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The 10 Most-Googled Terms of the Year

Disney Plus tops the list, and yes, 'Baby Yoda' makes an appearance on a sub-list

(Newser) - What did Americans want to know about this year? Google is letting us know via its annual list of the most-searched-for terms in the US:
  1. Disney Plus : Disney's addition to the ever-growing list of streaming services tops the list for 2019.
  2. Cameron Boyce : The Disney Channel star was found
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Here Are the 10 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

LinkedIn's annual report is out

(Newser) - The "jobs of tomorrow" are here—or, at least the ones that look the most promising for 2020. LinkedIn has published its third annual "Emerging Jobs Report," which took all public profiles of LinkedIn members who've held a full-time job over the past five years, then... More »

Most Notable Quotes of 2019 Have Been Chosen

At the top of the list: one from the July 25 Trump-Zelensky call

(Newser) - Activist Greta Thunberg and actress Emma Watson have two of the 10 most notable quotes of 2019, according to a librarian at Yale Law School. But it's the line at the center of the impeachment inquiry—"I would like you to do us a favor, though"—from... More »

Fastest-Growing Brands Cater to Homebodies

Using DoorDash, White Claw, Venmo, and Amazon Prime means you never have to leave

(Newser) - Gen Xers had Zima ; millennials have White Claw —and the latter beverage is popular enough that it clinched the No. 2 spot on Morning Consult's list of the fastest-growing brands of 2019. The market research firm looked at "growth in the share of consumers who say they... More »

This Is America's Least Safe City

St. Louis is at the bottom of the list for 2019

(Newser) - If "safety" is at the top of your list when it comes to requirements for your a place to live, don't move to St. Louis. That city is at the bottom of the list of 182 cities across the US evaluated by WalletHub and ranked from safest to... More »

These Are the Most-Streamed Songs of the Decade

Ed Sheeran, Drake come out on top

(Newser) - As we approach the end of the 2010s, Spotify is out with the most-streamed songs and artists of the decade, per the BBC . The top five songs streamed around the world:
  1. Ed Sheeran, "Shape of You"
  2. Drake, Kyla, Wizkid, "One Dance"
  3. Post Malone, "rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)"
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Here Are the 'Darkest Corners of America'

Trying to be good? Don't go to these 'sinful' cities IDed by WalletHub

(Newser) - A little bit of hedonism never hurt anybody—but in what WalletHub calls "the darkest corners of America," some of our worst vices are in overdrive. The site examined more than three dozens indicators of "evil deeds" in upward of 180 US cities, broken out into seven... More »

Here Are the Best, Worst US Airports

The New York area needs a definite upgrade

(Newser) - If you're traveling, the tristate area around the Big Apple may be the last place you want to fly in and out of. The Wall Street Journal took a look at America's 20 biggest airports, as well as the 20 largest airports after that (what the Journal deems... More »

Single in America? These Are the Best Places to Be

Be sure to avoid Pearl City, Hawaii

(Newser) - Almost half of US adults are unmarried, but WalletHub wants to change that. With the goal "to help America's singles find love," the site compared living costs, including the cost of restaurant meals and movie tickets; the availability of recreational activities; the share of singles; and more... More »

10 States Whose Most Popular Halloween Candy Is Odd

3 states prefer ...saltwater taffy?

(Newser) - It's no surprise that various regions around the US have different preferences when it comes to Halloween candy. What is surprising is that the most popular seasonal confections in certain states are, well, not typical. CBS News reports on a new interactive map by Candy.com , based on 12... More »

Looking for a Cozier City? Here, the Best in the US

The Bay State has 3 of the top 10 small cities in America

(Newser) - Not a fan of rural or suburban life, but not quite ready for the hustle and bustle of a major metropolis? A smaller-size city may be more your speed, and WalletHub looks at nearly 1,300 of them across the country to see which ones rank highest. The site looked... More »

Looking for a Thriving Economy? These US Cities Fit the Bill

You'd do well to check out certain areas in the South and West

(Newser) - What helps keep a city afloat (and even thriving) as others hit hard times: a healthy, growing economy. WalletHub took a look at more than 500 cities of all different population sizes, looking at growth and decline over a seven-year stretch. The site examined 17 metrics in two key categories:... More »

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 »

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