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This Is the Happiest Nation on Earth

This Is the
Nation on Earth

This Is the Happiest Nation on Earth

The honors go to Finland, per annual World Happiness Report; US comes in 15th

(Newser) - It may be cold in the Nordic countries, but residents' hearts are warm. At least, that's what the 10th annual World Happiness Report found during this year's ranking of 137 nations. Per the Verge , the report—which uses study data and self-assessed life evaluations—found that we've...

Here's How 6 Diets Rate With the Planet, Your Body

We have one very clear loser in both categories

(Newser) - You are, allegedly, what you eat, and what you eat can have an impact on planet Earth. Treehugger predictably would like you to have less of a footprint and maybe guilt you a little bit, and takes the opportunity to look at six popular diets and their environmental impact vis...

Celebrating St. Patrick&#39;s Day? See the &#39;Most Irish&#39; Cities
America's 'Most Irish' Cities

America's 'Most Irish' Cities

New York takes the top spot in LawnStarter's rankings

(Newser) - They say everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day, but you'll see more green bagels and beer in some US cities than in others. LawnStarter looked at 200 of the largest cities in America, using publicly available data to rank which ones are the "most Irish."...

One City Is America&#39;s Happiest
One City Is America's Happiest

One City Is America's Happiest

Folks in Fremont, California are walking around with smiles on their faces, per WalletHub

(Newser) - If you're seeking contentment in a world that seems extra stressful these days, WalletHub is on the case. The site looked at more than 180 of the biggest cities in America, examining 30 metrics in three main categories: emotional and physical well-being, which covers everything from life expectancy and...

94 Films Have Won 'Best Picture.' Here Are the Top 10

'USA Today' ranks them all

(Newser) - It's Oscars night, and USA Today takes note of the occasion with an ambitious list, one that ranks the 94 best-picture winners in history. For the record, the one that comes in dead last at No. 94 is The Broadway Melody from 1928-29, a "musical dud." Here...

This Is the Best US State for Women

Vermont is No. 1, while Oklahoma comes in last in WalletHub's rankings

(Newser) - It's Women's History Month , and what better way to celebrate the occasion than to offer some leads on tracking down the best places for women to live. WalletHub has done much of the legwork, looking at more than two dozen metrics for all 50 states and DC in...

Looking for Big Tips? These States Deliver

Delaware tops the list of Toast's quarterly 'Restaurant Trends Report'

(Newser) - Online eatery platform Toast is out with its quarterly "Restaurant Trends Report," for Q4 of last year, and among such stats as delivery orders during the Super Bowl, the site examined the state of tipping nationwide. Toast looked at average tips across the US and found that Cleveland...

This Is the Best Beach in the World

At least according to Tripadvisor, which puts Brazil's Baia do Sancho at No. 1

(Newser) - With warmer weather on the horizon, thoughts of beach trips might be on the horizon, too. Tripadvisor is out with its list of the top 10 beaches in the US, as well as, for the more ambitious, the top 10 beaches in the world. For Americans, the leader is in...

This Cuisine Is the World's Favorite

Korean takes the top spot, with Italian coming in second in Bucket List Company's ranking

(Newser) - It's the weekend, which means you might consider getting a little more adventurous with your meal choices than workweek PB&Js. With dishes and recipes from all over the globe readily available at local restaurants and on the internet, you likely already have a top choice in mind. Adventure...

Most (and Least) Glamorous US Cities

The Big Apple is the place to be; West Valley City, Utah, not so much

(Newser) - If you're looking to get dolled up for a night on the town, predictably, the City That Never Sleeps is the place to get your glam on. New York City comes in at No. 1 by a non-country mile on LawnStarter's list of most glamorous American cities. The...

This Is the Safest City in America
This Is the Safest
City in America

This Is the Safest City in America

Frisco, Texas, comes in at No. 1 in new ranking

(Newser) - A new ranking of the safest cities in America has a repeat champ: Frisco, Texas, is No. 1 for the second straight year in the assessment by SmartAsset , reports the Hill . The ranking crunched data on violent crime, property crime, the vehicular mortality rate, the drug poisoning mortality rate, and...

Ready for Movie Night? These US Cities Are Best

New York takes No. 1 spot for movie lovers on Lawn Love list

(Newser) - If you love movies as much as Nicole Kidman loves movies , there are certain cities where you'll be in Hollywood heaven. Lawn Love wanted to find where movie lovers could have the most "memorable cinematic experience," so the outdoor-services website looked at the 200 largest US cities,...

The World's Biggest Architectural Abominations

No one seems very fond of the Scottish Parliament Building

(Newser) - It's rough out there for homely edifices, and Buildworld decided that there's no time like the present to shame them—and only one in the top 10 is outside the United Kingdom or the United States. The site calculated the percentage of negative tweets a particular building had...

Here Are Cleanest, Dirtiest Cities in US

Virginia Beach wins LawnStarter's seal of approval; Houston, not so much

(Newser) - Living in a big city definitely has its perks—but litter, polluted air, and (gulp) rodents aren't among them. LawnStarter looked at more than 150 of the nation's largest cities to suss out the cleanest and dirtiest ones, analyzing metrics in four main categories: pollution (e.g., water...

10 Best States to Retire
10 Best States to Retire

10 Best States to Retire

Virginia tops the list, with Kentucky coming in last

(Newser) - The big question for most most people is when to retire. But WalletHub suggests that where to retire should not be overlooked, either. The site ranked the states on three senior-centric factors—affordability, quality of life, and health care—and found that Virginia came in at No. 1 overall, while...

Here Are the Worst States in America for Drivers

And the best, per WalletHub's ranking, which puts Hawaii in last place

(Newser) - Whether we get behind the wheel for leisurely cruising, for our daily commutes, or to take care of errands, American drivers have long contended with traffic, potholes, fluctuating gas prices, and the other annoyances. WalletHub wanted to see which states were better to drive in than others, and it looked...

This University Has the Most Stressed-Out Students

Berkeley fares the worst in new assessment

(Newser) - UC Berkeley is known as a "workaholic" school, according to the online learning platform Preply , and that may explain why the university's students appear to be the most stressed-out in the nation. Preply analyzed student tweets from college towns during the fall semester and assessed them for stress...

Looking for a Paycheck? These US Cities Have Jobs

San Francisco tops WalletHub's list; Memphis is at the bottom

(Newser) - The nation's unemployment report released Friday indicates a still-strong labor market, with 223,000 jobs added in December—above the 200,000 jobs that were expected. And with the new year upon us, many are dusting off their resumes and applying, either to break back into the job market...

10 Greatest Singers Ever

10 Greatest
Singers Ever

10 Greatest Singers Ever

Aretha tops the list at 'Rolling Stone,' which ranks the top 200

(Newser) - Rolling Stone is out with an intriguing list sure to cause plenty of debate. The outlet has ranked the 200 greatest singers of all time. Already, fans of Celine Dion are angry she failed to make the top 200, notes CBS News . Aretha Franklin ended up at No. 1,...

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities
Here Are the Most
Festive US Cities

Here Are the Most Festive US Cities

New York tops LawnStarter's list

(Newser) - Do you don your party hat on Dec. 1 and not take it off till the new year? You might want to seek out cities where you'll find like-minded festive souls. LawnStarter gathered public data from 200 of the nation's largest cities to see where those in a...

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