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What Are the Dirtiest Cities in America?

Some of the most highly revered travel spots in the nation make up this year’s annual Travel and Leisure America’s Dirtiest Cities. The dirty list was compiled from reader surveys that asked participants to rank 35 metropolitan areas in regards to culture, dining, shopping, as well as cleanliness and the overall feeling of safety felt in those places.

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Move to New York, You’ll Live Longer

New York City may be grimy, congested and teeming with more than 22 million people, but a new report by researchers at the University of Washington say it’s actually a very healthy place to live.

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Where Are the Cheapest Places to Live in America?

There is no doubt inside the great American illusion of prosperity that the majority of the population suffers from the same sickness — high cost of living.

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Which Cities in America Are the Best for Raising a Family?

When considering the best possible place to raise your children, certain criteria should be top of mind. Things like a safe family-friendly neighborhood as well as an exceptional school system are great places to start.

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What Will Be the Most Visited City in America This Summer?

It looks like with the summer season just about in full swing travelers are taking it to the city with their vacation plans.

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What Cities Have the Worst Traffic?

According to a new study, drivers in the 10 worst cities for traffic spend anywhere from 30 to 58 hours a year trapped in their cars going exactly nowhere. Are you one of them?

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Where Are the Most Expensive Places to Live in America?

While some things change, other things stay the same. It seems that even in light of a quaking economy and pseudo depression, the one thing Americans can always count on is that it is expensive to live — no matter where you are.

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Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Minimum Wage?

With the unemployment rate being what it is, a lot of people these days are being forced to work for minimum wage. But exactly how much you get could depend largely on what state you’re in.

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