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The most popular, gender-neutral baby names

Stacker sourced and analyzed data from the Social Security Administration list of popular baby names in 2021 to find the Top 50 gender-neutral names.  
Holiday Must-Haves: Make holiday shopping a cinch
(Family Features) If you're a shopper at heart, it may be a challenge you enjoy, but if the idea of holiday shopping brings out the Grinch in you, consider these ideas for gifts to delight those you love this holiday season.
Highest-paid players in the NBA
You may know which NBA players make the most points, but who makes the most money? Stacker compiled a list of the 25 highest-paid NBA players using Nov. 8, 2022 data from Spotrac.
5 major mistakes people tend to make when recycling
The Rounds outlined five major recycling mistakes people should avoid to minimize their landfill footprints and make the most of local recycling streams.  
Tips for Hazard-Free Holidays
(BPT) - The holiday season is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start making memories in the kitchen with your loved ones. Whether you plan on preparing a few family favorites or …
5 Trending Holiday Looks for the Whole Family
(Family Features) Whether you're aiming for style for a holiday celebration or planning an evening out to shop and take in the holiday lights, this season's trends have you covered.
From design to landfill: the lifecycle of your $3 Shein shirt
Stacker referenced news and fashion industry reports to break down the general life cycle of fast fashion.
Richest soccer players
Stacker compiled net worth data as well as life and career insights from the wealthiest soccer players in the world using Celebrity Net Worth and other sources.  
The World Cup is the most-watched sporting event internationally—here's how it stacks up to other US events
OLBG collected data on the U.S. television ratings of recent major sports championships to see how the Men's World Cup ranks in popularity against some of the most-anticipated sporting events.
Players with the most penalty minutes in NHL history
OLBG ranked the best enforcers in NHL history, based on all-time leaders in penalty minutes, according to Sports Reference's Stathead tool.  
States with the highest and lowest Biden approval ratings
Stacker compiled a list of the states with the highest and lowest approval ratings for President Biden using data from Morning Consult.

The 'urban heat island' effect has made these 10 cities the most heat-intense in the US

New Jersey Real Estate Network examined data from climate change nonprofit Climate Central to find which cities experience the most intense heat due to overbuilding, also known as the urban heat island effect.

How to make elevated design choices: The delight is in the details

(BPT) - Whether you’re a DIYer wanting to transform your home or a professional designer, each decision you make about the quality of finishes impacts the overall look of a room. From …

Campaign Combats Underage Drinking

(NewsUSA) - Underage drinking levels are at historic lows, and one way to continue this trend is to prevent teens’ access to alcohol. The We Don’t Serve Teens campaign, first developed in …

Most popular camping gear categories

Curated looked at data from the Sports & Fitness Industry Association and highlighted the five most popular camping gear categories in 2021.   
Don’t Discount the Value of Donations to Our Troops
(NewsUSA) - Over the last decade, America has been fortunate to avoid major conflict overseas. However, thousands of American military troops are currently deployed around the world, on …
3 ways to honor veterans year round
(BPT) - If you have family friends that are current or former service members, you know how important it is to show them your appreciation. As Veterans Day approaches, it’s the ideal time to …
Energy bill up? Here's how electricity costs have changed over the past year
Utility bill costs are going up nationwide. OhmConnect analyzed data from the Energy Information Administration to examine the rising cost of residential electricity in the U.S.  
How seat belt use has changed since the 1990s
Taxman, Pollock, Murray & Bekkerman, LLC  explored the history of seat belt use using data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Stress no more: These 5 thoughtful and inexpensive gifts will make you the hero of the holidays
(BPT) - The holiday season is approaching, folks — and we all know what that means. It's time to tally up your closest family members and friends, take a good look at your bank account, and put …
How to beat the rush and shop smarter this Black Friday and Cyber Monday
(BPT) - For many people, gift-giving during the holiday season is an important way they show their appreciation for their loved ones. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), 62% of holiday …
How to Shop Smartly and Plan for the Holidays This Season
(BPT) - The holiday season is quickly approaching and the masses are busy building shopping lists and planning their family celebrations and travel schedules. Last year, consumers learned to shop …
Richest NFL players
To uncover the richest NFL players, Stacker consulted Celebrity Net Worth and ranked them by their 2022 net worth, calculated using a proprietary formula.  
Political cartoons from the last 111 years
Stacker went through the Library of Congress, newspapers, magazine archives, and art and photo libraries to find the most compelling political cartoons of the last 111 years.  
How human height has changed over time—and what might be behind it
Changes in average height in a population say a lot about how nongenetic factors can affect human development. GigaCalculator examined data from the NCD Risk Factor Collaboration to see how average height has changed globally over time. 
Tis the Season for Streaming! Holiday Movie Tool Simplifies Movie Night
(NAPSI)—The next few months will be filled with holiday cheer—not just in spirit, but on our screens. From Thanksgiving hits to Christmas classics, there’s no shortage of holiday movies to …
Get Ahead & Stress Less This Holiday Shopping Season [Video]
(BPT) - Ready or not, the holidays are just around the corner! Lifestyle Expert Carey Reilly is here to show you how to get it all done, …

Most popular baby names for girls the year you were born

Stacker sought out the most popular girl names over the years.   

Most popular baby names for boys the year you were born

Stacker complies a list of the most popular baby names for boys the year you were born.

A look at the West's megadrought

Stacker cited data from the U.S. Drought Monitor, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the California Department of Water Resources to visualize the current megadrought in the West and its impact on the region.

How the popularity of US holidays varies by generation

Pyn gathered data from YouGov and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics surveys to compare the popularity of well-known U.S. holidays among millennials, Generation Xers and baby boomers.
How do you know blood donations are safe?
(BPT) - Every two seconds, someone in the United States (U.S.) needs blood. A single donation can save lives. However, only 3% of eligible Americans give blood each year.“When you give blood, …
How your cherished moments can enhance your living space – and create meaningful gifts
(BPT) - There’s a good reason so many people love taking pictures all the time — to capture the joy of everyday moments, relive memories over and over, and to share them with loved ones. …
Famous party venues from Atlanta history
Giggster spotlights five iconic party locales from Atlanta's history, from 1930s jazz fests to 2000s hip-hop dinners.
10 states with the biggest increase in electric vehicle charging stations since 2020
The General compiled data from the U.S. Department of Energy on states that saw the biggest increase in electric vehicle charging stations in the last two years.
From public education to Special Olympics: How 7 states spend millions from lottery ticket sales
OddsSeeker.com reviewed news and information on the various uses of lottery funds among the 50 U.S. states, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, to find out how a few notable states are using theirs.
Gun control legislation that passed and failed over the last 20 years
Stacker compiled 23 pieces of gun control legislation that either passed or failed over the last 20 years, using information from government reports and political news sources.
Common US foods that are banned in other countries
Which chemicals and food production standards that are acceptable and common in foods in the United States are illegal in other countries? Stacker researched 30 common American foods that are banned internationally.
25 terms you should know to understand the gun control debate
Gun control is one of the most heated political topics in the United States. Stacker has compiled a list of 25 terms to help you understand the news, debate, and public conversation.
7 tips for choosing a Christmas tree
(BPT) - With the holidays approaching, it will soon be time to plan the family gatherings and decide on the perfect gift. But don't forget the star of the show: the Christmas tree.Expert arborist …
10 cities where bike commuting is growing fastest in the US
Using data from the Bike League, the Census Bureau, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and several cities' websites, Velotric looked into the 10 cities in the U.S. where bike commuting has increased the most.  
Famous party hubs from LA history
Giggster spotlighted iconic party hubs from Los Angeles history, from Vanity Fair's Oscars blowouts to the Sunset Strip supper clubs of the 1940s and '50s.
Famous parties from NYC history
Giggster highlights five famous New York City parties that perfectly encapsulate why it's considered "the city that never sleeps."
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Crooks lurk online. Be careful what you click on and keep malware protection current a new report advises.

Avoid Malicious Online Advertisements

(NAPSI)—Beware, cybercriminals target consumers with malicious ads that use scare tactics to trick them into downloading malware, including ransomware that takes over files to force victims to pay …

English clubs send the most players to the World Cup—here are the next most popular countries

OLBG compiled a list of countries likely to supply the most club players to national teams in the 2022 World Cup, using rosters collected on the Internet Archive.

Famous party venues from Chicago history

Even in its short history, Chicago's myriad historic venues have played host to some of the greatest nights out. From swanky supper clubs to wine-drenched soirées, Giggster takes a look back on the city's 185 years of refined hedonism.

Landmark LGBTQ+ history in every state

Stacker compiled a list of landmark LGBTQ+ history in every state using a variety of news, historical, and academic sources.

The numbers behind the DACA program: how many people would its end affect?

Stacker cited data from the Citizenship and Immigration Services, the Department of Homeland Security, and the National Immigration Law Center to look into the numbers behind the current recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status, also known as DACA.

50 facts about guns in America

Stacker gathered information from scientific reports and government and news sites to generate a list of 50 facts related to guns in America.  

How your eating habits could be affecting your sleep

Sunday Citizen identified how eating habits could influence sleep quality by researching scientific literature about food and nutrition and their connection to sleep patterns.

Most expensive climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive American climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation. Data came from the National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

What midterm elections could mean for the state of immigration in the US

Stacker looked at current media coverage, close Senate races, and the positioning of both major political parties to determine what the results of the upcoming midterm elections could mean for the state of U.S. immigration.

Here's how fracking and renewables are changing US energy production

Using annual report info from the Energy Information Administration, OhmConnect looked into how the U.S. generates its power, and how the rise of renewable energy fits into the future landscape.

1 year later: How COP27 countries are pacing on the global methane pledge

The global concentration of methane is continuing to set new annual records—can international efforts to curb this greenhouse gas keep up? Stacker looks into the matter.

Why the US falls behind in passenger train travel

Stacker looked at why the U.S. is behind other countries in passenger rail service and what new infrastructure funding could change.

Voter demographics of every state

Stacker compiled voter demographics for each state and Washington D.C. using the 2021 U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey.

A brief visual history of how midterm elections changed Congressional control since FDR

Stacker used data compiled by The American Presidency Project at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the U.S. House of Representatives to visualize outcomes of midterm elections on the sitting president's political party in Congress.

Landmark Supreme Court cases and Chief Justices of the time

Stacker used information from the law project Oyez, Justia's U.S. Supreme Court Center, and news reports on Supreme Court decisions to develop a list of landmark Supreme Court cases.