Remote work in the U.S. increased by 159% from 2005 to 2017, according to data from FlexJobs and Global Workplace Analytics. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, 4.7 million people—about 3.4% of the population—worked from home. In light of social-distancing and shelter-in-place orders, that number has jumped exponentially in the last month and is ...Read more
Most Americans understand the importance of maintaining a healthy regimen that includes a nutrient-dense diet, exercise at least several times a week, and self-care activities to de-stress. But in addition to that being good for a healthy weight and clear skin, and preventative for long-term health issues from cancer to diabetes, taking care of...Read more
As the Congress and Senate reach an agreement on a $2 trillion stimulus bill amidst the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Stacker looked at news and government reports to provide a by-the-numbers breakdown of how those funds will be allocated. Click through for an explanation of notable inclusions in the historic relief package and updates as ...Read more
The 55th Academy of Country Music Awards was set to air April 5, 2020, but in light of the COVID-19, the ACM announced on March 15 that the awards have been postponed to September. It's one of many events around the world that have been canceled or postponed to help prevent further spread of the new coronavirus. In the face of crisis and ...Read more
All animals need to defend themselves. Humans tend to think of nature as a place of freedom and beauty, but for an animal, it’s dangerous out there, and a lot of those threats are other creatures that want to eat you. So animals have evolved an amazing range of ways to counterattack or avoid being attacked in the first place. We've gathered ...Read more
When it comes time to settle down and get a job, many people think a professional life entails spending long periods indoors, at a computer, in a boardroom, or holding a meeting.
And the idea of spending eight or more hours a day away from nature and sunlight may be challenging for people who love nothing more than spending time outdoors. ...Read more
The biannual routine of visiting the dentist is commonplace—sometimes even distressing, as the thought of the appointment can cause more pain than the procedures themselves. But maintaining clean teeth and gums is crucial to not only our oral hygiene but also to our overall health. According to Colgate Professional, gum disease alone can ...Read more
Dogs are all around us, so it's easy to take them for granted. We think we know everything we need to know just by living with them, and for many years, scientists weren't particularly interested in studying dogs compared to more exotic creatures. So most of what we knew about them was based on tradition and conventional wisdom. But recently, ...Read more
It’s easy to wonder anecdotally if winters are warmer, milder, or otherwise being affected by climate change, but where in the United States has annual snowfall changed the most? To find answers, look at the data. In a 2020 report titled “The Case of the Shifting Snow,” researchers from the nonprofit climate communication organization ...Read more
What’s in a name? That question, once posed by William Shakespeare in “Romeo and Juliet,” is now being answered every day by parents ushering in (on average) one baby every 8 seconds in the U.S. With that welcome comes the tradition of naming a newborn—and these days, vintage names are coming back strong.
Some of these names almost ...Read more
Print media is on the decline and the reason is clear. With the rise of digital media putting print publications out of business left and right, Stacker is taking a moment to remember just how important and influential print media has been.
Believe it or not, magazines have been around since the late 17th century. It started with the launch ...Read more
There are few shows in television history that have pushed the boundaries of what’s acceptable more than “South Park.”
Created by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, “South Park” follows the exploits of Kyle Broflovski, Stan Marsh, Eric Cartman, and Kenny McCormick as they navigate elementary school while dealing with every societal issue ...Read more
Compared to most countries, the United States is a relatively young nation. Still, America's history is rich, and thanks to the foresight of its leaders, that history has been preserved for both current and future generations. From the Underground Railroad to presidential porches—historical sites offer visitors a new experience and a social ...Read more
The 1960s are a decade most commonly associated with tie-dye-clad hippies, psychedelic experimentation, and rock 'n' roll icons like the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix. But underneath the flower power, free love exterior, the ‘60s were a period of radical social and political change—not only in the United States but around the world. The decade...Read more
Photographs have a way of capturing emotion. A photo may echo sadness and desperation, as is the case with Dorothea Lange’s 1936 photograph known as “Migrant Mother,” showing a distraught mother and her children during the Great Depression. It may capture the spirit of triumph, as is accomplished with John Rooney’s iconic 1965 shot of ...Read more
Even after 20 years, “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is still churning out new episodes and most of them are pretty, pretty, pretty good. With help from a talented cast, Larry David continues to prove himself an equal-opportunity offender and a relevant one at that. More than a social assassin and social pariah rolled into one, his on-screen alter-...Read more
Much of the plant life, including flowering plants and human food crops, require pollination. Without pollinators, these plants would never reproduce.
Pollinators come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and species. There are birds, bees, beetles, flies, moths, bats, and even a tiny flightless mammal—the honey possum—that specialize only on ...Read more
Last year, the combined wealth of the top 10 richest Canadians hit a new record high of $96.4 billion. In fact, the number of billionaires in Canada has doubled during the past decade, as large Canadian businesses have expanded and become even more profitable, and as technology has given rise to successful startup ventures.
But as the rich ...Read more
At the start of 2020, many of America's beloved major retailers announced that they'd be closing their stores—Papyrus, Macy's, Pier 1 Imports, JCPenney—the list goes on. It's a pattern we've seen in retail history, time and time again. It starts with chains downsizing, attempting to manage their debt and restructuring. Some are able to ...Read more
It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child. In the 21st century, that proverbial village takes the form of how-to books, viral “momfluencers” and Google.
Parenthood is a chapter in life that many adults enter into feeling entirely unprepared. And while there are a number of resources intended to help new parents make sense...Read more