Special Report

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, variants of the virus also continue to emerge. Many of these new variants are more contagious than their predecessors and have added a...
“It is a hero among sandwiches, although it is not the one called a hero,” wrote critic Pete Wells in the New York Times several years ago. He was talking about the breakfast sandwich, an...
Now that restaurants across the country are open again, albeit at limited capacity, we can talk about a typical restaurant experience. There are three main facets to it: Ambiance, meaning the overall...
Metabolism is a complex chemical process. In simple terms, it’s the process in which the body converts foods and drinks into energy. People often put the blame on their metabolism if their...
American culture and influence has spread globally since early in the last century, in part thanks to Hollywood. Be it Coca Cola, Nike, or rap music, people worldwide have adopted everything American...
The Internal Revenue Service collected more than $3.5 trillion in taxes in 2019. Not all of this money went to funding the government, however. Nearly half of all tax returns filed by individuals,...
Major food companies employ virtual armies of chefs, food scientists, and marketing gurus dedicated to developing, test-marketing, and (if all goes well) eventually rolling out new products. Both...
The U.S. experienced a major housing boom in 2020, as record-low mortgage rates and the growing practice of working from home increased demand for housing from millennials and Gen Xers. As of the...
Casting movies is a complicated process. Casting directors are generally in charge of filling out the cast for a film, though writers and directors may have an idea about who could best play a role....
The U.S. Census Bureau began to track the effects of COVID-19 on the population through its Household Pulse Survey on April 23 of last year. As the agency’s researchers wrote at the time,...
Sir Philip Anthony Hopkins is one of the most revered actors working today. Born in Wales in 1937, Hopkins began acting in repertory theatre shortly after graduating from London’s Royal Academy...
Oprah Winfrey is America's most-loved TV personality for a variety of reasons.
Vaccine distribution is well underway across the United States. Still, the novel coronavirus continues to spread and claim American lives. In the past week alone, there were an average of 758 new...