| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:29 AM
In the world of dieting, many promises are made and broken. But author Kevin Trudeau's is an extreme case: He had been warned by no less than the Federal Trade Commission not to make false claims about his diet book in advertisements.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Is there room for two media watchdog shows on at the exact same time?
CNN hopes so and is hiring New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter to host its Sunday morning program "Reliable Sources" and cover the industry for its cable channel and digital...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:28 PM
As a kid, I played with toy dinosaurs and dolls alike. At 13, I insisted that a female rabbi perform my bat mitzvah ceremony. I didn't shave my legs during high school and much of college, in protest against sexist and generally pain-in-the-rear beauty...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:57 AM
The titular hammer-wielding superhero returns in "Thor: The Dark World," this time to stop a race of dark elves from plunging the universe into blackness. But, despite all creation hanging in the balance, film critics are somewhat unmoved by the god of...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Malala Yousafzai has become an international celebrity. In her book "I Am Malala," the Pakistani teen who survived being shot in the head by a member of the Taliban tells her story. Growing up in her father's school, she was a staunch advocate and...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:07 AM
A mother in Alamogordo, N.M., happened to flip through her kid's homework and was distraught by what she found. Nancy Wilmott's teenage daughter had been assigned to read the British writer Neil Gaiman's “Neverwhere,” which happens to have one...
| Nov 10, 2013
His was the last face I saw, the final voice I heard before I stepped backward off the 100-foot cliff.
Even now, nearly two decades later, I can envision his weathered features and wispy white hair, and I can recall much of what he said. My fear, he...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:27 PM
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The Graham Norton Show Elton John, Judi...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:13 PM
The Christmas season has officially started in Venezuela, thanks to President Nicolas Maduro, who recently declared it so.
Maduro made the announcement at a Socialist Christmas fair in the city of Caracas. According to National Public Radio, the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:09 PM
When Clifford Nass moved to a Stanford University freshman residence hall as a "dorm dad" in 2007, he wasn't quite prepared for college life in the 21st century. Even as a professor who for decades had studied the interaction of humans and computers, he...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:26 PM
One of the great musical bummers of our time has been the wholesale narrowing of the phrase "dance music." In modern-day parlance, it's come to signify mostly the thump-based electronic beats created on computer and delivered by DJs in sweaty EDM clubs. ...