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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&#39;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...

Ladies, These States May Be Worth Looking Into

Massachusetts tops WalletHub's list of best states for women; Oklahoma comes in last

(Newser) - What better way to mark Women's History Month than to tag the places in the US where women have the best chances at career opportunities and a better standard of living? WalletHub looked at all 50 states, using more than two dozen metrics in two main categories to create...

This Is the Happiest City in America

California's Fremont tops WalletHub's list; Detroit, meanwhile, could use some more cheer

(Newser) - Looking for a bit of cheer amid winter's gloom? Some cities offer more of a pick-me-up than others, with a positive outlook, strong community, financial security, and overall health all playing a part in how to achieve that elusive concept of "happiness." WalletHub looked at more than...

American Cities With the Best Quality of Life

Ann Arbor, Michigan, tops the list from 'US News'

(Newser) - US News has dropped its annual "best places to live" list, and as far as quality of living goes, Ann Arbor, Michigan, takes the crown. The site notes that Ann Arbor's mix of urban and rural, with a charming Main Street and nearby university, make it "...

This City Is the Biggest Slacker in America

Burlington, Vermont, comes in last in WalletHub's rankings of hardest-working cities; DC is first

(Newser) - If you're itching to work hard toward that elusive American dream, there are some US cities that are waiting for you with open arms and rolled-up sleeves. WalletHub wanted to see which ones boast the best work ethic, so the site looked at nearly 120 of the nation's...

Here Are the Most, Least Educated States in America

Massachusetts tops WalletHub's list, West Virginia brings up the rear

(Newser) - If your mantra is "surround yourself with people smarter than you are," some US states may be a better bet than others, per WalletHub , which looked at the data to see which states offer more in the way of education. The site examined 18 metrics in two main...

10 Most Dangerous Counties for Cyclists
Florida Cyclists, Look Out

Florida Cyclists, Look Out

State has 7 of the 10 most dangerous counties for cyclists in the nation

(Newser) - With spring on its way early if a certain giant prognosticating rodent is to be believed, cyclists can start getting back out on the roads. But some of those roads are more dangerous to those with pedals than others, and law firm Bader Scott crunched cyclist fatalities in the nation'...

America&#39;s Most Sinful States
America's Most Sinful States

America's Most Sinful States

Here's looking at, or ogling, you, Nevada

(Newser) - We all know where Sin City is, but what about taking that sinning excellence to a state level? WalletHub does just that via a "vice index" that's based on 55 key indicators in five main categories. They are: anger and hatred; jealousy; excesses and vices; greed; and lust....

Retiring Soon? Consider These States

Florida comes in first in WalletHub's rankings; Kentucky is last

(Newser) - Whether you're nearing retirement age or simply planning way ahead, where you ultimately stick out your golden years can make a big difference in how you live those years, and how much it affects your pocketbook. WalletHub looked at all 50 states, using nearly four dozen metrics in three...

Starting a Business? Best and Worst States

You might want to head West to Utah

(Newser) - If you want to hang your shingle and start up a small business, there are certain states that are more willing to help out your dreams of a dog-treat bakery or fly-fishing shop. Wallethub crunched the numbers, looking at metrics that included business environment (growth in the number of startups,...

10 Best States to Drive
10 Best States to Drive

10 Best States to Drive

Iowa is crowned the champ in new ranking

(Newser) - Rush-hour traffic, lousy roads, gas prices, expensive repairs—driving can be a pain for all those reasons and many more. But as a new assessment by WalletHub shows, drivers in some states are better off than others. The site crunched a slew of factors, including the aforementioned, to rank the...

In Quest for Racial Equality, This State Is No. 1

Hawaii tops WalletHub's rankings, with the District of Columbia coming in last

(Newser) - Martin Luther King Jr. Day is set for Monday, and in advance, WalletHub has taken a peek at which states have made the most advances in the quest for racial equality. The site looked at the racial integration and racial progress made in all 50 states and DC, using nearly...

Emmys Pick 10 Biggest Moments in TV History

From Beatles and MLK Jr., all the way through 9/11 coverage, these moments made an impression

(Newser) - The Emmys take place Monday, and it's the awards ceremony's 75th anniversary of celebrating the best on the boob tube. To honor that milestone, the Television Academy assembled members and academics who sifted through more than seven decades of TV gold, including news reports, sitcoms, dramas, variety shows,...

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