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25 transgender celebrities who broke barriers, from Billy Tipton to Laverne Cox.
11/23/2020
25 transgender celebrities who broke barriers

25 transgender celebrities who broke barriers, from Billy Tipton to Laverne Cox.

From film to fashion to online media, a number of transgender figures have made an impact on their industries. Stacker has a list of just 25 of these trailblazers.

We used resources from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Harvard Medical School, and other scientific sites to comp...
11/23/2020
15 ways doctors are now treating COVID-19

We used resources from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Harvard Medical School, and other scientific sites to compile a list of major treatments and strategies now being used by doctors to mitigate the effects of #COVID19. https://stacker.com/stories/5164/15-ways-doctors-are-now-treating-covid-19

Stacker explores 15 ways doctors are now treating COVID-19, including drugs, equipment, and prevention, along with support for new research and doctors’ brainstorming groups.

Health care came up almost immediately in last night's #PresidentialDebate between Trump and Biden. Here are 25 terms yo...
09/30/2020
25 terms you should know to understand the health care debate

Health care came up almost immediately in last night's #PresidentialDebate between Trump and Biden. Here are 25 terms you should know in order to better understand the significance of the health care debate. https://stacker.com/stories/3454/25-terms-you-should-know-understand-health-care-debate

Endless debate swirls around the cost, quality, and accessibility of health care in the United States. Stacker has compiled 25 terms useful in understanding the complex issue.

100 years ago, the #19thAmendment was ratified. It still took decades for BIPOC women to gain the right to vote in Ameri...
08/18/2020
Milestones in women's history from the year you were born

100 years ago, the #19thAmendment was ratified. It still took decades for BIPOC women to gain the right to vote in America, but this amendment was a turning point for #voting and women’s rights. Here are more milestones in women’s history worldwide:

From American women winning the right to vote to the #MeToo movement, Stacker draws on a number of historical and archival sources to explore the past 100 years of women’s history in the U.S. and around the world.

Each state faces obstacles to decreasing #CO2 emissions, especially in a sector comprising 20% of energy-related #emissi...
08/13/2020
States with the biggest household carbon footprints

Each state faces obstacles to decreasing #CO2 emissions, especially in a sector comprising 20% of energy-related #emissions in the US: households. Here are the states with the biggest household #carbonfootprint. Writing from Marcus wolf: https://thestacker.com/stories/4394/states-biggest-household-carbon-footprints

Stacker examined the household carbon footprint of every state in the contiguous U.S. by consulting a paper from three University of Michigan scientists published in July 2020 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Whether ramping up #MailInVoting, changing #pollinglocations, adding #COVID19 health measures, or layering in protection...
08/12/2020
How each state is planning for the November elections

Whether ramping up #MailInVoting, changing #pollinglocations, adding #COVID19 health measures, or layering in protection against #voterfraud, here's how every state is preparing for the November elections. https://thestacker.com/stories/4381/how-each-state-planning-november-elections

How is each state planning for the November 2020 elections? This unique Stacker list uses government resources and verified news sources to find out how plans and policies are changing.

Housing policies are not equal in every state, even as COVID-19 is causing many residents to fear eviction from their ho...
08/11/2020
States with the best housing policies for renters during COVID-19

Housing policies are not equal in every state, even as COVID-19 is causing many residents to fear eviction from their homes. We mined Eviction Lab data to see how states rank according to their current policies for renters. Where does your state stand?

As a wave of evictions looms due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stacker used data from Eviction Lab's COVID-19 Housing Policy Scorecard to rank each state by its housing policies for renters.

The #MailInVoting debate has peaked, as indicated by this morning's #tweets from the president against #mailinballots. M...
07/30/2020
Where your state stands on voting by mail

The #MailInVoting debate has peaked, as indicated by this morning's #tweets from the president against #mailinballots. Many states amended voter laws to allow for such voting as a way to protect voters from #COVID19; here's where your state stands on the issue: thestacker.com/stories/4333/where-your-state-stands-voting-mail

Many Americans vote by mail, but the laws for sending in a mail-in vote differ from state to state. In some states, no reason is required to vote by mail, while in others, you must prove that you cannot vote in person. Stacker provides a breakdown of each state's vote by mail laws to see where your....

Can you answer these #Trivia questions from the top 100 films of all time?  thestacker.com/stories/1339/do-you-know-your...
07/29/2020
Movie trivia for the top 100 films of all time

Can you answer these #Trivia questions from the top 100 films of all time? thestacker.com/stories/1339/do-you-know-your-movie-trivia-top-100-films-all-time

So, you think you're a cinephile? Or are you just really talented at trivia? It’s time to find out. Stacker offers a quiz on the 100 best films in movie history.

With the expiration of the #EvictionMoratorium, as many as 23 million #families who #rent are at risk of #eviction by Se...
07/29/2020
How to apply for rent relief

With the expiration of the #EvictionMoratorium, as many as 23 million #families who #rent are at risk of #eviction by Sept. 30. Here's how to apply for #RentRelief: thestacker.com/stories/4354/how-apply-rent-relief

Stacker scoured the websites of charities, government offices, and a variety of federal, regional, state, and local organizations to create a guide for securing rent relief.

Happy #NationalChickenWingDay! This dish originated in 1964 in #buffalony and remains a city staple. The mayor there ins...
07/29/2020

Happy #NationalChickenWingDay! This dish originated in 1964 in #buffalony and remains a city staple. The mayor there instituted the annual holiday in 1977. thestacker.com/stories/3279/signature-dishes-30-american-cities

The estimated added cost for school openings in the fall is $1.8 million per district, or $490 per student, according to...
07/21/2020
How much it could cost to reopen schools

The estimated added cost for school openings in the fall is $1.8 million per district, or $490 per student, according to a June report from ASBO International and AASA, The School Superintendents Association. Here's a breakdown of those numbers. https://thestacker.com/stories/4344/how-much-it-could-cost-reopen-schools
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Stacker mined 15 estimated costs comprising the estimated $1.8 million per school district it will require to reopen schools safely this fall. Data comes from a June 2020 report from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International and the School Superintendents Association.

The Harvard Global Health Institute and NPR put out estimates of how many daily COVID-19 tests are needed to determine t...
07/09/2020
Has your state performed enough COVID-19 tests to be open?

The Harvard Global Health Institute and NPR put out estimates of how many daily COVID-19 tests are needed to determine the number of infected Americans—and who else could have been exposed to the virus. Here's where your state stands. https://thestacker.com/stories/4134/has-your-state-performed-enough-covid-19-tests-safely-reopen

As of July 7, 2020, roughly 36 million people across the country have been tested for COVID-19, but the rate varies widely from state to state. Stacker consulted recent analysis from the Harvard Global Health Institute to rank every state on whether its testing is sufficient to get its local outbrea...

We compiled data on thousands of films in order to rank the top 100 American movies of all time. Rankings are based on a...
07/09/2020
100 best American movies of all time

We compiled data on thousands of films in order to rank the top 100 American movies of all time. Rankings are based on a weighted index split between IMDb and Metacritic ratings. https://thestacker.com/stories/4298/100-best-american-movies-all-time

Want to know if your favorite movie is considered one of the best in American film history? Stacker compiled data on American movies to come up with a Stacker score—a weighted index split evenly between IMDb and Metacritic ratings.

Stacker compiled a list of 27 population groups that are vulnerable to COVID-19. These groups are more at risk of contra...
06/15/2020
27 factors that make you vulnerable to COVID-19

Stacker compiled a list of 27 population groups that are vulnerable to COVID-19. These groups are more at risk of contracting the disease, or they're more likely to be affected by it due to pre-existing health conditions or disparities in health care.

Different health and social conditions can make COVID-19 riskier for certain populations. Stacker has compiled data from the CDC, KFF, and other sources on 27 COVID-19 risk factors along with their geographic distribution.

Photos: How protests have engulfed America since George Floyd's death thestacker.com/stories/4203/photos-how-protests-ha...
06/02/2020

Photos: How protests have engulfed America since George Floyd's death thestacker.com/stories/4203/photos-how-protests-have-engulfed-america-george-floyds-death

Stacker compiled a list of companies that gave back their stimulus loans, using data from COVID Stimulus Watch as of May...
05/26/2020
Companies that gave back their stimulus loans

Stacker compiled a list of companies that gave back their stimulus loans, using data from COVID Stimulus Watch as of May 15. The companies are ranked by size of loans received—the biggest of which was AutoNation's $77 million loan.

Stacker compiled a list of companies that gave back their stimulus loans, using data from COVID Stimulus Watch as of May 15.

Why not spend your long weekend watching a few great movies? Stacker ranked the top 100 movies of all time and provided ...
05/22/2020
Where you can watch the 100 best movies of all time right now

Why not spend your long weekend watching a few great movies? Stacker ranked the top 100 movies of all time and provided the streaming service where you can currently watch them. Spanning numerous genres and eras, you're sure to find a new favorite!

The best movies of all time are right at your fingertips. Here’s where you can watch, or rewatch, the greatest cinematic masterpieces right now.

Some people are more vulnerable to COVID-19 not only because of underlying health conditions or age, but also because of...
05/22/2020
States with the populations most vulnerable to COVID-19

Some people are more vulnerable to COVID-19 not only because of underlying health conditions or age, but also because of where they live, where they work, their access to health care, their earnings, and the discrimination they face. In this story, Stacker lays out the COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index (CCVI) scores for each state, as well as each state’s two biggest areas of vulnerability. Read more below:

Stacker lays out the COVID-19 Community Vulnerability Index (CCVI) scores for each state, as well as each state’s two biggest areas of vulnerability.

Music festival season might be put on hold due to COVID-19, but that doesn't mean you can't get your live music fix! To ...
05/22/2020
From Woodstock to Coachella: 50 historic music festivals you can watch online

Music festival season might be put on hold due to COVID-19, but that doesn't mean you can't get your live music fix! To keep the festival-going spirit alive during these delays, Stacker scoured the web for 50 historic music festivals you can watch online.

With nearly 60 years of festival gatherings to choose from, Stacker compiled a list of 50 historic music festivals that you can watch online.

To see how jobs are being impacted by COVID-19, Stacker compiled a list of the 100 most common jobs in America, using da...
05/22/2020
How the most common jobs in America are impacted by COVID-19

To see how jobs are being impacted by COVID-19, Stacker compiled a list of the 100 most common jobs in America, using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics The impacted jobs range from physicians and lawyers to maids and preschool teachers, from dishwashers and truck drivers to welders and hairstylists—none are escaping COVID-19’s wrath.

To see how jobs are being impacted by COVID-19, Stacker compiled a list of the 100 most common jobs in America, using employment data from May 2019 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released in 2020.

When people think of medical professions, they likely imagine a doctor wearing a lab coat and a stethoscope. But there's...
05/22/2020
Highest-paid jobs in health care

When people think of medical professions, they likely imagine a doctor wearing a lab coat and a stethoscope. But there's a wide range of jobs in the field of health care, from nutritionists to veterinarians to specialists. Here are the highest-paying ones.

Think all health-care professionals wear white coats and are paid the same? Think again: Stacker mined data from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics to figure out which are the highest-paid jobs in health care.

To find out the phase of reopening in each state, Stacker researched state government websites and local breaking news r...
05/21/2020
Every state is now reopened. See where your state stands.

To find out the phase of reopening in each state, Stacker researched state government websites and local breaking news reports. The services and businesses included in each phase vary widely by state, with most issuing orders in three- and four-phased plans.

Examples include NORTH DAKOTA, a state that is mostly open for business, with Gov. Doug Burgum allowing retail stores, restaurants, salons, and bars to begin reopening May 1. Burgum also said schools could begin allowing students for summer sessions and certain programs beginning June 1.

Meanwhile in CALIFORNIA, some businesses are fighting to reopen since seeing 20% unemployment rates in parts of the Golden State. As restrictions vary by region, San Diego is speeding up its second phase of reopenings—reportedly pushing restaurant and retail openings—while Los Angeles allowed public access to beaches May 13.

Writing by Angela Underwood

Connecticut became the final state to reopen on May 20, so Stacker compiled a list of where each state stands on reopening. Phased plans, and what’s included in each phase, varies greatly by state, as does progress through each step.

Amid the current #coronavirus #pandemic, many celebrities have gone the extra mile to donate face masks and ventilators ...
05/21/2020
How celebrities are reacting to COVID-19—from charitable to cringeworthy

Amid the current #coronavirus #pandemic, many celebrities have gone the extra mile to donate face masks and ventilators to health care providers.

However, it seems a handful of other celebrities are using their power and social influence irresponsibly.

CHARITABLE: Guy Fieri used his influence to start a fund with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation that aims to help displaced workers directly.

CRINGEWORTHY: Roughly 30% of Ellen DeGeneres' show employees received no communications regarding their working hours or pay from producers in over a month, ultimately receiving a 60% reduction in pay.

Written by: Chris Compendio

Celebrities have taken to online platforms to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, with mixed results. Stacker has the rundown of both the charitable and cringeworthy.

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05/19/2020
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Last week, Germany's premier soccer league played its first live soccer matches in two months. Find out what other numbers defined the last week in news.

Though 2020 is an unprecedented time, it is hardly the only one in which sports have been interrupted by major events. S...
05/15/2020
40 other times sports have been temporarily interrupted

Though 2020 is an unprecedented time, it is hardly the only one in which sports have been interrupted by major events. Stacker broke down 40 other times in history when sports have paused, whether it was for a day, a few months, or for an entire season.

COVID-19 has forced the shutdown of most global sports. Stacker takes a look at 40 other historic times when sports were temporarily interrupted.

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Banned Foods ! FDA KILLING US CITIZENS WITH APROVED Chemical.
In the article "The History of Oil in America" by Elizabeth Jackson, slide 23 says that Standard Oil of California became Mobil and/or ExxonMobil. Standard Oil of California, one of the 7 sisters following the breakup of Standard Oil, became Chevron. Mobil and Exxon were 2 other sisters, as Standard Oil of New York, and Standard Oil of New Jersey. See "Formative Years in the Far West" by Gerald T. White for a full history of Standard Oil and its' divestiture.
Your presidential rankings are a joke.
I just read your "50 best Western TV shows of all time " and am now never going to trust you again. What happened to Bonanza? The top western for over a decade not even mentioned. Saying that on gunsmoke " Dillon was played by Dennis Weaver" when James Arness was the only Matt Dillon ever is also a big error. Whoever researched this did not do a very good job!
Why the hell would you let a hack write like Molly Pennington review Westerns. This most ignorant writer clearly hates the genre, misinterprets about half the plots, outright lies in her reviews in several spots and includes several films that are not even Westerns. This article was a ragged disgraced and you should be ashamed you even published this garbage.
Because the albedo/atmosphere reflect 30% of the incoming solar energy the earth is cooler with that albedo/atmosphere than without. Without an atmosphere the earth would receive 30% more kJ/h becoming a barren rock much like the moon, hot^3 on the lit side, cold^3 on the dark. This observation is easily confirmed by comparisons with the moon as Nikolov, Kramm suggest and UCLA Diviner mission observes. This refutes the RGHE theory which postulates just the opposite, that the earth sans atmosphere would be a -430 F ball of ice or 288 K w/ - 255 K w/o = 33 C cooler. (Rubbish!) Because of the non-radiative heat transfer processes of the contiguous participating atmospheric molecules, 396 W/m^2 of BB LWIR upwelling from the surface is not possible. As I demonstrate in the grand science tradition of performing experiments: https://principia-scientific.org/debunking-the-greenhouse-gas-theory-with-a-boiling-water-pot/ Without the 396 W/m^2 upwelling LWIR there is no net 333 W/m^2 for the GHGs to "trap", "back" radiate or warm anything anywhere. There is no radiative greenhouse effect and the so-called GHGs do not "warm" the terrestrial surface. Nick Schroeder, BSME CU ‘78
Here it is explained in simple English. Quantum physics is irrelevant handwavium. Ordinary physics applies just fine. By reflecting away 30% of the incoming solar energy the albedo, created and maintained by the atmosphere, cools the earth much like that reflective panel behind a car's windshield. Remove the atmosphere and the albedo goes with it, i.e. no water vapor, no clouds, no snow and ice, no vegetation, no oceans - the earth becomes a desolate barren rock much like the moon, blazing hot lit side, bitter cold dark. The terrestrial surface without an atmosphere would receive 30% more kJ/h of solar energy and intuitively become warmer. These observations are supported by lunar studies performed by Nikolov and Kramm (Univ of AK) and data collected by the UCLA Diviner lunar mission. Radiative Green House Effect theory postulates exactly the opposite incorrectly claiming that a naked earth would become a -430 F ball of ice. No greenhouse theory means there are no greenhouse gases, no carbon dioxide warming and no man caused climate change or global warming. Contemplate the consequences if the statements above are correct. Nick Schroeder, BSME CU ‘78
I just read your article "86 top rated charities to support military members and their families" written by Ben Wittstein, and was quite surprised that the Elks National Foundation was not included in his list. The Elks are a nationwide organization that has thousands of members from every state and assisting veterans is one of our major goals. Our headquarters in Chicago is next door to the Elks Veterans' Museum. Please check out our history and our current veterans' activities at elks.org. I hope this may help you rethink your article, and yes, I am a proud vet.
I was just reading a story "Best Golf Courses in Each State." I don't know where you got your information but having played your choice and others in the area I seriously object to your Idaho result. The Coeur d'Alene resort course and Palouse Ridge at the Washington State U are FAR superior courses where the atmosphere and service are first rate. Circling Raven golf service is, at best indifferent and at worst is almost rude. The pro is mostly absent and the pro shop crew is unhelpful. Food is only adequate while the other two courses mentioned are specular. You need to look harder at Idaho golf courses in N Idaho as well as other parts of the state. Maybe play some of them!
https://thestacker.com/stories/1750/50-jobs-no-longer-exist#5 Hey i am still here!!! 35 years with plenty more...(i hope)OYEZ!!
I just read your Most Popular Breakfast Spot in Every State. I just want to point out that in EVERY one of these "most popular" posts, the "spot" is always located in NYC. NYC is NOT New York State. In fact it only shows the tiniest part of the state (and not always the best). Get out of the city and you'll be surprised at how wonderful the rest of NY really is.
In 1981 our Netional Debt was $998 billion despite two world, the Korean and Vietnam wars. In comes that great hero of the Republicans Ronald Reagan and at the end of his term we have $2.6 Trillion debt. At the end of Trump in 2020 it will be $24 Trillion with NO reduction in sight! When will the MORONS in Congress learn that government revenue is raised via taxation and UNLESS we have a realistic TAX Reform our country will go Bankcrupt!!! As to World military spending our portion is almost 50%. Arte we safer and more secure - NO! We give huge amounts of taxpayer money away all over the world and while Trump promised AMERICA FIRST there is no end to the give aways! We must have realistic TAX reform where anyone making over $1 million contributes 50% of the income to the I.R.S. until or National Debt is less then $1 trillion! Our 1 to 2 percent of well off citizens must be required to fork up the funds necessary to meet the wants and needs of U.S. Society instead ripping society off and living high of the hog at the expense of the rest of U.S. Society! What we need is a TAX revolution but until such time as my fellow citizens stand up and say ENOUGH is ENOUGH we are not going to take it anymore, mine will be a voice in the wilderness! Until such time as our FAKE NEWS media spends more time on curing the ills here in America instead of affairs overseas our country will continue to go downhill! Instead of Russia, Kashoghi, the Royals and other such nonsense show the poverty and suffing in our Country, cry out for Health Care, Tax, Immigration reform. Show our crumbling infrastructure. Karl L. Reitter [email protected]