Coldest Cities in US

Fairbanks, Alaska comes out on top

(Newser) - If you're already tired of winter, you should probably steer clear of North Dakota. The state is home to three of the four coldest cities in the country, according to 24/7 Wall St . The site ranked US cities based on the minimum average temperature as well as record low... More »

7 of the Best Employee Perks

Wait—pet insurance?!

(Newser) - Sure, love what you do—but the pay and benefits don't hurt, either. Glassdoor checked out companies that offer unusual perks beyond unlimited vacation time and casual Fridays, and it found a bunch that have entered "legendary status" for benefits that offer "ingenuity, uniqueness, or life-changing potential.... More »

10 Best States to Raise a Family

North Dakota tops the list

(Newser) - If you're looking to raise a family in the US, WalletHub has ranked all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on how family-friendly they are. The site looked at 40 variables including median family salary, unemployment rate, and how affordable housing is. The top 10 best states... More »

5 States With Most, Fewest Green Cards

No. 1 state has a large population from Dominican Republic

(Newser) - With much ado about President Trump's immigration travel ban , 24/7 Wall St. takes a timely look at which US states house the most immigrants holding green cards, allowing them to legally live and work in America, as well as serve in the US military. The site examined a Department... More »

The 10 Best Cities for Football Fans

Green Bay is No. 1: WalletHub

(Newser) - Come Sunday, the best US city for football fans will undoubtedly be Houston. But that's not the case during the rest of the year, according to WalletHub . The site checked out 244 cities with at least one college or professional team to determine the best places for football fans... More »

10 Companies With Most Job Posts for Telecommuters

FlexJobs takes its annual look

(Newser) - Besides the ability to work in your PJs and take kitten or puppy breaks, telecommuting allows workers to save on commuting costs and time, and perhaps better handle the work-life balance, CNN notes. Companies can benefit, too, saving money by cutting down on office space and by attracting and keeping... More »

5 Cities Where You Don't Want a Car

Mass transit, baby—or hoof it

(Newser) - In some cities, it's a joy to own a set of wheels to cruise around in; in others, you're better off hawking your car on Craigslist and taking the bus, per CBS News . A SmartAsset analysis examined seven driving-related factors (including non-driving options, hours that commuters spend in... More »

The 10 Best Jobs in the US

They pay well and are gratifying

(Newser) - A career in technology is a good way to go, according to Glassdoor . The jobs site has ranked the 50 best jobs in the country based on average starting salary, job satisfaction, and the number of available positions, with "highly skilled" professions in tech, health care, and finance dominating... More »

10 Numbers About the America Trump Will Lead

What Obama just handed over to No. 45

(Newser) - President Trump is now officially so , as the mantle was passed from President Obama Friday in Washington. NPR takes a look at a slew of stats that show the America Trump has been handed from his predecessor, which NPR notes is "far more solid in some ways (economics) and... More »

5 Famous People Who Vanished

People can't stop talking about them—even centuries later, in one case

(Newser) - Jimmy Hoffa , DB Cooper , Amelia Earhart —all disappeared and are now the unwitting subjects of decades of speculation, detective work, and conspiracy theories. Those three may claim the lion's share of the whispering, but Mother Nature Network has put together a list of other high-profile vanishings that... More »

5 Hottest US Housing Markets

You go, Nashville

(Newser) - Seeking a place to call home that won't clean out your bank account—and might even go up in value? While cities like New York City and San Francisco are driving people away with exorbitant rents and mortgages, per CBS News , there are some cities where owning a home... More »

10 Best-Paying Jobs in US

They're all in the 6 figures

(Newser) - Our only advice if you want to crack into the best-paying gigs in the US: Start filling out those med school applications. The top jobs on US News & World Report's 2017 "Best Jobs" list are all within the medical or dental field, and all with median salaries... More »

5 Most Hated Companies in US

One on the list may surprise you

(Newser) - To be equally loathed by employees, customers, and the general public, a company really hasn't been taking care of its brand. Per Yahoo Finance , 24/7 Wall St. looked at American Customer Satisfaction Index surveys, worker diatribes on Glassdoor, and its own questionnaire to gauge which firms ranked lowest in... More »

The 5 Best, Worst Airlines of 2016

KLM comes out on top, El Al is last

(Newser) - When it comes to airlines, the biggest variables are not only the service and the seats. Bloomberg reports there are huge differences in the likelihood of being delayed, with the worst offender tripping up travelers more than half the time. That figure plummets to around 11% for the best companies.... More »

10 Books That Will Become Movies in 2017

Including 2 from Stephen King

(Newser) - The library and the movie theater will continue to collide in 2017 with more than a dozen film adaptations of books scheduled for release this year, including a couple of books that have been made into movies before. Here are 10 to watch out for, from BuzzFeed's list of... More »

6 Things an Analysis of Prison Tattoos Found

'Economist' study of clink ink offers fascinating revelations

(Newser) - Located a half-mile from the Los Angeles County prison known as the Twin Towers lies Homeboy Industries , one of the country's largest gang-rehab groups. One of the duties Homeboy has assumed to help ex-gang members and inmates re-enter society is a seemingly quirky but often necessary one: erasing their... More »

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