There’s an old adage that resonates for the Gulf Coast region of Mississippi: “Where you’ve been isn’t as important as where you’re going.” That wise...
Beauty in the Beast? No. but Chefs Say Maybe in the Veg
April Bloomfield is a wizard with a pig’s ear and a lover of kidneys, trotters and all the so-called “nasty bits” that animals have to... Read more
Building Tiny Houses Into Big Help for Los Angeles’ Homeless
LOS ANGELES — Shortly after Elvis Summers befriended Irene McGhee, he learned she was sleeping on the streets of South Los Angeles. So the man... Read more
Canadian Woman Gives Birth Over Pacific Ocean. What Are the Rules?
It sounds like the start of a joke but a Canadian woman gave birth over the Pacific Ocean while en route from Calgary to Tokyo. The 23-year-old mom went into... Read more
Global A.C. Use to Spike as Incomes Rise
As incomes rise around the world, people get to live more comfortably, which includes being able to afford air conditioning. Staying cool is good, but... Read more
Think Days, Not Years, to Fight Procrastination
To fight procrastination, researchers offer a simple trick: Think of the future as now. “The simplified message that we learned in these studies is if... Read more
Focus on Caring May Tether Drifting Minds
Compassion meditation be a way to focus a wandering mind, new research shows. Compassion meditation focuses on benevolent thoughts toward oneself and others, as the researchers... Read more
Popular Little Kids Can ‘Read Minds’
Children who are sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of others are more popular on the playground, report researchers. Published in the journal Child Development,... Read more
How the Language You Speak Changes Your View of the World
Bilinguals get all the perks. Better job prospects, a cognitive boost and even protection against dementia. Now new research shows that they can also view... Read more
For Some, Prom Is a Platform for Good Deeds, Social Change
NEW YORK—Proms have traditionally been a night of glamour and romance, complete with backstage drama over dates and dresses. But prom culture is changing. Some... Read more
Are Cyberbullies Victims as Well?
Cyberbullying or online harassment often stems from the misuse of social networking sites, and is now recognized as a serious public health issue. Victims of... Read more
Back on Record – the Reasons Behind Vinyl’s Unlikely Comeback
In a music buying industry now dominated by iTunes and music streaming sites such as Spotify, Napster, Pandora and Jay-Z’s recently released Tidal, the CD... Read more
Veggies Take Center Plate as Healthy Fast-Food Chains Expand
MIAMI— They want it fresh. They want it cheap. They want it fast. And most importantly, they don’t want it to taste like it’s good... Read more
With Spring Comes Sunshine, Flowers and Billions in Insurance Risks
Spring is the season of showers and flowers and the welcome return of warm weather. It’s also the season of one of the biggest weather... Read more
Firms Offer High-Tech Solutions to Help Airports Seal Perimeters
Technology firms increasingly pitch new sensors and software to U.S. airports as a way to bolster exterior security and keep intruders out, but such digital... Read more
Who Are These Old People at My Class Reunion?
In science there is a concept called the “survivorship bias.” It refers to the logical error of concentrating on the people or things that “survived”... Read more
Perfumer Thomas Fontaine, on His Nose and Jean Patou’s Legacy
Atlas, the titan of Greek mythology, carried the celestial spheres on his shoulders. Thomas Fontaine, in-house perfumer at the house of Jean Patou carries the... Read more