While Los Angeles County may have sun, beaches, and nightlife, it’s also susceptible to a number of natural disasters.
In fact, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has calculated that the area is the most dangerous in the U.S. Deadline reports that FEMA determined the risk of every county in America based on 18 types of natural disasters, including earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, volcanoes, and tsunamis. The COVID-19 pandemic wasn’t considered, though Los Angeles has been dubbed “ground zero” for the virus.
In a short essay published earlier this week, Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch wrote that the recent killing in Minnesota of George Floyd has forced the country to “confront the reality that, despite gains made in the past 50 years, we are still a nation riven by inequality and racial division.” Continue reading UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORY OF RACISM IN AMERICA →
Americans have continued to get bigger but not any taller since the turn of the millennium, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found. According to the report, the average adult American’s weight and waistline have both expanded over the past 18 years, while the average adult’s height has stayed flat if not shrunk a bit. Continue reading Americans Have Stopped Getting Taller But Continue to Get Heavier, CDC Says →
America’s gun addiction is bad. But to understand just how bad it is, you’ve got to see the numbers.
Continue reading The Numbers Don’t Lie: America’s Got a Gun Addiction →
Summer travel marks a busy time of year for those venturing about the country or abroad. As if the TSA security lineups weren’t enough tomake travelers cringe, the U.S. State Department released a warning Tuesday for anyone traveling to Europe.
Continue reading U.S. Issues Travel Warning for Americans Visiting Europe Amid Terror Threat →
It’s that time of year again, when you find yourself driving furiously across state lines because your puritanical lawmakers don’t want you sparking up some Black Cats in your backyard. Before you go, check this list of the fireworks that are allowed near you.
Continue reading Which Fireworks Are Legal In Your State? →