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Welcome to the Best Beach in America

Florida's Siesta Beach is Dr. Beach's fav

(Newser) - Just in time for summer, Dr. Beach—aka Florida International University professor Stephen Leatherman—is out with his ranking of the best beaches in the country. Leatherman has been rating beaches since 1991 and takes his job pretty seriously, examining 50 different factors, from sand and waves to parking, reports... More »

10 Fastest-Growing Cities in US

Half of them are in Texas

(Newser) - Four of the top five fastest-growing US cities with populations of 50,000 or more are in Texas, according to US Census Bureau estimates released Thursday. And of the top 15, 10 are in the South, the AP reports. The top 10:
  1. Conroe, Texas: 7.8% increase from 2015 to
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Female CEO Who Now Makes More Than Marissa Mayer

IBM's Virginia Rometty was compensated $32.3M in 2016, Mayer just $27.4M

(Newser) - Think "well-compensated female CEO" and Marissa Mayer is likely to come to mind, but the Yahoo CEO has been knocked off her perch as the highest-paid one, per an Equilar-AP analysis . The survey included only women CEOs who've been in their roles for at least two years at... More »

America's 10 Drunkest Cities

What gives, Wisconsin?

(Newser) - While Utah is home to a few of the least boozy cities in the country, Wisconsin houses more than a few of the drunkest, according to 24/7 Wall St . The site lists the booziest cities in the US based on excessive drinking rates, the number of bars, and driving deaths... More »

America's 10 Least Boozy Cities

Expect a dry weekend in Utah

(Newser) - Don't expect to find many rowdy parties in Provo-Orem, Utah. Despite its 10 bars, the area is the least boozy in the country, according to 24/7 Wall St. , which ranked US cities based on excessive drinking rates in a 30-day period. The 10 least boozy cities, which fall in... More »

Most Loved and Hated Telecom Companies in US

Sorry, Mediacom

(Newser) - Believe it or not, Comcast is not the most hated telecommunications company in the country. The American Customer Satisfaction Index, out Tuesday, ranks America's most loved and hated companies offering pay-TV, phone, and internet service, and though Comcast finds itself among the least loved companies, it's not the... More »

Find the Most Dangerous City in Your State

List at 24/7 Wall St. has some surprises

(Newser) - The most dangerous city in Illinois must be Chicago, right? Ditto with Detroit for Michigan and New York City for New York state? Not so much, at least in terms of per-capita violent crime. A new survey at 24/7 Wall St. crunches FBI crime data to find the most dangerous... More »

The 5 Most, Least Obese States

Go West, (skinny) young man

(Newser) - At least one in five Americans are considered obese, but some of them are clustered together geographically. And if you want to avoid a bulging waistline, you'd do well to steer clear of Paula Deen and the South and head West, notes 24/7 Wall St. in compiling its list... More »

10 States With the Biggest Drug Problems

DC leads pack, followed by Vermont, Colorado

(Newser) - The United States as a whole is battling an opioid epidemic, but certain states are harder hit by drugs than others. Colorado, for example, has the highest percentage of teenagers and adults who use illicit drugs, while West Virginia has the most overdose deaths per capita, reports WalletHub . The site... More »

10 US Cities With the Worst Diets

The Midwest and South might need a nutritional reboot

(Newser) - We know residents of Naples, Fla., boast the best diet —but which cities could use major improvements in the intake category? A report by Gallup and digital health firm Sharecare looked at 189 metro areas across the US and shook out the ones that could use a consultation with... More »

The Best and Worst Birth Control Methods

Don't rely on spermicide: 24/7 Wall St.

(Newser) - The pill is the most common form of birth control in the US—but it's far from the most effective. With a 9% failure rate, the pill finds itself at the No. 6 spot on 24/7 Wall St. 's list of the most effective methods, based on CDC... More »

America's 10 Favorite Grocery Stores

Publix, Wegmans top Marketforce's list

(Newser) - Aldi doesn't need a $1.6 billion revamp to best competitor Whole Foods—at least when it comes to Americans' opinions. Aldi comes in at the No. 5 spot on Marketforce 's list of America’s favorite grocery stores, with Whole Foods at No. 10. Marketforce polled nearly... More »

4 Execs Make 9 Figures

Elon Musk isn't far behind

(Newser) - Elon Musk didn't pull in nine figures in 2016—but as the fifth top-earning executive of the year, he was awfully close. Here are the five top-earning business executives of 2016, with their total salary, according to Bloomberg : More »

Best, Worst States for Working Moms

WalletHub puts Vermont at top, with Alabama at bottom

(Newser) - With Mother's Day upon us, WalletHub has looked at data to determine the best and worst states for working moms. Factors include gender pay gaps, the availability of child care, parental leave policies, and the number of women in executive positions. Here are the 10 with the best scores... More »

One State Dominates in Healthy Eating

California claims 4 of top 10 metro areas with healthiest diets

(Newser) - All the hype about California healthy living appears to be well founded—at least when it comes to mealtime. A new report by Gallup and Sharecare, a digital health firm, looked at eating habits in 189 metropolitan areas across the US with one simple question: "Did you eat healthy... More »

Here, Interns Can Earn $96K a Year

Facebook's interns are a lucky bunch

(Newser) - Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to keep a rewarding internship and a roof over your head . If you're prepared for a fight, you can find a great internship that also pays well—$8,000 per month in the case of Facebook. Here are the companies offering the... More »

7 Best States for Immigrants

California is the place to be

(Newser) - Making a life in a new country is never easy—but some US states make it easier than others. 24/7 Wall St. rounds up the best states for immigrants based on factors including median household income, poverty rates, unemployment, and the share of non-native residents. The top seven: More »

7 Most Counterfeited Products in the US

Did you get ripped off on your shoes?

(Newser) - Counterfeiters do a booming business in the US, if seizures by US Customs and Border Protection are any indication. 24/7 WallSt pored over data related to more than 31,000 seized shipments last year to come up with the most commonly counterfeited items in the US. The list below has... More »

5 Best Jobs in America

Statistician ranks highest based on income, stress level, outlook, more

(Newser) - It's hard to pinpoint what the absolute "best" job is: Whether a person's time in front of a computer screen, on the floor, or in the field is heaven or hell depends on one's particular interests and talents, and that assessment can be clouded by other... More »

5 Worst Jobs in America

Sorry, Lois Lane: Newspaper reporter is the worst job in America

(Newser) - "Love what you do" is standard career-counselor advice, but it might be difficult to find the love for low-paying jobs in dangerous situations and with poor prospects for the future. 24/7 Wall St. analyzed CareerCast's own data set for best and worst US jobs, which used relatively objective... More »

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