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This Is the Most Diverse State in America

California ranks No. 1 on WalletHub's list; West Virginia is in last place

(Newser) - If you're looking to set down roots in a true melting pot—in a place that WalletHub notes features "a complex tapestry of backgrounds"—there are some places in America that thrive when it comes to diversity. The site wanted to determine "where idea and identity...

Above All Others, This State Wins at Fall

California, New York top LawnStarter's list of contiguous US states to visit this autumn

(Newser) - Fall is America's favorite season by far. According to a 2022 Morning Consult survey , 41% of US adults chose autumn as the best-loved of the four seasons. (Ahead of spring and summer at 24% and winter at 11%.) If you're among those lovers of fall foliage and...

These Colleges Offer the Most Bang for Your Buck

'WSJ'/College Pulse rank higher-ed institutions based on their value

(Newser) - Picking a college or university can be a daunting task—especially when students and their parents have to fork over so much money to attend. Some higher-ed institutions offer more bang for the buck, however. Using research from the Third Way public policy think tank, the Wall Street Journal and...

Young Professionals, Check Out the Work Climate Here

New England dominates Scholaroo's best states for workers trying to establish their careers

(Newser) - If you've just graduated or are graduating soon and are looking for a place to jump-start your career, some states offer more in the way of job markets and affordable living. Scholaroo attempts to flesh out which US states are the best for today's young professionals, using nearly...

10 Fastest-Growing Places in the US
10 Fastest-Growing
Cities in the US

10 Fastest-Growing Cities in the US

Myrtle Beach leads the way, but Florida holds court

(Newser) - It may be primarily known as a vacation spot, but Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is also fast becoming a permanent destination for more people. The city ranks first in a US News & World Report ranking of the fastest-growing metro areas in the nation. The city is relatively small compared...

This Is the Happiest State in America

Utah takes the top spot in WalletHub ranking, West Virginia is last

(Newser) - In some states, happiness seems to come more easily. WalletHub analyzed various environmental factors to see which US states boast more contented surroundings, examining 30 metrics in three main categories: emotional and physical well-being, including such factors as the share of adults with depression or alcohol use disorder, life expectancy,...

5 States Where the Natives Don't Leave

Texas is the 'stickiest,' and South Dakota the least sticky, according to new analysis

(Newser) - A new analysis finds that Texas is the "stickiest" state in the nation, though the designation has nothing to do with heat. In this case, it refers to the propensity of people born in a particular state to pack up and move out—or not. The analysis by the...

A Nepo Baby Took a Coffee Nap After Eating a Shower Orange

No idea what that means? You need to brush up on this year's new entries to

(Newser) - You've surely heard of "sextortion," but "paraprosdokian" may have you scratching your head. Luckily, both words now have full-fledged entries at , which is out with its annual list of additions and updates. There are nearly 570 completely new entries, as well as almost 350...

Here Are the 10 Best Colleges in the US

Princeton University is No. 1, per new 'WSJ'/College Pulse rankings

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal is out with its annual college rankings , prepared in conjunction this year with College Pulse, and, perhaps unsurprisingly, an Ivy League takes the top spot. Princeton University is No. 1, and the Journal says that instructors, a rigorous curriculum, and ample resources all play a part...

Best, Worst Cities for Zombie Apocalypse
Where to Run When
the Zombies Come

Where to Run When the Zombies Come

Residents of Houston are safest in this ranking

(Newser) - Another Walking Dead spinoff debuts on AMC this week, notes Yahoo Entertainment . Which, of course, prompted the company Lawn Love to ponder which cities would best be able to fend off a zombie apocalypse. Among the factors: proximity to military bases, gun stores, supermarkets (to stock up on supplies), helipads,...

Best, Worst Cities to Retire
Best, Worst Cities to Retire

Best, Worst Cities to Retire

The Sunshine State is well represented in the top 10, while the Golden State dominates the bottom

(Newser) - Those lucky enough to be looking to retire might also be looking for the best places in which to do so—and maybe save a coin or two by relocating to a new location. WalletHub notes that the average age of American retirement has stretched from 60 in 1995 to...

Could These Be the Best Soundtrack Albums Ever?

They are for Steve Hyden, Uproxx's cultural critic

(Newser) - If you've had your fill of this summer's tunes, and your other playlists are feeling kind of tired, revisiting movie soundtracks can be a fun way to keep the music going. Writing for Uproxx , cultural critic Steve Hyden has compiled his favorites in that genre. He lays out...

Drivers in This State Are the Most Confrontational

Arizona tops Forbes Advisor's list of those with the most road rage

(Newser) - Road rage: Most of us have dealt with it, in one form or another. Those different forms—cutting people off, not letting others change lanes, honking the horn, and flipping the bird, just to name a few—are what Forbes Advisor included in its attempt to determine which states have...

Give a High-Five to Our Hardest-Working State

North Dakota comes in at No. 1 on WalletHub's rankings, while New Mexico brings up the rear

(Newser) - Compared to workers in other countries, Americans are known for balking at taking too much vacation time, either because their employer doesn't offer that many paid days off or because workers feel they can't miss too many days without negative repercussions. The positive side of that coin is...

10 Best US Cities for Dogs
10 Best US Cities for Dogs

10 Best US Cities for Dogs

Orlando, Florida, is tops

(Newser) - Orlando, Florida, is the apparently place to be if you're a dog. So says Lawn Starter , which ranked the 200 largest cities in the US on canine friendliness. Factors included the share of dog-friendly rental properties; the number vets, groomers, and dog parks; how easy it is to walk...

7 Dumbest Decisions in Network Television

'Rolling Stone' catalogs 50, starting with the cancellation of 'Freaks and Geeks'

(Newser) - Rolling Stone has come up with an inventive list that seeks to catalogue "the 50 worst decisions in the history of television." Don't look for infamous Fonzie-jumps-the-shark moments. Instead, these gaffes focus mostly on decisions made by network execs, though a few writing bombs make the...

10 Best and Worst Real-Estate Markets

McKinney, Texas, is tops, with Baltimore last

(Newser) - The housing market has been a volatile arena for a few years now, and WalletHub set out to rank the best places to buy a home in the current state of things. The site used a slew of metrics, including affordability, median appreciation, the number of days homes are typically...

10 Small Towns to Consider for Your Golden Years

CNN ranks its favorite places in America for retirees

(Newser) - If you're looking ahead to retirement and trying to suss out how to spend your golden years, now's the time to scout out some ideal spots. CNN has picked some of its favorite small towns in America to consider for a quiet retreat into post-retirement life. The news...

Natural Disasters Hit These States Most

But it's good to be in New England

(Newser) - If it seems like all you're doing lately is reading about wildfires, floods, droughts, tornadoes, mudslides, earthquakes, and on and on and on, well, you're not alone. While it might seem like natural disasters are inescapable, the folks over at WalletHub crunched some data—going back to 1980—...

10 Most and Least Relaxed Cities in America
The 10 Most Chill
Cities in America

The 10 Most Chill Cities in America

Sunnyvale, California, takes top honors for relaxed citizenry, while Detroit is last

(Newser) - If the residents of Sunnyvale, California, can be roused from their hammock naps, please inform them that they live in the "most relaxed" city in the nation. So declares Lawn Starter , which factored in a surprisingly large number of variables to figure this out. The site ranked the 200...

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