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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...

Indigenous People’s Day: Stories behind the Trail of Tears for every state it passed through

Indigenous People's Day: Markers and remnants of the Trail of Tears stretch as a series of scars across the American landscape...

From strikes to labor laws: How the U.S. adopted the five-day workweek

The five-day, 40-hour workweek became part of American labor law partly due to Henry Ford. In 1926, the founder of the Ford Motor...

How gas prices have changed across the U.S. since the 1970s

CheapInsurance.com used data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to chart monthly changes in gas prices over the past 45 years...

Illinois residents receive more spam calls than 48 other states

Stacker analyzed the FCC's Consumer Complaints dat and ranked each state based on the least to the most spam calls received in 2023 so far...

What types of roadways are the most likely to see fatalities?

Though cars travel fastest on them, interstates have the lowest fatality rates among roadways in the United States...

The hottest months in Cook County since 1895

Stacker compiled weather data for Cook County since 1895, and listed the hottest months on record during that span...