🖤 Donations of all sizes power our public service journalism Give Now

Addie Costello

Latest Stories (6)

Looking for an escape, more adults are buying childhood toys

Nov 29, 2023
From Tamagotchis to Star Wars, the number of adults buying new and old versions of their childhood toys has continued to climb.
Tamagotchis and other toys from the '90s are becoming popular collectibles for adults looking to reconnect with their childhoods.
Gorlov / Getty Images Plus

Fantasy football’s game plan: recruit more women

Nov 9, 2023
More women are playing fantasy sports this year, but the industry is still dominated by men and likely to stay that way.
Blade Cristobal (bottom right) poses with two of her friends and fantasy football competitors at their league's draft party.
Photo Courtesy of Blade Cristobal

Tiktok "water chefs" have people shelling out for mermaid flavored drinks

Oct 10, 2023
TikTok's latest beverage trend is driving sales of flavored syrups and powders, but experts don't expect it to last.
Water flavored to taste like fruity cocktails, Mountain Dew and cotton bubble gum are trending on TikTok under the hashtag Watertok.
Rimma Bondarenko, iStock / Getty Images Plus

How are Gen Zers buying homes already?

Sep 14, 2023
Members of Generation Z bought more homes at a younger age than previous generations, but not all Gen Zers broke into the housing market early.
FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images

More “hottest day evers” mean changing the way we work

Extreme heat affects our health, our morale and our productivity. Employers will need to adapt.
Contractor Prince Xavier Biabo, who's renovating a townhouse in Baltimore, says hydrating is key to getting through the heat.
Stephanie Hughes/Marketplace