Descendants of different European and African countries have helped form the region's unique accents.
A selection of illustrated maps of Manhattan spanning six centuries.
The absolute lowest you'd have to earn to afford a two-bedroom home? $14.10/hour, in West Virginia. That's almost twice the federal minimum wage.
We know that the top 1% is making a whole lot more than the rest of us, but it's still surprising how wide the income gap is.
We're not surprised that people are Googling how to spell words like "hors d'oeuvre," but the most misspelled word in the US is not a word we were expecting at all.
As recent teacher strikes have highlighted, some states are doing a much worse job of keeping teachers housed and fed than others.
We all know real estate is more expensive in certain coastal cities — New York, DC, San Francisco and Los Angeles, for instance — than in other parts of the country. But it's striking to see just how much more expensive.
Every state in the union has an official state bird, tree and song. You probably already knew that. But internet comedy icon Neil Cicierega is here to refresh your memory about each state's official nightmare.
A certain sitcom about six friends drinking coffee from oversized mugs reigns supreme in the US, but not in the states you'd imagine.
Americans love their beer, but which states actually drink it the most?
WalletHub consulted with a score of urban planners, environmental scientists and policy experts to rank America's greenest states. They used metrics related to environmental quality, eco-friendly behaviors and climate-change contributions.
After 29 seasons and counting, you might think "The Simpsons" has touched on every topic known to man — but there's still a lot of the world left to explore.
More eligible voters abstained from voting than voted for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Here's what the electoral map would look like if "nobody" were considered a candidate.
If you didn't grow up an NBA fan it can be weird getting into the league when you're older. But watching the playoffs is a lot more fun with a rooting interest. And what better way to pick your squad than good ol' proximity?
There are certainly a few stereotype-conforming jobs on the map, like physicists in New Mexico, gaming service workers in Nevada and fashion designers in New York. But there are also quite a few head-scratchers.
New York City is one of the most expensive cities in the world to live in, but you won't find any zip codes from the five boroughs on the list of the richest zips in America.
California is the the most populous state in the US. And it has roughly the same number of people as the Tokyo metropolitan area.
Each state is sized to reflect the revenue of its largest company — and, as you can see, Arkansas is more than twice as big as any other state.
For the first time since 2008, "Not a single state showed statistically significant improvement compared to the previous year."
You want to go off the beaten path? Oh, this map will take you off the beaten path, all right.
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