Julianne Couch is an author and writer specializing in rural culture, the environment, education and the arts. She lives in a small Iowa town on the banks of the Mississippi River, where she and her husband enjoy boating the quiet backwaters. She is an adjunct instructor of English and journalism for several colleges. Please see her website, JulianneCouch.net, for more information.
Stacker presents the top 50 most popular baby names shared by famous musicians using from Behind the Name's list of notable musicians and the Social Security Administration's 2018 name popularity rankings.
The story describes the team name origins of 31 current professional hockey teams since the early 20th century. Leagues include the current NHL and, where appropriate, the historic NHA and the WHA, with teams in the U.S. and Canada.
Many people decorate the outside of their homes for Halloween, encouraging trick-or-treaters and neighborhood fun. This slideshow presents some of the most over-the-top displays across the contiguous United States that are worth a visit for Halloween 2019.
Stacker has taken a look and listen to the 25 top streaming songs on Spotify in 2019, through April 12. These songs were in the top 200 for each week and had a combined 6.8 billion streams.
Ambient air pollution is present around the globe, but some nations have concentrations that far exceed guidelines established by the World Health Organization. This slideshow ranks the 50 nations where the levels of fine particulate matter people breathe are the highest.