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States With the Highest (and Lowest) Property Taxes

Property taxes are different from income and sales taxes. They do not depend on how much money you earn or on how much you spend. Property taxes are …

Newest Dog Breeds You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Every year, the American Kennel Club, the country’s purebred dog registry, considers new breeds to add to its index. It’s a rigorous vetting process …

100 Top Grossing Movies of All Time

Two films released in 2015 broke the record for largest box office weekend of all time. Thanks to their strong openings, the two films — “Jurassic …

The Best- and Worst-Run States in America: A Survey of All 50

In the United States, the federal government is the ultimate legislative authority — wielding the power to regulate commerce, declare war, as well as …

Most Famous Musician Born the Year You Were Born

In 1970, 11-year old Michael Jackson became the youngest artist to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with “I Want You Back.” The Beatles …

The Drunkest City in Every State

Excessive drinking claims the lives of tens of thousands of Americans each year and is responsible for about 1 in every 10 deaths among working age …

Most Famous Band From Every State

The United States is one of the largest exporters of modern music. The world loves to listen to American music — most of the top-selling global …

Most Dangerous States in America

In the United States, violent crime is classified as aggravated assault, robbery, rape, and homicide. Nationwide, there were 397 violent crimes for …

America’s Best States to Live In

Most Americans do not choose where they grow up and often end up living in the same place as adults, either for financial reasons or because of …

America’s Most Violent (and Peaceful) States

As it stands, the nationwide violent crime rate today is about half what it was in 1993. While the United States is a much more peaceful place than …

America’s 50 Best Cities to Live

As the land of opportunity, the United States has attracted people from around the world for centuries. Yet not all parts of the country are equally …

Best Public High Schools in Every State

Among all public services in this country, few are as uneven in quality as the American public education system. While schools must follow certain …

States With the Highest Cancer Rates

Cancer, the second leading cause of death in the United States, was first recorded as early as 4,000 years ago. The disease affects nearly all …

The Best and Worst Thing About Each State

Californians are likely proud of Hollywood, but probably not that proud of the air pollution problems some of their cities face. Idahoans no doubt …

The Fastest Growing City in Each State

The U.S. population has grown by 3.7% over the past five years. While this is historically a relatively slow growth, some urban areas have …

50 Best Movies of All Time

What’s the greatest movie of all time? This is likely one debate that will rage on forever. This is due in part to evolving tastes, technology, and …

Counties Where the American Dream Is Dead

The expectation that children born in the United States will do better than their parents is the bedrock of the American dream. Rates of upward …

Poorest Town in Every State

Approximately 46 million Americans live in poverty, according to the federal government. Tens of millions more do not live below the poverty line, …

The Most Dangerous City in Every State

After more than two decades of steady decline, violent crime in the U.S. may be on the rise once again. There were an estimated 15,696 murders in the …

States That Are Falling Apart

The U.S. economy is the largest in the world, topping a GDP of $18.6 trillion in 2016. An economic powerhouse as massive and diversified as the …

Worst Cities to Live in Every State

Americans take into consideration a number of factors when deciding where to live, including the quality of schools, the strength of the local …

Shortest (and Longest) Living Dog Breeds in the World

When compared to humans, dogs do not nearly get as much time in this world as we do, and a full life doesn’t necessarily have to be a long one — …

50 Worst American Cities to Live In

Quality of life in an American city often depends on the neighborhood one lives in, as abject poverty and crime can be found just blocks away from …