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  • Best counties to live in Alabama

    Stacker|Apr 1, 2024

    More counties in the United States experienced population growth in the last year, according to the latest Census data, even as pandemic-related moving trends begin to normalize. Counties in the South continued to experience growth, particularly in Florida, where 96% of its 67 counties gained new residents. Polk County, Florida, a suburb of Orlando, added the most, with 26,000 people moving there in 2023. Meanwhile, counties in the Midwest and Northeast continued to lose population, but at...

  • Cities with the most expensive homes in Alabama

    Stacker|Apr 1, 2024

    Purchasing a home is one of the most important investments there is. More than a place to live, homeownership is an asset with the potential to tremendously rise in value. But with home prices reaching record heights, affordability plays a huge role for buyers. The typical home value in the United States was $349,216 in February, 4.2% higher than the year before. High mortgage rates are also making monthly payments more expensive; as of March 28, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate sits at 6.79%....

  • History of foodborne outbreaks in the US

    Stacker, Jill Jaracz, Data Work By Emma Rubin|Mar 1, 2024

    The year did not start well for dozens of people in 22 states who contracted salmonella from charcuterie meats in January 2024. Foodborne illness outbreaks like this make national headlines with food recalls, hospitalizations, and even deaths. About 1 in 6 Americans will become sick from a foodborne illness this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of these 48 million projected cases, most will cause mild symptoms, but 128,000 people will need hospitalization, and...

  • Accidental falls are a leading cause of injury or even fatality for seniors. Here's how to take preventative action.

    Stacker, Andrea Vale, Data Work By Emma Rubin|Mar 1, 2024

    Fall-related injuries are common among senior citizens—but they don't have to be. Though an older adult visits an emergency facility in the U.S. every 11 seconds to be treated for these injuries, according to the National Council on Aging, there are tangible steps that can be taken to mitigate the risk of falling. In 2021, nearly 7 million people were injured from unintentional falls, about 2 in 5 (41%) of whom were 65 or older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Per th...

  • ZIP codes that have donated the most money to Joe Biden this year

    Stacker, Elena Cox|Mar 1, 2024

    With the 2024 presidential election well underway, voters are again choosing between two familiar candidates as President Joe Biden squares off former President Donald J. Trump. Both camps are fighting for every available vote—and every campaign dollar. So far this year, Biden has raised $16.9 million from individual donors—more than 40 times what Trump has raised. However, that's mostly due to the large number of Republican primary candidates, as well as the fact that Trump donors tend to giv...

  • Why most Americans who need substance use disorder treatment don't get it

    Stacker, Ali Hickerson, Data Work By Elena Cox|Mar 1, 2024

    More than 39 million adults with a substance use disorder did not receive treatment in 2022, according to the latest data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Nearly 95% of those not receiving treatment didn't believe they needed help—but for 1.8 million adults who thought they did, barriers to treatment left them unwilling or unable to get support. Counseling Schools analyzed findings from the 2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (the most recent data avail...

  • ZIP codes that have donated the most money to Donald Trump this year

    Stacker, Elena Cox|Mar 1, 2024

    The 2024 presidential election is underway, and voters are getting ready to choose between two familiar candidates. President Joe Biden is once again set to face former president Donald J. Trump, and both teams are fighting for every available vote—and every campaign dollar. So far this year, Trump has raised $403,415 from individual donors. The amount is a far cry from the more than $75 million he received before the 2016 general election; however, that's mostly due to the large number of R...

  • Common Super Bowl prop bets in 5 charts

    Stacker, Mike Taylor, Data Work By Karim Noorani|Feb 1, 2024

    Super Bowl prop bets are a sport unto themselves. With two weeks between the NFL's conference championship games and what has often been the biggest event in the United States besides the moon landing, there is almost too much time to dissect every angle of the tilt. So, aside from speculating on the outcome of the game with point spread, total, and moneyline bets, gamblers can dig into prop bets—or propositions, which are usually player-centric but also feature fun side wagers that go well b...

  • The 5 biggest upsets of the 2023-24 NFL regular season

    Stacker, Jill Jaracz, Data Work By Karim Noorani|Feb 1, 2024

    Sports fans love making predictions. Of course, there's big money to be made with gambling and fantasy leagues—the American Gaming Association reported sports betting brought in $8.33 billion in the first 10 months of 2023—but it's also fun to prognosticate about players, teams, and stats. And while data may foreshadow particular outcomes, there's always the chance that underdogs will win. Americans love long-shot stories, which is a big reason why upsets are newsworthy. ATS.io compiled a ran...

  • 3 ways plant-based diets affect the health of your skin

    Stacker, Kiersten Hickman|Feb 1, 2024

    "Going plant-based" may seem like a fad at the moment. But with $8 billion in sales and a 45% increase in market growth between 2019 and 2022, according to the Plant Based Foods Association, this trend seems to be here to stay. While eating a vegan diet eliminates all animal products, plant-based eating is not quite as limiting. A plant-based diet focuses primarily on plants, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and whole grains, with the occasional animal product (such as dairy, fish, or...

  • 50 delicious air-fryer recipes

    Stacker|Feb 1, 2024

    Stacker compiled a list of 50 delicious air-fryer recipes from Allrecipes. null Air Fryer Coconut Shrimp - Prep: 30 mins - Cook: 15 mins - Total: 45 mins - Servings: 6 - Yield: 6 servings - Number of ingredients: 12 - Read more about the recipe here Air Fryer Sweet and Spicy Roasted Carrots - Prep: 5 mins - Cook: 20 mins - Total: 25 mins - Servings: 2 - Yield: 2 servings - Number of ingredients: 8 - Read more about the recipe here Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts - Prep: 5 mins - Cook: 10 mins -...

  • What the Biden administration's new executive order on AI will mean for cybersecurity

    Stacker, Dom DiFurio|Feb 1, 2024

    Regulations have been proposed by a presidential administration committed to a responsible rollout of one of the most consequential technologies since the advent of the internet. The adoption of AI products accelerated rapidly over the past year since OpenAI released its large language model-powered chatbot, ChatGPT. Today, the generative AI platform boasts more than 100 million weekly users worldwide and is used by developers at 9 in 10 Fortune 500 companies. In that time, academics,...

  • Demand for these health care jobs is increasing most in Alabama

    Stacker|Feb 1, 2024

    Scrubs could become an essential part of the wardrobe for millions more Americans as health care jobs grow across the country. The aging U.S. population is rapidly increasing demand for many jobs in the health sector, which has become the fastest-growing part of the national economy. Although many medical jobs require advanced degrees—physicians, nurses, surgeons, etc.—the role growing fastest across most states is generally accessible to anyone with a high school diploma. The job? Home hea...

  • The presidential candidate raising the most from individual donations in each state

    Stacker, Elena Cox|Feb 1, 2024

    The 2024 primary elections are underway, and residents in some states have already chosen who they want to see on the ballot in November. But before heading to the polls, Americans showed support for their preferred candidate in 2023 by giving them their hard-earned cash. Presidential hopefuls raised more than $119 million from individual donors last year, according to the latest data from the Federal Election Commission. Individuals can donate up to $3,300 to a primary campaign and another...

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