The 20th century was one of the most varied, hopeful, and tumultuous in world history. From the Gilded Age to the beginning of the Internet Age—with plenty of stops along the way—it was a century punctuated by conflicts including two World Wars, the Cold War, the War in Vietnam, and the development of nuclear warfare. At the same time, the...Read more
More than just a day to rest or have fun, holidays often call on people to celebrate, reflect, or engage with their families and communities. Some holidays are geared toward commemorating special events and people, while others are born from religions. Various other holidays were created to encourage awareness and to help fix some of society�...Read more
While the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, doctors have far more options to try to treat COVID-19 patients now than they did in late winter and early spring of 2020. That often means buying enough time for patients’ immune systems to fight off the virus on their own. It also means reducing the number of patients who advance to the ...Read more
A look at America’s political firsts throughout its 244 years of independence shows the distance the country has traveled since its founding among 13 colonies that threw off British rule.
George Washington, the country’s first president who was elected in 1789, appointed New York lawyer John Jay as the first chief justice of the United ...Read more
Dogs provide love and comfort to millions of Americans. In fact, more than 43 million households are home to canine companions. But for all the benefits that come with owning a furry friend, dogs are a big responsibility. There's the expense of food and vet bills, the exercise and play time, and the obedience training—all factors that might ...Read more
Choosing a career path is never easy, especially when considering changes in the world economy and rising cost of education. Traditional four-year bachelor's programs offer both specialized education and a solid foundation for further studies. Some careers require high-level degrees in order to be considered as a candidate, and a number of ...Read more
The value of a four-year college degree has changed a lot since the 1940s. In fact, it’s changed quite a bit in the past 10 years. Since 2010, the number of people 25 and older who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher has increased from 29.9% to 36%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
A college education has long been considered an entry...Read more
Many shopping habits and trends have emerged since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, not the least of which is a significant spike in alcohol purchases. Nationally, Nielsen found a 54% increase in alcohol sales during the week ending March 21, 2020, over the same week in 2019. Meanwhile, online sales during the same period jumped 262% from...Read more
The U.S. may have the largest economy in the world, but it’s neither the largest country nor the most populated (those titles belong to Russia and China, respectively). In fact, if you come from a small state like Rhode Island or Connecticut, or a state that’s sparsely populated such as Wyoming or Vermont, the U.S. can feel downright ...Read more
Despite the continued shutdowns and economic uncertainty brought by the COVID-19, one market that flourished in 2020 was real estate. With interest rates at an all-time low and homes appreciating at a rapid pace, houses are selling faster than ever.
In most cities, inventory is depleted and bidding wars are common, yet in some parts of the ...Read more
President Donald Trump quickly upended previous presidential norms when he entered the White House four years ago.
He continued to share his thoughts via Twitter, dramatically changing how the chief executive communicated with the public. He reversed many of the policies of his predecessors, rolling back environmental protections, cutting...Read more
Career choices are often based on future financial gain, with many college grads picking occupations that promise job growth and increased wages. Of course, loving what you do matters—and seeking out a job with meaning beats out the amount of money to be made for many. But for those who want to make the big bucks, choosing certain college ...Read more
As the administrations change in the White House, the jobs inside the executive mansion attract the public’s attention more than usual. Their moves make headlines, as new names are put forward, departing advisors might kiss and tell, and even the executive chef will be getting new marching orders.
White House jobs in the Trump ...Read more
On Dec. 14, 2020, the United States began vaccinating people against the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 illness. The vaccine rollout has been very fast, as the virus was only identified for the first time in November 2019. While impressive, this speed has also left a lot of people with a lot of questions. The questions range from the...Read more
The modern world of enhanced brevity and rapidly consumed content is full of quotes by inspirational thinkers, leaders, artists, and, perhaps most notably, writers. Memorable quotes are ubiquitous on social media feeds, often referenced by politicians, and are plastered across any variety of merchandise, painted signs, and greeting cards.
As all Americans know, new U.S. presidents don't head to the White House overnight after declaring victory. Instead, there's an important transition process that spans the period between the early months of an election year and the presidential inauguration on Jan. 20 of the following year.
While many think of the transition period as a time...Read more
The Monopoly game has long been attributed to an unemployed man named Charles Darrow, who was said to have thought up the game in the early 1930s, sold it to the Parker Brothers in 1935, and made millions from his enormously successful creation.
But wait—there’s more to this story. Mary Pilon, a former Wall Street Journal and New York ...Read more
Political figures, wars, protests, and scandals have all had a hand in shaping the Democratic Party's platforms.
Stacker took a look at important developments in the party from 1931 until today through historical records, newspaper accounts, and government archives. From Franklin Delano Roosevelt, elected in 1932, to Joe Biden’s victory...Read more
Since first emerging in 1854 to fight expansion of U.S. slavery and the implementation of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, the Republican party (also known as the GOP, or “Grand Old Party”) has changed massively to become the influential political entity that it is in 2021. Since the Republican Party became more aligned with business issues, it ...Read more
The music industry is dominated by powerful women, whether that be the record-breaking albums coming from acts like Taylor Swift or glass-ceiling-shattering boardroom executives. Of course, the music industry was not always so welcoming to women recording artists. In the early 20th century, many women were barred from performing in certain ...Read more