More than two-and-a-quarter centuries since the first assembly of the Supreme Court in 1790, neither of the other two branches of government bears as close a resemblance to its original form as the highest American court.
Even as its number of justices and gender and racial makeup evolved over generations, the Supreme Court’s core ...Read more
Harvard. Princeton. Yale. These elite alma maters ooze a sense of ambitious intellect—and yet several women alumni who went on to become residents at the White House are remembered more for their fashion sense, flair for interior design, or holiday decorating.
Despite the fact they are unelected officials, the wives of American presidents ...Read more
Walk down the pet care aisle at any major retailer and you’ll find dozens of varieties of dog treats. There’s seemingly something for everyone—whether your dog prefers a hard biscuit or soft puff, or you want a treat that helps with joints, teeth, or coat—there’s an option out there for you and your beloved canine.
But for the pet ...Read more
One of the most compelling reasons for early settlers to immigrate to the Americas was to exercise their right to religious freedom. As a result, members of several minority religions, including Judaism, were some of the first to brave the journey across the Atlantic Ocean.
The Jewish Virtual Library has records of the Jewish population in ...Read more
By August of 1994, the New York Times called it: “Attention Shoppers: Internet is Open.” By that time, computers were quickly becoming commonplace in many U.S. households and a burgeoning e-commerce scene led by Amazon and several other, newly formed companies was revolutionizing shopping by making it ever cheaper, more convenient, and ...Read more
Traveling with a large group can be wonderful. Bigger numbers mean more people to do things with, more memories to be made, and more folks to split expenses between. But without careful planning, group trips can also be miserable. There’s nothing worse than misaligned expectations, budgets, and disagreements about the adventure ahead.
The vast majority of homebuyers don’t have the funds to pay for a home outright—which means millions of mortgages are being paid off in monthly installments. With the American homeownership rate at 65.5% in the fourth quarter of 2021, the mortgage industry is big business: But not all mortgage loans are created equal.
Real estate ...Read more
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, many K-12 and college students alike have had to adjust to learning online. However, formal education doesn’t have a monopoly on virtual learning. There are many courses available for adults looking to expand their knowledge on subjects as varied as project management, statistics, climate resilience, ...Read more
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease has been the leading cause of death in the United States since 1900. Study findings from the 1930s and 1940s suggest that high cholesterol, hypertension, obesity, physical inactivity, smoking, and psychological stress were the leading risk factors for heart disease.
Queen Elizabeth became the Queen of England in 1953 upon the death of her father, King George VI. This year, Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 96th birthday April 21, continuing her 70-yearlong spot on the throne. The world has changed drastically over the 70 years: The British Empire still had colonies around the world, and the World Wide Web ...Read more
For many people, emerging from the doldrums of winter into the vibrancy of spring is enlivening. It may even feel like good fortune when the traces of snow, ice, and freezing temperatures recede sooner than expected, giving way to an early spring. However, research shows these seasonal anomalies are indicators of large-scale climate change.
Since Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine, millions of Ukrainians have fled their country and escaped to surrounding Eastern and Central European nations in droves. As of March 31, over 4 million, or about 10% of all Ukrainians, had left.
The massive scale and rapidity of the exodus out of Ukraine is unprecedented in recent European ...Read more
The coronavirus flipped the housing market on its head, and, in particular, turned it into a seller’s market. However, this won’t go on forever and, eventually, the playing field will level out for everyone. This is where home staging can come in handy for sellers.
Home staging is an approach where sellers and real estate agents ...Read more
Finding time to clean and organize your home in between all the other tasks on your busy to-do list can feel like a challenge. But tackling your overflowing closet might have more benefits than just a tidier bedroom: Studies have shown that clutter in your home can make it increasingly difficult to focus on tasks, and others have demonstrated ...Read more
Being a movie star may seem like a glamorous life: being rich, famous, and in the spotlight everywhere you go. But the reality of being a working actor is much, much different.
For every star who can essentially cherry-pick their roles—Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Nicole Kidman—there are hundreds more who take jobs as they come. They ...Read more
Being prepared for a medical emergency can mean the difference between immediate relief or exacerbated symptoms—or, in some instances, life or death.
Guava Health compiled a list of important medical information to have prepared in case of an emergency. Having a few key pieces of medical information can be important to help doctors treat ...Read more
Once upon a time, going on vacation almost always meant a hotel stay. Platforms like Airbnb, VRBO, and HometoGo didn’t exist, and all-inclusive resorts weren’t as abundant and affordable as they are now.
With the rise of alternative stay options, many hotels have found they need to increase the number of amenities they offer to stay ...Read more
While plant-based diets have been rising in popularity, only an estimated 2% of people in the U.S. consider themselves vegan. An all-or-nothing approach to a plant-based diet is not for everyone, either due to allergies, health restrictions, cultural traditions, or other factors. Many people are more comfortable with the plant-forward ...Read more
The subscription box craze isn’t anything new, but the COVID-19 pandemic played a huge role in subscriptions experiencing a renaissance while many brick-and-mortar businesses struggled. Wicked Reports analyzed specific trends around subscription boxes and their broader economy to illustrate the pandemic impacted the industry.