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5 celebrities who you may not know are serious sports bettors

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Since the Supreme Court repealed the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992 in 2018, sports gambling in the United States has become an $11 billion business, per 2023 revenue figures from the American Gaming Association. With its increasing popularity, sports betting is not only a topic on many U.S. ballots but also on many ...Read more

Why colleges are adopting standardized tests again

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In April, Harvard University announced that it would again require prospective undergraduates to submit either SAT or ACT scores as part of their applications for fall 2025, a significant policy reversal for the Ivy League school.

Harvard was one of many colleges and universities that dropped its standardized testing requirement during the ...Read more

5 emerging trends that will change how you use your phone in 2024

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Smartphone creators are constantly coming up with new ways to make their products smarter, more powerful, and user-friendly, all of which can make the phone even more indispensable for consumers. While developing some new features is a byproduct of blossoming technology, many updates are driven by rapidly changing consumer demand and trends.

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In-person socialization is alive in these states--here's where people are the most social

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It's been a few years since Americans were largely shuttered indoors for months on end during the COVID-19 pandemic, but is that why the country is facing an epidemic of loneliness?

The answer is not really. According to The Atlantic's Derek Thompson, who also looked at the American Time Use Survey, American adults are spending 30% less time...Read more

Cancer diagnoses could reach record high in 2024. Here's how alcohol increases risk.

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Every day this year, almost 5,500 Americans, on average, will get the news that they have some form of cancer.

That's as the risk of dying from cancer has declined over the last three decades, a trend the American Cancer Society attributes to lower rates of cigarette smoking, early detection, and advancements in cancer treatment.

But the ...Read more

How Big Tech protects victims' privacy in the fight against human trafficking

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How does one measure a crime as pernicious and brutal as human trafficking without putting the victims behind the numbers at risk?

Stacker compiled resources from the United Nations' International Organization for Migration, or IOM, to explain how new discoveries in statistical analysis are helping illuminate the dark world of human ...Read more

Spending increased most in these 10 categories in 2022

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In the face of rampant inflation, Americans spent about 9% more in 2022 than the previous year. Inflation, which increased 8% over the period, is to blame for much of the spending boost—but not all of it.

American spending habits from before and during the COVID-19 pandemic are converging: People are continuing to spend more on home ...Read more

What kinds of mobile apps are performing the best?

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Today, smartphones are ubiquitous.

An estimated 85% of people in North America, and 57% of people around the world, reported having access to mobile internet in 2022. That represents a meteoric rise from 2015, when only 58% of North Americans and 35% of the world said the same.

Making apps for this burgeoning market is a lucrative ...Read more

VC investment in Latin America outpaces these US tech hubs

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Venture capital investments in Latin America are continuing on an upward trajectory with a promising outlook for the region. While venture capital investments in Latin America have long lagged behind those of other industrialized nations, as well as China and India, recent surges in the region's fundraising have made its venture capital ...Read more

The National Park Service just got $700 million in federal funds. Here are some climate change projects under way.

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Conservation and restoration projects are happening across the country to help protect national parks, historic sites, and seashores. These projects focus on wide-ranging goals, including managing feral pig populations, reseeding grasslands, and cleaning up abandoned mines.

The projects are possible due to the Inflation Reduction Act. The ...Read more

What graduation party traditions look like around the world

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Yearbook signings, tearful hugs, a party of a lifetime—these are familiar markers of graduation traditions today. Graduation signals a grand farewell to the past and the start of an entirely new chapter: Who can forget the iconic post-graduation scene in "Grease" where Sandy and Danny literally drive off together?

Around the globe, ...Read more

Newer vs older cars: Which lasts longer?

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Who doesn't enjoy that new car smell? But with all the bells and whistles on modern vehicles, you might wonder: Are they built to last like the classics of yesteryear? This can be especially concerning when it comes to new car insurance costs. Cheap Insurance explores the world of car longevity, exploring how modern cars compare to older models...Read more

Small business grants are available for veterans

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If you've served in the U.S. military and you have an entrepreneurial spirit, small business grants for veterans are an invaluable resource that can help you start or grow your venture.

Next Insurance reports on how you can tap into these grants and join the ranks of nearly two million veteran-owned businesses that provide jobs to over five ...Read more

Depression rates have fallen since the pandemic--but some groups report more frequent symptoms

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Nearly a quarter of Americans struggle with symptoms of depression, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data from an October 2023 survey. That number is down from 2020 to 2021, when the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated mental health conditions for millions of Americans.

Like other forms of mental illness, ...Read more

10 of the biggest Pride celebrations around the world

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These days, LGBTQ+ Pride Month tends to bring to mind massive, candy-colored festivals and parades. But the earliest Pride celebrations were much smaller. Most appeared in the wake of the 1969 Stonewall Uprising, a pivotal turning point in LGBTQ+ history. They consisted of marches, demonstrations, and other gatherings to raise awareness of the ...Read more

States with the biggest mental health care deserts

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Mental health stigma is largely on the decline in the United States, allowing more people than ever before to pursue care. Yet other barriers—including a shortage of mental health professionals—present ongoing problems for those who would otherwise seek help. More than 1 in 10 Americans lack adequate access to mental health care, according ...Read more

How the US government is incentivizing greener manufacturing

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How sustainable is an electric vehicle whose manufacturing process depends heavily on natural gas? How "green" can a LEED-certified building be when it is constructed with materials with major carbon footprints such as glass and concrete?

Even when creating sustainable products, industrial activities like construction and manufacturing ...Read more

From content creation to companionship, here's how people say they hope to use AI

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While it took Facebook 10 months in 2004 to reach 1 million users, ChatGPT had 100 times that reach within five days.

It's no secret the adoption of new technologies is happening faster and faster—particularly in an era when many cutting-edge innovations come in the form of software. User bases are also increasingly global: Just 15% of ...Read more

Substitute teachers keep schools running. Here are the best ways schools can attract more amid the shortage.

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Who teaches the kids when their teacher needs time off? Or when they leave their position mid-semester? Increasingly, it's the principal or other administrators. While substitute teachers provide a turnkey solution when already-thin ranks of educators need time away from work, they're harder than ever for school districts to come by.

In the ...Read more

Which states have the worst substance abuse problems?

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Accidental injuries, a category that includes drug overdoses, are the leading cause of death for Americans aged 18 to 45—a situation that seems unlikely to change any time soon.

A major contributing factor to this crisis is the opioid epidemic, which continues to ravage the country. More than 105,000 people died from a drug overdose in the...Read more

 

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