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The United States started out as 13 separate British colonies that didn’t always get along with each other. After the Revolution, they could have gone on to develop as independent nations. Instead,...
The United States began issuing Social Security numbers (SSNs) in November 1936. A unique nine-digit number is assigned to every U.S. citizen. SSNs are also assigned to permanent residents and...
It’s a lazy Sunday afternoon on the river. You’re drifting around on your big pink flamingo float, falling asleep in the warm sun while your hand trails along through the water. Now open those...
The job of an air traffic controller carries immense responsibility—directing take-offs, landings, and aircraft in flight requires precision, quick decisions, and grace under pressure. But along...
In the United States, January is the coldest month of the year, but February is a close second. In 2021, the average temperature in the U.S. was 30.61° F, nearly 4 degrees lower than January’s...
Capital punishment is once again atop the news. On January 25, Kenneth Eugene Smith, 58, was executed in Alabama by nitrogen hypoxia. Smith was convicted for a 1988 murder-for-hire. His death marked...
According to a report from Reviews.org, nearly 70% of Americans watch live sports. The National Football League (NFL) draws more viewers than any other sports league, followed by the National...
Most of us take convenience stores for granted. First of all, they are everywhere. Secondly, most are pretty mundane. A trip to an average convenience store is certainly not fodder for a TikTok video...
Many Americans only know about Wawa convenience stores because of “The Goldbergs” TV sitcom. Set in a Philadelphia suburb in the 1980s, Barry Goldberg and his buddies (known as the Jenkintown...
For much of the last 100 years, California has been one of the fastest growing states in the country. Since overtaking New York as the most populous state in 1964, California has doubled its...
Population growth in the U.S. is starting to recover from historic lows largely related to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, the current growth rate remains lower than any seen during the 20th century....