Posts Tagged Alexander E.M. Hess

The Fattest States in America

Based on figures published by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, 24/7 Wall St. identified the 10 states with the highest percentage of the population that was classified as obese, measured by their self-reported height and weight.

States That Drink the Most Beer

After falling for three straight years, U.S. beer consumption finally leveled off last year. In 2012, the country consumed 28.2 gallons of beer for every adult of legal age.

America’s Most Polluted Cities

There’s no doubt that great strides have been made in air pollution. Despite the improvements, 4 in 10 Americans live where pollution levels are often dangerous to breath.

America’s Most Misleading Product Claims

24/7 Wall St. has identified the major government actions and private lawsuits directed at companies on the basis of “deceptive practices,” or false advertising. In order to be considered, a product had to be involved in some major action (a filing or a settlement) in the past year, or have a claim demonstrated as misleading through a scientific study.

The World’s Most and Least Livable Cities

According to a study released this week by global consulting group Mercer, the best U.S. city to live in is Honolulu, Hawaii. However, the study reviews hundreds of cities around the world, and Honolulu ranks worse than 27 other major metropolitan areas.