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Study: Badgers are brainiacs

Wisconsin isn't all just cheese and nature - Madison recently was named the best city for men by Men's Health magazine, in part because of its level of highly-educated residents.

Wisconsin isn't all just cheese and nature - Madison recently was named the best city for men by Men's Health magazine, in part because of its level of highly-educated residents.

Known as a Midwest oasis with liberal leanings, an eclectic vibe, outdoor activities and rabid sports fans, Madison, Wisconsin, now has another feather to put in its cap: Men's Health magazine rated the city as the most educated in the country. Rounding out the top five were Plano, Texas; Raleigh, North Carolina; Burlington, Vermont; and Seattle.

A Big 10 university with an enrollment of more than 42,000 as well as large biotech and medical supply companies, the city is full of educated residents or students being educated, reflecting a recent Brookings Institution report that found cities with highly-educated residents generally have low unemployment rates. Madison's unemployment rate of 5.5 percent is considerably lower than the national average of 9.1 percent.

"Cities with thriving, interesting businesses have people living intellectual lives," Men's Health editor-in-chief David Zinczenko told Reuters.

The report isn't the only praise Madison received from Men's Health - it recently was named the best city for men in 2011. That list, which could entice readers to relocate, examined health, fitness and quality of life factors. The city is especially healthy because of a high proportion of doctors, which encourages residents to stay on top of their personal health.