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Where Americans say their ancestors came from, in 17 maps

Irish ancestry is most common in the Northeast, while Mexican and Mexican-American ancestry dominates in the states that share a border with Mexico.
September 11 changed the way Americans talk about terrorist attacks.

The surprising effect 9/11 had on the English language

The phrase "9/11" caught the attention of linguists and changed the way we talk about terrorist attacks. Linguists have noted how the name people assigned to the attacks, "9/11," is now a blueprint for naming other terrorist incidents around the world.
September 11, 2001 was the day American news networks introduced the permanently scrolling news ticker.

One of the biggest innovations in cable news history is a result of 9/11

September 11 ushered in many changes in American life. One of the lesser-known changes was the introduction of the scrolling news ticker.
The day after the September 11 attacks in New York City, newspapers captured the shock and horror.

‘AMERICA’S DARKEST DAY’: See newspaper headlines from around the world 24 hours after 9/11

The day after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, newspapers around the world reacted by capturing sadness, shock, and horror. These are the front pages people woke up to.
"When the lines are long, the churros are good," one employee said.

Costco workers share their 13 best food-court secrets and hacks

Costco's food court is popular for its consistently cheap prices and tasty menu items, including its hot dogs and pizza.
There's a key difference between trucking in the US and England –– and it changes everything for how truckers earn a livelihood.

A British truck driver who’s worked in the US for years says the biggest problem with trucking in America comes down to how drivers are paid

The trucker's complaints about the American system of trucking boil down to one main point: Drivers aren't paid by the hour.

David Koch is dead. His and his brother Charles’ combined net worth is over $100 billion, even after years of family feuds and massive lawsuits....

Before his death, David (along with his brother) was among the most controversial billionaires, at least when it came to political contributions.
Miguel Santiago (L) and Louis Gonzales (R).

A day in the life of a NYC Coca-Cola delivery truck driver, who gets to work at 4 a.m. and spends his morning pushing 175-pound carts full of bottles ...

Coca-Cola truck drivers help power one of the world's most famous beverage brands. Here's what a day in the life of Coca-Cola truck driver is like.
The first principle is customer obsession.

Jeff Bezos runs Amazon with 14 defined leadership principles. Here’s how a 24-year-old engineer leveraged 5 of them to land a job.

Amazon outlines 14 leadership principles that its employees use daily to solve problems and innovate. One engineer said that when she was interviewing for a job at Amazon, she memorized all of them — and then applied them to her experiences to impress recruiters.

Tim Cook is worth $625 million and leads a $1 trillion company — but the native Alabaman doesn’t live very lavishly

Apple CEO Tim Cook's net worth is estimated to be $625.37 million — mostly from Apple stock options.