Americans

Older Americans Are Spending Too Much Time In Front Of Computer Screens

Younger generations get a lot of heat about spending too much time staring at computer screens from older generations. But a new study finds that Americans 60 and older are spending more time in front of their screens than a decade ago. Screen time is up 27%. It makes sense though with the...
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America's Paper Towel Addiction

Apparently Americans have a paper towel addiction. We spend roughly $5.7 billion annually on paper towels, making up nearly half of the world’s paper towel use, with France in second place yet only using a little more than a tenth of what we do in the USA. Are we really so lazy that we can’t wring...
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Americans Eating Less Meat, Survey Finds

Two thirds of Americans said that they have cut back the amount of meat they eat, in particular beef and processed meats, according to the results of a newly-published Johns Hopkins survey. In 2014 meat consumption had fallen to a 20-year low and that has grabbed health officials' attention. Red...
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More Workers Quitting Their Current Jobs To Seek Professions They Enjoy

If you're going to spend the majority of your day working at a job, it should be something you want to do! A recent survey by NetQuote.com found nearly 74% of Americans have left a job to pursue their true passions. As unemployment reached a record low in April of 3.9 percent, some Americans are...
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Almost Half Of Americans Are Skipping A Summer Vacation

As American as Mom and apple pie is the summer vacation but nearly half of Americans say they’re staying home this summer. A Bankrate.com survey found that 49% of those surveyed said they're skipping the summer vacation because they cannot afford it. Although unemployment is at a historic low many...
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Equifax Data Breach Creates Phone Scam Warning

During our preparation for the storm, we found out that the credit reporting agency, Equifax is accused of having the personal data of 143 million people compromised, including credit card and social security numbers. That is nearly half of all US adults. With so many people affected, it’s the...
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Study Says The New Stereotype of Americans Is Being Overweight

How does the rest of the world view Americans? As overweight. Researchers from the University of Washington analyzed 10 studies where a total of 1,000 college students were shown pictures of people of different races and asked to gauge their country of residence. It found that the pictures of...
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Half Of Americans Unable To Spare $100 In An Emergency

A new survey found that almost half of Americans are not financially able to handle an emergency if it required $100 cash, while almost a 1/3 worry about any unexpected monthly expenses, even as little as $10. The Bloomberg survey highlights concerns of stability in the workforce with only 45% of...
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The Number One Destination On Americans Bucket List

The world is a big place and even with all this room it seems natural we want to explore it. AARP recently asked its members what is number one domestic destination on their travel bucket list and it found that 50th state, Hawaii, is Number 1, beating out #2 Alaska, California and Arizona at #3,...
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