The USA apparently has poor well-being

Start here with the Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index, then read this summary post on NPR. It’s all based on 146K interviews around five core areas: purpose, social, financial, community, and physical. This is a little bit — not a ton… Continue Reading

Goldman Sachs is now driving hipster gentrification

Goldman Sachs and Gentrification

From here: Goldman has said it’s looking to make “catalytic” investments in up and coming neighborhoods. In a May 2015 document, it identified 1000 Dean as a project that can target small businesses and creative professionals, and “act as an… Continue Reading

Where are the worst places to be 16-24 in the U.S.?

Disconnected Youth in the United States

Wrote this about the percentage of Mississippi kids in two-parent families earlier this week. Now there’s a new study, also summarized here, about “disconnected youth.” What does that term mean? Glad you asked. Here’s the definition: Disconnected youth are teenagers and young adults between… Continue Reading

People who live in cities often think they live in the burbs

People Think They Live In The Suburbs But They Live In Cities

Kinda interesting, and via here: Here’s the methodology here: this guy at Trulia (their “chief economist!”) asked 2,000+ adults if they thought they lived in an urban hood, a rural hood, or a suburban hood. He then organized the results.… Continue Reading

Look at this “try to live and work in San Francisco” stat

Top 25 U.S. Cities for Jobs

Glassdoor came out with one of those “Best Cities For Jobs” reports recently, and then Fast Company went and deep-dove on it. Let’s actually start with the chart of the top 25 or so cities, because I feel that would be a helpful… Continue Reading


What’s the best city in the world if you’re under 29?

Best Cities For People Under 29

Here’s a look at the best cities for jobs for young people, and here’s a look at the migration patterns of young people. Now we’ve got some new information: essentially, what’s the best city for someone under the age of 29? You can learn more here, and… Continue Reading

Wow, Manhattan’s income inequality is staggering

Manhattan NYC Income Inequality

I’m from NYC. I’m actually from Manhattan. I live in Texas. (Specifically, Fort Worth.) A lot of people hear those facts and say to me, “Damn! Cowtown? But you’re from the Big Apple.” My response is usually: “I actually really like Fort… Continue Reading


Fort Worth is the new Austin

Fort Worth is the new Austin

As of tomorrow, I’ll have lived in Fort Worth for nine months. My wife and I pulled in on July 14th, 2014. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. My job search process had mostly sucked, and for a long time… Continue Reading