Courtney Leigh Irelan

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Jeb Bush: 'People need to work longer hours'

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday seemed to propose a bold solution for economic troubles: “People need to work longer hours,” drawing negative reactions from critics who suggested the last thing Americans need is to work more.<p>The GOP presidential contender made his suggestion during an …

Government

I Can Has New CEO? Cheezburger’s Ben Huh Steps Down After 8 Years

After acquiring a tiny little site called I Can Has Cheezburger? in 2007, Ben Huh took it to levels that went way further than the internet. The site, and at one time Huh himself, were a bit of a household name. Today, he has announced that he’s stepping down as CEO, to be replaced by its President …

Pope Francis drinks coca leaf tea on South American tour

Main ingredient in cocaine given to pontiff in a brew of camomile and anise seeds on the plane to Bolivia as a remedy for altitude sickness<p>Pope Francis drank a tea of coca leaves, camomile and anise seeds on the plane to Bolivia from Ecuador to ward off altitude sickness upon arrival at the highest …

South America

The woman who barely sleeps

Is it true that some people need only a few hours of sleep? Helen Thomson talks to a woman whose genes might hint at how we all could survive on less shuteye.<p>What would you do if you had 60 days of extra free time a year? Ask Abby Ross, a retired psychologist from Miami, Florida, a “short-sleeper”. …

San Francisco

Jared raid is only Subway's latest problem

NEW YORK (AP) — A raid at the home of "Subway guy" Jared Fogle is just the latest trouble to hit the ubiquitous sandwich chain.<p>The company has been …

New York City

His Open Letter to Babies on Their First Day on Earth Is Like Poetry for Your Soul

I think there’s a reason Jesus loved children and it wasn’t just because he was a “kid person.” Kids get it. They enjoy the little things, they …

Parenting