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.
Why marrying your equal can boost inequality
Rich and poor Americans are slowly but surely staking out separate lives. Increasingly, they have been moving to different communities, and more frequently they are also marrying people of similar income and educational backgrounds. This is a phenomenon social scientists call assortative mating.
When your tour operator flakes on you
American European Travel's nine-day ancient Turkey tour looked like the perfect birthday gift for David Olson's wife, Barbara. With stops in Istanbul, Ephesus and Pamukkale, it fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting the old Ottoman Empire.
What to read into nutrition labels on raw meat
When you read a nutrition facts label for raw meat, is the fat content listed for raw or cooked weight? If it's the cooked weight, is the manufacturer assuming the meat is rare or well done?
3 apps to help you get a better night's sleep
With help from a few smartphone apps, you can look forward to a good night's rest and an even better morning.
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