The United States is currently in the throes of a skilled trades worker shortage. Across the board, the country doesn’t have enough qualified electricians, plumbers, HVAC technicians, and carpenters to meet the demand. One recent study found that many of the most in-demand jobs remain unfilled for at least a month. This comes as millions of...Read more
In 2020, about 15 million cars were sold in the United States. Most Americans bought their new vehicles outright, but about one of every four vehicles were sold via a lease option. Leases allow buyers to drive a car for some contracted time frame—most often three years—while they make monthly payments until the lease expiration date. It’s...Read more
Long gone are the days when education levels weren't inherently tied to income levels. Twenty-first-century teens as young as high school freshmen consider what colleges are available to them sooner rather than later to make a decent living in the long run.
Be it grades or money, many young adults choose the more convenient option of ...Read more
Natural light plays a big role in people’s lives, both psychologically and physiologically. A growing body of research underscores how natural lighting—or lack thereof—affects our health, cognition, and happiness.
For most of human history, sunlight, moonlight, and the glow of fire were the only sources of light available. With the ...Read more
Thousands of colleges across the country are welcoming both new and returning students back to campus for the fall semester. To coincide with the beginning of another school year, Stacker compiled a list of the best colleges in America usingNiche’s 2021 rankings.
Niche ranks colleges using various factors, including academics, admissions,...Read more
On April 26, 2021, a little over one year after the 2020 census count began, the survey’s first data points were released to the public. Among this first round of information was a list of the states that were set to gain seats in the House of Representatives (Texas, Florida, Colorado, Montana, North Carolina, Oregon) and those who will lose ...Read more
Corporate transparency has been shown to reduce work-related stress for employees and help with morale within a company. At its core, corporate transparency is the action of a workplace openly sharing information as a means of elevating the business and its workers. This transparency can be exercised on an individual or team level, company-wide...Read more
By June 2021, the number of employees who were working remotely fell to 14.4%,according to MarketWatch. That was the lowest percentage since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, when offices around the country closed and millions of Americans started thinking about which wall in their house would make the best Zoom background. At its peak in the...Read more
Cooking can take a lot of time and labor. Researching recipes, making grocery lists, and shopping all have to take place before preparation for dinner even starts. Then there are the recipes themselves, which can range from simple and brief to complex and fussy, with hours of preparation or long cooking times.
Cooking can also be much ...Read more
Throughout America's history, African American authors have represented a rich and diverse body of literature. They’ve contributed fiction and nonfiction, novels, short stories, essays, poetry, scholarly articles, academic writing, and everything in between. The narratives they’ve added to American storytelling have shifted perspectives and...Read more
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, affects about 7% of children and adolescents in the U.S.
In general terms, children with ADHD often have trouble staying focused and exhibit hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. Roughly twice as many boys as girls were diagnosed with ADHD in 2015-2016. ADHD is a chronic condition that may ...Read more
Universities around the country have touted diversity and inclusivity efforts for years, showing evidence that more diverse student and faculty bodies enrich educational environments and make communities stronger. These efforts took on greater meaning—and urgency—in 2020 amid increased focus on racial justice.
Digital learning ...Read more
Vapor in the air, referred to as humidity, can be both helpful and harmful. Humid air helps plants thrive, helps fend off the flu, and brings much-needed rainfall to dry areas. It also agitates allergies and asthma, while causing a host of heat-related health problems. Shifts in humidity aren’t uncommon, and minor fluctuations can quickly ...Read more
With college costs mounting and student debt remaining a hot topic of conversation, public opinion on four-year colleges has begun to shift, as people contemplate whether they are in fact the only — or best — option for all students. An estimated 8.7 million undergraduates enrolled in public, two-year colleges during the 2016–17 academic ...Read more
Humorist Josh Billings once said, "a dog is the only thing on Earth that loves you more than he loves himself." Never is that sentiment more obvious than during a life or death emergency. Time after time, dogs display loyalty, bravery, and intelligence in the face of imminent danger to protect their family members.
The relationship between ...Read more
Enrollment in four-year nursing programs increased by almost 6% in 2020, to 250,856, according to research from theAmerican Association of Colleges of Nursing. In 2022, there will be more registered nursing (RN) jobs than any other profession in the United States, according to theAmerican Nurses Association. These are positive signs, but today�...Read more
The feminist movement of the 1960s and 1970s reminded the world that women have always played important historical roles, despite often being overlooked. But even in the 21st century, many popular history books are written by and about men—usually covering war heroes, generals, and the country's founding fathers. Studies of U.S. history and ...Read more
Dating back to the early years of the film industry, female friendships made their way into some of the industry's top films, from comedies to dramas. Using IMDb ratings from July 2019, Stacker looked at 50 iconic female friendships depicted on celluloid. From a 1939 film based on a play by American writer and politician Clare Boothe Luce, in ...Read more
There are 57 women who have been awarded a Nobel Prize out of the more than 900 recipients. One woman—Marie Curie—received two Nobel prizes.
To highlight all the winners, Stacker turned to data from the Nobel Prize website. These women have made outstanding contributions to the worlds of medicine, science, art, and peace-keeping. ...Read more
The UN General Assembly named 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV). The designation brings with it a chance to raise awareness around the world of the essential role fruits and vegetables play in food security and nutrition.
Plant-based meal delivery service Thistle compiled a list of 20 common vegetables with serious ...Read more