The most dangerous cities in America
Choosing a place to settle involves considering various factors; safety is paramount for families. But perceptions of crime can sometimes be disconnected from reality. Many crimes go unreported, affecting the accuracy of available data. Employment rates also contribute to a location's crime rate. The FBI's crime classification distinguishes between violent and property crimes, with the latter being more common. In 2019, there were 2,109.9 property crimes per 100,000 people, compared to 379.4 violent crimes. The introduction of the National Incident-Based Reporting System in 1988 has expanded the scope of crime data, offering details like the time, location, and weapons used. It also includes demographic information about victims and offenders. Mass shootings remain a grave concern, with hundreds of casualties over the years. In this gallery, we explore the most dangerous cities in the US in 2023 (so far), focusing on violent crimes. Click on to discover them.
Bask in the brilliance of Brutalist architecture
Brutalism is a polarizing style of architecture, but it has still managed to spread all across the world since its first rise in popularity in the 20th century. While some find the rigid, calculated, and monochrome structures to be ugly, imposing, or even dystopic, others find serenity in the right angles and romance in simple, quality materials. Regardless of how you feel about Brutalism, the reasons behind its intimidating and irregular nature are fascinating, and go far beyond simple aesthetics. Read on to learn about Brutalism, and discover some of the finest examples of architecture's most fascinating style.
The Old West's most wanted criminals
The American Frontier of the late 1800s and early 1900s is known as the Old West, a time and place romanticized for its freedom and feared for its violence in equal measure. Often referred to as the Wild West, this era saw an abundance of outlaws who made a living by robbing banks, stealing from trains, and ambushing stagecoaches. Some of these gunmen became legendary figures, their stories forever etched in American folklore. However, it's important to remember that most of these individuals were ruthless and brutal, living up to their reputations as dangerous gunfighters. These bandits, villains, fugitives, gunslingers, and desperados were some of the most wanted outlaws of the Wild West. Click through the gallery to get started. Click through the gallery to see them all.
How to make your outdoor space more private
With the warmer weather, it's natural that we wish to enjoy our outdoor spaces. What we don't appreciate, however, are the prying eyes of neighbors and strangers alike. Making sure your patio, balcony, or backyard has enough privacy is key to creating a relaxing outdoor space. Whether you live in a dense urban area, the suburbs with neighbors on the other side of the fence, or even in a more secluded area in the countryside, your outdoor space should feel like an undisturbed oasis. So, how do you create your own hidden sanctuary? From plants to privacy screens and outdoor curtains, click on for a range of ideas that can help you out!