| Oct 19, 2013
Dear Amy: I'm a junior in high school. My parents are really hard on me about my grades.
They get mad if I get below a 95 on anything. I have a lot going on this year, and just got a new job. So now I'm trying to juggle schoolwork, a job, piano, guitar,...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Is sleep deprivation equivalent to a kick to the head?
Could be. Researchers at Sweden's Uppsala University looked at what happened when healthy people pulled an all-nighter. Scientists found chemicals in their blood that were markers of brain damage....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:00 AM
There's a movement afoot to end handshaking.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 80% — 80%! — of all infections are transmitted by hands.
That very well might explain why you are sick —- or recovering from...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:02 PM
They did it. A Boston Red Sox team that was given up for lost in 2012 came back to win the World Series in six intense and exciting games against the St. Louis Cardinals.
For Red Sox fans, the 2013 season was a gift from the baseball gods, a magical...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona is skydiving Wednesday, the third anniversary of a rampage that killed six people and left the legislator partially paralyzed.
Giffords, 43, was one of more than a dozen people who were wounded in...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 11:58 AM
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has loosened up on medical marijuana. An executive order on Wednesday by Cuomo, a longtime opponent of legalizing pot for medicinal purposes, is set to legalize medical marijuana. But it's restrictive.
It will still be illegal...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 12:05 AM
Want to have lunch with Arianna Huffington and learn why success should mean more than money and power? It'll only cost a thousand dollars.
The Huffington Post Media Group editor-in-chief and president is going out on a three-city tour with MSNBC's...
| Nov 26, 2013
Whatever you think about the potential evils of carbohydrates, most people agree that they're tough to kick. Between cookie cravings, the lure of comforting pastas and the discovery that your fruit salad is a carb bonanza, it's no wonder many people throw...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Prisoners," an ambitious drama about two kidnapped children, could be a surprise entry at this year's Oscars. Although the film isn't a lock for major nominations ("12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" are considered the frontrunners), it's a darkhorse with a...
| May 9, 2013
| 7:41 PM
Over the objections of Los Angeles County mental health officials, a judge Thursday ordered an 86-year-old murder defendant to remain in the government's care and not be released to a family member.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Norman Shapiro...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 4:07 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Fears of job cuts and "banker bashing" are taking a toll on the health of bank workers of all levels, according to an international study published on Wednesday that follows a trail of burnouts and tragedies in the world of finance....