How Much Free Time People Have in Each State, Mapped

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You may know to look at average salaries and housing costs when planning to move to a new state, but there's another factor to consider: the amount of free time you'll have when you get there. Having some extra spending cash suddenly seems a lot less appealing if you need to spend most of your day in the office or in traffic to earn it. Luckily, sacrificing a work-life balance isn't the only way to make a decent living. The map below shows the states where workers get the most free time for themselves.

The resume builder site Zety calculated the ranking by looking at how much time the average person spends working and commuting in each state. They determined that Utah residents have the most leisure time, topping the list at 127 hours a week. It's followed by Rhode Island with 126.52 hours of free time per week and Montana at 126.42.

All that time off the clock does come with some downsides. The average U.S. salary overall is $49,577, while the average salary for the top 10 states with the most free time is $47,531. On the other end of the spectrum, people living in states with longer work hours and commute times generally take home higher paychecks. In Alaska, where residents devote the largest portion of their weeks to work with just 123 hours of free time, the average salary is $58,710. Washington, the runner-up for the most overworked state, also has a high average salary of $59,410.

Along with economic health, activities, and public safety, the amount of disposable time you get per week is just one factor to consider when looking for a new place to live. If you need help narrowing down the field, here are some of the best options in the U.S.

Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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America’s Most Popular Horror Movie Villains, Mapped

No matter how you feel about scary movies, it's hard to avoid them around Halloween. This is the time of year when the faces of cinema's classic horror villains seem to pop up in every store window and television set you see. Depending on where you live, certain horror icons may be especially hard to ignore. Check out the map below to find out the most popular scary movie villain in your state.

To make the map, chose 15 classic horror movie antagonists and looked at regional Google Trends data for each name from the past year. Frankenstein's Monster from 1931's Frankenstein dominates most of the country, with 11 states including Pennsylvania and Arizona searching for the character. Ghostface from 1996's Scream ranked second with eight states. Chucky from Child's Play (1988), the Xenomorph from the Alien franchise, and Norman Bates from Psycho (1960) also rank high on the list.

Not every Halloween term Americans are searching for is horror-related. Some of the more wholesome seasonal queries that appear in Google's data include candy, crafts, and maze. But for every Google user searching for family-friendly fall activities, there are plenty looking up horror movies and monsters as well. Here's what people are Googling in your state for Halloween.