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What’s the Happiest State in America (According to Twitter)?

Do you need to be cheered up? There's one place in the US that can turn that frown upside down faster than any other.

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What States in America Use the Most Energy?

Americans use a lot of energy. A LOT. In fact, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the United States burned up a whopping 98 quadrillion BTUs of energy in 2010, up from 95 quadrillion a year prior—a mind-boggling amount of energy consumption for a country that only makes up about 4.5 percent of the global population. Worldwide BTU usage is approximately 500 quadrillion, so that means that nearly a fifth of the world’s energy is being consumed by the United States.

U-S-A, U-S-A!

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Which States Have the Nation’s Fastest Internet Connections?

With all the internet power-users in California and New York, you might think those two states would have the fastest online speeds in the US — but you’d be wrong.

In fact, the states with the zippiest connections just might surprise you.

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Which States Will Be the Best Places to Live in the Future?

You may be happy with where you’re living now, but what about in the years to come?

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Study Reveals What May Be the Most Racist State in the Country

Racial bias in an election where one candidate is black and the other is white can affect the results — but how much?

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Which States Have the Highest and Lowest Minimum Wage?

With the unemployment rate being what it is, a lot of people these days are being forced to work for minimum wage. But exactly how much you get could depend largely on what state you’re in.

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What State Leads the World in Prison Population?

What state leads the entire planet in throwing people in the slammer?

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Which States Are Best for Making More Money? — Dollars and Sense

Seems the path to riches may involve a moving truck. According to a new study, some states are more conducive to building wealth than others, and where you live could help you climb the economic ladder.

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