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5 Best and Worst Cities for Retirees

Arlington, Va., is the place to be

(Newser) - Worried about retirement? Consider a move to Arlington, Va. Bankrate has just ranked 196 US cities based on cost of living, crime rate, walkability, quality of health care, state and local taxes, weather, culture, and personal well-being for seniors. The 10 cities to note: The best:
  1. Arlington, Va.
  2. Alexandria, Va.
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The 10 Most Reputable Countries

Sorry, Canada: This year Sweden ranks best

(Newser) - Congrats, Sweden. The country is considered the most reputable, according to the Reputation Institute, which has produced a top 10 ranking based on how "welcoming, safe, and beautiful" a country is, according to a press release . More specifically, the rankings come from 58,000 ratings on economy, environment, and... More »

These Are the 10 Hottest US Cities

Texas is sizzling

(Newser) - You know what they say, if you can’t stand the heat, get out of Texas. 24/7 Wall St. has rounded up the hottest US cities based on the average number of days each year that temperatures reached at least 90 degrees since records began. A whopping seven of the... More »

The 10 Most Powerful People in Hollywood

Leo is the only actor in the upper echelon

(Newser) - For the first time, the Hollywood Reporter has put together a list of the 100 most powerful people in entertainment, though it's what Paste Magazine describes as a list "celebrating the accomplishments of … white guys." Only 19 women and 10 people of color make the cut.... More »

10 Most Expensive Cities When Living Abroad

You'll need deep pockets in Hong Kong

(Newser) - One great reason to refuse that work transfer to Hong Kong: It might cost you an arm and a leg. The city tops Mercer's 2016 Cost of Living Rankings of the world's most expensive cities for expatriates, based on the costs of housing (typically rentals), transportation, currency fluctuation,... More »

Top 10 Fast-Food Chains for Customer Satisfaction

Chick-fil-A is tops, McDonald's at the bottom

(Newser) - The bad news keeps on coming for Chipotle . The restaurant saw the biggest drop in this year's American Customer Satisfaction Index for fast-food restaurants, reports Consumerist . It was No. 2 last year and No. 9 this year—but at least it's ahead of McDonald's, which finished dead... More »

5 US Areas With the Largest Upper Class

Midland, Texas, is top

(Newser) - If you'd rather your beater car not stand out in a sea of sports cars, stay clear of Midland, Texas. The metro area has the highest share of upper-class residents in the country, according to a Pew Research report, which found the share of upper-income adults increased in 75%... More »

6 Most Calorie-Clogged Items at McDonald's

You might want to think twice about that shake

(Newser) - If you're eating at McDonald's, you probably aren't counting calories, but you might be surprised at which of the restaurant's menu items are most clogged with calories. Take the Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese, for example. It's one of the more substantial meals at McDonald'... More »

World's Top 10 Restaurants

Italy now home to the new No. 1

(Newser) - The world has a new No. 1 restaurant, at least according to one ranking. Italy's Osteria Francescana has unseated Spain's El Celler de Can Roca for the top spot in the annual World's 50 Best Restaurants list. The top American restaurant came in at No. 3, Eleven... More »

10 Most Peaceful Countries on Earth

Iceland, Denmark, Austria are on top

(Newser) - Congratulations, America: You sit 103rd on a list that ranks countries by their peacefulness, in a report compiled by the Institute for Economics and Peace . The ranking is based on 23 factors including involvement in conflicts at home and abroad, crime, terrorist activity, political stability, levels of militarization, and relations... More »

The 10 CEOs Most-Loved by Their Employees

Mark Zuckerberg, Tim Cook make the list

(Newser) - It's no easy task to get 99% of employees to like you, but that's exactly what three CEOs have done, according to a Glassdoor survey. The recruiting firm ranked the highest-rated CEOs of major firms based on more than 2 million employee reviews, reports the Wall Street Journal... More »

10 Best Cities for Dogs (and Their Owners)

Charleston is tops

(Newser) - Given that somewhere around 44% of US households have a dog, Realtor.com took a look at which cities qualify as the most dog-friendly in the nation. Factors included stats on dog ownership, dog parks, pet-friendly restaurants, dog walkers, pet stores, etc. Here are the top 10, including the percentage... More »

Top 10 States Adding the Most Jobs

Utah leads the way over the last 5 years

(Newser) - Looking to move to a state where it's easier to find work? 24/7 Wall St has ranked the states using a variety of factors including unemployment rates and the size of the local labor force. Here are the top 10 states in terms of job growth over the last... More »

Top 10 'Good' Countries

Sweden's first, Libya's last, and the US doesn't even break the top 20

(Newser) - Skal, Sweden! Raise a glass to the Scandinavian nation, which beat out 162 others to win the overall top spot in the "Good Country Index," a ranking of the world's countries, the Independent reports. The list is based on 35 various indicators from sources such as the... More »

The 10 Richest Self-Made Women in America

The top spot goes to ... a roofer

(Newser) - As USA Today puts it, "the richest self-made woman in America is a roofer." Diane Hendricks, who owns America's largest wholesale roofing and siding distributor, tops Forbes ' second annual list of the country's richest self-made women—meaning they earned rather than inherited their cash. The... More »

These Are the Best and Worst Cities for Staycations

And it's Florida for the win

(Newser) - Don’t have the time or resources to embark on a full-blown vacation this summer? You’re not alone: Some two-thirds of Americans are opting to keep it local this year. But you don’t have to be housebound. A “staycation” could satisfy your itch to hit the road.... More »

Top 10 Deadliest States for Pedestrians

Walkers, beware

(Newser) - If you would rather not get plowed into by a car during your evening stroll, Minnesota might be a better place to settle down than New Mexico. That's according to recent stats compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which examined traffic accident data to see which states... More »

10 Most Popular Amusement Parks in the World

Disney dominates, but Universal cracks top 5

(Newser) - A new list of the world's most popular amusement parks shows just how pervasive the Disney brand is. Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida tops the AECOM Index with 20.5 million visitors in 2015, and the brand dominates the top 10. It was a good year for... More »

10 Most Well-Read Cities in America

Seattle, Portland, Washington top the list

(Newser) - Living near Amazon's headquarters apparently prods people to pick up a book. Seattle is the most well-read city in the country for a second year in a row, according to Amazon's annual list—based on purchases of print or electronic books, magazines, and newspapers in major cities over... More »

10 Best Cities for New College Graduates

Hello, Cincinnati

(Newser) - This year's new college graduates might want to give Ohio a closer look as a place to land. The state has two of the top three cities in a list by SmartAsset of the best places for new grads. The list looks at three big factors: jobs, affordability, and... More »

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