Spending time outside, often at the beach or the pool, is all a lot of fun — until somebody gets hurt, which unfortunately is a frequent occurrence. There are approximately 10 drowning deaths...
For decades, many Americans have been obsessed with the idea of getting the perfect body. Each year, people strive to make themselves look like models and actors, or just to get in better shape....
Whether stuck at home for a weekend, 10 days, or indefinitely, board games are an easy way to add some fun to a person’s days. There’s a wide range of board games available — from ancient...
For decades, Americans have gathered around their television sets to be entertained, commemorate holidays, watch riveting sporting events, and be informed. Though many TV hosts have come and gone, a...
Between the end of World War II and the end of the 20th century, Americans (especially city-dwellers) forgot a lot about food — where it came from, how it looked in its natural state, how to...
For millions of Americans stuck at home during the pandemic, every day may be reminiscent of “Groundhog Day,” the 1993 movie starring Bill Murray as a man doomed to live the same day on repeat,...
Food and drink trends come and go. Some blaze across the culinary landscape, enjoying a year or two of fame at most, then fade into obscurity. Others hang around stubbornly long after they’ve...
Costco is one of the big dogs on the international retail scene. The membership-only chain has more than 800 stores in a dozen countries, and was identified last year as the world’s fifth largest...
Easter, the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is one of the biggest holidays in the U.S. Though Easter 2021 may look different than in years past because of the COVID-19...
Dollar stores have been proliferating across the country in recent years, particularly in low-income and rural areas. Some people welcome the trend as they often open in under-served areas. Others...
Bacon just won’t die. Americans have probably eaten this cured and/or smoked pork belly product for as long as there have been Americans. Our over-the-top national obsession with it, though, seems...
It’s possible to eat very well today in virtually every corner of America. It could be homemade waffles or classic burgers at a popular diner, vivid foods from other cultures (such as Thai or...
Many famous books, movies, literary characters, sports teams, and musical groups began life called something else. Which begs the question — would they have been as successful had they retained...
Amazon.com. the largest e-commerce company in the U.S. by far sells items that range from consumer electronics to books, to beauty products to household goods. Additionally, it has a membership...
During Donald Trump’s presidency, much was written about his eating habits — his love for well-done steak, Egg McMuffins, and chocolate cake; the $5,500 fast-food feast he served the...