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Here Are the 10 Most Diverse Cities in America

Half of the top 10 are in one state

(Newser) - Since we were kids in school, we've heard America pumped up as a "melting pot" of cultures. To see which cities could stake the best claims to a diverse population, 24/7 Wall St. looked at US Census Bureau data for major metropolitan areas around the country, figuring out... More »

This Is America's 'Greenest' City

San Francisco tops WalletHub's California-dominant list

(Newser) - The Golden State might be more appropriately called green, according to WalletHub . The site looked at 28 "green" indicators—including water and air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, annual excess fuel consumption, and the share of electricity from renewable sources—in America's 100 largest cities to find those that... More »

Top 10 Books of the Century

Historical fiction tops the Guardian's list

(Newser) - Weeks after its list of this century's best movies , the Guardian has done the same for books. Atop the list Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall, a 2009 political intrigue that imagines the ascent of Thomas Cromwell in the court of King Henry VIII. That was long ago, but the... More »

10 Best New Restaurants in America

'Bon Appetit' is out with its list

(Newser) - No one city in the US has a monopoly on great new restaurants, according to a new list from Bon Appetit . The magazine is out with its "Hot 10" ranking of America's best new eateries, and the locales are spread out. The honorees:
  1. Konbi (Los Angeles)
  2. Khao Noodle
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Looking for Fun in All the Wrong Places? Go Here Instead

Las Vegas tops WalletHub's list of US cities where you'll have a blast

(Newser) - Some cities boast the best job opportunities , others the best-educated populace . Let's face it, though: We all want to know where the fun is. That's why WalletHub examined more than 180 major US cities to gauge where merrymaking is in ample supply, looking at more than five dozen... More »

10 Best Movies of the Century

An offering from the creators of 'South Park' makes the cut at the 'Guardian'

(Newser) - The Guardian is out with a list of the 100 best movies of the 21st century so far, and movie buffs might be surprised to see what cracked the top 10—Team America: World Police, the 2004 satire from South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker. "It’s... More »

Want to Be Happy? Move to This State

No wonder so many people vacation in the Aloha State

(Newser) - Home is where the heart is, and for people in certain parts of the US, where happiness reigns. WalletHub looked at more than 30 metrics for all 50 states, concentrating on three main categories: emotional and physical well-being (including career and social satisfaction, depression rates, and life expectancy); work environment,... More »

2020 College Rankings Are Out

Princeton and Williams rule their respective categories at 'US News,' again

(Newser) - US News & World Report is out with its annual, and controversial, rankings of American colleges. The magazine has various categories, but the two big ones are national universities and liberal arts colleges. Princeton takes top honors in the first category for the ninth straight year and Williams College... More »

Thinking of Retiring? Keep These Cities on Your Radar

The Sunshine State looks especially tempting for your golden years

(Newser) - Already thinking ahead on where you want to kick back once you stop punching a time clock for good? WalletHub scrutinized more than 180 US cities to suss out which ones seem most appealing for retirees, looking at nearly four dozen key metrics across four categories: affordability (including cost of... More »

Here Are the Best, Worst States for Gender Equality

Maine is looking good for women's rights

(Newser) - Despite making up more than half the US population, women are still lagging behind their male counterparts in pay and in leadership positions, and still claiming the lion's share of minimum-wage jobs. Some states are making better strides than others in closing the gender gap, per WalletHub , which looked... More »

10 Best, Worst States to Give Birth

Vermont comes out on top, Mississippi on bottom

(Newser) - Having a baby is a beautiful—and also expensive and possibly stressful—thing. WalletHub analyzed all 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, on 30 factors related to cost (on average, the cost of a conventional delivery in the US is more than $10,000, but some states are pricier... More »

By 2080, These US Cities Will Be Arid Wastelands

If climate change patterns continue as expected, per GOBankingRates.com

(Newser) - Climate-linked headaches are taking place worldwide , but closer to home, a bunch of US sites are at risk of turning into actual deserts. GOBankingRates.com examined data from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science and found 15 cities that will have significantly different climates by 2080, if global... More »

Starbucks Used to Have a Much Longer Name

Why company dumped Starbucks Coffee, Tea, and Spices, and why other brands changed their names

(Newser) - In a world where our texting shorthand includes "BRB," "LOL," and "K," is it any surprise that we now have brands calling themselves WW, RH, and KFC? USA Today reports on eight companies that have truncated or otherwise modified their original monikers, for various... More »

There's No Place Like This US City to Raise a Family

Overland Park, Kansas, gets top billing in WalletHub survey

(Newser) - Dorothy isn't the only one who thought "there's no place like home" when thinking about Kansas. Finding the ideal place to raise a family is often at the top of most parents' minds, and according to a new survey from WalletHub , the Sunflower State's Overland Park... More »

America's 10 Most, Least Educated Cities

Look for the learned in Ann Arbor, Mich.

(Newser) - "Smart" doesn't necessarily equate with "educated," but having an education can certainly help maximize one's natural intelligence—and there are certain US cities where the most scholarly are gathered. WalletHub looked at the 150 most populated metropolitan areas in the US, specifically across two key... More »

10 Most Admired Men, Women in World

Michelle Obama and Bill Gates lead their respective lists

(Newser) - Michelle Obama is not only the most admired woman in America , but also in the world, according to new poll. Market research firm YouGov asked 42,000 people in 41 countries to name the men and women they most look up to, and Obama's name came up a lot,... More »

This Is the Best Big City in the US

Virginia Beach is No. 1 in WalletHub ranking

(Newser) - All big cities have problems. Some are just able to "tackle their problems and emphasize their strengths more efficiently than others," according to WalletHub , which rounds up the best US cities to call home with populations over 300,000. Three of the top 10 cities—based on affordability,... More »

This Is the Least Stressed City in America

Congratulations, Fremont, California

(Newser) - When it comes to stress levels, the cities of Detroit and Fremont, California, are America's polar opposites. A new ranking by WalletHub —one that accounts for factors such as work hours, divorce and suicide rates, and debt—pegs Detroit as the most stressed city in the nation. Fremont,... More »

This Is the Healthiest City in America

Rochester, Minnesota, is No. 1 in new ranking by 24/7 WallSt

(Newser) - A new ranking of the healthiest cities in America gives bragging rights to Rochester, Minnesota. 24/7 WallSt crunched data on a number of factors, including the rate of deaths before age 75, access to health care, obesity, percentage of people who get flu shots and other preventative measures, and a... More »

Student Debt Is the Worst in These 10 States

Going to school in South Dakota could leave you with a big tab by graduation

(Newser) - One of the "hot-button" issues in the upcoming presidential election is how students will pay for their education, WalletHub notes—and to put things in geographical context, it's analyzed the numbers to see which states have the most and least student debt. The site looked at a dozen... More »

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