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Why Are Some Cities Growing While Others Shrink?

American geography is changing rapidly. People are moving to modern-day boomtowns and nobody seems to be replacing them in their home cities. But why are certain locales so attractive to people while others can’t help but watch people leave? As you might anticipate from changes this drastic, it’s a combination of several factors working in tandem. Living in the Sunlight Most people don’t enjoy extreme heat any more than they enjoy extreme cold. But the numbers clearly show the fastest-growing cities in the country correlate to warmer climates. Even less than a century ago, it would have been inconceivable...

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Why is February So Weird?

Every time February rolls around, the same couple of thoughts go through our heads. First, we wonder how we didn’t notice that first r in February until we were well into elementary school. Then we wonder why February only has 28 days (except when it has 29). Finally, we tell ourselves we don’t have time to think too much about how strange this month is. Luckily, we had time to find the answers to these questions. The first one about “Feb-yu-ary” is simply because our brains don’t like words having too many r’s in close proximity, which is why...

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Driving Vs. Public Transit: Which Is Better?

As the world modernizes, cities across North America find themselves under increased pressure to start boosting their public transit systems to meet the standards set by world-class cities around the globe. But old habits are hard to break. It’s been said many times before that America was built for the car and its infrastructure is set up accordingly, so many see the idea of hitting the reset button on the entire continent’s transportation grid as more trouble than it’s worth. While there’s so much compelling evidence that public transit ought to be bettered for the future, what is the...

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5 Common FAFSA Mistakes to Avoid to Put You On The Right Path for College

As schools start to ramp up, imminent college students are picking out classes, picking up supplies and most importantly, filling out their FAFSA. This government document qualifies you for different loans, grants and government aid. Here are the five most common mistakes made when filling it out. Forgetting to Submit There’s a lot going on at the beginning of the school year, which is why it’s easy to forget about filling out and submitting your FAFSA. Though a common mistake, it can throw off the rest of your school year in a detrimental way. No one goes around handing...

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How You Can Increase Your Income and Be Your Own Boss Driving with Uber

Money makes the world go ‘round. Even with a full-time job, it can be difficult to make ends meet. That’s what makes driving with Uber such a great opportunity. You’ve heard of Uber, right? It’s the convenient ride-share service that gets you where you need to be, without the hassle of calling a taxi. But, did you know you could make a lot of money driving for Uber yourself? Who Can Drive for Uber? If you’re 21 or older, all you need is a valid driver’s license and one year of licensed driving experience. Want an idea of how...

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