Limited Child Care Throttling Plans for Moms to Rejoin Workforce, Researchers Find

Limited Child Care Throttling Plans for Moms to Rejoin Workforce, Researchers Find

High-quality child care in the U.S. is prohibitively expensive, government assistance is limited, and day care openings are rare. The impact? Fewer moms in the workforce.

FTC Sues to Block $8.5 Billion Luxury Brand Merger

FTC Sues to Block $8.5 Billion Luxury Brand Merger

Regulators said the deal, announced in August 2023, would eliminate direct head-to-head competition between the fashion companies’ brands like Coach and Michael Kors.

Here’s How Earth Day Got Started in 1970 – and Will Be Honored in 2024

Here’s How Earth Day Got Started in 1970 – and Will Be Honored in 2024

This year’s Earth Day is focusing on the threat that plastics pose to the environment, with a call to end single-use plastic and find alternatives to such products.

Patching Furniture Via Putty With Jill of All Trades

Patching Furniture Via Putty With Jill of All Trades

On this installment of Jill of All Trades, NEWSnet's Jill Washburn demonstrates how to patch a damaged dresser drawer front with putty.

4/20, From Budding Beginning to High-Profile Holiday

4/20, From Budding Beginning to High-Profile Holiday

April 20 marks marijuana culture’s high holiday, 4/20, when people, at 4:20 p.m., in clouds of smoke on campus quads and pot shops in cannabis-legal states.

National Park Service Week to Celebrate Staff, Volunteers, Community

National Park Service Week to Celebrate Staff, Volunteers, Community

The National Park Service, which is responsible for more than 400 natural, cultural, and historic sites across the U.S., will host its annual National Park Service Week activities April 20-28.

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend; But Bright Moon Might Obscure View

Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend; But Bright Moon Might Obscure View

The annual Lyrid meteor shower has begun, with peak activity expected Sunday into Monday.

Cicada Salad Emerges on New Orleans Menu

Cicada Salad Emerges on New Orleans Menu

Trillions of periodical cicadas will emerge soon in sections of the U.S. They’re more than noisy pests. If prepared properly, they can be tasty to eat.

Finding Rental Housing May Be Easier for California Pet Owners Under Proposed Law

Finding Rental Housing May Be Easier for California Pet Owners Under Proposed Law

A proposed law in California might make it easier for those with pets to find rental housing by limiting ‘no pets’ policies, along with restricting additional rent or move-in deposits for pet owners.

Vehicle Backfiring Startles Circus Elephant Into Montana Street

Vehicle Backfiring Startles Circus Elephant Into Montana Street

The sound of a vehicle backfiring scared a circus elephant, causing it to break through a fence and take a brief walk, stopping noontime traffic before being loaded into a trailer.

Your Coffee May Be a Half-Million Years Old

Your Coffee May Be a Half-Million Years Old

Your morning cup of coffee might be 600,000 years old.

Americans Say They Would Feel Better If They Got More Sleep

Americans Say They Would Feel Better If They Got More Sleep

A majority of Americans say they would feel better if they could have more sleep, according to a new Gallup poll.

Census Bureau Estimates About 1 Million Young Children Missed in 2020 Census

Census Bureau Estimates About 1 Million Young Children Missed in 2020 Census

Almost every county in the U.S. is believed to have had an undercount of children age 4 and younger during the 2020 Census, according to the bureau's latest research.

New Version of Scrabble Aims to Make Game More Team-Oriented

New Version of Scrabble Aims to Make Game More Team-Oriented

Mattel unveiled a double-sided board that features both the classic word-building game and Scrabble Together.

Japan Gifting 250 New Cherry Trees for DC’s Tidal Basin Area

Japan Gifting 250 New Cherry Trees for DC’s Tidal Basin Area

Japan is giving the United States 250 cherry tree saplings to help replace trees removed this summer to allow repairs at the Tidal Basin's crumbling seawall.