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39 Pains That Today's Teens Will Never Understand

From fixing a broken cassette tape to having to track down your crush's number in a phone book, these are the daily indignations most millennials …

White, and in the minority

It was minutes before the end of the first shift, and the beginning of the second, and the hallways at the chicken plant swarmed with workers coming …

Why Route 66 is on the list of America's most endangered places

The fabled highway has been in decline for years now.<p>There are a plethora of historic places that are so hallowed and so ingrained into the American …

The sedan is dying, so it's time to buy one

<b>Video by TODAY</b><p>Load Error<p>Some recommended viewing for Ford CEO Jim Hackett and his automotive C-suite rivals in Detroit and elsewhere: Walking Dead, …

These U.S. communities are most vulnerable to sea level rise

Florida alone accounts for 40% of the country's most at-risk homes.<p>Earlier this week, homeowners in coastal cities ranging from San Francisco to New …

Why our urge to answer the phone is long gone

Telephone culture has changed — and quickly.<p>The copy for this 1949 Bell Telephone Company ad says it all.<p><b>Pop</b> hopes its a call from Brown and Smith, …

Why can't we solve the modern traffic jam?

With more cars on the road and few infrastructure projects to ease congestion, traffic jams are just getting more epic.<p>The modern plague known as …

Want an age-friendly place to live? Move to the big city

People in their 70s and 80s are the fastest-growing segment of the population, and despite all of the promotion of retirement communities in the …

Hawaii's goal to go carbon neutral by 2045 is now law

It's been a little over a year since the United States walked away from the Paris climate agreement, leaving cities, states and individual citizens …

17 surreal images of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano eruption

A new mandatory evacuation order on May 31 has residents of Hawaii on the move, prompted by eruptions from several fissures through the Leilani …

Trees are disappearing — and fast — from American cities

From Oregon to Oklahoma, urban trees are on the decline.<p>Just a couple of months after the U.S. Forest Service alerted us to the staggering economic …

Jeff Bezos v the world: why all companies fear 'death by Amazon'

I see them as kind of a great white shark. You don’t really want to mess with them Rachel Greer, former product manager<p>The computer on which this article was written is sitting on a laptop stand that tells you everything you need to know about how Amazon does business. At $19.99 (£14.99) a pop, the …

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Take a tour of new One World Observatory

11 maps that will make you look at the US in an entirely different light

<b>The United States doesn't excel at everything - in fact, it's among the world leaders in many dubious categories.</b><p><b>We found 11 maps that show how other</b> …

The Real Story of the Hawaiian Missile Crisis

On January 13th, 2018, the residents of Hawaii picked up their phones to find a warning: a missile would be hitting the islands imminently. Sean Flynn found out what people do when they think they only have moments left to live.<p>January 13, 8:07 a.m.<p><b>Vern Miyagi has two cell phones</b>, personal and …

How Trump Is Shaking Up the Book Industry

America’s literary bubble is rethinking its identity.<p>Donald Trump’s election victory plunged America’s elite, liberal and coastal circles into an identity crisis, as journalists and pundits who had been so sure of a Trump loss grappled with charges of insularity and willful disregard. They penned …

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How Much State Legislators Are Paid Across the Country

PhuShutter / Shutterstock.com As Tax Day approaches and Congress seems to struggle to agree on anything, you may be asking yourself whether the …

How to think like a billionaire ~ Get Rich Slowly

Shares 363<p>Whenever you make a choice, there’s a cost.<p>By choosing to buy one item, you pass on the opportunity to purchase other items. By choosing to …

15 Fascinating Facts You Never Learned About America

The current 50-star American flag was designed by a 17-year-old as a school project in 1958. He got a B-. Learn more about how the student made his …

The tap water of 170 million Americans may contain unsafe levels of radium

Feeling thirsty? Before you pour yourself a glass of water, you might want to take a closer look at a new map released by the Environmental Working …

14 rooms in the White House you probably never knew existed, including a music room, chocolate shop, and bowling alley

<b>If you're well-versed on White House facts, you probably know the presidential residence has 132 rooms.</b><p><b>However, fewer people know about rooms like</b> …

These 15 Countries Pay More in Taxes Than Americans

You're not alone if the thought of paying taxes worries you. In the U.S., individual tax rates are based on income and organized into seven current …

White House living not total free ride

Hillary Clinton's assertion this week she and her husband left the White House "dead broke" left some Americans scratching their heads.<p>How, they wondered, could a family making six-figures, living rent free, and writing best-sellers possibly run out of cash?<p>As it turns out, being President doesn't …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end …

New Jersey plan to ban exotic circus animals suffers setback

New Jersey legislators recently passed a bill that would ban exotic animals from circuses and fairs, but it was not signed into law by Gov. Chris …

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32 Great Products That Are Still Made in the USA

Is it still possible to buy American? Not in every case, but here are products -- from guitars and boots to motorcycles -- that are proudly made …

If You’re Over the Age of 30 You Won’t Know What These Words Mean

Younger generations are always coming up with new terms. But today, thanks to the Internet and social media, the speed with which new words and …

America's first shopping mall is making drastic changes to avoid the 'retail apocalypse' — but it may have made a costly mistake

Opened in 1950, Northgate Mall has survived for nearly 70 years as a hub of commerce for the outer neighborhoods of Seattle. But, like all malls …