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.

The cultural and historical significance of fashion on HBCU campuses

Stacker looked into the cultural and historical significance of fashion on HBCU campuses.
Holiday stories and ideas
20 celebrations this holiday season besides Christmas

From religious festivals to ceremonies honoring the change of seasons, as well as secular events that take place in many different countries, Stacker has gathered information from various sources to compile a diverse list of fall and winter holidays celebrated all over the world.  

Top holiday toys from the year you were born

Stacker searched for products from 1920 to today that caught hold of the public zeitgeist through novelty, innovation, kitsch, quirk, or simply great timing, and then rocketed to success. The list was curated using national toy archives and data curated by The Strong National Museum of Play.

Tips for hassle-free holiday travel

Bounce compiled a list of travel tips for the holiday season using data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the Department of Transportation.

A Hearty Meal to Make the Holidays Magical

(Family Features) Capturing the magic of the holidays often happens at the dinner table as loved ones toast the season with stunning meals worth celebrating. Roasted Chateaubriand with Red Wine Gravy and Lemon-Garlic Asparagus.

Mouthwatering Recipes to Beef Up the Holiday Menu

(Family Features) It all starts with beef, a versatile, beloved ingredient that can be used in main courses like Classic Beef Wellington and Top Sirloin Roast with Herb Garlic Peppercorn Crust or savory appetizers like Holiday Mini Beef Meatball Skewers with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce. 

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 the Federal Bureau of Investigation, thousands of people become …

New Noninvasive Face Lift Targets Sagging Skin and Muscles

(NewsUSA) - The holiday season is coming, and with the return to in-person events, everyone wants to look their best. But many people who might consider a skin-tightening treatment shy away from …

Holiday gift crazes and fads of the past century

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

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 distracted. During the rush of the holiday season, another thing …

Lifestyle stories

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, process and deliver the nation’s mail. The Postal Service has nearly …

Tis the Season for Streaming! Holiday Movie Tool Simplifies Movie Night

(NAPSI)—The next few months will be filled with holiday cheer—not just in spirit, but on our screens. From Thanksgiving hits to Christmas classics, there’s no shortage of holiday movies to …

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 …
25 over-the-top Christmas displays from across America

To help get everyone in the mood for the upcoming holiday season, Stacker compiled a list of some of the most over-the-top Christmas displays across America.

Countries with the highest rates of public-sector corruption

Stacker used the Corruption Perceptions Index from Transparency International to look at the most public-sector corrupt countries in the world.

15 of the most expensive celebrity weddings of all time

Stacker researched 15 of the most expensive celebrity weddings of all time.

The most popular, gender-neutral baby names

Stacker sourced and analyzed data from the Social Security Administration list of popular baby names in 2021 to find the Top 50 gender-neutral names.  

Highest-paid players in the NBA

You may know which NBA players make the most points, but who makes the most money? Stacker compiled a list of the 25 highest-paid NBA players using Nov. 8, 2022 data from Spotrac.

5 major mistakes people tend to make when recycling

The Rounds outlined five major recycling mistakes people should avoid to minimize their landfill footprints and make the most of local recycling streams.  

From design to landfill: the lifecycle of your $3 Shein shirt

Stacker referenced news and fashion industry reports to break down the general life cycle of fast fashion.

Richest soccer players

Stacker compiled net worth data as well as life and career insights from the wealthiest soccer players in the world using Celebrity Net Worth and other sources.  

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.

Energy bill up? Here's how electricity costs have changed over the past year

Utility bill costs are going up nationwide. OhmConnect analyzed data from the Energy Information Administration to examine the rising cost of residential electricity in the U.S.  

How seat belt use has changed since the 1990s

Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC  explored the history of seat belt use using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Richest NFL players

To uncover the richest NFL players, Stacker consulted Celebrity Net Worth and ranked them by their 2022 net worth, calculated using a proprietary formula.  

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How human height has changed over time—and what might be behind it

Changes in average height in a population say a lot about how nongenetic factors can affect human development. GigaCalculator examined data from the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration to see how average height has changed globally over time. 

Get Ahead & Stress Less This Holiday Shopping Season [Video]

(BPT) - Ready or not, the holidays are just around the corner! Lifestyle Expert Carey Reilly is here to show you how to get it all done, …

Most popular baby names for girls the year you were born

Stacker sought out the most popular girl names over the years.   

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, …

How your cherished moments can enhance your living space – and create meaningful gifts

(BPT) - There’s a good reason so many people love taking pictures all the time — to capture the joy of everyday moments, relive memories over and over, and to share them with loved ones. …

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.

7 tips for choosing a Christmas tree

(BPT) - With the holidays approaching, it will soon be time to plan the family gatherings and decide on the perfect gift. But don't forget the star of the show: the Christmas tree.Expert arborist …