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Gifts that Deliver Joy and Benefit Kids with Critical Illness
(BPT) - When Stella, age 7, completed her cancer treatments, she wanted to celebrate. This called for more than just cake — she … Read More
Oh, Christmas tree: The economics of the US holiday tree industry
Peace, joy and profit margins: Retailers sell Christmas trees at a markup of up to 500%. Iuliia Bondar/Getty Images Plus Christmas … Read More
How Americans Plan to Spend and Save this Holiday Season
(NAPSI)—The holidays can bring the pressure to overspend—but you can resist it and still be merry and bright.   What The Gens Are … Read More
10 different foods used in New Year's Eve traditions and the stories behind them
Stacker compiled a list of 10 foods used in New Year's Eve traditions and their origins, using sources like CNN, TheGrio, and more. Read More
Arizona families celebrate Aflac Holiday Duck each year with neighborhood tradition
(BPT) - Sales of popular plush provide support for pediatric cancer and blood disorders research and treatment. It was December 2005 … Read More
How to Have a Happy & Gut-Healthy Holiday Season
(BPT) - The holiday season is filled with sugar and spice and everything nice — like parties, beloved traditions, festive foods and … Read More
Yule – a celebration of the return of light and warmth
People gather for Pagan sunrise celebrations in Ireland, on the morning of the winter solstice. Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty … Read More
Registered Dietitian Shares Holiday Entertaining Tips
(BPT) - Ready or not, the holiday countdown is on! That means it’s time to haul out the holly and break out the entertaining gear. … Read More
Walmart+ Hits a High Note with Members Looking to Sleigh the Season
(BPT) - It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but dashing through the snow for parties, plays and presents may have you … Read More
Brett Eldredge’s Top 10 Holiday Decor Picks
(BPT) - This is it, folks. Platinum-selling recording artist Brett “Mr. Christmas” Eldredge has unwrapped his décor picks for the … Read More
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Conservatives' 'anti-woke' alternative to Disney has finally arrived

Daily Wire co-CEO Caleb Robinson, co-CEO Jeremy Boreing and editor emeritus Ben Shapiro attend the red carpet premiere of 'Lady Ballers' on Nov. 29, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. Jason Davis/Getty Images …

The coldest city in every state

Stacker analyzed National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data to determine the coldest cities in every U.S. state.

How health insurance coverage impacts access to children's mental health care used Kaiser Family Foundation data to find the differences in mental health coverage for youth under Medicaid and private plans.

States where sports betting will be legalized soon mapped sports betting legislation across the country using November 2023 data from the American Gaming Association.

How I identified a probable pen name of Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott took part in a 19th-century literary culture of anonymity and guessing games. Universal Images Group/Getty Images Before Louisa May Alcott published the bestselling “ Little …

Hanukkah celebrations have changed dramatically − but the same is true of Christmas

Candles on a large Hanukkah menorah shine in front of a Christmas tree at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany, in 2015. Gregor Fischer/picture alliance via Getty Images Hanukkah is not the Jewish …

Ex-Speaker McCarthy's departure from Congress reads like Greek tragedy – but stars a 'slight unmeritable man' and not a hero
Rep. Kevin McCarthy leaves a House Republican Conference meeting at the US Capitol on Dec. 5, 2023. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via … Read More
The landmark Genocide Convention has had mixed results since the UN approved it 75 years ago
A woman prays in front of skulls at a memorial in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, marking the genocide that happened under the Khmer Rouge … Read More
Turning annual performance reviews into 'humble encounters' yields dividends for employees and managers
Managers can set the tone by showing their own openness to feedback, ideas and suggestions. SDI Productions/E+ via Getty Images Every … Read More
Government and nonprofit workers are getting billions in student loan debt canceled through a public service program
The cost of that diploma could fall, depending on this little piggy's career path. Rawf8/iStock via Getty Images Plus The Public … Read More
Holocaust comparisons are over-used -- but in the case of Hamas's Oct. 7 attack on Israel they may reflect more than just the emotional response of a traumatized people
On Oct. 12, a sign in Tel Aviv says in Hebrew, 'No more words,' near candles lit both in memory of those killed in the Hamas massacres … Read More
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Why Franklin, Washington and Lincoln considered American democracy an 'experiment' -- and were unsure if it would survive

Voters in a county election, 1854. Etching by John Sartain after painting by George Caleb Bingham; National Gallery of Art From the time of the founding era to the present day, one of the more common …

Hate crimes are on the rise − but the narrow legal definition makes it hard to charge and convict

A Hasidic man walks past a police patrol car in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images With hate crimes, context is everything, and events outside …

Score Big with This Year’s Top Stocking Stuffers

(NewsUSA) - The holidays are right around the corner, and it’s time to think about stuffing those stockings. Check out this guide for details on this years can’t miss gifts from Spin …

New England stone walls lie at the intersection of history, archaeology, ecology and geoscience, and deserve a science of their own

A typical New England stone wall in Hebron, Conn. Robert M. Thorson, CC BY-ND The abandoned fieldstone walls of New England are every bit as iconic to the region as lobster pots, town greens, sap …

Why isn't there any sound in space? An astronomer explains why in space no one can hear you scream

Matter in deep space is very spread out, which makes it impossible for any sound waves to travel. NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI Curious Kids is a series for children of all …

How Christmas is celebrated around the world

Stacker dove into some of the ways people celebrate Christmas across the globe. Read on to learn more and gain inspiration for new family traditions.

20 celebrations this holiday season besides Christmas

Stacker compiled a list of fall and winter holidays celebrated all over the world, including religious festivals, ceremonies honoring the change of seasons, and secular events.

The science of procrastination and how to beat it

Wysa researched the psychology behind procrastination, what makes people do it, and how they can work to overcome it.

Tips to Make Holiday Giving Stress-Free

(BPT) - It’s the most wonderful time of the year. This means good cheer, festive gatherings, and a fair amount of stress. But there are ways to shop, prepare and get great gifts with ease. …

Unique baby names from the year you were born
Stacker highlighted one of the least-used baby names from each year between 1950 and 2022, using data from the Social Security … Read More
The promise of Suboxone depends on erasing stigma in opioid use disorder treatment
Ophelia analyzed data and studies from the National Institutes of Health to break down the stigmatization of medication-assisted … Read More
Health care inflation remains low as other services continue to spike
Vivian Health used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to examine year-over-year inflation for health care services compared to … Read More
10 of the most downloaded mobile games of all time
Gamesville has compiled the 10 most downloaded games for Android devices using data from AppBrain. Read More
The midcentury architecture of the Space Age in 5 essential Googie buildings
Living Spaces found five iconic Googie buildings using a variety of architectural, design, news, and travel sources. Read More