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unfriendly states

Can you guess the most unfriendly state in the United States?

February 8th, 2021

In the U.S., each state has a personality of its own, and some states are known as being more welcoming than others. Attempting to quantify how friendly or unfriendly a state is, however, poses a challenge, but BestLife attempted to do just that with a new state ranking.  Using a variety of data sources, the …

dirtiest cities in the us

The dirtiest city in the US might surprise you

January 19th, 2021

Many people carry the impression that big cities are dirty by their very nature, but that doesn’t necessarily have to be the case. A new 200-city ranking reveals which large US cities are clean and which ones are filthy.  The data used for the rankings comes from a variety of sources and should paint a …

most corrupt states

Can you guess the most corrupt state in the United States?

January 18th, 2021

In the worlds of politics and big business, corruption is a huge issue, and you never quite know who you can trust and who is just trying to turn a quick buck (or a million).  Using data from a variety of sources, Best Life produced a state ranking of the most- and least-corrupt states in …

smelliest state

This is the smelliest state in the United States

November 22nd, 2020

A new state ranking reveals how smelly each state in the United States is. Thinks like landfills, methane emissions, and cropland were all factored into each state’s overall score. States with large areas of untouched land faired far better than others, but the smelliest state on the list is still a bit of a surprise. …

Android ranked most ‘closed’ open source OS [infographic]

December 13th, 2011

A new report has ranked Google’s Android operating system the most “closed” open source platform among eight major open source projects. VisionMobile on Monday published The Open Governance Index, a deep look at the relative openness of Android, Qt, Symbian, MeeGo, Mozilla, WebKit, Linux and Eclipse. Going beyond licensing models and using governance as a core metric, …

AT&T ranks worst in Consumer Reports carrier satisfaction survey for second straight year

December 6th, 2011

AT&T has again received the lowest rating in Consumer Reports’ annual wireless carrier customer satisfaction survey. Verizon Wireless won the top spot and its customers were most satisfied with its data service and staff knowledge. Verizon was followed by Sprint and T-Mobile USA. “Our survey indicates that subscribers to prepaid and smaller standard-service providers are happiest overall with …

AT&T network ranked worst among major U.S. carriers by J.D. Power [updated]

August 29th, 2011

Wondering why AT&T is hustling to get that 4G LTE network up and running ahead of schedule? AT&T has been ranked worst among the four major wireless carriers in the U.S. according to the J.D. Power and Associates U.S. 2011 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study. The major nationwide survey looks at overall network performance for the …

Apple’s MacBook lines now top every relevant Consumer Reports notebook category

May 25th, 2011

According to Consumer Reports, Apple’s various lines of laptop computers are the best notebooks in the world. Recent rankings published by the popular nonprofit consumer product tester place Apple computers at the top of every relevant laptop category. Apple’s low-end MacBook Air topped competitive offerings from Dell and HP in the 11-inch category, and its computers …