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World's Best Airline Is Considered the 'Gold Standard'

Congrats, Singapore Airlines

(Newser) - Among all the airlines of the world, one is considered the "gold standard." That would be Singapore Airlines, per AirlineRatings.com , which audited different fleets on everything from cabin amenities to crew member service. What put Singapore over the top: its front-of-aircraft suites "designed to be the... More »

Looking for Work? Here's Where to Go

24/7 Wall St. ranks US cities based on 5-year employment increase

(Newser) - It's a good time to be looking for work. The unemployment rate sat at 3.7%, a 49-year low, for October with a better-than-expected 250,000 jobs added, per CNN . 24/7 Wall St. knows where to find them, having ranked US metro areas based on the percent increase in... More »

Looking for Love? Try These Places

WalletHub's 10 best (and worst) picks for singles

(Newser) - They don't call it "Hotlanta" for nothing. The Georgia capital has attained the No. 1 spot on WalletHub's best cities for singles , based on the site's look at more than 180 metropolitan areas. The metrics considered everything from how much dating activities cost—from cocktail prices... More »

Not Digging a Big-City Life? Try the Best Small Cities in the US

It's OK if you long for a shorter commute and more affordable place to live—really

(Newser) - Some prefer the hustle and bustle of big cities, but others crave the relative coziness and charm of a smaller metropolis—as well as the affordability and ease of getting around. WalletHub looked at upward of 1,200 US cities with between 25,000 and 100,000 residents, examining everything... More »

40% of Households in This City Have Just 1 Person

Gainesville leads the ranking of cities by 24/7 Wall St

(Newser) - Roommate getting on your nerves? Bustle reports more Americans than ever are living alone, and 24/7 Wall St. has ranked the US metro areas where it's most common. Leading the way is Gainesville, Florida, where four in 10 households have but a single resident. Most of the cities atop... More »

4 of Top 5 Highest-Paid TV Actors Hail From One Show

'Big Bang Theory' actors are bringing home nice bank

(Newser) - Talk about going out with a bang. Forbes has put out its list of the highest-paid actors on TV, and four of the top five are from one hit show: The Big Bang Theory on CBS, with lead Jim Parsons banking a comfortable $26.5 million a year—not only... More »

Which Book Is America's Favorite? It's a Classic

Harper Lee's 'To Kill a Mockingbird' takes the top spot in PBS ranking

(Newser) - We all have a love affair with a certain book, or books, that stoked our imaginations, shaped our worldview, or otherwise brought us together in a shared bond with others in the avid-readers community. Quartz notes that PBS was curious which tome Americans most took to, and so the network... More »

10 Best Colleges for the Money

MIT tops the list

(Newser) - If you're going to fork over close to $50,000 a year to go to college—the top-end average for tuition, room, and board at a four-year school—you want the best ROI on your money. WalletHub looked at close to 1,000 of America's higher-education venues, examining... More »

These 5 People Were Right, but Nobody Believed Them

People who knew what they were talking about, but who were ignored, via Listverse

(Newser) - Ever had that frustrated feeling that you're 100% correct about something but no one is listening to you? The folks mentioned by Listverse in a vindication ranking of sorts would have commiserated. These were people "silenced by other parties that either didn't believe them or had their... More »

10 Most, Least Politically Active States

DC tops the list, New Mexico brings up the rear

(Newser) - In less than three weeks, people will converge en masse upon the polls, though how many turn out may depend on the state and how seriously people in each one take their civic duty. WalletHub looked more closely at all 50 states, plus DC, across 10 metrics for political engagement,... More »

Burger Chains' Antibiotics Grades: Two As, 22 Fs

Report raises concerns over 'spread of antibiotic resistance'

(Newser) - Craving a fast-food burger? You'll be hard-pressed to find one that gets a passing grade from experts on antibiotic use in meat. A report out Wednesday—a collaboration by the Natural Resources Defence Council, Consumer Reports, Center for Food Safety, and other groups—gives 22 of 25 top US... More »

Vanity Fair Names 2018's 'Disruptors'

Students, CEOs, celebrities are among them

(Newser) - What do Kendrick Lamar, Robert Mueller, and the Parkland students have in common? They all land on Vanity Fair's 2018 "New Establishment" list, a hard-to-define (just check out the magazine's subhead) collection of "disruptors" —fresh faces and familiar ones "up to fresh tricks"—... More »

These Are the Fastest-Growing Cities in the US

Fort Myers, Fla., takes the top spot

(Newser) - Looking to move somewhere with a bright outlook? The bottom line of a new WalletHub analysis is that in the US, "the South currently seems to be an attractive place to move." The site looked at 515 cities and compared 15 measures of growth and decline over a... More »

5 Most, Least Diverse States

WalletHub considers race, religion, politics, and more

(Newser) - The same three states leading the country in racial diversity also lead the pack when it comes to socioeconomic, cultural, economic, household, religious, and political diversity, according to WalletHub . The site considered a host of metrics from race and language to educational attainment for its ranking of all 50 US... More »

10 Most Fun Cities in US (After the Obvious)

Orlando follows No. 1 Las Vegas

(Newser) - The US city deemed as the place to have the most fun is ... well, yeah, Vegas. A new ranking by WalletHub takes into account all kinds of factors—nightlife, restaurants, movie theaters, festivals, playgrounds, etc.—and puts Las Vegas as No. 1. Maybe more surprising is that a city... More »

The 10 US Cities Where Poverty Hits Hard

Texas claims 4 of them

(Newser) - Last year, 13.4% of all Americans lived below the poverty line—a 0.6-percentage point drop from 2016. But many pockets in the US still struggle, and 24/7 Wall St. mined data from the US Census Bureau to see which metropolitan areas are dealing with the highest poverty rates.... More »

Here Are the 5 Most, Least Valuable College Majors

Actuarial science will likely position you well; the fine arts may be more of a crapshoot

(Newser) - It's desirable to do what you love for a living—but it helps if what you love pays decently. Bankrate did its due diligence for future college students, looking at US Census Bureau data for 162 degrees that ended up producing labor forces of at least 15,000 people,... More »

'America's Best College' Is Named

Harvard tops list in 'Wall Street Journal' rankings

(Newser) - "Hidden gems" emerge in an annual ranking of US colleges, a collaboration between the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education, though the school taking the top spot for a second year in a row is far from hidden—it's called Harvard. Factoring in resources, engagement, environment, and... More »

NYC No Longer Has the Most Super-Rich People

That honor transfers to Hong Kong

(Newser) - Looking to hobnob with the rich but not necessarily famous? Although New York City used to be where you'd be find the largest population of super-rich people in the world, Hong Kong has taken over the top spot this year, CNNMoney notes. That's per a new report from... More »

This Apple Finally Dethroned Red Delicious

Gala to be most popular apple in US in 2018

(Newser) - For at least five decades, the Red Delicious was the most popular apple in the US, dominating grocery selection. But no longer: This year, US growers are projected to produce 51.7 million boxes of Red Delicious apples and 52.4 million boxes of Gala apples, thus giving Galas the... More »

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