Go paperless? One group lobbying against it
As the Obama administration pushes to do more business over the Internet, finally seeking to close the technology gap with the private sector, the digital makeover is running into a dogged opponent called Consumers for Paper Options.
VIDEO: Spectacular ice caves on Lake Superior
Droves of people are braving the cold to hike a frozen Lake Superior to see dramatic ice caves in northern Wisconsin. Since the caves were deemed accessible in January, more than 35,000 have hiked to see the ice formations.
Samoas, Thin Mints and business ethics
Done right, cookie-selling can pack as many business lessons as calories. But these lessons aren't learned when Scouts sell outside grocery stores or via mobile app, or, even worse, when parents ask their colleagues to purchase Girl Scout cookies.
Beatles fans take magical history tour 50 years later
Under the concrete ribs of the barrel-shell roof of a crumbling coliseum, the capital awaits the Beatles. Or, rather, the Beatles tribute band. The real thing is exactly 50 years gone on this Tuesday night, in this exact spot in Northeast Washington, and Washington must make do with imitation, with nostalgia, with the reverb of the past.
Barbie to appear in SI swimsuit issue as toy brand struggles
Putting Barbie in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue is Mattel Inc.'s latest attempt to generate conversation about the 11.5-inch icon and reverse falling Barbie brand sales.
You're doing it wrong: how to make better ramen
The finer points of instant ramen preparation may be up for debate, but the noodle cakes and flavor packets bequeathed to the world by Momofuku Ando are un-mess-up-able.
Risky things drivers do in their cars
Everyone understands the risk of taking your eyes off the road or your hands off the steering wheel, says David Teater, senior director of transportation strategic initiatives for the National Safety Council. But most people don't appreciate the demands of driving on the parts of the brain involved in attention, planning and language, he says.
How the U.S. government spends millions to get people to eat more pizza
It all adds up to a lot of calories: On an average day, the report notes, pizza provides 6 percent of the total caloric intake for American children and 4 percent for American adults.
VIDEO: Man gets buried by New York snow plow
Surveillance cameras captured a man walking on a sidewalk in Brooklyn when he was knocked over and covered in snow from a plow truck.
VIDEO: 10 years of Facebook by the numbers
Started at Harvard in 2004 as a way for college students to connect with each other, Facebook over 10 years has evolved into a global icon.
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