Holiday stories and ideas
5 tips for safe online shopping this holiday season
(BPT) - Shopping online during the holidays can simplify gift-giving but also leaves you vulnerable to potential fraud. According to …
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6 tips to prevent winter injuries
(BPT) - The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can get the best of even the most organized of people, leaving you frazzled and …
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5 better holiday baking tips to elevate your celebrations
(BPT) - Baking during the holidays is a great way to bring family and friends together. Whether you're trying out a new recipe or …
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20 of the best Christmas albums of all time
James Devaney/WireImage // Getty Images Perhaps more than any other holiday season, Christmas is full of nostalgia. As the years go …
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How To Support Veterans’ Families During The Holidays
(NAPSI)—While the holiday season is generally a time of joy and celebration, military families can often experience a very different …
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How to stay safe and be jolly during the holiday season
(BPT) - While it's the season for festivities and numerous joyous activities, a lot of mishaps can happen during the holidays, from …
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Reimagine Your Jewelry for the Holidays
(NewsUSA) - The holiday season is here, and people are eager for some well-earned self-indulgence. Custom jewelry is an ideal way …
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Donate to Toys for Tots on Giving TOYSday
(NewsUSA) - This holiday season, the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program celebrates its 75th year of delivering hope and …
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New year, best you: 4 practical tips for investing in your health in 2023
(BPT) - A new year means a fresh start and a new set of earnest attempts at self-improvement, especially when it comes to health and …
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Make a Difference for Children Globally this Holiday Season
  (Family Features) The most meaningful gifts are rarely the ones that can be wrapped and found under a tree. This holiday …
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6 tips to maximize your giving this season
(BPT) - It’s the season of giving, which means you can make an impact no matter your budget. When money is tight, …
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Smart shopping and spending: 5 tips for setting a holiday budget you’ll actually stick to
(BPT) - The holiday season is often a time of joy where gatherings, gifts and gratitude are plentiful. While decking the halls, …
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5 charitable gifts to share joy this holiday season
(BPT) - Do the holidays ignite your generous spirit? This year, you can find beautiful, unique gifts for your loved ones and make a …
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Tips for Hazard-Free Holidays
(BPT) - The holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start making memories in the kitchen with your …
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10 can’t-miss holiday gift ideas for those who love fishing
(BPT) - Are you searching for holiday gift ideas for a friend, co-worker or loved one who loves fishing and being in the outdoors? If …
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Do you have the winter sniffles? 5 ways you can manage indoor winter allergies
(BPT) - Do you suffer from itchy eyes, a runny nose or a scratchy throat during winter? Do you often find yourself coughing, sneezing …
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How to Hang Your Holiday Lights with Ease This Year
(BPT) - It’s nearly that time of year again, and with stores starting to line the shelves with all things holiday-related, …
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HGTV’s Egypt Sherrod Shares Tips for Keeping Her Family and Home Safe During the Holidays
(BPT) - The holidays are the perfect time for families and friends to gather and enjoy time together over good food and celebrations. …
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Top financial to-dos to end the year strong and prepare for 2023
(BPT) - The holidays are a time full of good cheer, but not necessarily so jolly for your bank account. 'Tis the season to stress out …
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Looking to Turn Your Home into a Luxury Holiday Escape? Here’s How
(BPT) - Thanksgiving is typically all about time-honored family traditions and passed-down recipes, but this year taking an …
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Lifestyle stories

What winter was like the year you were born

Stacker put together a list featuring information and statistics for each year of the past century using data from NOAA's Climate at a Glance Series and Snowfall Extremes database.

Holiday gift crazes and fads of the past century

Stacker compiled a list of toy crazes from the past 100 years.  

The cultural and historical significance of fashion on HBCU campuses

Stacker looked into the cultural and historical significance of fashion on HBCU campuses.

10 casino movie myths debunked

OddsSeeker looked into the history of casinos on film and identified 10 movie myths created about gambling or going to the casino.
25 over-the-top Christmas displays from across America
Courtesy of Florida's Historic Coast As soon as the final slice of Thanksgiving turkey is carved, it seems radio stations start …
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Countries with the highest rates of public-sector corruption
Canva Public-sector corruption is often felt before it is seen. It is carried out in private agreements and manifests publicly at …
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How Your Holiday Gifts And Cards Get Where They Need To Go
(NAPSI)—The daily operations performed by the U.S. Postal Service depend on a vast network of people that collect, transport, …
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Veteran-Led Coffee Company Will Fuel Your Fundraising
(NewsUSA) - Put the fun in your fundraising efforts with the power of coffee, a user-friendly website and the business acumen of a …
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Holiday Must-Haves: Make holiday shopping a cinch
(Family Features) There’s nothing quite like the joy of watching a loved one’s face light up when opening a gift you …
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15 of the most expensive celebrity weddings of all time
Ernesto Ruscio/GC Images // Getty Images When it comes to hosting their wedding celebrations, some celebrities prefer to keep …
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The most popular, gender-neutral baby names
Canva Every parent is different when it comes to naming their baby. Some wish to honor family with a generational name; others dive …
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Highest-paid players in the NBA
Christian Petersen // Getty Images The days when most NBA stars played for the same team throughout their careers are so over. With …
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5 major mistakes people tend to make when recycling
Canva An estimated 75% of the waste stream in the U.S. could be diverted from landfills and recycled, according to the …
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5 Trending Holiday Looks for the Whole Family
(Family Features) Creating trendy ensembles when you just want to stay warm can be a challenge, but this season’s hottest looks …
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From design to landfill: the lifecycle of your $3 Shein shirt
RICHARD A. BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images That cute top you purchased for less than your morning coffee, wore twice, washed once, and …
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Richest soccer players
James Gill - Danehouse // Getty Images Between a Netflix docuseries and a metaverse game in the works, the celebration of the 2022 …
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The World Cup is the most-watched sporting event internationally—here's how it stacks up to other US events

OLBG collected data on the U.S. television ratings of recent major sports championships to see how the Men's World Cup ranks in popularity against some of the most-anticipated sporting events.

Players with the most penalty minutes in NHL history

OLBG ranked the best enforcers in NHL history, based on all-time leaders in penalty minutes, according to Sports Reference's Stathead tool.  

States with the highest and lowest Biden approval ratings

Stacker compiled a list of the states with the highest and lowest approval ratings for President Biden using data from Morning Consult.

The 'urban heat island' effect has made these 10 cities the most heat-intense in the US

New Jersey Real Estate Network examined data from climate change nonprofit Climate Central to find which cities experience the most intense heat due to overbuilding, also known as the urban heat island effect.
How to make elevated design choices: The delight is in the details
(BPT) - Whether you’re a DIYer wanting to transform your home or a professional designer, each decision you make about the …
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Campaign Combats Underage Drinking
(NewsUSA) - Underage drinking levels are at historic lows, and one way to continue this trend is to prevent teens’ access to …
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Don’t Discount the Value of Donations to Our Troops
(NewsUSA) - Over the last decade, America has been fortunate to avoid major conflict overseas. However, thousands of American …
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3 ways to honor veterans year round
(BPT) - If you have family friends that are current or former service members, you know how important it is to show them your …
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Energy bill up? Here's how electricity costs have changed over the past year
Sunshine Studio // Shutterstock Electricity costs across the U.S. are making their biggest jumps since the last major economic …
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How seat belt use has changed since the 1990s
Branislav Nenin // Shutterstock For any motor vehicle driver or passenger, buckling in a seat belt before driving is an automatic …
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Stress no more: These 5 thoughtful and inexpensive gifts will make you the hero of the holidays
(BPT) - The holiday season is approaching, folks — and we all know what that means. It's time to tally up your closest family …
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How to beat the rush and shop smarter this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
(BPT) - For many people, gift-giving during the holiday season is an important way they show their appreciation for their loved ones. …
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Richest NFL players
James Gilbert // Getty Images There's no shortage of articles chronicling the riches-to-rags stories of NFL players who went broke …
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How human height has changed over time—and what might be behind it
Elizaveta Galitckaia // Shutterstock Genetics partially influences height, but other factors, such as nutrition, also affect how …
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Get Ahead & Stress Less This Holiday Shopping Season [Video]
Sorry, but your browser does not support the video tag. (BPT) - Ready or not, the holidays are just around the corner! Lifestyle …
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Most popular baby names for girls the year you were born
Tetiana Iatsenko // Shutterstock People can follow trends throughout time by looking at how fashion and music change—and the …
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Most popular baby names for boys the year you were born

Stacker complies a list of the most popular baby names for boys the year you were born.

A look at the West's megadrought

Stacker cited data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the California Department of Water Resources to visualize the current megadrought in the West and its impact on the region.

How the popularity of US holidays varies by generation

Pyn gathered data from YouGov and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys to compare the popularity of well-known U.S. holidays among millennials, Generation Xers and baby boomers.

How do you know blood donations are safe?

(BPT) - Every two seconds, someone in the United States (U.S.) needs blood. A single donation can save lives. However, only 3% of eligible Americans give blood each year.“When you give blood, …

Famous party venues from Atlanta history

Giggster spotlights five iconic party locales from Atlanta's history, from 1930s jazz fests to 2000s hip-hop dinners.

10 states with the biggest increase in electric vehicle charging stations since 2020

The General compiled data from the U.S. Department of Energy on states that saw the biggest increase in electric vehicle charging stations in the last two years.

From public education to Special Olympics: How 7 states spend millions from lottery ticket sales

OddsSeeker.com reviewed news and information on the various uses of lottery funds among the 50 U.S. states, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, to find out how a few notable states are using theirs.

Gun control legislation that passed and failed over the last 20 years

Stacker compiled 23 pieces of gun control legislation that either passed or failed over the last 20 years, using information from government reports and political news sources.

Common US foods that are banned in other countries

Which chemicals and food production standards that are acceptable and common in foods in the United States are illegal in other countries? Stacker researched 30 common American foods that are banned internationally.

25 terms you should know to understand the gun control debate

Gun control is one of the most heated political topics in the United States. Stacker has compiled a list of 25 terms to help you understand the news, debate, and public conversation.

10 cities where bike commuting is growing fastest in the US

Using data from the Bike League, the Census Bureau, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and several cities' websites, Velotric looked into the 10 cities in the U.S. where bike commuting has increased the most.  

Famous party hubs from LA history

Giggster spotlighted iconic party hubs from Los Angeles history, from Vanity Fair's Oscars blowouts to the Sunset Strip supper clubs of the 1940s and '50s.

Famous parties from NYC history

Giggster highlights five famous New York City parties that perfectly encapsulate why it's considered "the city that never sleeps."

Avoid Malicious Online Advertisements

(NAPSI)—Beware, cybercriminals target consumers with malicious ads that use scare tactics to trick them into downloading malware, including ransomware that takes over files to force victims to pay …

English clubs send the most players to the World Cup—here are the next most popular countries

OLBG compiled a list of countries likely to supply the most club players to national teams in the 2022 World Cup, using rosters collected on the Internet Archive.