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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 »

9 Notable New Laws in 2017

They involve sky lanterns, catfish, and tampons

(Newser) - If you plan to hunt catfish in Illinois this year, be sure to bring your pitchfork. Using pitchforks, spear guns, and arrows to catch the fish is now legal under one of several new state and city laws that came into effect with the New Year. Some of the more... More »

The Best, Worst Cities for Sticking to Resolutions

Salt Lake City is best, Detroit is worst: WalletHub

(Newser) - It takes only weeks for 80% of people to drop their New Year's resolutions, per US News , but whether you're among that group may depend on where you live. To determine the best and worst cities for residents to keep resolutions, WalletHub analyzed a host of data on... More »

10 Numbers That Sum Up 2016

From 7 new stars to 7.1K migrant deaths

(Newser) - Whether or not you believe 2016 was cursed, you have to admit it was an eventful year, dominated by the US election, global conflicts, and a refugee crisis. CNN takes a look at some of the numbers that best encapsulate those events and the year in general: More »

Here Are the Top-Grossing Actors of 2016

Scarlett Johansson beats out her 'Captain America' costars

(Newser) - The three top-grossing actors of 2016 have one thing in common: They all starred in the top-grossing movie of the year, Captain America: Civil War. In fact, all but one of the 10 top-grossing actors of 2016 starred in a comic flick this year, reports Forbes . The exception is Felicity... More »

10 Fastest-Growing US States

Utah's on top for percentage increase

(Newser) - Compared to the 433,000 residents Texas added in 2016, 60,500 new Utahans might seem like nothing. But the figure was enough to push Utah to the top of the heap of the fastest-growing US states, based on percentage increases in population, per Census data . The top 10: More »

5 Winning, Losing Companies of 2016

Based on S&P stock price changes

(Newser) - For some companies, 2016 was an economic cornucopia, with stock fluctuations that worked to their advantage. For others, it was a bummer. 24/7 Wall St. took a look at the year-to-date share price changes of everyone on the S&P 500. Top performers included companies involved in technology and resource... More »

The Top 10 Movies of 2016 to End All Other Top 10 Lists

Digg 'smashed together' a bunch of Top 10 lists to come up with this master list

(Newser) - It's that time of year when we're all being bombarded with "best of 2016" lists, and Digg realizes we can't possibly have time to read them in full. So the site has charitably aggregated as many Top 10 lists as it could track down, "smashed... More »

The 7 Biggest Archaeology Finds of 2016

From an ancient Greek city to a Viking shrine

(Newser) - We’ve learned quite a bit about the past in the past 12 months. Heritage Daily rounds up the top archaeological discoveries of 2016, from an ancient Greek city to a shrine dedicated to a Viking king: More »

8 Classic Books Creative People Love

Tilda Swinton, Laura Linney, Bill Gates weigh in

(Newser) - Need a last-minute gift idea for the reader in your life? The New York Times might be able to help you out. It's compiled the favorite classic novels of "eight creative people," who previously named the 10 books they'd want with them on a desert island... More »

The Year's 10 Best TV Performances

Take a bow, Alison Wright

(Newser) - "Heartbreaking" and "achingly human" performances graced our TVs this year, according to Paste magazine, whose editors have ranked the 25 best TV performances of 2016. Apparently FX knows how to pick 'em. Here's the top 10: More »

15 Most Common US Surnames May Surprise You

6 of top 15 are traditionally Hispanic

(Newser) - You're almost as likely to come upon someone with the last name "Garcia," "Rodriguez," or "Lopez" as you are to find someone with the surname "Jones." That's according to 2010 Census data released Thursday, which shows six of the 15 most... More »

The 5 Healthiest States

Hawaii comes in first, again; Mississippi is last

(Newser) - What is the healthiest state in the USA? For the fifth straight year, the winner is … Hawaii, according to America's Health Rankings . The Aloha State snagged the top spot for its low rates of uninsured people and obesity, though it scores above average for excessive drinking, reports USA ... More »

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