Googie architecture touched down in Los Angeles in 1949 thanks to John Lautner's futuristic design of the long-gone Googie's Coffee Shop in Hollywood. Even though Lautner designed mostly private residences (like the one Gwyneth Paltrow bought in 2014), his style and fixation with the Space Age set the path for his architectural style (initially...Read more
For many new parents, choosing a name is one of the most daunting parts of preparing for a baby. After all, there's so much to consider when thinking about what you would call your child for the rest of their life. What does the name mean? What connotations does it carry? Is it too popular? Too unique? Are there other celebrities, public ...Read more
Learning anything requires practice and repetition, but it can take time to figure out an effective way to do it. Everyone learns differently, and there are many different studying techniques available—but how do you find the one that works for you?
Numerade outlined five study techniques, the cases in which they're useful, and the types ...Read more
Competition between brands is prevalent in every major industry, but few battles are as fierce as the ones fought in the video gaming landscape. Going back to the late 1980s and early '90s, major companies engaged in fierce sales and marketing fights over their home video game consoles. Sega and Nintendo were the top console manufacturers ...Read more
If you're running a small business, you'll likely need to raise some capital at some point. There are many options for doing so—including borrowing from family or friends, taking out a small business loan from the bank, or relying on your credit cards. But no matter how you scrape together funds, it's essential to consider how you will pay ...Read more
Are you ready for the holiday shopping season? You're not alone: More than 9 in 10 U.S. consumers plan to celebrate winter holidays and are collectively poised to spend around $960 billion, according to National Retail Federation data.
The holidays are the most crucial time of year for many small businesses. Up to 65% of small business ...Read more
Bad weather and natural disasters, like the severe winter storms that hit the Central and Northeast U.S. in late December 2022 and the catastrophic flooding that affected millions in California in early January, cost lives and money.
As of this October, there have been 25 weather and climate events. Each has caused more than a staggering $1 ...Read more
On the northwest corner of Washington and Main Street in downtown Columbia, South Carolina, a brown commemorative street sign sits discreetly above the standard, green signages. Sarah Mae Flemming Way is a nod to a civil rights activist at the intersection where her resistance commenced.
Relatively few people know about Sarah Mae Flemming ...Read more
As the COVID-19 pandemic saw surges in economic instability, job losses, and rates of mental illness, many individuals and families found themselves experiencing homelessness for the first time. Among those affected were children and youth who, according to researchers at Boston Children's Hospital, make up 59% of Americans experiencing ...Read more
Striking gold may seem like something only heard of in history books now, but there still are numerous places in the United States where you can hit a literal jackpot and take some gold flakes or even a nugget home.
California boasts the most famous gold rush in the country, dating back to 1848. Hundreds of thousands of people poured into ...Read more
Protest is as American as apple pie—and the road to women's equality has been paved with frequent acts of civil disobedience and everyday rebellions.
Boycotts, public demonstrations, and other forms of protest have been used from time immemorial to further a myriad of causes and have often served to pressure legislators to adopt more ...Read more
Be it wet pavement, fog, snow, or rain, nearly 1 in 5 crashes on American roads are weather-related.
CheapInsurance.com analyzed statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to illustrate the most common factors that threaten driver safety on the road.
Driving is one of the...Read more
Career paths are vital for some professions, but what if your job doesn't really have one? At many businesses, an employee works with a human resources department or manager to lay out an action plan to develop their skills and help move them up the corporate ladder.
Teachers, on the other hand, start in a classroom and can stay there for ...Read more
Rapidly rising prices have made eating out about 25% more expensive in 2023 than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data, making finding the right spot for date night all the more important.
However, consumers these days aren't using review-specific sites to find the best options; a simple Google ...Read more
Today's business world relies more on digital technology than ever before, with recent innovations like cloud computing, big data analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence providing corporate executives and small business owners with new ways to use computer technologies in their businesses.
According to a Gartner survey of ...Read more
Alliances are forged, tempers ignite, and global politics shift—a lot can happen over dinner and cocktails.
No matter the time, a dinner invitation carries a certain significance. Sitting down for a meal with friends, colleagues, or rivals has been used across cultures and centuries as an opportunity to network, share, and celebrate.
While the medium of video games is relatively nascent compared to film and television, the global industry of interactive entertainment is projected to be valued at $307 billion by 2029. Video game properties have permeated mainstream popular culture, with characters like Mario and Sonic the Hedgehog achieving the same recognition as Mickey ...Read more
Over half of all American public school students—more than 24 million as of 2019—use school-sponsored transportation.
But transportation woes, namely the increasingly smaller ranks of school bus drivers, mean some students who can't walk to school might be made late over and over. Or they might miss days of school altogether, possibly ...Read more
Concrete is so ubiquitous that most of us don't even notice it as we go about our daily lives. But look around and you'll likely find it just about anywhere: It's used to frame houses, pave driveways and walkways, repair dams and bridges, and in commercial building projects. It's one of the most versatile inventions, but it's also one of the ...Read more
Cities, with their unique blend of artificial and natural landscapes, are critical epicenters for the implementation of green-forward infrastructure and policies.
Legacy buildings can serve as a kind of laboratory for low-energy efficiency measures, while population density lends itself to private and public transit initiatives. With land ...Read more