Going to college in a big city can be the best of both worlds. Schools can provide the sense of community that supports students as they spread their wings to see what urban life has to offer.
Of course, attending college in a big city can be expensive, finding a decent place to live nightmarish, and the pace frenzied. But the payoff can be ...Read more
Three hundred thirty-one years ago, the first piece of paper money was printed in the United States. The Massachusetts Bay Colony supposedly issued those first bills to fund military action in King William’s War. Flash forward to today, and those bills are as ubiquitous as the British pound or Chinese renminbi. In recent years, however, there...Read more
Weather is global, meaning what is seen in an American summer is often reflected or complemented by the rest of the world. Even recurring El Nino and La Nina phenomena begin in the ocean and ripple out to affect the entire world’s weather, sometimes for years at a time.
Within the United States, these global forces could mean extreme ...Read more
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame was founded in New York in 1983: The first inductees included Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, and Buddy Holly, and the ceremony was held in 1986. The physical museum opened in 1995 in Cleveland, though the groundbreaking ceremony came on June 7, 1993, and brought music greats Pete Townshend of the Who, Billy Joel, and ...Read more
Across the country, low-wage workers were hardest hit by job losses during the coronavirus pandemic, and according to the Brookings Institution, those jobs were the slowest to return. Many workers were on economically shaky ground before the pandemic and were less able to withstand the loss of employment.
Per The Washington Post, the ...Read more
The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic stanching effect on the world’s economies, and perhaps even more dramatically on its workforce.
As vaccination rates climbed in the U.S., companies recalibrated their work-from-home policies. Some switched to 100% remote teams, others have tried a hybrid approach, and still others have told ...Read more
According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Dementia is not a specific disease, but is rather a general term for the impaired ability to remember, think, or make decisions that interfere with doing everyday activities.” The most common type of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, though there are several types of ...Read more
Everyone loves an underdog.
And when these underrated champions emerge, they offer often-tortured fans long-awaited senses of validation, pride, and even extreme empathy.
Every team in the NFL races towards the Super Bowl, trying to win as many games as possible in order to secure home games in the playoffs. Home fans can rattle opponents...Read more
From computer automation taking on administrative tasks such as filing and invoicing to advances in artificial intelligence that streamline client intake and provide information on legal options, technology continues to transform the legal field.
Zapprovedcompiled a history of 15 ways that technology has transformed the legal field using ...Read more
As COVID-19 continues to spread, so too do legal complaints—from challenges to gathering in groups, to event cancellations, to businesses suing their insurers for coverage of lost income.
The coronavirus has exposed many of the flaws and weaknesses in the local and federal governments, in supply chains, and in business relationships, which...Read more
Climate change has brought historic droughts to virtually half the American population this year, starting in the spring and disproportionately affecting the Southwest, California, and Washington.
The hyperbolically dry conditions are wreaking havoc on agriculture, drying up lakes, and causing local and state governments to declare drought ...Read more
We live in a land of giants, legends, and ancient history. Early descriptions of the regions that would eventually become our national parks, most often told by explorers or laborers, were so foreign and fantastical to the average person that they simply weren’t believed. Even today, the parks’ grandeur can only fully be comprehended in ...Read more
America is a tapestry of national parks, offering everyone the chance to enjoy the great outdoors in some of the most stunning natural settings in the country. From the icy wonders of Alaska’s remote glaciers to the crystal-blue waters of the Florida Keys, there’s something for everyone.
Using data from the National Park Service’s ...Read more
A record rise in home prices across the country was brought about by record-low interest rates on home loans, soaring demand from buyers, and a housing shortage exacerbated by hesitancy among developers.
Sundae looked to its internal database of homes to show what houses look like at five different price points, ranging from $100,000 to $1 ...Read more
It goes without saying: Reducing your carbon footprint is an important and valuable goal. Whether that comes from switching to an electric car to ditching plastic straws, every little switch helps when it comes to lowering carbon in the atmosphere of a rapidly warming Earth.
But when it comes to individual choices, one of the most important...Read more
One of the most compelling reasons for early settlers to immigrate to the Americas was to exercise their right to religious freedom. As a result, members of several minority religions, including Judaism, were some of the first to brave the journey across the Atlantic Ocean.
The Jewish Virtual Library has records of the Jewish population in ...Read more
In-house counsels handle the legal matters of companies, which could include tax, employment, contract management, regulatory, or similar issues. The attorneys also manage work that has been outsourced to lawyers at outside firms, litigation for example. These in-house lawyers typically work for specific businesses—even as independent ...Read more
If you’ve considered adopting a dog during the coronavirus, you’re not alone. Adoption rates for dogs and cats have skyrocketed over the course of 2020 and 2021 as people spend increasingly more time at home. A report by Rover.com, the dog walking and boarding app, found that 93% of people who adopted pets during the pandemic experienced ...Read more
Twenty years ago, on September 11, 2001, the United States experienced one of the deadliest single days in its history. Two planes, carrying 92 people and 65 people, respectively, crashed into each of the World Trade Center towers. Minutes later, another flight, carrying 64, crashed into the side of the Pentagon. A final plane crashed minutes ...Read more
Captivated by the mating habits of jellyfish, elephants mourning their ancestors, and proud lionesses cuddling their cubs, audiences love to peer into the private lives of creatures great and small—particularly in spectacular settings around the world. A study conducted by the BBC together with the University of California Berkeley revealed ...Read more