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Big-rig parking shortage across the US spells major problems

There are millions of big-rig trucks on US roadways daily, and often, there is nowhere to park them overnight or during mandated driver breaks

April Fools’ Day: The roots of our silliest holiday

People have always been stymied about the origins of April Fools' Day, dating all the way back to the late Middle Ages...

Warmest and coldest Februaries in Cook County history

The Lansing Journal has partnered with Stacker.com to provide in-depth features that may be of interest to our readers.

How Americans spent nearly $26B on Valentine’s Day in 2023

Consumers spent an estimated $25.9 billion in 2023 on Valentine's Day, with candy being the most common...

10 different foods used in New Year’s Eve traditions and the stories behind them

As New Year's approaches, Stacker looked at specific food practices from around the world...

American cities and towns named after Christmas

Cities across the country are more than happy to embrace their wintry names — regardless of season or climate...

Holiday gift crazes and fads of the past century

Whether you want to take a trip down memory lane, discover the holiday gift fads of older generations, or brush up on the hottest trends...

Best Christmas movies of all time, according to critics

There are no hard-and-fast rules that define Christmas movies, but many critics agree that leaning into more open interpretations...

Is it safe to drive after eating Thanksgiving turkey?

The idea that eating a holiday-sized helping of turkey can induce a state of sleepiness is a common trope...

Three benefits of buying a home when interest rates are high

While high interest rates affect overall housing affordability, Moneywise found there are a few surprising advantages of a cooler market...