How online and sports betting transformed after COVID-19
Only a few years after professional sports shutdown due to COVID-19 in 2020, sports betting legalization continues taking over headlines in the United States. Many states navigate uncharted waters as they try to create policies to regulate the multibillion-dollar industry.
A billis making its way through New York's senate which proposes to ...Read more
20 failed celebrity business ideas
From Jessica Alba's compostable baby wipes to Mark Wahlberg's contribution to the casual burger scene, celebrities have successfully brought us some of the most seemingly unrelated goods and services. For every celebrity venture that proves the influence of star power, however, there are several more celebrity business ideas that just stop ...Read more
How shopping stacks up in 10 major US cities
In-store shopping across the U.S. is making a comeback after the COVID-19 pandemic thwarted many opportunities for shoppers. In May 2022, in-store sales grew 13.4% from May 2021 levels, according to CNN. With the pressures of inflation, consumers want more social interaction and fewer delivery charges.
But where are the best places to go ...Read more
The US teen suicide rate is on the rise
Over the past five years, suicide has been the second-leading cause of death for people ages 15-19 in the United States—second only to accidents. It might seem convenient or tempting to blame youth suicides on one headlining perpetrator—social media, the COVID-19 pandemic, bullying, or substance abuse, for instance—but the reality is much...Read more
Fewer Pell grants are being awarded as tuition continues to climb
The financial futures of millions of student debt-burdened Americans remain uncertain as President Joe Biden's hotly contested student loan forgiveness plan awaits the verdict of the Supreme Court after the court heard arguments from both the White House and several challengers to the plan on Feb. 28.
While the promise of having thousands of...Read more
How the US compares to other countries on policies that could mitigate homelessness
In late February 2023, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it was allocating $5.6 billion in grants to finance community programs, including affordable housing development plans and assistance for people experiencing homelessness or who are at risk. The grants benefit all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the five U...Read more
How K-12 public school funding has changed over the past decade
The public school system remains the most common means of schooling for children in the United States.
Yet, despite the vital role public schools play in the education of future generations of Americans, the national public school system faces a myriad of problems in "equity, adequacy, effort, and sufficiency," according to the Economic ...Read more
20 popular international snacks you should try if you can find them
We're snackin' all over the world.
Stacker scoured the internet to find 20 of the best international snacks you should try at least once. We also looked into staple foods and sweet treats from diverse countries to compile a well-rounded list.
According to a YouGov report from March 2023, more than 2 in 5 global consumers say they often ...Read more
From Polaroids to Instant Pots: Every year's must-have shopping fad since 1973
Shopping has changed over the years—from small, local businesses to big-box stores with global supply chains and the ease of online shopping—but one thing has stayed the same: American consumers don't want to miss out on the next big thing. In fact, Americans spend an average of nearly $1,500 per month on nonessential items and make an ...Read more
25 idioms that were common in the '60s
The 1990s hit film trilogy "Austin Powers" may have reintroduced many to 1960s lingo, phrases, and idioms. In the films, a 1960s-era spy, played by comedian Mike Myers, time travels to the 1990s, where he anachronistically uses phrases like "groovy, baby" and "shagadelic." But did people actually talk like that?
If you lived through the ...Read more
How the nursing workforce has changed over time
Even as the population of the United States becomes more diverse—with people of color making up more than 40% of U.S. residents as of 2020—the nursing workforce isn't following suit.
Incredible Health analyzed 2023 data fromRevelio Labs and 2020 data from theNational Council of State Boards of Nursing and found that nurse demographics ...Read more
5 charts that show how productivity levels vary by state
The COVID-19 pandemic has driven an increase in productivity nationwide, even if that rise has been uneven from state to state.
ClickUp used data from theBureau of Labor Statistics to compare productivity levels by state, based on business locations. The analysis looks closely at relationships between productivity, pay, and hours worked.
The 2023 Best Picture Oscar nominees are less critically acclaimed, but do they reflect moviegoer tastes?
Debating the Academy Awards is a pastime that dates back to at least the discovery of the Africus monolith in "2001: A Space Odyssey."
One need look no further than when "Crash" beat out "Brokeback Mountain" for Best Picture in 2006—in a shocking upset—as a common example of controversial Oscar wins. Then there's Rami Malek winning Best ...Read more
How summer programs targeted learning loss in grades K-12
Among the many lifestyle changes forced upon people of all ages by the COVID-19 pandemic, the delay in learning in school-age children stands out as particularly concerning.
Many high school and college students went into the pandemic with some experience in virtual communication and even, to some extent, online learning. However, ...Read more
The US surpasses 100 mass shootings in 2023--here's every event mapped
Since the start of 2023, the United States has averaged more than one mass shooting per day. The Gun Violence Archive, a nonprofit group that tracks gun violence using police reports, government sources, news coverage, and other public data, counted 106 mass shootings in 2023 as of March 9—a period of 68 days.
No official, universal ...Read more
9 techniques employers use to retain top talent
From the Great Resignation to layoffs in the tech industry, it's no secret the job market has been volatile in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, total annual employee turnover rates are expected to be 20% higher than pre-pandemic levels in the coming years, according to a 2022 report from market research firm Gartner.
Assembly has ...Read more
The impact of changing liability on the social media experience
In February 2023, two cases were argued in front of the Supreme Court that could change how social media is used forever. The first case was Twitter v. Taamneh, in which SCOTUS is being asked to decide whether a social media company's general knowledge that terrorist content is on its site is enough to determine whether the company aided and ...Read more
With all eyes on the Big Dance, Wall Street trades slow during March Madness
There's a reason it's called March Madness.
Much like the Olympics or World Cup, the NCAA Division I men's basketball tournament is a major sporting event that draws significant viewership, even for games played during normal working hours. That makes it difficult for even the most dedicated employees to keep their focus on work.
Last ...Read more
Mortgage lending nosedives, dropping 55% since last year
After a wild couple of years in the housing market, things may finally be starting to cool.
Fewer people took out mortgages at the end of last year, as sky-high home prices, costly mortgage rates, and consumer inflation limited buying power and caused uncertainty in the market.
Lenders originated 1.52 million mortgages in the fourth ...Read more
Guide to different types of bike lanes
In urban planning, one topic remains hotly contested: bike lanes. The debate about this highly controversial subject has swirled for decades between cyclists, motorists, and municipalities. Which type of bike lanes are the safest, how much should cities invest in them, and—perhaps most contentiously—do they genuinely keep bikers safe?