Places Having the Most Unusually Mild Winters this Year

January 2020 was the world’s warmest January on record, according to scientists at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information, which maintains a 141 year climate history. This January was the fifth warmest on record in the United States, with the vast majority of weather stations reporting above average temperatures for November, December, and January. The […]

16 Tips to Prevent Coronavirus and Other Viral Infections

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which was first detected in Wuhan City, China, late last year and has since spread to nearly 60 other countries, has met two of the criteria for a pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The virus has caused illness — including illness that resulted in death — […]

These Are All of the Highest Rated Restaurants in North America

There’s no American equivalent to France’s famed Guide Michelin, with its much coveted star ratings of restaurants and recommendations of hotels. Michelin itself does publish guides to Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City and Westchester County, and California as a whole (a Las Vegas edition was discontinued in 2009) — but ignores the rest of […]

36 Cities With the Most Luxury Hotels

While budget hotels usually come equipped with a mini-fridge, a TV, and hopefully a microwave, luxury hotels are a privilege many people only dream of. From onsite spas, to private jacuzzis, to complementary car service, these hotels include perks that keep people coming back. Here are the most expensive hotels in America. Using Diamond ratings […]

Celebrate Mardi Gras at These New Orleans-Style Restaurants Around America

America’s most famous carnival, Mardi Gras, will be celebrated on Feb. 25 this year. The occasion, whose name is French for “fat Tuesday,” began as a last-gasp bacchanal before the temporary fasting and other sacrifices of the Lenten season, which begins the following day, Ash Wednesday. The Catholic Church traditionally discouraged the consumption of meat […]

25 Famous People Born on Leap Day

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 (yes, there are names for them) in America today. Among these leaplings are famous rappers, actors, and sports […]

The Top-Selling Canned Foods in America

People have been finding ways to preserve food for centuries. The method of storing it in a can dates back to France in the early 19th century. The military was going hungry, and the government offered an award for anyone who came up with a sustainable way to preserve food. A young chef started using […]

Most Iconic Musical Duos of All Time

Many of the music industry’s biggest stars make it on their own, thanks to their individual talents for music and showmanship. In some cases, however, two is better than one. Musical duos come in many different forms. In some cases, already successful entertainers find that they work well with each other, and embark on partnerships […]