Posts Tagged 'Texas'

America’s Top Ten Hardest Working Cities

Have you ever wondered where in the country work the hardest? Central to that question is what exactly defines hard work. Anyone who has worked for long enough will know that everyone has a different personal definition as to what exactly hard work is. Well Forbes recently came out with a list of what they consider to be the hardest working cities in America. among the factors that they considered, were average hours worked per week, the regional unemployment rate, average commute time, average number of workers per residence, volunteer hours, and cost of living. So here is the list:

1. Seattle, WA
2. Arlington, TX
3. Fort Worth, TX
4. Austin, TX
5. San Jose, CA
6. San Francisco, CA
7. Dallas, TX
8. Virginia Beach, VA
9. Washington, D.C.
10. Houston, TX

Seattle takes the top spot again.

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America’s Top Ten Fittest Cities

Facebook and Yahoo were recently published a list of what they determined to be the fittest cities in America. They were able to figure this out by determining where the most fitness-related status updates, gym check-ins, and use of fitness apps came from. These may not actually be the fittest cities in the country but they have the most people that love to talk about fitness on the Internet. The list is as follows:

1. Virginia Beach, Virginia
2. Colorado Springs, Colorado
3. Austin, Texas
4. San Antonio, Texas
5. Livingston, New Jersey
6. Portland, Oregon
7. El Paso, Texas
8. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
9. Tacoma, Washington
10. Albuquerque, New Mexico

Virginia Beach: A lovely vacation destination where people love to talk about their gym usage.

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10 Best Cities for Finding Employment

In need of a new job? has listed the 10 Best Cities for Employment. These cities were chosen by Adecco Staffing US, a Human Resources firm. They have the fullest employment, according to the Department of Labor, as well as internal data around job growth and demand. They then determined which areas in the US are the best for finding a job.

  1. Bethesda, MD
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Jacksonville, FL.
  4. Grand Rapids, MI
  5. Columbus, OH
  6. Seattle, WA.
  7. Phoenix, AZ
  8. New York, NY
  9. Richmond, VA
  10. Oklahoma City, OK


Bethesda, MD

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The World’s Smartest Cities has release their list of The World’s Smartest Cities. This list of ten cities was elected based on infrastructure, livability and economic fundamentals. Mega-cities like New York and Tokyo were excluded due to “megalopolitian elephantasis“, which is a term urban historians use to describe out of control real estate prices and expanding income disparities.

Four of the ten cities: Seattle, Houston, Charleston, and Huntsville are from the United States. Seattle and Houston make the list with their strong transportation infrastructure along with their use of green energy. Charleston and Huntsville join the list by emerging as major players in the technology sector.

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Huntsville, Alabama. Photo Courtesy of Huntsville/Madison County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Revitalizing the Arts in Dallas

For many years, Dallas, Texas has been trying to revitalize the arts district by constructig museums, theaters and an opera house designed by famous architects. The recent opening of the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre and the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House marked the final step of the revitalization process. This process began in 1977 and has been over 30 years in the making. The 1984 opening of the Dallas Museum of Art and the 2003 opeing of the Nasher Sculpture Center were some of the highlights of the revitalization. You can see a slide show of the stunning new performance center at

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Top Fall Foliage Escapes

Lost Maples Natural Area in Texas. Photo Courtesy of

Lost Maples Natural Area in Texas. Photo Courtesy of

Looking for the best place to catch panoramic views of the fall foliage without the crowds?  Read the New York Times list of the top hidden autumn locales. For East Coasters, the Southern Lake Champlain region in Upstate New York  (north of Ticonderoga to the city of Essex) offers scenic views of the fall foliage without the expected crowds on the Vermont side of the lake. Moving west to Ohio, the Wayne National Forest provides optimal fall landscapes. This exact destination is located at the southernmost edge of Ohio along the Ohio River just northeast of Marietta. One surprising spot for fall-foliage viewing is located in the middle-southern Texas’ Lost Maples Natural Area (in the small town of Vanderpool, 85 miles northwest of San Antonio). Another surprising spot on the New York Times list is Arizona’s Oak Creek Canyon in Coconino National Forest. Finally, those on the West Coast can also enjoy the vibrant autumn colors at North Cascades National Park in Washington state.

The Texas State Fair in Dallas

The Texas State Fair. Photo Courtesy of

The Texas State Fair. Photo Courtesy of

The Texas State Fair takes over Dallas now through October 18. The fair will feature entertainment performances, dozens of livestock and farm exhibits, several vendor booths, and plenty of famous fair foods. Many musical acts are scheduled to take the stage, including Edwin McCain, En Vogue, Lantana, the Commodores, Miranda Lambert, among several others. Visitors can also stop by the State Fair Wine Garden to sip on some delectable wine, listen to live jazz, and snack on fine cheeses.  Also attracting visitors to the fair this year is a taping of The Oprah Winfrey show on October 12. So if you’re going to be in Texas this October, the State Fair in Dallas looks like the place to be.

Free Night of Theater 2009

Richard III. Photo Courtesy of

Richard III. Photo Courtesy of

Looking to enjoy a free night of theater in Chicago? During October the Theatre Communications Group is offering free tickets to a wide-range of shows at select theatres throughout the city. Some choices include, “Death of a Salesman,” “The Night Season,” “Year Zero,” “Richard III,” and “Boom,” among several others. The Theatre Communications Group is also offering free tickets to shows in various locations across the United States, such as New Jersey, New York City, Texas, Connecticut, Washington, D.C., California, Maryland, and Florida. Check the Free Night of Theater 2009 page for a complete listing of all the shows in your area.

Best U.S. Cities To Earn A Living

In the Forbes article “Best U.S. Cities To Earn A Living“, the best career prospects are not in LA or New York, but in Texas.

Dallas, Houston and Austin are ranked in the top 5 on the list of best U.S. cities to earn a living in due to a mix of energy giants and tech companies that reside in the area. This concentration of top companies has been able to maintain a healthier job market than the rest of the country. Experts predict these cities will have a lower unemployment rate and higher jump in job growth when compared to the national average in the near future.

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