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Everything wrong with e-scooters

Companies like Bird, Lime, and Ojo have placed e-scooters in over 100 cities and towns around the world. But they also pose concerns for rider safety.
Everything wrong with e-scooters
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Mayor Pete Buttigieg could be America’s next transportation secretary. Here’s how he might rethink American infrastructure.

When President-elect Joseph R. Biden nominated Pete Buttigieg to lead the Department of Transportation this week, the news was met with some lighthearted chuckling. “Mayor Pete” had overseen a city—South Bend, Indiana—whose total population is a fraction of what a mass transit system like New York’s can handle in an […]
Mayor Pete Buttigieg could be America’s next transportation secretary. Here’s how he might rethink American infrastructure.
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Republican mayors urge Congress to provide aid for local governments — but Mitch McConnell has dismissed such money as a ‘blue-state bailout’

A group of 150 mayors is urging Congress to provide immediate financial assistance to local governments. “It is imperative that we have resources available through the stimulus package to effectively maintain city services and deploy the pending vaccines,” Kyle Moore, the Republican mayor of Quincy, Illinois, said Tuesday. A recent […]
Republican mayors urge Congress to provide aid for local governments — but Mitch McConnell has dismissed such money as a ‘blue-state bailout’
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The White House is considering cutting critical funding for COVID-19 aid, screenings for infants, and addiction treatment in Democrat-run cities

The White House is exploring slashing critical funding for nearly 200 healthcare programs that help the sickest Americans in Democrat-run cities. Trump has accused local Democratic leaders of fostering “anarchy” and “lawlessness” amid nationwide protests against police violence and racism. The Department of Health and Human Services identified 185 grant […]
The White House is considering cutting critical funding for COVID-19 aid, screenings for infants, and addiction treatment in Democrat-run cities
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The 17 best US cities for millennials to live in after coronavirus

Millenials have recently been moving to places in the South and West region of the US. We took a look at where this generation should move to next. Business Insider recently ranked the best cities to move to post-pandemic based on various metrics, including economic and housing ones, for each […]
The 17 best US cities for millennials to live in after coronavirus
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The 25 best suburbs in America, each boasting family-friendly neighbourhoods, good schools, and wide open spaces

Suburban living is at the forefront of current political debate. Some Republicans are saying that Democrats will completely eliminate suburbia — which isn’t true. The coronavirus pandemic is currently accelerating mass migration to suburbs. Business Insider rounded up the 25 best suburbs — or neighbourhoods located outside of principal cities […]
The 25 best suburbs in America, each boasting family-friendly neighbourhoods, good schools, and wide open spaces
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California is prohibiting indoor wining, dining, and entertainment as coronavirus cases spike. Here’s how states are rolling back their reopenings.

Arizona and Florida are closing bars ahead of 4th of July weekend, Texas is rolling back its reopening, and California is cracking down on indoor activities as coronavirus cases climb steeply. Many states have seen surges in COVID-19 cases after reopening, leading state and city officials to reimpose restrictions or […]
California is prohibiting indoor wining, dining, and entertainment as coronavirus cases spike. Here’s how states are rolling back their reopenings.
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You want radical police reform? Vote in local elections.

The protests against racism and police brutality are radically moving public opinion in a positive direction. But police reforms will mostly take place in governments at the local level. Americans aren’t prolific voters as is, but they really don’t show up for local elections. And young Americans vote less than […]
You want radical police reform? Vote in local elections.
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Here is how we ranked the best cities to live in after coronavirus

Business Insider recently published a ranking of the best US cities to live in after coronavirus. To do this, we compiled nine different metrics from government sources and academic research that we believe people might take into account when considering where to move next. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
Here is how we ranked the best cities to live in after coronavirus
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The 10 best cities for same-sex couples in the US

According to a new study, the top three cities for same-sex couples are Seattle, Washington; San Francisco, California; and Portland, Oregon. Smaller cities like Portland, Maine, and Santa Rosa, California also made the list. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Finding a place to settle down can be difficult. If […]
The 10 best cities for same-sex couples in the US
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The 10 best US cities for staycations this summer

WalletHub found the top 10 cities for staycations this summer amid the coronavirus pandemic. Plano, Texas; Boise, Idaho; and Tampa, Florida, round out the top three cities. To determine the top cities for staycations, WalletHub considered factors such as walking feasibility, bike access, and the share of homes with swimming […]
The 10 best US cities for staycations this summer
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The US is running out of bikes

Biking is gaining more traction in the US as Americans look for transportation and exercise alternatives during the coronavirus pandemic. Bike shops are running low on inventory and preorder lists continue to grow because of the boost in demand. More road space for bikes could help cycling become a more […]
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The coronavirus pandemic spells the end for big cities — again

Big cities like New York and San Francisco were already starting to lose residents before the coronavirus pandemic. With urban amenities like bars and museums closed, high-paying jobs transitioning to remote work, and rent prices remaining high, young professionals may find it increasingly hard to justify city living. The pandemic […]
The coronavirus pandemic spells the end for big cities — again
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The 31 best US cities to live in if you want to work from home

Many Americans find themselves working from home during the novel coronavirus pandemic as a precautionary measure. Researchers from The University of Chicago examined the share of jobs that could likely be done from home in metro areas, using occupational information from the Bureau of Labour Statistics and the Occupational Information […]
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Electric scooter riders are often forced to choose between breaking the law and endangering themselves. Here’s how to change that.

Electric scooters have the potential to transform transportation, but they’re plagued with safety issues. Current laws meant to protect riders and pedestrians, like helmet laws and footpath regulations, are ineffective and only lead to more confusion. Training first-time riders, opening up footpaths, and creating clear and consistent laws could lead […]
Electric scooter riders are often forced to choose between breaking the law and endangering themselves. Here’s how to change that.
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The 21 big US cities where it pays most to be an entrepreneur

If you want to start your own business, you may want to move to one of these cities. ZenBusiness compared income for entrepreneurs to earnings for other full-time employees by metro area to rank the cities where entrepreneurs are most successful. San Diego, Chicago, and San Antonio were among the […]
The 21 big US cities where it pays most to be an entrepreneur
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The most beautiful main street in every state

America is full of historic main streets with beautiful architecture and quaint attractions. Not all main streets are named “Main Street.” Many of the streets feature buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Not all main streets in the US are named “Main […]
The most beautiful main street in every state
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15 of the oldest cities in the US

Some cities in the US are so old they were founded by settlers before the Revolutionary War. The oldest US city founded by settlers is St. Augustine,Florida. In the 1600s, Newport, Rhode Island, and Charleston, South Carolina, were founded. Meanwhile, Mobile, Alabama; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Savannah, Georgia, were settled […]
15 of the oldest cities in the US
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See if you can guess the original names of these 16 iconic US cities

US cities like New York and Los Angeles have long and storied histories. Before they were the iconic cities everyone knows, they had different names. A penny toss determined the name of Portland, Oregon, while the English named Boston and New York after English cities. Visit Insider’s homepage for more. […]
See if you can guess the original names of these 16 iconic US cities
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The one ‘tourist trap’ that’s actually worth visiting in 20 US cities

Plenty, if not most, tourist traps are not worth your time. They can be crowded, smaller than expected, or plain boring. But sometimes, tourist attractions are popular for a reason – they’re beautiful, fun, and interesting. These 20 so-called “tourist traps” around American cities are definitely worth your time, from […]
The one ‘tourist trap’ that’s actually worth visiting in 20 US cities
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The 10 least caring cities in the US, ranked

WalletHub compared the 100 most populated cities in the US to determine the least caring cities in America. They evaluated cities based on 39 metrics grouped into three categories: caring for the community, caring for the vulnerable, and caring in the workforce. Birmingham, Alabama, was ranked the least caring city […]
The 10 least caring cities in the US, ranked
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The 10 most caring cities in the US, ranked

WalletHub compared the 100 largest cities in the US to determine the most caring, altruistic cities. They evaluated cities based on 39 metrics grouped into three categories: caring for the community, caring for the vulnerable, and caring in the workforce. Virginia Beach, Virginia, ranked first, followed by Madison, Wisconsin, and […]
The 10 most caring cities in the US, ranked
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The 20 best US cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve, ranked

WalletHub compared the 100 most populated US cities to determine the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve. New York City came in first place. Denver, Colorado, and Las Vegas, Nevada, rounded out the top three. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. If you’re looking for an affordable place with […]
The 20 best US cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve, ranked
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The 20 safest cities in the US

WalletHub has released its ranking of the safest cities in the US based on three key metrics: home and community safety, natural disaster risk, and financial safety. Factors taken into account include the presence of terrorist attacks, the number of mass shootings, unemployment rate, median credit score, and the risk […]
The 20 safest cities in the US
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The 32 most affordable winter vacation spots in the US

WalletHub compiled a list of the cheapest and most accessible winter vacation spots in the US. They examined factors such as travel and local costs, cold weather activities, and weather. Chicago, Illinois, was the top destination, followed by Washington, DC, and Atlanta, Georgia. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. Some […]
The 32 most affordable winter vacation spots in the US
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The 20 US cities with the most Halloween stores

Halloween is around the corner, and some cities are very well primed to celebrate the holiday. Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the US metro areas with the most establishments in four Halloween-related industries per capita. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Halloween is around the corner, […]
The 20 US cities with the most Halloween stores
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The 50 most beautiful cities in the world

Flight Network ranked the 50 most beautiful cities in the world. Paris, France, took the top spot. New York City and London rounded out the top three. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. If you’re already working on your 2020 travel bucket list, here are 50 more places to add. […]
The 50 most beautiful cities in the world
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The 10 best US cities to celebrate Halloween this year, ranked

WalletHub ranked the best cities to celebrate Halloween. They based the ranking on 21 factors, including costume stores per capita, the number of potential trick-or-treaters, haunted houses per capita, and forecasted rain on Halloween. These were whittled down to the main three metrics: trick-or-treater friendliness, Halloween fun, and Halloween weather. […]
The 10 best US cities to celebrate Halloween this year, ranked
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10 things that make a city child-friendly

Cities can be hubs for culture, entertainment, and innovation, but they aren’t always the best places to raise children. A good public school system, affordable housing, and accessible transportation are all crucial factors in parents’ decision to stay in the city or flock to the suburbs to raise kids. Here […]
10 things that make a city child-friendly
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The 29 best US cities to be a freelancer

Some cities are simply better suited for freelancing. A report from neighbourhoods.com ranked the best US cities for freelancers using five measures: rent, internet speed, taxes, coffee shops, and transportation. Texas (with seven cities) and Florida (with five cities) are the two states that appeared the most on the list. […]
The 29 best US cities to be a freelancer
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11 differences between raising kids in a big city versus the suburbs

Raising children is expensive no matter what, but whether parents decide to raise them in a city or a suburb can impact the cost significantly. Besides the cost, major differences between raising children in cities and suburbs include transportation, schooling, and housing. Here are 11 major differences between raising kids […]
11 differences between raising kids in a big city versus the suburbs
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The 20 cities in the Midwest that Americans are escaping in droves

Many cities in the Midwestern region of the US saw big population outflows over the last decade. We found the 20 metro areas in the Midwest with the most net outmigration between 2010 and 2018, adjusted by the size of the 2010 population. Danville, Illinois, saw the largest migration. Visit […]
The 20 cities in the Midwest that Americans are escaping in droves
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The oldest town in every state

We defined the oldest town by the year when people arrived and officially established themselves. Some date back to the 1500s, while other states weren’t settled until the 1800s. Many towns were named after the Native American tribes who settled in the area first. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
The oldest town in every state
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The 20 cities in the Northeast that Americans are escaping in droves

Many cities in the Northeastern region of the US saw big population outflows over the last decade. We found the 20 metro areas in the Northeast with the most net outmigration between 2010 and 2018, adjusted by the size of the 2010 population. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
The 20 cities in the Northeast that Americans are escaping in droves
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The 15 Florida cities everyone in the country is moving to

Lots of Americans have moved to Florida over the last decade. Using data from the Census Bureau, we found the 15 metro areas in the state with the highest net domestic migration between 2010 and 2018. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Americans have been flocking south for decades, […]
The 15 Florida cities everyone in the country is moving to
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The 20 worst US cities for financial stability

SmartAsset analysed data to determine which cities in the US are the most financially stressed. The ranking is based on metrics ranging from unemployment rates to housing costs and even divorce rates. While financial stress is visible all over the US, Texas seems to be a real hot spot: The […]
The 20 worst US cities for financial stability
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Goldman Sachs released a 34-page analysis of the effects of climate change. And the results are terrifying.

A Goldman Sachs report on the effects of climate change on cities across the world makes for grim reading. The report, released earlier this month, said rising temperatures would lead to “changing disease patterns,” “more intense and longer-lasting heatwaves,” “more destructive weather events,” and “pressure on the availability and quality […]
Goldman Sachs released a 34-page analysis of the effects of climate change. And the results are terrifying.
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Animal photos show how different species are adapting to city life

These animal photos show what daily life looks like for animals that live in cities. As the climate changes, different species are making their way into cities, according to the Washington Post. Some species are moving into cities because their prior habitats are no longer suitable for living, while others […]
Animal photos show how different species are adapting to city life
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The 15 biggest US cities with booming economies, ranked

America’s big cities are one of the main engines of the country’s economy. We ranked the 30 biggest metro areas on five measures of economic health. The cities at the top of the list have thriving technology sectors. San Francisco took the top spot. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
The 15 biggest US cities with booming economies, ranked
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The 15 biggest US cities with the worst economies, ranked

America’s big cities are one of the main engines of the country’s economy, but these 15 are relatively struggling. We ranked the 30 biggest metro areas on five measures of economic health. The cities at the bottom of the list tend to have higher unemployment and lower wages. Detroit had […]
The 15 biggest US cities with the worst economies, ranked
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The 15 best cities in the world, ranked

Travel + Leisure has released its annual “World’s Best Awards” for 2019. Hoi An, Vietnam, tops the list of the “World’s Best Cities,” and three of the top five destinations are located in Mexico. Two US cities – Charleston, South Carolina, and Santa Fe, New Mexico – ranked amongst the […]
The 15 best cities in the world, ranked
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Why American cities have so many pigeons

Pigeons are a staple of American cities, yet these birds are actually native to North Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. Europeans brought pigeons to North America in the 1600s, likely as a source of food, and the birds then escaped. Pigeons can live on human leftovers. Plus, we feed […]
Why American cities have so many pigeons
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What summer looks like in every state

It’s safe to say summer is one of the best times of year to explore new places in and beyond your neighbourhood, city, or state. Summer is a popular time for fairs and festivals in the United States, like the Taste of Chicago, the Iowa State Fair, and the New […]
What summer looks like in every state
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The winner of this year’s National Geographic Travel Photo Contest is a picture of a tiny village in Greenland where the building colours signify their function

The winners of the 2019 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest have been announced. Photographer Weimin Chu’s “Greenlandic Winter,” which depicts a family walking past the colourful buildings in Upernavik, Greenland, captured this year’s Grand Prize. Scroll down to see the rest of the winners across three categories: […]
The winner of this year’s National Geographic Travel Photo Contest is a picture of a tiny village in Greenland where the building colours signify their function
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The most environmentally friendly cities in the US

Not all US cities care equally about the environment. To find the most eco-conscious destinations across the country, we consulted a range of sources, from Siemens’ Green City Index for the US and Canada, to WalletHub’s list of the greenest cities in America. From vegetarian food truck eats to thrift […]
The most environmentally friendly cities in the US
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Disturbing before-and-after photos show how US cities — and their famous landmarks — could be underwater in 80 years

Last year was the warmest on record for the planet’s oceans, and the fourth-warmest year ever for the Earth’s surface temperature. Scientists are discovering that Greenland and Antarctica’s ice sheets are melting much faster than they previously thought. Melting glaciers and warmer oceans will contribute to devastating sea-level rise in […]
Disturbing before-and-after photos show how US cities — and their famous landmarks — could be underwater in 80 years
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The 15 least expensive cities to live in America

The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released its estimates of the relative cost of living in America’s metropolitan and rural areas in 2017. The 15 least expensive metro areas were all in the South and Midwest. The least expensive metro area in the US was Beckley, West Virginia. Visit Business […]
The 15 least expensive cities to live in America
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The 20 best cities for college grads looking to start their lives

The Class of 2019 is getting ready to begin their post-college lives. We found a set of US cities with large and thriving populations of recent college grads and young adults. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The Class of 2019 is getting ready to begin their post-college lives, […]
The 20 best cities for college grads looking to start their lives
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The 15 most expensive cities in America

The Bureau of Economic Analysis recently released its estimates of the relative cost of living in America’s metropolitan and rural areas in 2017. Among the 15 most expensive metro areas, nine were in California. The top spot went to San Jose, California. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. The […]
The 15 most expensive cities in America
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The top 10 cities in the world for billionaires, ranked

Nearly a third of the world’s billionaire population is concentrated in just 15 cities, according to Wealth-X’s recently released annual Billionaire Census. Strong tech industries have fostered considerable wealth in several cities across the world, from San Francisco to Shenzhen. A large share of the world’s billionaire population lives in […]
The top 10 cities in the world for billionaires, ranked
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11 sinking cities that could soon be underwater

Some major cities are sinking and could become unlivable due to climate change and rising sea levels. Jakarta is sinking up to 6.7 inches per year due to excessive groundwater pumping. Venice is sinking at a rate of 0.08 inches every year. Parts of New Orleans are sinking at a […]
11 sinking cities that could soon be underwater
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What streets look like in 30 cities around the world

What streets look like can vary dramatically from city to city. In Havana, Cuba, you’ll see classic cars and pastel-coloured homes. Bangkok, Thailand, has a reputation for being fast-paced and exciting, with neon signs and street vendors. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories As more people are staying home amid […]
What streets look like in 30 cities around the world
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10 overrated US cities and where you should go instead

All over the country, there are popular cities that are completely overrated. Cities like New York, Nashville, Chicago, and Miami are just a few examples. Instead, people should consider travelling to underrated cities like Memphis, Atlanta, Detroit, and Philadelphia. Visit INSIDER.com for more stories. Whether it’s because there are too […]
10 overrated US cities and where you should go instead
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20 places around the world that are being ruined by tourism

Tourists can make everyday life much harder for locals in cities all over the world. Some tourists vandalise ancient monuments, like one traveller who carved his name into the Colosseum in Rome, Italy. Cities often receive an influx of tourists during peak season, sometimes far more than their own population. […]
20 places around the world that are being ruined by tourism