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Millennials, You May Want to Head to This State

Washington ranks first in WalletHub's rankings for most appealing places for the 26-41 set

(Newser) - Whether you call them Generation Y or millennials, the group wedged between Generation X and Generation Z—ie, those born between 1981 and 1996 —has its own particular wants and needs when looking for a place to settle down. WalletHub wanted to figure out the most appealing states for...

In These 10 Cities, Open Up Your Wallet to Buy a Home

On the West Coast especially

(Newser) - It's a seller's market, and home prices are booming. The Hill notes that US housing price tags were on an upward climb for decades before COVID, but now that the pandemic is starting to wane, the spike is even more pronounced. Current home prices are coming in at...

Here Are the 10 Best, Worst Places to Start a Career

Salt Lake City is where to head

(Newser) - It's graduation season, which means young adults are now earnestly seeking their first post-college jobs. WalletHub wanted to see which locations offer the best potential for jump-starting one's career, so the site looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities, examining two dozen-plus metrics in...

These Were 2021's Top Baby Names
These Were 2021's
Top Baby Names

These Were 2021's Top Baby Names

Olivia, Liam take No. 1 spots, per Social Security Administration rankings

(Newser) - Olivia and Liam have a stubborn streak. Not anyone in particular with those names, but the names themselves, which rose, once again, to the top of the Social Security Administration's annual list of top baby names. For the 2021 version of the rankings, Olivia sees the No. 1 spot...

10 Best Movie Sequels Ever
This Is the Best
Movie Sequel Ever

This Is the Best Movie Sequel Ever

'Vulture' ranks them all, with 'Mad Max: Fury Road' landing on top

(Newser) - Vulture is out with a "best movies" list that has an interesting twist for movie buffs. It's a list of the 101 best sequels of all time. Yes, sequels have a bad reputation these days as unimaginative offerings designed solely to rake in cash for a franchise....

Most Americans Don't Want a Real-Life Jurassic Park

Majority are against bringing dinosaurs back from extinction, if that were an option, per YouGov poll

(Newser) - If you've ever fantasized about a world in which T. rex once more roamed the Earth, you're in a small minority. YouGov recently surveyed 2,000 American adults on how they felt about helping save endangered species, or even bringing back extinct ones, and the majority answered that...

US Airlines, Ranked
US Airlines, Ranked 

US Airlines, Ranked

Delta is No. 1 in eyes of WalletHub

(Newser) - Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal ranked Delta as the best American airline. Now WalletHub is out with a ranking of its own, and it reaches the same conclusion. The site ranked the nine biggest US airlines, plus two regional carriers, on the usual mix of metrics—price, reliability,...

World's 10 Busiest Airports
World's 10 Busiest Airports

World's 10 Busiest Airports

Atlanta is once again No. 1

(Newser) - Atlanta has reclaimed bragging rights to having the world's busiest airport. The Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is No. 1 in new annual rankings from the trade group Airports Council International, reports CNN . The airport had lost its usual No. 1 spot to China's Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport in...

Here Are the 10 Best States for Remote Workers

The Garden State tops WalletHub's list

(Newser) - During the pandemic, much of America got a taste of what it's like to be a full-time telecommuter. Now that many businesses have started to open back up, a good number of them are allowing workers to remain remote. To see which states are most conducive to this type...

This Is the Healthiest City in America

San Francisco tops WalletHub's list; Brownsville, Texas, brings up the rear

(Newser) - The pandemic made many reassess the importance of staying fit, so WalletHub looked at more than 180 of the most populated US cities to see which are helping residents live their best wellness lives in four main categories: health care (including such factors as cost of basic medicine, quality of...

This Is the Most Stressed State in America

Louisiana is one big stress ball, according to latest WalletHub rankings

(Newser) - To say we've collectively and individually been stressed over the past two years is probably an understatement, but the stress levels are higher in some parts of the US than others. WalletHub looked at all 50 states, examining more than three dozen metrics in four categories: stress related to...

This Is the Happiest Nation in the World

Finland ranks No. 1 in UN-sponsored World Happiness Report; Afghanistan comes in last

(Newser) - OK, we get it—everyone in Finland lives in a constant state of ecstasy. Well, maybe that's a bit hyperbolic, but it's hard not to come to that conclusion after seeing that for the fifth year in a row, Finland has emerged in the top spot in the...

After College, Young People Hope to Move Here

Seattle is most desired location, besting New York and Los Angeles in survey

(Newser) - Americans' top post-college destination isn't New York or Los Angeles. It's Seattle, according to a list of the most desired locations of college students after graduation, complied by Axios and The Generation Lab as part of their Next Cities Index . The Emerald City was the overall winner, being...

10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in US
10 Most Popular
Dog Breeds in US

10 Most Popular Dog Breeds in US

Labs are still king, but poodles are gaining

(Newser) - Labrador retrievers are still tugging hardest on US dog lovers' heartstrings, but poodles just strutted back into the American Kennel Club's top five most popular dog breeds for the first time in nearly a quarter-century, per the AP . The club's annual popularity rankings came out Tuesday, drawn from...

Want a Perpetual Smile on Your Face? Move Here

WalletHub ranks the happiest cities in the US, with 6 out of the top 10 falling in one state

(Newser) - Bobby McFerrin can only offer so many insinuations that being happy is just a state of mind. After all, there are real, measurable factors that can help boost one's happiness level, and in some parts of the US, those factors can be found in spades. WalletHub looked at more...

Here Are the Best, Worst States for Women
Ladies, You Might
Want to Move Here

Ladies, You Might Want to Move Here

WalletHub ranks the best, worst states for women, with Massachusetts coming out on top

(Newser) - Whether it's the job market or political representation in DC, women often seem to come up with "the short end of the stick," notes WalletHub , which decided to figure out which parts of the country might offer the best opportunities for women. The personal finance site looked...

This Is the Least-Visited National Park in America

Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve in Alaska is where you can head for some solitude

(Newser) - Looking to avoid crowds while visiting a national park? A CNN travel story highlights the 15 least-visited parks in the nation, with Alaska's Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve topping the list. It logs only about 7,000 visits each year, largely because visitors must fly there,...

Biden Administration 'Startled' by Alleged Russian Hit Lists

Sources: Russia has lists to kill or arrest Ukrainian political foes, others after an invasion

(Newser) - Whether President Biden will end up meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin over Ukraine tensions remains to be seen, but one thing they might want to talk about are lists allegedly held by Russia that detail Ukrainians it wants to detain or assassinate if Russia invades Ukraine. Foreign Policy first...

Here Are the Most, Least Educated States
This State Is
America's Smartest

This State Is America's Smartest

Massachusetts is most educated, per WalletHub ranking; West Virginia is least

(Newser) - Schools have taken a big hit during the pandemic, with continual disruptions to in-person learning in elementary and secondary schools and colleges across the nation. Still, as WalletHub notes, "amid these struggles, some states are able to provide safe, quality education more than others." To find out which...

Betty White Gets Unusual Honor in Minnesota

'Betty Whiteout' snowplow has been named after her in 2nd annual naming contest

(Newser) - Betty White fans came through and donated to animal rights causes in her name after her death on New Year's Eve. Now, a new honor for the late comedian and actress, albeit a more unusual one. MPR News reports that Minnesota's Department of Transportation has held a snowplow-naming...

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