Americans love breakfast. A lot. They love the meal so much that once a day often isn’t enough. According to Marie Haaland of the New York Post, a large percentage of Americans admit to eating breakfast for dinner. The meal is an American staple and has become more of an event than a meal.
Yes, breakfast is a big deal these days, as ...Read more
Amid the shutdowns and hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, country life has started to take on a new appeal. Many city dwellers, cooped up in pricey shoebox apartments with nowhere to go for months, have been daydreaming about moving to an area with a lower cost of living, spacious homes, and lots of beautiful nature to explore. Some—mainly ...Read more
While there is no specific equation to becoming a billionaire, the richest people in the world share a few common characteristics: They are dreamers who take big risks, aren’t afraid to fail, and will stop at nothing to be successful.
To learn more about billionaires around the world, Stacker compiled a list of the wealthiest person in 50 ...Read more
While cinema has been around for 200 years and is one of the youngest artforms in the world, the LGBTQ+ community has always existed within societies around the world. Depictions of queer and trans people have also been present within the medium of film since its inception.
However, due to censorship and varying degrees of acceptance ...Read more
To study the rich history of Black representation in film, Stacker created a timeline of some the most significant milestones in Black contributions to the industry. Selections for the forthcoming gallery come from a myriad of books, articles, and archives. Entries include films about Black, queer, Muslim teens falling in love, early horror ...Read more
There are 29.2 registered anglers in the United States, with more than 49 million fishermen of all ages taking to water bodies around the country both in 2017 and 2018, according to the Outdoor Foundation’s 2019 Special Report on Fishing. In an effort to learn more about one of Americans’ favorite pastimes, Stacker referred to 2020 data ...Read more
Whether or not registered voters should be able to mail in a vote has long been a contentious topic. In 2020, things are different due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Large gatherings such as in-person voting could result in the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which states want to avoid. Due to this reason, many states have amended voter laws...Read more
"Disparity'" has become a buzzword. Regularly, news consumers are greeted with disturbing statistics splashed across news headlines highlighting structural racism and its impact on Americans. The numbers generally display large divides in the number of difficulties that befall Black people compared to their white counterparts—especially ...Read more
Books change lives. They have the power to inspire revolutions, transform government policy, and reveal to us our common humanity even when the people we read about have experiences that differ wildly from our own. Books also offer a platform for stories to be told that have otherwise gone unheard, giving a voice to the voiceless and effecting ...Read more
After a critical shortage during the beginning of the U.S. pandemic, COVID-19 tests are starting to be much more widely available. Stacker used a variety of public health sources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, to compile 30 helpful tips on COVID-19 testing, ...Read more
Poverty is one of America’s most vexing and poignant issues—what causes it, why does it persist, how can we end it, what defines it, and just how many people are poor? Stacker ranked all states and Washington D.C. based on the percentage of their populations below the federal poverty threshold. Data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau's 2018 ...Read more
There are nearly 280 million vehicles on the road in the United States, and many of those cars, trucks, vans, and motorcycles are used to ferry people to and from their homes and jobs during their daily commutes. A small but growing number of people are walking and biking to work, particularly in compact college towns. Many more take public ...Read more
After weeks of protests in response to the killings of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Elijah McClain, Oluwatoyin Salau, Rayshard Brooks, Ahmaud Arbery, and more, many people worldwide have taken to the internet to utilize tools to fight police brutality, white supremacy, and racial inequity.
News of the killings flared from city to city, ...Read more
There’s a direct correlation between education and income. The median weekly wage for someone without a high school diploma is less than $600, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), while those with a doctoral degree earn $1,883. Every degree level up the scale from high school diploma to a PhD comes with a larger median salary, ...Read more
What makes for a truly great horror movie? Is it the jump scares and buckets of blood? A solid directorial voice? Creativity? Originality? Deeper layers of meaning? These are the questions critics might ask themselves when examining the genre from an analytical perspective. And as one will soon discover, their conclusions aren’t always tuned ...Read more
In 2018, crime thrillers outsold every other fiction genre combined. If you keep an eye on bestseller lists or popular fiction tables at your local bookstore, this likely doesn’t come as a surprise, as you’ve been aware of the increasing popularity of thrillers over recent years. To honor the genre, Stacker compiled a list of the 100 best ...Read more
The 2019-2020 term of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) involved a number of significant decisions ranging from President Donald Trump’s taxes to abortion rights. It was also the first full term with two Trump nominees seated on the bench: Justice Neil Gorsuch, nominated just days after Trump took office in 2017; and Justice ...Read more
Rural America has served up a delicious spread of choice terms and phrases over the years. Many of the adroit turns of phrase have made their way into everyday usage across the country. Stacker looked at 50 of the most colorful and descriptive terms with origins in rural America. We drew from The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the Cambridge English ...Read more
Studies vary on how many hours per sleep we need per day, but the magic number usually hovers around seven. Adults who sleep less than seven hours per day could be susceptible to a wide range of health afflictions including heart disease, depression, and obesity.
Some of the world’s most influential names, from Tim Cook to Michelle Obama, ...Read more
Anyone who wants to admire and envy the world's biggest stars needs only to look on Instagram. From A-list movie stars and major musicians to pro ball players and comedians who landed their own sitcoms, there's no shortage of evidence of just how good the good life is. They post pictures of themselves with other big shots on rooftop bars, at ...Read more