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In honor of Dictionary Day, here are notable new words coined the year you were born

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The English language is a living, breathing, expanding phenomenon. The poet Derek Walcott once remarked, "The English language is nobody's special property. It is the property of the imagination: It is the property of the language itself." 

Oct. 16 is Dictionary Day, a day to reflect on the importance the institution of the dictionary plays...Read more

How does unemployment work?

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The American workforce has been devastated by the coronavirus pandemic. Between social distancing measures, mandatory closures of businesses, and reduced customer capacity, the preventive measures to reduce the spread of the virus have slashed revenue at many companies—forcing them to furlough or lay off huge swaths of their employees.

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Former jobs of every Supreme Court justice

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Since its establishment in 1789 by the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. Supreme Court has seen 17 chief justices, and 114 justices in total. Many landmark cases have passed through the Supreme Court of the U.S., having set precedents and changed the fabric of society. One of the court’s early cases includes the 1803 case Marbury v. Madison, which ...Read more

2020 climate disasters in 50 photos

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After nearly 20 years of mega-drought, California’s 2020 wildfire season has been the worst on record. More than 4 million acres of California have burned so far this year, with one fire reaching newly classified “gigafire” status as it surpassed 1 million acres. To the north, Oregon has experienced fires in places that rarely catch fire....Read more

News by the numbers: Oct. 5-11

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Stacker distills the week's news from around the world into key facts and figures. Click through to read more about some of the biggest headlines of the last week.

Visit thestacker.com for similar lists and stories.

How likely voters are to vote by mail in every state

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Voting by mail is a significant factor in the 2020 presidential election. The COVID-19 pandemic, President Donald Trump’s stance against mail-in voting, changes at the United States Postal Service, and a record-breaking amount of ballots already mailed in make voting by mail a topic and activity fraught with drama and uncertainties. Like much...Read more

The 90 companies responsible for two-thirds of historical greenhouse gas emissions

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Exxon Mobil, the fifth-leading producer of greenhouse gas emissions in the world from 1880 to 2010, has been planning since 2018 to raise its yearly carbon-dioxide emissions by as much as 17% by 2025, according to internal documents reviewed by Bloomberg. The news comes in stark contrast to efforts to slow down the pace of global warning—and ...Read more

25 ways you could be saving money today

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Saving money is crucial. Maybe you’re trying to reach a goal of buying a home or moving to a new place. Maybe you have a big purchase in mind, like a car, or want to have extra cash for holiday gifts. Perhaps you’re looking toward retirement and aiming to set yourself up for success. For many people, it’s not that they don’t want to ...Read more

States most affected by cybercrime

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Cybercrime is a massive global industry, reaching $3.5 billion in damages from reported incidents in 2019. To uncover the states most affected by cybercrime, Safety.com consulted the 2019 FBI Internet Crime Report. The report provides statistics for every state regarding the number of victims, number of cybercriminals, total losses, and total ...Read more

Most dangerous states for driving

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Here’s some good news for anyone about to hit the road for vacation: Car crashes across America are killing fewer people—especially children.

In 2018, yearly deaths from motor vehicle accidents fell by nearly 1,000 people from the previous year, and with a drop of more than 10% among children, according to 2018 data from the National ...Read more

25 terms you should know to understand the health care debate

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With COVID-19 dominating most of the 2020 news cycle, another important topic has been health care, and how accessible it really is.

The United States has one of the highest costs of health care in the world, in 2017 spending about $3.5 trillion or an average of about $11,000 per person. Costs have grown to 18% of GDP from 5% of GDP in 1960....Read more

Most expensive types of homeowner loss claims

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Homes are typically a homeowner’s most valuable asset, and homeowners insurance protects that investment. In 2018 (the most recent data available), 5.7% of homes had an insurance claim, according to Verisk Analytics’ Insurance Services Office. Types of claims depend greatly on geography and destructive weather like hurricanes and winter ...Read more

Libertarian, gerrymandering, and 50 other political terms you should know

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The polls are in, and most are saying something many people already know: Americans don't know much about their own country. Countless surveys and polls have found that Americans can't pass the citizenship test, don't know when important historical events took place, and know very little about how the government works. Achievement levels on the...Read more

Jobs with the highest variance in pay

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Some careers come with a reasonably predictable salary spectrum that gives job hunters a good idea of what they can expect to earn when entering the field and advancing in their careers. Others, not so much.

In some industries, those in the bottom 10th percentile of earners take home less than the country’s median salary—$39,810, ...Read more

Best movies that have premiered during COVID-19

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It’s safe to say that there hasn’t been a year like 2020 in the history of modern cinema. With the devastating COVID-19 pandemic affecting every aspect of our lives and movie theaters largely shut down for the sake of safety, many major film releases have been pushed back or indefinitely delayed. However, although the future of in-person ...Read more

Best suburbs for raising a family in America

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All across America, many families are choosing to forgo city life for more family-friendly suburbs. According to a recent survey from The Harris Poll, nearly one-third of Americans are looking to move from denser areas to more open spaces, with many citing the coronavirus as a primary concern. With space in urban districts already at a premium,...Read more

News by the numbers: Sept. 21-27

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Stacker distills the week's news from around the world into key facts and figures. Click through to read more about some of the biggest headlines of the last week.

Visit thestacker.com for similar lists and stories.

Zip codes donating the most money to Joe Biden

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The 2020 presidential election is rapidly approaching, with both Democratic challenger Joe Biden and Republican incumbent President Donald J. Trump fighting for every available campaign dollar. Each candidate has received total contributions in the neighborhood of $1 billion.

To find out which of the country’s 42,000 zip codes have donated...Read more

Zip codes donating the most money to Donald Trump

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The upcoming presidential election will be a historic one for many reasons, not the least of which being the current COVID-19 pandemic. Many states are opting for mail-in ballots, with some sending mail-in options to every registered voter because of the health crisis. Political analysts believe that the voter turnout may be higher this year ...Read more

50 best live albums of all time

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There's something different about listening to a live album. The between-song banter, the roar of a crowd fueled by an epic guitar solo or a poignant song, and the buzz of energy can’t be captured on albums created in a studio.

Stacker compiled data on the top live albums of all time according to Best Ever Albums, which ranks albums ...Read more

 

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