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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...

These Are the Best Airlines in America

Alaska Airlines tops WalletHub's overall list for 2024

(Newser) - The safest airline in the US also happens to be the cheapest—and yet, not the best overall. That's according to WalletHub , which compared the nine largest US airlines and one regional carrier (SkyWest, which serves more than one major airline) across 13 metrics, including cost, delays, cancellations, injuries,...

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

World's 10 Busiest Airports

Atlanta remains No. 1, while Dubai is a surprise No. 2

(Newser) - An annual ranking of the busiest airports around the world is out, and Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International retained the No. 1 ranking it has held for more than two decades, reports CNN . More of a surprise was that Dubai's airport jumped from No. 5 to No. 2 last year...

Most In-Demand Summer Vacation Spots on Earth

London tops the Google Flights list

(Newser) - It's not too early to start planning your summer vacation, and Good Morning America is tapping into some Google insights to help you out. Using data gleaned from Google Flights on travel set for June 1 through Aug. 31, the search engine company has pulled out the top destinations,...

10 Hottest Job Markets in US
10 Hottest Job Markets in US

10 Hottest Job Markets in US

Salt Lake City is No. 1, and Florida has four entries on the list

(Newser) - The "Silicon Slopes" are luring a lot of workers these days. The name refers to the tech hub of Salt Lake City, Utah, and is a big reason the city is No. 1 in a ranking of the hottest US job markets by the Wall Street Journal and Moody'...

These Are the 10 Most Challenged Books

LGBTQ themes feature in many of the books highlighted by the American Library Association

(Newser) - Book censorship hit "the highest levels ever documented" last year, according to the American Library Association , which saw the number of challenged titles climb 65% in 2023 over the previous year. "These are books that contain the ideas, the opinions, and the voices that censors want to silence—...

These States Have the Most Expensive Home Insurance

Florida comes in at No. 1 on Insurify's list, with an average annual cost of close to $11K

(Newser) - The average annual rate for home insurance comes in at just under $2,400, but in many parts of the country, what homeowners are paying exceeds that figure by far. Insurify lays out the damage, citing rates that rose an average of 20% over the past two years across America....

This Is the Healthiest City in America

San Francisco tops WalletHub's list, while Brownsville, Texas, comes in last

(Newser) - The weather is getting warmer as we barrel toward summer, meaning you'll likely see more people out and about as they try to squeeze in their exercise routines in the great outdoors. As WalletHub notes, however, "location matters when it comes to health"—and according to its...

This Is the Most Stressed-Out State in America

Louisiana tops WalletHub's list, while Minnesotans emerge as the least stressed

(Newser) - If you've been living a relaxed, relatively stress-free life for the past few years, a) you're lying, and b) if you're not lying, can you tell us your secret? The folks in Louisiana certainly would like to know, as the Pelican State ranks as the most-stressed state...

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