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Best US Cities to Raise Kids
Best, Worst Cities to Raise Kids

Best, Worst Cities to Raise Kids

A lot of the best seem to be in California

(Newser) - So you want to raise a family, and preferably not in a city with a nuclear waste site. Wallethub examined data from 182 US cities to make the choice a little easier, crunching data in five categories: family fun, health and safety, education and child care, affordability, and socioeconomics. Cities...

10 Best US Cities for Hikers
10 Best
US Cities
for Hikers

10 Best US Cities for Hikers

Portland, Oregon, leads the way

(Newser) - This weekend saw the celebration of National Trails Day (on Saturday), and Lawnstarter marked the occasion by ranking the best US cities for hikers. The site took into account a number of factors, including availability of trails, quality of trails, and climate. Here are the top 10 with their overall...

These US Cities Are a Runner's Paradise

Relative to the other cities in Lawn Love's latest fitness ranking; San Francisco tops the list

(Newser) - Next Wednesday is Global Running Day, and some cities are more amenable than others if you're in training to be the next Jackie Joyner-Kersee or Usain Bolt—or even if you just like hitting the pavement to burn off some stress and stay fit. Lawn Love scouted the 200...

10 Most Trusted Brands in the US
10 Most Trusted
Brands in the US

10 Most Trusted Brands in the US

Band-Aid is tops again in Morning Consult survey

(Newser) - Morning Consult is out with its annual survey of the most trusted brands in America, and two quick things stand out: Band-Aid is No. 1 for the second straight year, and Amazon (No. 3) cracked the top 10 for the first time, reports Insider . So why Band-Aid? "It...

Looking to Buy a Home? Here's the Most Affordable US City
Short on Cash?
Buy a Home Here

Short on Cash? Buy a Home Here

Head to Montgomery, Alabama, for the most affordable abodes; avoid Santa Barbara, California

(Newser) - With soaring home prices and interest rates, it may not seem like the best time to plunk down a down payment on a new home. Some US cities, however, make that goal more attainable than others, and WalletHub sifted through the data to suss out the top contenders. The site...

This Is America's Best Beach
This Is America's
Best Beach
in case you missed it

This Is America's Best Beach

St. George Island State Park in Florida is No. 1 in new 'Dr. Beach' ranking

(Newser) - The coastal scientist known as Dr. Beach is out with his annual list of America's best beaches ahead of Memorial Day, and one on the Florida Panhandle takes top honors. This particular ranking gets more attention than most because Stephen Leatherman of Florida International University has been putting it...

In New Ranking, This Is the Best Place to Live in US

'US News & World Report' ranks 150 metro areas, and Green Bay is tops

(Newser) - US News & World Report is out with its annual ranking of the best places to live in the US, and this year Green Bay comes out on top. The list pulls in data on everything from the weather to the cost of living to things to do. So...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst US Cities to Start a Career

Atlanta takes the top spot on WalletHub's list, while the Big Apple comes in last

(Newser) - Not sure where to kick off that career you've dreamed about for years? Whether you're a new grad or kick-starting a second job path for yourself, some cities have better resources than others for making such moves. WalletHub looked at more than 180 of the nation's largest...

Just Graduated? Check Out These Jobs

Various engineering fields look promising for entry-level opportunities, per WalletHub's latest data

(Newser) - The graduation caps are flying skyward this month, which means there's a whole new population of job hunters about to scour the "help wanted" ads. Whether you're hitting the pavement yourself or still in college and trying to plan for a future career, WalletHub wants to help...

10 US Cities Where Inflation Is Rising the Most

Sorry, Miami residents

(Newser) - Inflation isn't rising as fast as it was a year ago nationwide, but it remains near a historically high rate of 5%. Some areas of the country are feeling it more than others, and WalletHub crunched data related to the Consumer Price Index to determine the cities where inflation...

10 Most Obese States
10 Most Obese States

10 Most Obese States

West Virginia fares the worst in 'US News & World Report' ranking

(Newser) - US News and World Report has crunched data on obesity in America and ranked states accordingly. The CDC estimates that roughly 1 in 3 adults in the US qualify as obese, as defined by having a body mass index of 30 or above. The states faring worst in this...

15 Oddest Things Left in an Uber in 2022

Americans are weird

(Newser) - Uber is out with a series of factoids related to stuff left behind in vehicles by passengers. The most commonly forgotten items in 2022 are exactly what you'd think they'd be: Clothing, phones, backpacks and purses, wallets, and headphones make up the top five. A bit more...

Looking to Start a Biz? Check Out These Cities

Orlando tops WalletHub's ranking of America's most startup-friendly places

(Newser) - It's been a tough few years for business owners across the nation, from the pandemic to rising prices due to inflation. However, current challenges haven't stopped some from mulling over launching their own business—a sign of what WalletHub calls Americans' unstoppable "entrepreneurial streak." In an...

This Is the Most Sustainable City in America

San Francisco tops LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - Saturday is Earth Day, so LawnStarter compared the 200 biggest cities in America to find the most (and least) sustainable ones. The site looked at more than two dozen metrics in five main categories: policy, including incentives and policies that center on energy efficiency and renewables; sustainable development (think the...

Here's How America's Major Airlines Rank

WalletHub places Delta at the top of its list

(Newser) - Finding the cheapest flight is often a traveler's priority, but there are other reasons to pick one airline over the other. WalletHub checked out the nine largest US carriers, plus two regional airlines, to see how they ranked on everything from baggage, departures, and safety, to in-flight comfort (think...

One State Is the Least Green by a Lot

West Virginia brings up the rear in new ranking, with Vermont at No. 1

(Newser) - It's no surprise to learn that some states are greener than others, but the gap between the first and last states in a new WalletHub ranking is striking. Vermont came in at No. 1 with a score of 78 out of 100, far ahead of No. 50 West Virginia'...

Hope Your Home Sells Big? Folks Love These Amenities

Zillow finds she sheds, steam ovens, and more can offer a big boost to home sale prices

(Newser) - Looking to put your home on the market? In addition to standard "curb appeal" maintenance you might have to do to boost your house's salability, there might already be a few things that fall in your house's favor, from a buyer's perspective. Real estate company Zillow...

10 Busiest Airports in the World
10 Busiest Airports in the World

10 Busiest Airports in the World

Atlanta stays on top

(Newser) - Atlanta's airport is the busiest in the world for the second straight year and third of the last four, reports the Wall Street Journal . Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport lost its title briefly during the weird travel days of the pandemic but has since returned to the top. The new...

10 Healthiest, Unhealthiest Cities
10 Healthiest,
Unhealthiest Cities

10 Healthiest, Unhealthiest Cities

San Francisco comes in at No. 1

(Newser) - It appears that residents of San Francisco have some new bragging rights. An assessment at WalletHub ranks the city as the healthiest in the US, with Brownsville, Texas, bringing up the rear. The outlet crunched data from more than 180 metro areas on dozens of related factors: the percentage of...

10 Best Cities for Growth of Home Values

Austin tops the list

(Newser) - Anyone who's owned a home over the past two decades has likely seen a handsome uptick in value. According to an analysis by smartasset , home prices grew by 154% between 1998 and 2022. Of course, some locales have fared better than others, and CNBC breaks out the top metro...

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