It’s been a dizzying year on the work, money and real estate fronts, and our top stories of the year reflect it. Articles with a touch of anxiety and danger made the list, and at least one signaled you could use a little confidence boost.
But you weren’t cowering. You welcomed good fortune and living large on your own terms, and you were open hearted to feel-good stories and others’ success. Here’s a look at 10 of our best and most successful stories of 2018.
And here’s to more success — for all of us — in 2019.
Where the Jobs Are and Aren't in the New U.S. Economy
This piece highlighted jobs on the decline. But it also hit positive notes, highlighting professions on the rise.
The American Princess: Meghan Markle's Remarkable Path to Royalty
Meghan and Harry’s wedding was the feel-good event in a year with few genuine feel-good events. We traced the princess’s incredible life and career.
The 25 Highest-Paid Footballers in the World
We stepped away from devouring World Cup coverage this summer to investigate how much the world’s best players make playing the most popular sport in the world. (Seriously, its popularity is off the charts. Just ask Stadium Talk.)
25 Dying Professions You Should Avoid
The robots are coming. That’s just one of the disruptive changes coming to a workplace near you.
Strange Homes: 25 Oddities of the Real Estate Market
We coveted many beautiful and expensive homes this year. And strange ones, too. Turns out you really liked the strange ones.
The Most Dangerous Metropolitan Areas to Live in the U.S.
Every year, the FBI compiles a report about crime in the U.S. We broke down the cities that experience the highest violent crime rates.
14 Body Language Tricks to Appear More Confident at Work
Keep your head up and lean forward. Very nice! Now go get that raise.
The Most Amazing Finds From Second-Hand Markets
We tracked down 23 high-value treasures people have found in places where bargains are the norm.
U.S. Cities Where You Can Live Large on Less Than $100,000
Much love for the small and mid-sized cities where it doesn’t take a fortune to live the sweet life.
The Highest Grossing Concert Tours of All Time
Spoiler: People love experiencing U2 in concert. And perhaps not a spoiler: People love to comment on Facebook about how much they dislike Bono. As Bono does, we’ll let the contradictions and tension fuel us.