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6 States With Most Mental Illness

West Virginians especially struggle with it

(Newser) - Nearly 10 million Americans experience a serious mental illness within any one year, and 24/7 Wall St. outlines the 12 states that have the largest adult populations struggling with various forms of mental illness, including depression and bipolar disorder. To come up with this ranking, the site examined surveys administered... More »

6 Best US Cities for Lazy People

Florida is the place to be

(Newser) - Too bad moving involves getting off the couch. Realtor.com has found the 10 best US cities "where lazy folks can thrive," based on several factors, including average sleep and work hours, the number of spas and hot tubs, access to services like dog walking and grocery delivery,... More »

5 Worst Airlines for Customer Satisfaction

ACSI rankings based on everything from in-flight services to seat comfort

(Newser) - Spirit Airlines may not be flying high after seeing the results of this year's American Customer Satisfaction Index travel report . Although the airline scored 15% higher than it did last year, it still came in dead last, with a score of 62 out of 100, per CNNMoney . The rankings... More »

11 Notable Names on Time's 'Most Influential' List

Leo makes the list, as do Bernie, Trump, and ... PewDiePie

(Newser) - What do Angela Merkel, Adele, and Internet star PewDiePie have in common? They've all made Time magazine's annual "100 Most Influential People" list . Divvied up into five categories—pioneers, titans, leaders, artists, and icons—the magazine's picks each have a profile written by another notable person:... More »

The Top 10 Things That Kill Us

Heart disease, cancer top the list

(Newser) - Don't count on leaving this world in a bizarre hot tub incident . According to the CDC, your death is much more likely to be, well, boring. Live Science rounds up the top 10 leading causes of the death in the US, based on the most recent stats from 2013: More »

Critic Picks 100 Greatest Songs Ever

Hits from David Bowie, Beatles make top 10

(Newser) - The '70s, man. Telegraph music critic Neil McCormick is out with his picks for the 100 greatest songs of our time, though he admits it's a rather personal list that's heavy on that particular decade. The criteria: A great song evokes "ideas and emotions" and assumes... More »

Top 7 Cities for College Grads

Phoenix is No. 1

(Newser) - Which cities are best for new college grads? In terms of jobs alone, San Francisco and New York City might be the top two logical choices, but factor in other things such as rent and the overall cost of living, and the picture changes. Credit.com ranked a slew of... More »

10 Companies With the Best Reputations

Rolex, Disney, Google top the list

(Newser) - The Reputation Institute is out with its annual list of the world's most reputable companies, based on a poll of 240,000 people from 15 countries. Volkswagen took a major hit, falling from the 14th spot to 123rd in 2016, per Forbes . The top 10: More »

10 Highest Salaries of World Leaders

Singapore pays the most, by a wide margin

(Newser) - When taking into account just salaries, President Obama does pretty well when compared with his colleagues around the world. But three of his peers out-earn him, as this ranking from 24/7WallSt shows:
  1. Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore, $1.76 million
  2. Leung Chun-ying, Hong Kong, $576,000
  3. Johann N. Schneider-Ammann, Switzerland, $460,
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The 10 Worst US Cities for Traffic

LA takes the top spot, followed by Washington

(Newser) - There's a good reason to feel better about your commute—unless you live in one of these 10 US cities. Car services company INRIX is out with a list of the worst US cities for traffic, based on how many hours the average commuter spent in the car in... More »

These 10 Jobs Pay the Best

Glassdoor's top US rankings all offer salaries in the six figures

(Newser) - Sure, money isn't everything, but that doesn't mean you're going to complain if your job comes with a fat paycheck. Glassdoor has published its 2016 list of the highest-paying jobs in America, courtesy of individuals who self-reported their salaries, and there's one caveat for cash-seekers: More... More »

10 Best US Cities to Build Your Wealth

Surprise: Detroit outranks New York City

(Newser) - Want to get rich quick? Good luck with that. Buf if you're looking to live in a city that at least makes it easier to build up your savings, Bankrate has crunched some numbers. Taking into account factors such as the job market, the housing market, access to financial... More »

2 Familiar Names Crack List of Top 10 Billionaires

No, not Bill Gates—he still reigns at top of the 'Forbes' list with $75B

(Newser) - Forbes' annual compilation of the wealthiest people on Earth is out, and the list welcomes a couple of flush newcomers to the richest of the rich. Bill Gates retains his top spot with $75 billion to his name, while for the first time, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg cracks the... More »

Most Powerful Passport Isn't American or British

It's German, giving holder visa-free access to 177 countries

(Newser) - Think Americans hold the most powerful passport on the planet? You're not even close, according to an index from a British immigration and citizenship firm. Henley & Partners' Visa Restrictions Index finds a German passport gives its holder visa-free access to 177 countries, more than any other passport. In... More »

The 10 Happiest Places in the US

Naples, Salinas tie for first in well-being survey

(Newser) - Feeling blue? A new Gallup-Healthways survey has some potential locales that might lift your spirits, with cities in Florida, California, Colorado, and Texas plentiful in the top 20, reports Live Science . Each was given a score out of 100 based on residents' feelings about their sense of purpose, relationships, financial... More »

6 Cities With Fastest-Rising Crime Rates

San Luis Obispo tops the list, with crimes up 58%

(Newser) - Is there something in the air in San Luis Obispo? The number of violent crimes including rapes, robberies, aggravated assaults, and murders, spiked 58% in the metropolitan area from 2010 to 2014, making it home to the fastest-rising crime rate of any US city. Interestingly, the crime rate 30 miles... More »

America's 6 Most Sleep-Deprived States

Hurray for South Dakota—but put on some coffee for Hawaii

(Newser) - While that old rule of thumb of getting eight hours of sleep seems to be constantly updated, the CDC has settled on recommending that adults ages 18-60 get at least seven hours to stay as healthy as possible—and notes if you deprive yourself of that precious shut-eye, you could... More »

The Most, Least Talkative States

If a New Yorker calls an Iowan, it might be lopsided

(Newser) - It may not be a huge surprise that New York is ranked No. 1 in a list of the most talkative states, but any guesses on the least talkative? The distinction goes to Iowa, according to analytics firm Marchex . It arrived at this conclusion by analyzing 4 million phone calls... More »

The 10 Most Violent Cities in the World

Caracas, Venezuela, is new murder capital in 2015 ranking

(Newser) - A shred of good news for the Honduran city of San Pedro Sula: It had been named the world's most violent city four straight years by the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security, but it moves to No. 2 behind Caracas in 2015, reports NBC News . Latin America on... More »

The 10 Least Corrupt Nations

Denmark, Finland, Sweden top the list

(Newser) - Scandinavian countries apparently know how to steer clear of corruption. Anti-corruption body Transparency International is out with its annual list of the least corrupt countries in the world, based on expert opinions, and Denmark, Norway, and Sweden all find a spot in the top 10. Denmark tops the list with... More »

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