I taught history at Georgetown for 60 years. Americans today are afraid of China, but most Americans know nothing about the average Chinese citizen.

VCG via Getty Images Today it looks like US-China relations are at their lowest point in decades, and that perception on both sides is clouded by misunderstanding and paranoia. The average American has no awareness of, nor exposure to, the average person in China.  Instead, Americans see 1.4 billion Chinese people and the handful of Chinese leaders […]

Here’s how we figured out how ‘average’ each state is

Dr Project/Shutterstock We recently ranked all 50 US states and Washington, DC based on how average each state was. The ranking was based on 38 social, economic, and demographic measures, mostly from the Census Bureau’s 2017 American Community Survey. We measured how far each state was from the average among the states and DC for […]

All 50 states and Washington DC, ranked from least to most average

Jason Smith/Getty Images The US is a huge, diverse country, and the characteristics of its states vary widely. We calculated how from average each state landed on 38 demographic, social, and economic indicators including marriage, education, and income. Business Insider has also ranked states by the most dangerous place to work, pinpointed the most expensive […]

2019 Jaguar I-Pace Delivered Early to Average American Family

Jaguar has delivered its first I-Pace electric crossover in North America, a little ahead of next month’s retail sales, to a picture-perfect family living in Florida. Who are these fortunate environmentalists? None other than Lakewood Ranch residents Mark and Holly Pascarella, according to Jaguar Land Rover’s Tuesday press release and the multitude of auto outlets that reported […]

UK Property: Average house prices see largest monthly drop in six years

But all things are relative, as when one looks more closely at the data, it realistically indicates the usual softening of prices at this time of year, with a decrease of 0.5 per cent in August on the previous month, but a year on year increase of two per cent, with the average UK property […]

Ghoul on Netflix review: An average horror with a haunting twist

Ghoul is the brand new horror Indian horror-series on Netflix. The three-part saga dropped on Netflix yesterday (Friday, 24 August). It is one of a series of Indian Netflix Originals to be arriving on Netflix following the success of Sacred Games. Ghoul comes from the makers of Insidious, Oscar-winning film Get Out and the critically […]

Fuel costs SKYROCKET: May saw worst monthly rise in average price of petrol in 18 years

Fuel prices in the UK have hit the worst mostly rise in at least 18 years, reveals RAC Fuel Watch data. Unleaded petrol increased from 123.43p to 129.41p, which saw the cost of filling up a 55-litre car to £71.38 – an increase of just £3.29 in one month. Diesel endured a greater rise in […]

Silicon Valley’s pay gap between women and men in tech is so wide it increases the national average

All over the country, women across various industries are fighting for equal pay, and the tech industry is no exception. According to data from Statista, the average pay gap in the tech industry for cities across the US is about 16%, meaning that on average, women in tech get paid about 16% less than their […]