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New homes: Which U.S. cities are adding most to housing supply?

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The Consumer Price Index clocks inflation between spring 2019 and spring 2024 at 22.9%. But Zillow home sale data demonstrates a particularly swift hike in home prices during this time, with the average home sale increasing by 49.4% in the same window. Housing costs are often the largest budget item for Americans and this could make home ...Read more

Hybrid learning, AI are vital to prospective MBA students

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is again at the top of prospective students' lists for the most important topics in their master of business administration (MBA) curriculum, according to a new report.

A growing number of business schools are embracing artificial intelligence in their MBA curriculum. That all-in attitude toward AI reflects ...Read more

Remote workers feel less engaged at work. Here's how to fix that.

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Employee engagement is at an 11-year-low, according to the latest data from Gallup.

At the end of 2023, just 1 in 3 American employees reported being highly engaged. That number dropped by 3% of the total workforce in the first quarter of 2024, representing 4.8 million more workers joining the ranks of the disengaged.

 

While the rise...Read more

5 simple tips to ensure your outdoor party goes off without a hitch

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It's that time of the year again. As the seasons transition and temperatures rise, outdoor party season emerges with an irresistible allure, beckoning people to embrace the atmosphere of al fresco celebrations. There's something about gathering beneath the open sky, surrounded by friends and loved ones that simply can't be replicated indoors.

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10 ingredients that got considerably more expensive for restaurants this year

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Everyone has felt the pain of inflation at the grocery store. For restaurant owners, whose bottom line is directly impacted by food costs and diners eager to order out—rapid cost increases can spell disaster. While people are still eating out, with fast-casual dining and coffee shop patronage up in 2023, visits to sit-down restaurants dropped...Read more

These 10 countries send the most cars to the US

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As one of the most car-dependent societies on the globe, it's no surprise that Americans have a massive appetite for imported vehicles. The United States is the largest car importer in the world, bringing in more than $234 billion in passenger vehicles in 2023, according to Census Bureau data.

Close to half of car imports (by value) came ...Read more

5 common nutritional deficiencies that could be affecting your day-to-day life

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Although food is abundant in the United States, many people still don't get enough of the right nutrients. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 12.3% and 10% of adults met the recommended fruit and vegetable intake in 2019, leading to a lack of nutrients that can help boost their immunity and prevent severe ...Read more

The vast majority of American adults own a smartphone. Here's how that compares to the rest of the world.

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Once a novelty, there's hardly an aspect of modern life that hasn't been touched in some way by cellphones.  With the advent of smartphones, people are doing much more than making calls, managing their calendars and email, and racking up points collecting colored gems.

The high-tech computing abilities—100,000 times more processing power ...Read more

How rising grocery prices affect food insecurity in major metros

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Even prior to the public health and economic disruptions wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, roughly 1 in 10 American households was experiencing food insecurity. Now with grocery store prices continuing to surge in the aftermath, some metros are seeing more success in lowering insecurity than others.

After relatively flat prices for most of ...Read more

Kids are losing Medicaid coverage at high rates in these 10 states. Here's how to fix it.

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Half of U.S. children depend on government programs for health care, and in some states, they're beginning to lose that coverage at rates that have concerned the federal government.

Foothold Technology analyzed data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and state health departments collected by the Georgetown University Center ...Read more

Teenagers are getting mental health advice from TikTok

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"I was dating someone last year and forgot they existed while we were dating," @saranne_wrap proclaimed on TikTok. The influencer explained she was surprised to hear from her love interest when they texted her after a few days of silence and reasoned that because she had ADHD, she lacked "object permanence." Thus, she could not remember the ...Read more

5 of the biggest sports betting scandals in US history

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As of May 2024, 38 states plus Washington D.C. have legalized sports betting. Consequently, as betting has become increasingly entrenched in American sports, more high-profile scandals involving leagues and athletes have come to light.

Before the Supreme Court's 2018 decision to overturn a federal law banning sports betting, if you wanted to...Read more

In Paris, the Olympics will achieve gender parity, but it's still too soon to celebrate

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A pinnacle of athletic competition, the Olympics has long been held to a higher standard, especially when it comes to the basic tenets of any sport: fairness. An everyday word taught even to kindergartners, "fair," however, is a mercurial standard, subject to changing social mores and ideas on gender and race.

"There was a point where ...Read more

The ultimate party guide for 5 major summer festivities

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As Will Smith put it in his 1991 track "Summertime," summer is often a "time to sit back and unwind." But before you follow Smith's advice, you should probably earmark a few of the upcoming festivities that might just get you up on your feet.

The summer months usher in a variety of holiday celebrations spanning sports, family, history, and ...Read more

5 celebrities who you may not know are serious sports bettors

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Since the Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 in 2018, sports gambling in the United States has become an $11 billion business, per 2023 revenue figures from the American Gaming Association. With its increasing popularity, sports betting is not only a topic on many U.S. ballots but also on many ...Read more

Why colleges are adopting standardized tests again

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In April, Harvard University announced that it would again require prospective undergraduates to submit either SAT or ACT scores as part of their applications for fall 2025, a significant policy reversal for the Ivy League school.

Harvard was one of many colleges and universities that dropped its standardized testing requirement during the ...Read more

5 emerging trends that will change how you use your phone in 2024

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Smartphone creators are constantly coming up with new ways to make their products smarter, more powerful, and user-friendly, all of which can make the phone even more indispensable for consumers. While developing some new features is a byproduct of blossoming technology, many updates are driven by rapidly changing consumer demand and trends.

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In-person socialization is alive in these states--here's where people are the most social

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It's been a few years since Americans were largely shuttered indoors for months on end during the COVID-19 pandemic, but is that why the country is facing an epidemic of loneliness?

The answer is not really. According to The Atlantic's Derek Thompson, who also looked at the American Time Use Survey, American adults are spending 30% less time...Read more

Cancer diagnoses could reach record high in 2024. Here's how alcohol increases risk.

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Every day this year, almost 5,500 Americans, on average, will get the news that they have some form of cancer.

That's as the risk of dying from cancer has declined over the last three decades, a trend the American Cancer Society attributes to lower rates of cigarette smoking, early detection, and advancements in cancer treatment.

But the ...Read more

 

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