Americans spend $179 on fuel each month—here's how to spend less

CoPilot looked into the Consumer Expenditure Surveys to see how much Americans spend on vehicle fuel and suggested ways to lower that expenditure.

How the cost of solar panels has fallen

Rocket Solar cited data from the Energy Information Administration to look at how the cost of solar panels has fallen and what that means for electric power in the U.S.  

The side benefits of clean energy

Rocket Solar compiled a list of some of the side benefits of clean energy using a variety of government, nonprofit, and academic sources.  

Sustainability ideas

Plumbing solutions for tiny houses and nontraditional spaces

(BPT) - Ignited by the pandemic in 2020 and 2021, alternative housing options continue to trend upward — even while the overall housing market has cooled. Remote work has opened possibilities …

4 ways to improve the air you breathe indoors

(BPT) - Especially in the winter months, most people spend the bulk of each day — up to 90%* — indoors, according to the U.S. EPA. Unfortunately, whether at home, in the car or at work, …

How much packaging we use (and what happens to it)

The Rounds examined historical data from the Environmental Protection Agency to see what happens to packaging after it's thrown away and how that's changed over time.

3 product labels help you do good while shopping

(BPT) - Did you know your dollars have the power to support positive change? Spending your money in ways that align with your values makes a difference for yourself and the causes close to your …

How the flood risk has changed in your state, according to FEMA

Stacker cited data from FEMA's revamped national flood insurance program, Risk Rating 2.0, to look at how flood insurance premiums will change across every state.  

US metro areas with the worst air pollution

Stacker compiled a list of the metro areas with the worst pollution in the U.S. using the 2022 American Lung Association State of the Air Report.  

Clean Energy Home Upgrades: Make dependable environmental improvements

(Family Features) Consider these environmentally friendly upgrades to diversify your home's energy sources, reduce energy consumption and ensure your home is well-prepared to withstand interruptions to power service if the electrical grid fails.

5 major mistakes people tend to make when recycling

The Rounds outlined five major recycling mistakes people should avoid to minimize their landfill footprints and make the most of local recycling streams.  

64% of Americans are now exposed to extreme heat. Here's why that's worrying

OhmConnect compiled a list of how heat waves in major U.S cities have changed over time, with data from sources including the EPA, the World Health Organization, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Globalchange.gov, and other scientific research.

From design to landfill: the lifecycle of your $3 Shein shirt

Stacker referenced news and fashion industry reports to break down the general life cycle of fast fashion.
Other lifestyle stories

8 things to do right now in your community to prepare for climate change

Westfield compiled a list of eight ways people can prepare their communities for the impacts of climate change.

6 natural cleaning products you can make at home

The Rounds compiled a list of do-it-yourself cleaning products that can easily be made with everyday products from your pantry.

Year of the quarterback carousel: A look back at the NFL's record number of starting quarterbacks in 2022

Stacker analyzed Pro-Football-Reference.com data to determine how an NFL-record 69 different quarterbacks started games during the 2022 regular season.

How tribal gaming has changed over time and impacts tribes today

OLBG drew on internet research and National Indian Gaming Commission data to trace the history of tribal gaming.

Experts rank the best US presidents of all time

Stacker rounded up the best U.S. presidents of all time based on rankings from C-SPAN.

Everything you need to know about throwing a company event

Giggster compiled a list of five essential considerations for planning successful company events using information from industry experts and news.

Gift Decadence During This Season of Love

Valentine's Day may traditionally be a lovers' holiday, but it's also an opportunity to connect with those who make your heart happiest, whether it's family, friends or anyone who enriches your life. ...

Cities with the most divorced people

Using 5-year estimate data from the Census Bureau's 2021 American Community Survey, Stacker created a list of the 50 metropolitan areas with the highest number of divorced people.