25 x 25 – The top 25 lists of top 25

Earlier I mentioned the 25 top hotels in the USA according to Trip Advisor. That got me thinking about top 25 lists. Well, here’s 25 more top 25 lists. Enjoy!


1: 25 best restaurants in the US

We presented the top 25 hotels yesterday…  Well, TripAdvisor also released its list of the best restaurants in the US based on millions of reviews and ratings from travelers. Of the top 25 restaurants, seven are in New York City, four are in California, and three are in Chicago. From a steakhouse in Texas to upscale palaces of gastronomy in New York City, these 25 restaurants will turn dining into a meal you never forget.

Here’s the list: The 25 best restaurants in the US


2: 25 best Jobs of 2017

This is a list made up of jobs with low unemployment, high wages, excellent opportunities for growth, and a solid work-life balance.

Here’s the list: The 25 Best Jobs of 2017

3: 25 best jobs in America right now

Yes, there may be some duplication here, but both lists are worth checking out.

Here’s the list: 25 best jobs in America right now

3a: 25 highest-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree

Same as above except a 4-year degree is not required. Note, many of these jobs do require some post-secondary education and/or training.

Here’s the list: The 25 Highest-Paying Jobs That Don’t Require a College Degree

4: 25 most common job interview questions and how to answer them

Job interviews can be a sweat inducing experience. You should be prepared. It actually helps to rehearse your answers out loud.

Here’s the list: 25 Most Common Job Interview Questions And How To Answer Them

5: 25 best tech companies to work , according to employees

Working in tech can provide you with a great, high-paying career. But money isn’t everything; you need to like your co-workers. You need to be able to advance in your career. This is a list compiled from Glassdoor. All of the companies on this list had at least 75 verified company and workplace factor ratings from U.S.-based employees recently.

Here’s the list: 25 best tech companies to work , according to employees

Real Estate

6: 25 most expensive housing markets in the US

The Golden State dominates Coldwell Banker’s annual Home Listing Report, which ranks the most expensive places to purchase homes in America, claiming every spot in the top 10 and 18 total out of the top 25.

To determine the most expensive cities, Coldwell Banker analyzed the average listing price of more than 50,000 four-bedroom, two-bathroom homes for the period between January 2016 and June 2016. The ranking covered 2,168 markets across the US, excluding any with fewer than 10 listings.

Here’s the list: The 25 most expensive housing markets in the US

7: 25 biggest real estate mistakes

Whether you are a home buyer or looking to sell your home. There are common mistakes that can easily be avoided.

Here’s the list: 25 Biggest Real Estate Mistakes


8: 25 ways to save money 

There are several lists here. This first list is from Oprah. Her 25 ways to save money suggests that you can save money without giving up a Florida vacation, summer dresses, or your manicures.

Here’s the list: 25 ways to save money 

9: 25 ways to save money

This is an excellent list with logical savings tips.

Here’s the list: 25 ways to save money

10: 25 ways to save money – updated for 2017!

This is an excellent list for folks who a really looking for ways to save. Unfortunately, I’m not too keen on the first item on the list: ebates. The rest of the list is excellent. Don’t get me wrong, ebates is a great way to get a few extra percent points off of your purchase price of goods. However, their ads make me cringe. When people say “I made $5,000 buying stuff,” what they are really saying is, I have spent well over $100,000 buying stuff (I don’t need.) In my opinion, that’s no way to save money. Again, the rest of the list is great.

Here’s the list: 25 ways to save money – updated for 2017!

11: 25 ways to save more

Our friends at Wise Bread always provide great information. This list is no exception.

Here’s the list: 25 ways to save more

12: 25 things to know about investing by age 25

This is a great list. Every 25 year old should know about these 25 investing basics. If you are over 25, you might want to look at this list as well. You’re never to old to learn.

Here’s the list: 25 Things To Know About Investing By Age 25


13: 25 best places to travel

Travel & Leisure complies an annual list of the best places to travel in the upcoming year. Their editors thoroughly and meticulously consider a variety of factors. Which under-the-radar gems are most exciting to our network of contributing writers and global correspondents? Which destinations are their A-List travel specialists fielding requests for? Which classic vacation spots are starting to emerge—but for entirely new and compelling reasons? Which global events and changes in travel restrictions have made certain destinations easier to get to? Planning a trip or just dreaming? Check this out.

Here’s the list: 25 best places to travel

14: 25 great family vacations

From kid-friendly sandy beaches in Florida, the East Coast and California to great adventure lodges in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Colorado and the Southwest, families get to choose from many wonderful weekend destinations in the United States. If you are looking for fun family getaways from specific cities, we’ve already written about amazing weekend escapes from New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chicago and other cities.

Here’s the list: 25 great family vacations

15: over 25 adults-only vacation ideas

Okay, for this one, we included several different lists. There are more then 25 options, enjoy the rest and relaxation without the kids.

Here are the lists:

16: 25 best US cities to spend a weekend

Sure, our national parks are beautiful, beach camping is a blast, and taking a road trip is a fun way to spend a few days, but sometimes you want to explore a totally new city. And for that, we’ve got you covered.

Our friends at Thrillist, have been in the “have fun in the city” game for over a decade now; they get it. Which is why they tapped their writers and editors across the country and whittled down 300-plus American cities (with populations over 90k) to the absolute 25 best for spending three days. From bars and restaurants, iconic foods, and live tunes, to museums, outdoor activities, and amazing Airbnbs (not to mention beaches, parks, and ease of getting around), we took into consideration everything that makes for a great weekend. This is a great list!

Here’s the list: 25 best US cities to spend a weekend

17: nearly 25 of the hottest honeymoon destinations right now

Okay, this list only has 24 locations, but these are all amazing destinations. If you are going to go all out for your honeymoon, these locations are definitely worth checking out. Of course, you might be lucky enough and have relatives who will pay for your honeymoon. Lots of folks today are registering at various “fund me” websites to help pay for their honeymoon. Of course, you don’t have to spend big bucks. You can have a nice honeymoon close by and save that money for a down payment on a house. Let’s call that #25!

Here’s the list: nearly 25 of the hottest honeymoon destinations right now


18: 25 best places to retire

This list of  25 great places to retire… This year’s picks are located in 19 states; four are in Florida, three in Texas and two in North Carolina.

Here’s the list: Best places to retire

19: 25 jobs you can start during retirement

Need a few extra dollars? Bored, looking for something to do with your time. This is a good list to help get your ideas flowing.

Here’s the list: 25 jobs you can start during retirement


20: 25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

It’s the little things.

Some habits just seem to have the power to lift your spirits. Whether it’s taking a few minutes to dive deep into your favorite novel, jotting down some things you’re grateful for, or spending some time in nature, there’s plenty of psychological research to suggest that certain activities can help improve your mood and your health. Here are a few simple practices that seem to have the ability to boost your mood and keep it high.

Here’s the list: 25 habits that psychologists have linked with happiness

21: 25 surprising things that can make you successful

Some really interesting bits here. For instance, did you know that being married is linked to higher salaries for men and lower salaries for women? This one’s not surprising to me: Your high school math performance can predict your future salary

Here’s the entire list: 5 surprising things that can make you successful

22: 25 cities with the best quality of life in the US

To determine which US cities offer the best quality of life, we turned to the latest Places to Live rankings from Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on cities.

We looked at eight separate rankings in the best cities category — which assessed more than 220 places with a population of at least 100,000 people — including “Safest Cities,” “Cities with the Best Job Opportunities,” “Healthiest Cities,” and “Best Cities to Raise a Family.” We then combined these rankings to determine which cities have the best overall quality of life. You can read the full methodology here.

Here’s the list: The 25 cities with the best quality of life in the US

23: What Donald Trump, Mark Cuban, and 23 other highly successful people were doing at age 25

Everyone’s path to success is different. For some, it’s mostly linear. Others encounter more twists, turns, and bumps along the way. While some like Steve Jobs and Richard Branson were already dominating the business world at 25, others like Larry Ellison and Mark Cuban took a little longer to hit their stride and saw their mid-20s as transformative years. To illustrate how no two paths to success are alike, we’ve highlighted what 25 highly successful people were doing at age 25.

Here’s the list: What Donald Trump, Mark Cuban, and 23 other highly successful people were doing at age 25

24: 25 richest, healthiest, happiest, and most advanced countries in the world

The Legatum Institute, a London based research institute released on Thursday its 10th annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks the most prosperous countries in the world.

The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considers much more than that in its ranking.

The organisation compared 104 variables to come up with its list. These variables include traditional indicators like per-capita gross domestic product and the number of people in full-time work, but also more interesting figures such as the number of secure internet servers a country has, and how well-rested people feel on a day-to-day basis.

Here’s the list: The 25 richest, healthiest, happiest, and most advanced countries in the world

25: 25 most popular TED talks

TED Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, etc. Here’s the 25 most popular. Definitely worth checking out.

Here’s the list: 25 most popular TED talks

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