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States With the Rudest Airline Passengers

Come on, Iowa

(Newser) - Iowans who fly apparently need to brush up on their manners. The state fared worst in a survey of airplane etiquette breaches by Solitaire Bliss . The site compiled a "naughty habits scale" of witnessed offenses such as reclining a seat without asking, loud phone use, passing gas, using both...

These Are the Best-Run Cities in America

And the worst, which are mostly the biggest

(Newser) - For those tired of carping about your local government, WalletHub offers up some actual statistics to see if that whining is justified—or if you should be cheering instead. The criteria is relatively simple: the amount of public funds available vs. the quality of services citizens receive. The No. 1...

These Cities Are 'Impossibly Unaffordable'

Hong Kong tops the list of Demographia's latest rankings, with 5 cities in top 10 located in the US

(Newser) - Think your rent or mortgage is high? Try living in one of the world's most "impossibly unaffordable" cities. Demographia's International Housing Affordability report for 2024 is out, which assesses the cost of living in 94 major markets in eight countries: the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand,...

Best, Worst US Cities for Staycations
Best, Worst US Cities
for Staycations

Best, Worst US Cities for Staycations

Orlando ranks first, with Fremont, California, dead last

(Newser) - When it comes to ranking cities for staycations, Orlando appears to have a Disney-shaped advantage. The Florida city is No. 1 out of 182 cities in a new Wallet Hub ranking. The site used a number of metrics, including things to do (having Disney World in your backyard evidently scores...

These States' Economies Are Pulling Their Weight

Washington tops WalletHub's rankings

(Newser) - How well the US economy is doing is dependent on how well the states themselves are doing, and WalletHub looked at all 50 states and the District of Columbia to see which ones boast the best economies. Three main categories are in play: economic activity (including startup activity, exports per...

Home of the Caviar-Filled Doughnut Tops Best Restaurants

Barcelona's Disfrutar finally clinches top spot on World's 50 Best Restaurants list

(Newser) - The country to go to eat is ... Spain. Six Spanish restaurants have landed on the 2024 list of the World's 50 Best Restaurants, revealed Wednesday at a ceremony in Las Vegas, including three in the top five. Chief among them: Barcelona's Disfrutar, which placed second in 2023 and...

There's a New Best Airline in the World

Qatar Airways comes in at No. 1 on list

(Newser) - Air New Zealand has been dethroned. is out with its annual list of the world's top airlines, and the new victor for 2024 is Qatar Airways. Thrillist notes that "the standards are high" to make it to the top of the list, put together by five...

These Are the Best US Cities to Live In

Naples, Florida, tops rankings from 'US News and World Report'

(Newser) - US News & World Report is out with its annual "Best Places to Live" ranking within the US. The publication looked at data from various sources—the US Census Bureau, FBI, Labor Department, and the like—for 150 of the nation's biggest cities. It broke things down...

This Is the Best City in America to Raise a Family

Fremont and 4 other California cities make the top 10 on WalletHub's list

(Newser) - Finding the best place to settle down with kids is dependent on a bunch of factors, with those factors prioritized differently for each family. To expedite the big decision, WalletHub examined more than 180 of the nation's most populated cities, using as its gauge nearly four dozen metrics in...

These Cities' Job Markets Are A-Plus for Young Workers

Tucson, Arizona, tops LinkedIn list of best places for young workers seeking job opportunities

(Newser) - As young adults launch their work lives after graduation, where to start off is one of the biggest questions at top of mind. That could mean relocation is in the cards, notes Quartz —so enter LinkedIn , which just put out its 2024 "kickstarting your career" primer, including the...

These US Cities Are Heaven for Mosquitoes

Los Angeles tops Orkin's top 50 list

(Newser) - Time to break out the repellent: Mosquito season is bearing down upon us. Pest control company Orkin wanted to see which cities in America have the most issues with the flying pests, so it analyzed the numbers on how many customers it provided residential mosquito treatments to in major metro...

Top 10 Albums Ever, According to Apple

Lauryn Hill's 1998 debut is No. 1

(Newser) - Apple Music has crowned its best album of all time, and the accolade goes to Lauryn Hill for her 1998 solo debut, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. It's a "stunningly raw, profound look into the spiritual landscape not just of one of the era's biggest stars, but...

These Are the Highest-Paid CEOs in America

Broadcom's Hock Tan comes in at No. 1, with annual compensation of $161.8M, per 'WSJ'

(Newser) - If you were a chief executive for one of America's largest companies last year, you likely did pretty well in the paycheck department, at least according to the latest analysis by the Wall Street Journal , which shows that median CEO compensation in 2023 reached record heights, with half of...

10 Best US Cities for Vacation Destinations

Atlanta takes the top spot on WalletHub's travel destinations list

(Newser) - Atlanta in July? That's the No. 1 pick by WalletHub for US cities that double as excellent summer vacay destinations. The site looked at 100 of the most populated cities in America, using more than three dozen metrics in six key areas: travel costs and hassles (including delays); what...

Here Are the Best (and Worst) Places to Kick Off Your Career

Atlanta tops WalletHub's list for those just starting off

(Newser) - With college commencement ceremonies currently taking place around the nation, lots of eyes are on where this latest slew of grads will end up working. WalletHub wanted to find out which US cities were the best places to kick off one's career, so it looked at more than 180...

Will These 2 Baby Names Ever Leave the No. 1 Spot?

Liam, Olivia are top boy, girl names according to SSA, for 5th year straight

(Newser) - Nearly 21,000 baby boys born in the US last year were named Liam, while more than 15,000 girls were announced as Olivias—the two names that have been bestowed upon American bambinos the most now for five years straight, reports NPR . That's according to this year's...

Louisiana, You're No. 1 (But You May Not Like Why)

State earns the dubious honor of having the most aggressive drivers, per ConsumerAffairs

(Newser) - "What the heck is making Montana drivers so unnecessarily angry?" That's the question posed by Jalopnik after viewing ConsumerAffairs' latest ranking of states where drivers are, shall we say, a little hot behind the wheel. Montana comes in third on that list, which ConsumerAffairs culled by looking at...

Guess Which US City Loves Its Dogs the Most

Dallas is No. 1, per Zillow and BARK

(Newser) - Want to know where America's dogs are "living their best lives"? Zillow and BARK have looked at the data and found that Dallas ranks No. 1 among the US' most "dog-obsessed" cities. To figure out where people and their pups are thriving, the two companies looked...

These Are the Best US States
These Are the
Best US States

These Are the Best US States

And, by extension, the bottom-feeders

(Newser) - Because there's nothing quite like saying na-na-na-na-boo-boo at your neighbor, US News & World Report is out with its annual rankings of the best states in the union. The survey took a look at 71 metrics in eight categories that included health care, education, natural environment, opportunity, economy, crime...

These Are the Most Diverse Cities in America

The top 3 all hail from Maryland, with Gaithersburg at No. 1

(Newser) - America is going through an "extreme makeover"—at least in terms of diversity, according to WalletHub , which took a peek at which major metropolitan areas rank highest in this regard. The site looked at more than 500 of the nation's biggest cities, scanning more than a dozen...

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