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Some Maps of How Educated America is

Here’s an interesting new interactive map to look through. The US Census Bureau has mapped the United States on a county by county basis based on education level. This is a map of every county in America sorted by high school graduation rate (a darker color indicates a higher percentage):

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Here’s one for the percentage of adults with a bachelor’s degree (again, a darker color indicates a higher percentage):

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Here’s a better way to look at college graduates per county. in terms of raw numbers:

The message these maps show us is that it’s the Amtrak corridor (Washington DC, New York City, and Boston), the Great Lakes and California that really dominate the battle for the most educated areas of the country. I love it when people take raw boring statistical data and translate into something visually interesting to look at. This is just another interesting way to look at the various regions of America.

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The Cheapest Beer in the NFL

The NFL is one of the most valuable sports leagues on Earth and it’s popularity has made it expensive for fans. Since there are only eight regular season home games for each team and only so many seats in a stadium, ticket prices and concessions can be exorbitantly expensive. So much so that if you’re a Giants fan that wants season tickets, you have to go on a waiting list where you can expect to wait about 40 years. If you want to have a few rounds beers of beer and snacks at the game you’ll probably end up spending as much as you paid for your ticket. Now there is a very good social incentive for beer to be expensive at football games especially when the game is between bitter rivals. Fortunately, The Street recently put together a list of the cheapest per ounce pricing of beer in every NFL stadium this year. If you just want to watch a game with a reasonably priced beer and not get into a drunken fight with a fan of the other team, these are the best teams to go see at home to get the most beer for your buck:

Tie 6: Denver Broncos/New York Giants/New York Jets/Houston Texans/San Diego Chargers/Tennessee Titans/Cincinnati Bengals/Cleveland Browns $0.42 per ounce
5: Minnesota Vikings $0.39 per ounce
Tie 4: New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals $0.38 per ounce
3: Carolina Panthers $0.375 per ounce
2: Tampa Bay Buccaneers $0.36 per ounce
Tie 1: Miami Dolphins and New Orleans Saints $0.35 per ounce

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America’s Most Expensive Sushi

Japan has contributed a great deal to America since we stopped fighting each other in 1945. Japanese businesses took American inventions like cars and video games, significantly improved them, and then sold them back to us with everyone benefiting. But there’s one great Japanese cultural export in America that was born and raised completely in the Land of the Rising Sun, sushi. Sushi has become more and more popular over the years in America, especially in big cities and areas where is become trendy to eat super-healthy foods. Almost all sushi is just raw fish and/or vegetables wrapped in rice and that means it can be all over the map in terms of quality and price. Most rice and fish are fairly inexpensive but more expensive fish can make the price of your sushi roll skyrocket. Bloomberg has put together a list of the cities with the biggest gaps in price between the basic and premium rolls. If you live in any of these areas, you’re paying the biggest premium for that premium sushi:

1. Greenwich CT
2. Los Angeles, CA
3. Houston, TX
4. Boston, MA
5. Dallas, TX
6. Miami, FL
7. Chicago, IL
8. Atlanta, GA
9. New York, NY
10. Sacramento, CA


すし, 寿司, 鮨, 鮓, 寿斗, 寿し, or 壽司

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Ten Best Cities For Recent College Graduates

There are plenty of people who are fresh out of college today many of whom face a difficult job market. That being said, there are certain parts of the country where it is easier to be a fresh grad than others. Nerdwallet recently put together a list of what they feel are the top ten cities in America to be a recent college graduate. The factors that they consider are conventional measures like the availability of jobs in the local economy, the city’s population of people ages 18-24, the median rent for an apartment, the city’s walk score. They also consider more unusual measures like the number of bars per capita, the cost of a 12 inch pizza at Pizza Hut, and the price of a six-pack of Heineken. What follows is their top ten list:

10. San Francisco, CA
9. Chicago, IL
8. Austin, TX
7. Columbus, OH
6. Washington, DC
5. Philadelphia, PA
4. Baltimore, MD
3. Denver, CO
2. Seattle, WA
1. Boston, MA


The many sights of Boston

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The 50 Best Restaurants in Boston 2012

Bostonmagazine.com features their list of The 50 Best Restaurants 2012. While Boston pales in size comparison to some of the America’s larger cities, it is a huge contender when it comes to culinary diversity and restaurant quality. This list which took six months to compile, offers visitors their pick of the finest world-class cuisine in a city identified by most for its strong American heritage. But these days Boston is so much more than an old stuffy town, it has attained a level of gourmet superiority that can easily rival big city heavy weights in the foodie world, such as Chicago and New York City. So when you plan your weekend getaway to Boston, be sure to make a reservation at one of the gems on this list and indulge not only your love of American history, but you taste buds too! We recommend stopping by the brasserie know as Eastern Standard, located at 528 Commonwealth Ave. in Kenmore Square. Where the dish to order is the Moules provencal – grilled flatbread with camembert and frisee aux lardon salad. Or you could just stop in for a one of a kind cocktail at their very popular bar.

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Photo courtesy of: Bruce Peterson/Styling by Kara Butterfield

Where to Celebrate Halloween in Washington: Haunted Houses, Scavenger Hunts, and More

Washingtonian.com presents readers with a look at Where to Celebrate Halloween in Washington: Haunted Houses, Scavenger Hunts, and More. With election season in full swing, Washington DC may seem like a place you’d want to avoid until the political madness subsides. Yet in the midst of it all comes everyone’s real favorite reason to party… Halloween! This year Washington DC is full of unique festivities perfect to get your mind off of the election and have some spooky Halloween fun! Whether pumpkin carving or historical ghost hunting is your thing, there is a little something for everyone on this list. Our recommended pick is the 23rd Annual Vampire Manor in Bel Alton. Where for $10, ($5 for kids), you get to experience a frightening haunted house all for the greater good as 100% of the  proceeds go to benefit non-profit organizations including; Charles County Dive Rescue Inc. (Company 13), the Bel Alton Volunteer Fire Department (Company 10), and drama programs at some of the local county high schools, who provided many of the volunteer actors. You’ll be sure to have a spooktacular Halloween Washington style!

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Top Ten Best Dishes and Drinks in New York City 2012

Timeout.com presents us with a definitive list of the top ten best dishes and drinks in New York City 2012. As we, meaning everyone in the world know, New York City is second to none when it comes to just about everything. One area where we really excel is food and drinks. Being a mecca for cultural, financial, and virtually every other element of global living, it is no surprise that NYC also offers some of the most decadent, artisanal, and downright scrumptious cuisine and drinks. This list gives you an insider’s view to the best of the best dishes and drinks in town. While it is difficult to choose just one of these gourmet delights, we recommend stopping by Dominique Ansel Bakery located on189 Spring St between Sullivan and Thompson Streets, to try the DKA (“Dominique’s Kouign Amann”) which is described as, “butter-rich dough and superfine sugar in a tartlet ring; a hot oven transforms it into a croissant-like knot laced with a sweet, gooey paste. Baking the round on a sugar-lined sheet lends the elegant bun a golden-brown crunch and a glinting caramelized finish.” How could you go wrong with that!

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Photo courtesy of: Timeout.com