How Much Do Americans Love Their Lawns?

Background In the United States, lawns are the most grown crop – and it’s not even edible. Their primary purpose is to make the property look great and make the owner feel good about themselves. While urban gardeners are planning their container gardens, most of the homeowners in the suburbs are thinking …

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Exploring America’s Love Affair with Pizza

people getting slices of pizza

Background Similar to pop music, football, and democracy itself, pizza is also among the long American tradition of things that started overseas before the United States imported, changed, and eventually defined the establishment. Even though the very first pizza shops did not open in America until the early 20th century, hundreds of …

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What’s for Breakfast?

A proper breakfast.

Breakfasts are the first thing to get in the morning. While many people have meat and full-scale meals at breakfast, others just get going with a cup of coffee. However, having an adequate breakfast is vital for human health in many ways. Historically, breakfasts haven’t been quite significant, but they are considered …

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It’s a Fast-Food World

Preparing individual pizzas

Background The National Institutes of Health (NIH) state that “Fast food is defined by a convenience food purchased in self-service or carry out eating venues without wait service.” [1] Fast food is easy food to pick up in a hurry, with a minimal wait time, which is why we call it “fast …

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The American Home By The Numbers

Red and Gray Row of Houses

A house is a single-unit residential building that can be complex, from a wide range of rudimentary cabins to a complex structure of wood, concrete, masonry, and other materials. The house has air conditioning, ventilation, heating, electricity, plumbing systems, etc. A house with various roofing systems prevents rain from entering the living …

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Coffee By the Numbers


Coffee is an important morning ritual for millions worldwide, and you probably don’t even think about it most of the time. Coffee drinkers worldwide consume more than 2.25 billion cups of the drink each day. But there’s a fascinating tale behind each sip of coffee, one that begins at the place where …

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Tea By the Numbers

pouring tea in a cup

Background Tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world. It is made by steeping in freshly boiled water the leaves and leaf buds of the tea plant. Like coffee, it is also part of the everyday life of many people. But have you ever wondered how it became one …

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Discover the Awesome World of Cats

A trip to the awesome world of cats

Background Cats are among the most popular pets in the world. They are virtually anywhere, living from homes to apartments, alleyways, and barns. Indeed, these felines have become an integral part of our society, with estimates of more or less half a billion of them living around the world. Many of these …

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