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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 baking snafus and turkey fires to decor disasters and pet problems. …
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 wellness. According to Statista, last year's top three U.S. New …
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, donating to charities can easily fall to the bottom of your list. But you can …
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, shopping, and sending love to friends and family are big parts of the …
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 difference in the lives of struggling families at home and around …
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 loved ones. Whether you plan on preparing a few family favorites or …
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 and having trouble breathing? Chances are you may have indoor …
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, it’s not too early to start a game plan for this year’s …
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. However, holiday revelry shouldn’t preclude safety. In …
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 your budget, not to mention the anxiety many people have about …
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 unconventional route and establishing new holiday traditions can make a …
3 easy ways to give back this holiday season
(BPT) - Traditions, tidings and tinsel — the holidays are a time for celebration. While you are planning parties and checking off gift lists, you also know that the holiday season is much more …
How to Shop Smartly and Plan for the Holidays This Season
(BPT) - The holiday season is quickly approaching and the masses are busy building shopping lists and planning their family celebrations and travel schedules. Last year, consumers learned to shop …
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 …
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. …
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 …
How to save money, avoid stress by starting your holiday shopping now
(BPT) - Face it: holiday shopping can be pretty stressful. While you may look forward to the excitement of celebrating with family and friends, the crowded stores, skyrocketing prices and delayed …
Impress your holiday guests with a bathroom minispa
(BPT) - Holidays conjure the excitement of social gatherings, guests and good times. As a result, people like to spiff up their homes for their guests. But what about spiffing up your guest bathroom …
Nine Things NOT To Do This Holiday Season
(NAPSI)—Keeping your mail secure is always a priority for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, but during the holidays it’s even more important to keep your mail safe and your holidays happy. …
Processing And Delivering The U.S. Mail
(NAPSI)—Here’s intriguing information on how mail gets processed—something everyone should know: The U.S. Postal Service has nearly 34,000 Post Office locations and more than 300 processing …
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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.

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 range of emotions. Active service members and veterans returning …

Rural Entrepreneurs Report Growing Economic Anxiety

 (NAPSI)—Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data …

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 to honor yourself or someone you love with something truly …
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 …
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 veteran-led nonprofit company that has been building donor …
Holiday Must-Haves: Make holiday shopping a cinch
(Family Features) If you're a shopper at heart, it may be a challenge you enjoy, but if the idea of holiday shopping brings out the Grinch in you, consider these ideas for gifts to delight those you love this holiday season.
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.  
5 Trending Holiday Looks for the Whole Family
(Family Features) Whether you're aiming for style for a holiday celebration or planning an evening out to shop and take in the holiday lights, this season's trends have you covered.
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.

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 quality of finishes impacts the overall look of a room. From …

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 alcohol. The We Don’t Serve Teens campaign, first developed in …
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 military troops are currently deployed around the world, on …
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 appreciation. As Veterans Day approaches, it’s the ideal time to …
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.
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 members and friends, take a good look at your bank account, and put …
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. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 62% of holiday …
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.  
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.
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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.

Famous party venues from Chicago history

Even in its short history, Chicago's myriad historic venues have played host to some of the greatest nights out. From swanky supper clubs to wine-drenched soirées, Giggster takes a look back on the city's 185 years of refined hedonism.

Landmark LGBTQ+ history in every state

Stacker compiled a list of landmark LGBTQ+ history in every state using a variety of news, historical, and academic sources.

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