People

Seeking stardom is a daunting task, especially when going for it alone. Imagine, though, having someone who looks exactly like you pursuing a similar career track. How would that affect your odds? A...
Do you have the right stuff to be an astronaut? Becoming an astronaut is harder than getting into an Ivy League school. Only 338 have even been selected by NASA. In 2016, more than 18,300 people...
Despite significant advances in gender equality, men and women are still treated differently in what is a major barrier to social justice. Globally, women continue to play a lesser role than men in...
Of the 44 men who have become president of the United States, 22 can trace some of their ancestry to Ireland. So as the nearly 33 million Americans of Irish descent prepare to celebrate St....
The United States came close in 2016 to having a female leader for the first time. And though the field of candidates in the current Democratic primaries included several women, nearly all ended...
“Be prepared” is the Girl Scouts motto, and scouting has been credited with helping to prepare generations of girls for success in later life. 24/7 Tempo set out to identify 50 famous women who...
The chances of being born on leap day, Feb. 29, the day that is added in a leap year, are remote — one in about 1,500. It is estimated that there are 187,000 leapers, leapsters, or leaplings...
With Presidents’ Day nearing, it’s important to take a moment and reflect on those who have served as the chief executive of our country. And while you may be well-versed in textbook facts about...
Nine in 10 Americans reports being satisfied with their personal lives, a 40-year record high according to Gallup. But satisfaction is not spread evenly throughout different groups.
Remember Stella Liebeck who was burned by a hot McDonald’s coffee and was awarded $2.9 million? For a long time, she was the poster girl for ridiculous lawsuits. The case shocked the world at the...
A prodigy is a child younger than 10 years old who shows astounding proficiency in one or more artistic or academic fields. These remarkable youngsters have inspired wonder and awe. And at certain...
Fewer people are getting married, but even fewer are getting divorced, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2008, the marriage rate was 17.9 per 1,000 women; a decade later the figure was 16.6 per...