Unmarried couples living together is new norm, U.S. study says
Three of four women in the United States have lived with a partner without being married by age 30, an increasing trend that suggests cohabitation is now a regular part of family life, researchers said.
Instagram beauty contests worry parents, child privacy advocates
The photo-sharing site Instagram has become wildly popular as a way to trade pictures of pets and friends. But a new trend on the site is making parents cringe: beauty pageants, in which thousands of young girls — many appearing no older than 12 or 13 — submit photographs of themselves for others to judge.
Tweet calls out "manatee" label on plus-size dress; Target apologizes
Twitter user Susan Clemens (@suZen) posted a screen grab from Target's website showing a plus sizer dress in "Manatee Gray." The tweet went viral, prompting an apology from Target for what they called the "unintentional oversight."
Crabs supersized by carbon pollution
Crabs are bulking up on carbon pollution that pours out of power plants, factories and vehicles and settles in the oceans, turning the tough crustaceans into even more fearsome predators.
Teaching robot a hit with autistic students
NAO is “a fully interactive, versatile, fun and continuously evolving humanoid robot able to host educative, entertaining and daily-life assistance applications.”
Toyota 4Runner has old-school toughness
If you're someone who wants a vehicle that can truly go off-roading, one of the best 4x4s in the world is the Toyota Land Cruiser.
Tea grows a reputation for healthfulness
A growing body of research suggests that tea, the world's second-most-consumed beverage — only water is more popular — helps prevent cardiovascular disease, burn calories and ward off some types of cancer.
Asparagus and the grill, a match made for spring
My asparagus convalescence - from a childhood spent eating the mushy, canned stuff - began late in my adolescence, when my mother boiled fresh spears, then napped them with homemade hollandaise.
Slate: Google invents spam filter for your phone
The Federal Trade Commission's "Robocall challenge," a call to the public to come up with technological solutions to the ongoing phone-spam problem, was met with a creative entry from Google.
Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts slashes heart risk
A Mediterranean diet with extra servings of olive oil or mixed nuts reduced the risk of a first heart attack, stroke and death by almost 30 percent in less than five years, according to a study from Spanish researchers.
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