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Here’s how we ranked the most underrated colleges in America

Business Insider recently ranked the most underrated colleges in America. The ranking is based on a comparison of the schools’ US News & World Report ranking with post-attendance median incomes as reported by the US Department of Education. Here are the details for how we calculated the ranking. We recently […]
Here’s how we ranked the most underrated colleges in America
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The Australian life expectancy gender gap is narrowing

The life expectancy gender gap between Australian men and women is narrowing. Australian men born today have an estimated life expectancy of 80.5 years, compared with 84.6 years for females, according to the latest figures released from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Male life expectancy has increased by 0.1 […]
The Australian life expectancy gender gap is narrowing
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Here’s how we ranked the economies of the 50 US states and DC

In our ranking of the economies of the states and DC, we looked at six measures of economic health. Each measure was rescaled to allow us to compare them to one another. Technically, we calculated z-scores for each state on each measure, which rescales each variable based on its average […]
Here’s how we ranked the economies of the 50 US states and DC
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Here’s how we ranked the economies of the US states and DC

In our ranking of the economies of the states and DC, we looked at six measures of economic health. Each measure was rescaled to allow us to compare them to one another. Technically, we calculated z-scores for each state on each measure, which rescales each variable based on its average […]
Here’s how we ranked the economies of the US states and DC
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Harvard Professor Steven Pinker on 7 trends that show world progress

This year, Harvard professor Steven Pinker topped Bill Gates’s top book list with Enlightenment Now, a book that challenges people’s questions about world progress. According to Pinker, the world is actually getting better. In his book, Pinker uses history and statistics to outline world trends which position progress within a […]
Harvard Professor Steven Pinker on 7 trends that show world progress
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Here’s how we ranked the state economies

In our ranking of the economies of the states and DC, we looked at six measures of economic health. Each measure was rescaled to allow us to compare them to one another. Technically, we calculated z-scores for each state on each measure, which rescales each variable based on its average […]
Here’s how we ranked the state economies
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Homelessness is increasing in Australia as housing costs rise

Numbers from the 2016 census released today show homelessness increasing in Australia despite strong economic growth, with young people, migrants and the elderly most vulnerable. The Australian Bureau of Statistics says the total number of homeless Australians increased by 14% to 116,427 between the last census in 2011 and the […]
Homelessness is increasing in Australia as housing costs rise
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The gig economy has taken hold in Australia

The latest release of data from the 2016 census shows that the gig economy, characterised by temporary jobs and part-time contracts, has taken hold in Australia. “The gig economy is on the rise,” says demographers McCrindle in an analysis of the census data. Over the past five years the Australian […]
The gig economy has taken hold in Australia
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The 2016 Census: Australia at a glance

Australia is growing in terms of population but its people are getting older, more culturally diverse and less religious, according to data from the 2016 Census. Here’s the quick view, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics: The 2016 Census counted 23.4 million people living in Australia, an 8.8% increase […]
The 2016 Census: Australia at a glance
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Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, and you should be furious

Daylight saving time, or DST, began in the US in 1918 as a way to conserve energy. However, many Americans believe the practice is not worth the hassle, and studies suggest it may cause more problems than it solves. There are two main proposals to get rid of DST: by […]
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, and you should be furious
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The odds that a gun will kill the average American may surprise you

A gunman used an assault weapon to kill 11 people and wound six others in a mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday. Police identified Robert Bowers as a suspect in what is reportedly the deadliest attack on Jewish people in US history. Nearly […]
The odds that a gun will kill the average American may surprise you
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Why video game makers keep making the same games over and over

VIDEO: "The game industry is like any other entertainment industry, it's a hit driven business" Shuhei Yoshida says. He's the President of Sony Computer Entertainment's World Wide Studio, which a long title for saying he's responsible for all the games coming out of PlayStation. But, what does being a 'hit-driven business' even mean. Essentially, it means that the success of a few blockbuster titles will fund it's entire content lineup.
Why video game makers keep making the same games over and over