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Americans Are Having Fewer Babies. They Told Us Why.

Americans are having fewer babies. At first, researchers thought the declining fertility rate was because of the recession, but it kept falling even as the economy recovered. Now it has reached a record low for the second consecutive year.<p>Because the fertility rate subtly shapes many major issues …

Child Care

Tupac murder ‘solved’ as suspect confesses to playing part in shooting

"All I care about now is the truth"<p>The murder of Tupac has reportedly been “solved”, with rapper Keefe D coming forward to confess playing a part in …

How to See Who's On Your Wi-Fi

Is your internet sluggish? If you suspect a neighbor is stealing your Wi-Fi, these two apps can help you identify devices using your connection and …

Japan steal World Cup hearts with dignified response to cruel exit

Japan impressed football fans around the world on Monday night with a remarkably dignified response after Belgium being dumped them of the World Cup with a goal scored at the death.<p>The Samurai Blue let slip a two-goal lead as Belgium scored three second-half goals to reach the quarter-finals of the …

Soccer

Queer Eye Can't Save America, and That's OK - them.

“Oh my God, every time we get this far out of Atlanta I just remember, like, the nervousness that I felt on election night 2016,” says <i>Queer Eye’s</i> …

Review: ‘Incredibles 2’ Is a Fast Blast (With Red Flags)

Soon after the slamming opener of “Incredibles 2” — with its flying rubble, fleeing people and bloviating bank robber — the scene shifts to a police-station interrogation room. There, a few cops berate the superhero Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson) and his wife and partner in heroics, …

Animation

Scientists discover ancient interstellar dust that formed the Earth and the solar system

It may not have been far, far away, but it certainly is from long, long ago.<p>Scientists have discovered some of the original interstellar dust that formed the Earth and the solar system billions of years ago, a new study said.<p>The discovery is the "surviving pre-solar interstellar dust that formed …

Universe

Why Are Some of Africa's Biggest Baobab Trees Dying Off?

Baobab trees — ancient, otherworldly behemoths with bulbous trunks that splinter into a constellation of spindly branches — are some of Africa's most iconic living things.<p>Until late last year, the Platland tree in South Africa, also known as Sunland, was their queen. It was the continent's biggest …

South Africa

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago

Between 60 and 90 percent of the world’s fresh water is frozen in the ice sheets of Antarctica, a continent roughly the size of the United States and Mexico combined. If all that ice melted, it would be enough to raise the world’s sea levels by roughly 200 feet.<p>While that won’t happen overnight, …

Antarctica

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Are Married: All the Photos and Details on Their Royal Wedding

| Sat., May. 19, 2018 4:40 AM<p>The next chapter in <b>Meghan Markle</b>'s fairy tale has begun.<p>Wearing a Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy dress, Meghan married</b> …

Nestle makes big bet on America’s thirst for coffee

Swiss company Nestle is doubling down on its bet on America’s thirst for coffee, with the company taking over Starbucks’ retail marketing and sales business for more than $7 billion.<p>The move comes as Nestle is trying of offset declining sales in other divisions while Starbucks will gain greater …

How Eating Like Crap for 5 Months Gave Me a New Outlook on What Healthy Is

While I’m always quick to try new diets and trendy ingredients, I’ve never stuck to a specific way of eating—at least not for very long. For me, too …

Skinny Jeans

The average Goldman Sachs worker made $110,000 in three months

Wall Street is alive and well.<p>Goldman Sachs reported a $2.8 billion profit for the first quarter Tuesday, topping forecasts. And workers at the investment bank were rewarded handsomely.<p>Compensation expenses — a number often referred to as the bonus pool, even though it includes salaries and other …

Goldman Sachs

'Most Instagrammable Hotel’ in the world is in the Maldives

The world’s “Most Instagrammable Hotel” is in the Maldives, according to <i>Luxury Travel Adviso</i>r magazine.<p>Despite recent violence and a state of …

Boosted's $750 Mini is the electric skateboard that won't kill your wallet

Christmas is coming early this year.<p>Boosted, makers of the immensely popular Boosted Board electric skateboards, is back with not one, not two, not …

Skateboarding

Amazon warehouse workers skip bathroom breaks to keep their jobs, says report

In the UK, an undercover reporter and a labor survey exposed harrowing work conditions<p>Amazon warehouse workers are forced to pee in bottles or forego their bathroom breaks entirely because fulfillment demands are too high, according to journalist James Bloodworth, who went undercover as an Amazon …

From Ghana to US National Guard Airman

From struggling without food in Ghana to flying with the U.S. Air National Guard, Staff Sergeant Eric Piime's story is one of hope, perseverance, and patriotism.

Food Stall Serves Up A Social Experiment: White Customers Asked To Pay More

Can a $12 lunch change the way people think about racial wealth disparity in America? How about a $30 lunch? That's the premise behind a social experiment playing out in a New Orleans food stall.<p>Chef Tunde Way opened his pop-up stall in the city's Roux Carre venue in early February. The listed …

Race & Ethnicity

YouTube’s CEO promises stronger enforcement in the wake of controversies

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki took to the service’s Creator Blog last night to issue some broad goals for the year forward. The plans largely revolve around increased transparency on the company’s part and tightening enforcement — a pretty clearly reaction to multiple creator controversies over the …

North and South Korea agree to hold talks on easing military tensions

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North Korea has agreed to send a delegation to next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea and to hold talks with Seoul to ease military tensions, in the most significant thaw in relations between the neighboring states in years.<p>Officials from the two nations met face to …

7 Mantras for Those Who Have Lost Their Motivation and Hope

Earlier today, I was sitting on a park bench eating a sandwich for lunch when an elderly couple pulled their car up under a nearby oak tree. They …

Old Age

‘Learning to live’: why sophrology is the new mindfulness

Feeling stressed, anxious, burnt out? Time to pause Headspace and allow us to introduce a technique from the 1960s instead<p>We have welcomed mindfulness so wholeheartedly into our collective wellbeing consciousness that there are now more than 1,300 mindful apps to choose from. In busy cities, you’re …

Mindfulness

Trump tells North Korea: 'Do not try us'

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> Standing near the front line of the world's tensest standoff, President Donald Trump on Wednesday issued a direct and personal warning to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, declaring during his first major speech in Asia that continued nuclear provocation could result in the communist …

North Korea

When Kids Have to Act Like Parents, It Affects Them for Life

Some people who have to be responsible for their siblings or parents as children grow up to be compulsive caretakers.<p>Laura Kiesel was only 6 years old when she became a parent to her infant brother. At home, his crib was placed directly next to her bed, so that when he cried at night, she was the …

Parenting

The ex-Tesla engineer who created an FDA-compliant hangover cure made $1 million in 3 months and was almost thrown out of the country by Trump's immigration rules

Imagine accidentally creating a startup that makes a cure for hangovers. The startup turns out to be so successful, raking in $1 million in three months, that you need to quit your high-paying job at Tesla, only to then find yourself nearly kicked out of the country by the Trump administration …

Trump Administration

I tried the new SF meditation trend that's drawing people by the thousands. Here's what it's like.

Hundreds began lining up in the courtyard of Grace Cathedral as the sun dipped behind the stone spires on a warm San Francisco night in September. The crowd, many dressed in sweatpants or pajamas, were not waiting for a prayer service, nor a pop-up dining experience, nor tickets to "Hamilton." They …

Meditation

People Who Go Through Painful Breakups End Up Stronger And Happier

There's no easy way to explain the emotional side effects of a breakup, just like there's no easy way to actually go through a breakup in the first …

Breakups

Einstein’s Secret to Happiness Was Just Revealed—and It’s Genius

<i>Video provided by Wochit</i><p>Forget the theory of relativity. When it comes to decoding the universe, nothing is more mysterious than human beings. …

Instagram fitness star says societal pressure to be happy is to blame for her depression

To look at many yogis’ threads on Instagram, you’d think that they’d never had a dark thought in their lives.<p>They’re always chomping on about …

Alphabet is leading a $1 billion round in Lyft that values the company at $11 billion

David Lawee, a partner at Alphabet’s investment arm CapitalG, is joining the board.<p>Alphabet — Google’s parent company — was one of Uber’s first big investors. Now it’s putting a big chunk of money into Uber’s chief U.S. rival, Lyft, leading a $1 billion financing round in the ride-hail company via …