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The Best (And Worst) States For Women’s Equality

August 22, 2018

It’s no secret that women still experience their fair share of unequal treatment in the workforce, and even in society in general, but there are some states that have made great strides in women’s equality. Well, now a new report reveals which states are doing the best job at just that. 

WalletHub has just come out with their list of the Best and Worst States for Women’s Equality, looking at the 50 states based on 16 key indicators including the gap between female and male executives, unemployment rates for men and women, income disparity between genders, and more.

With that in mind, New York earns the honor as the best state for women’s equality, scoring a 68.66 out of 100 and landing in the Top Ten for political empowerment and workplace environment.

Top Ten States For Women’s Equality

  1. New York
  2. Minnesota
  3. Maine
  4. Nevada
  5. Hawaii
  6. Delaware
  7. Alaska
  8. North Dakota
  9. Washington
  10. New Mexico

At the other end of the spectrum, Utah ranks at the bottom of the list with a score of just 25.21, coming in dead last for education and health, and ranking near the bottom for workplace environment and political empowerment.

Ten Worst States For Women’s Equality

  1. Utah
  2. Idaho
  3. Texas
  4. Arizona
  5. Virginia
  6. South Carolina
  7. Louisiana
  8. Arkansas
  9. Florida
  10. Oklahoma

Click here to see where your state falls on the list.

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

Cities Where People Eat Out A Lot

August 22, 2018

With so many choices of restaurants, whether they are fancy, fast food, or just a plain old comfortable diner, lots of folks love to go out to eat, but it seems how often you eat out may depend on where you live.

A recent Zagat survey found that Americans eat out 5.9 times a week, but eating out in some areas is way more common than others. Well, 24/7 Wall Street set out to discover where most of those diners are located, making their determinations by looking at 917 urban areas of at least 10,000 people, and then looking at the amount of full service restaurants and full service restaurant spending. 

So, in which city are people eating out the most? Well, the site claims it is Breckinridge, Colorado, where there are 410 restaurants per 10,000 people, with annual restaurant sales per capita around $3,505. 

Cities Where People Go Out To Eat The Most (click here to see where your city falls on the list)

  1. Breckenridge, CO
  2. Vineyard Haven, MA
  3. Key West, FL
  4. Kill Devil Hills, NC
  5. Ocean City, NJ
  6. Steamboat Springs, CO
  7. Edwards, CO
  8. Astoria, OR
  9. Jackson, WY-ID
  10. Summit Park, UT

Source: 24/7 Wall Street

America’s Rich Are Going Coastal

August 22, 2018

If you’ve always dreamed of living in a coastal town, you’re going to probably need a lot of money to do so. In fact, a recent study suggests more and more of America’s wealthiest households are living in coastal cities, while those with modest incomes wind up living inland.

The study suggests such “income sorting” results in wealthier Americans living in places like Los Angeles, New York and Seattle, with folks moving to San Fran earning $13,000 more than those who are leaving the city. What’s more, those with lower incomes move to cities like Detroit and Pittsburgh, with those moving inland earning as much as $5,000 less than those leaving them.

And these moves aren’t only an issue for poorer residents. With so many wealthy people moving to the coast, it’s driving up housing prices, leading to homes becoming unaffordable even to those richest folks, forcing many to rent.

As for why wealthier people like costal cities, the study suggests university access and high tech jobs make them desirable, although since they are close to the water it means housing can be scarce since there is limited room to build new homes. 

Source: CBS News


Olive Garden’s never-ending pasta bowl returns:

Olive Garden announced they will once again be offering their Never Ending Pasta Passes, with 23,000 eight-week passes available for purchase starting tomorrow at 2 pm ET. And that’s not all. The chain is also offering up 1,000 “Annual Pasta Passes,” which is basically a years-worth of the Never Ending Pasta Bowls. While the eight-week pass costs $100, the new 52-week pass will set folks back $300, and we guess about 50 pounds. 

Animal Crackers box design changed because of PETA: 

Nabisco has announced they have changed the iconic design of their Barnum’s Animals crackers, due to pressure from PETA. The box will no longer show the animals in cages, a move PETA has been pushing for since 2016. The new boxes are already on store shelves and show the animals wandering in a grassland.

Starbucks confirms the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte

As we previously told you, rumors suggested that Starbucks planned to bring back everybody’s favorite fall drink, the Pumpkin Spice Latte, on August 28th and now the company has confirmed the news. This is the 15th year the PSL has been on the Starbucks menu, and also marks one of its earliest returns.

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