The science of what makes coffee great Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency. - William H.
A surprisingly relevant observation about salacious gossip, applied to the Anthony Weiner era Reuters The seminal essay "The Right to Privacy," published in the December 15, 1890, issue of the Harvard
But Obama's latest policy probably doesn't even qualify for the name. It's like clockwork -- which is good, because nothing else about the nation's budgeting process seems to work these days: If it's late
Michael Hayden likened an ideological preference for transparency to Islamic fundamentalism. Seriously. In an interview with Financial Review, an Australian publication, General Michael Hayden, who has
People like to read erotic literature on an e-readers because they're discreet. But retailers can make the smut very difficult to find. "Many of us realized immediately that, like the Internet, the Kindle
Do Americans care as much about justice and individual rights when Muslim Americans are killed? Few things divide us as quickly and powerfully as criminal trials that contain or spark racial controversy.
In the 1950s, Communist ideology posed the biggest threat to the free market. Today, crony capitalism is more corrosive. Reuters Over the weekend, the New York Times published a jaw-dropping story about
NSA apologists say spying is only used for menaces like "weapons of mass destruction" and "terror." But those terms have been radically redefined. Fer Gregory/Shutterstock One of the assurances I keep
The world's first facial recognition payment system lets you ditch your credit card. Finland-based company Uniqul is preparing to release a payment system that uses facial recognition software to link
Nutrition experts contend that all we need is what's typically found in a routine diet. Industry representatives, backed by a fascinating history, argue that foods don't contain enough, and we need supplements.
Longstanding flaws contributed significantly to this week's bankruptcy. Reuters News that Detroit has officially declared bankruptcy inspired me to dig into old newspaper and magazine stories to relive
It's not just a microcosm of congressional insensitivity and bad economics. It's a small moral play about the role of money in politics. Reuters The farm bill passed by the House of Representatives yesterday
While their parents work in faraway cities, the country's rural youth are often neglected. What can be done to help them? As reports of sexual assault and even murder of children have triggered public
Sqorck.com is now officially responsible for ruining childhoods across America. They've taken the classic Pixar opening sequence and given it a sinister twist that is all too appropriate in the light U.S.
"False alarms." The Atlantic business channel always enjoys a good price mystery. But this factoid probably falls under the category of Really Awful Price Mystery. It's so awful that I sincerely hope just
Flying sharks are just like quantitative easing. Really. There is a movie called Sharknado. It is a real movie. It is about sharks in a tornado. The killer sharks in the tornado fly around snatching up