Consumer goods are increasingly made of synthetic materials and coatings. The carcinogens they give off when they burn could be driving high cancer rates among first responders.
Tired of condoms and the Pill, many women are turning to new apps that help them practice one of the oldest forms of contraception.
Why people might be more likely to get a flu shot if it's free rather than $1 or $5
When sexual assault reports turn out to be inaccurate—even slightly so—nobody wins.
Representative Peter King thinks the man died at the hands of New York police because he was obese.
An electrically charged fabric makes for a quick-dissolving delivery vessel for drugs that kill HIV.
Women, college-educated people, and rich people, mostly. In other words, those who likely aren't the prime targets for obesity-reduction efforts in the first place.
Wasted groceries are a big, expensive problem. Here are the items Americans are most likely to throw away.
Buy lots of little gifts, don't buy a warranty, and other tricks to squeeze the most pleasure out of your holiday purchases.
'Tis the season for awkward gatherings. Here's how to get beyond, "You're a systems analyst? That's ... fascinating."
The web is seeing an explosion of first-person narrative—and that's not (entirely) a bad thing.
I worked out of what might be the best-designed office space in America. Here's what it taught me about productivity, concentration, and happiness at work.
An analysis by Jawbone finds that its users don't move around when it's too warm or frosty out. Not even with those little iPhone-compatible gloves on.
A new study suggests that looking down at a cell phone is the equivalent of placing a 60-pound weight on one's neck.
The Calorific app makes you weep salty truth tears.
A new study finds that while most casual restaurants are in white neighborhoods, the ones in predominantly black neighborhoods are most likely to market to kids.
A start-up will contribute an interesting answer to the million-dollar food-policy question: If healthy food was as easy as junk food, would we eat more of it?
A new study suggests that some people are neither "owls" nor "larks"
Hours of crunching, sewing, and ripping go into readying a piece of footwear that lasts for just one performance.
Why personhood measures keep failing
Goodbye, Viagra tchotchkes, hello digital screens.