Special Report

Of the countless hobbies people enjoy during their free time, collecting is one of the most common. Part of what makes this hobby so popular is that almost anything can be collected without breaking...
The Western, the motion picture category most closely associated with America, began capturing moviegoers’ imaginations just as the frontier itself was closing in the early part of the 20th...
The average annual cost of attending a private, four-year college or university climbed from less than $10,000 to more than $43,000 between 1986 and 2018. Even after accounting for inflation, tuition...
Most American households earn more than $62,800 annually, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. While it is one of the most prosperous countries in the world, the U.S. also has some of the...
Waiter serving a large buffet table full of delicious food. Unrecognizable Caucasian male, professional in white apron and uniform. Remember when some iceberg lettuce — maybe with some shredded...
Excessive drinking is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States. According to research by the National Institutes of Health, alcohol was involved in 72,558 deaths in 2017,...
The Grammy Award for Song of the Year is one of the most prestigious awards in the music industry, akin to a movie winning the Oscar for Best Picture. Song of the Year is one of just four Grammy...
When it comes to beer, there’s nothing wrong with everyday thirst-quenching lager, readily available, easy to quaff, and usually inexpensive. Lovers of craft beer, though, look for something...
If you are one of the 90% of Americans who are staying inside in an attempt to limit the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be running out of ideas about how to stay occupied. There is, after...
English is an impressive language. It boasts a functional vocabulary of about 200,000 words (French and Spanish commonly use only about half that number each), and adds thousands more words each year...
Jan. 21, 2021, marks exactly one year since the novel coronavirus — that first appeared in China at the end of December 2020 — was confirmed in the U.S. Though health officials warned...
As coronavirus cases continue to rise across the U.S. school districts all over the country have developed plans to deal with potential outbreaks in their schools — and the measures school...
The U.S. has reported more than 23,000,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of Jan. 19. There have been more than 380,000 reported deaths from COVID-19-related causes — the highest death toll of any...
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, American households were earning more than they ever had before. The median household income in 2019 was $65,712, up from $62,860 the previous year — a 4.5%...