As protests continue in Egypt, the government has cracked down by suspending the country's Internet service and disrupting much of the cell-phone coverage. Reporters Without Borders closely monitors how nations restrict the Internet access of their citizens. Here are the worst violators.
Cory Booker used Twitter to help dig out residents of Newark during the last blizzard. Now, with much of the Eastern Seaboard covered in snow, more Americans implored the mayor to come to their aid. While Booker can't be everywhere, ordinary citizens inspired by his example often heeded the call.
The history of televised fitness is almost as long as the history of television. From syndicated shows to videos on demand, exercise shows have been capturing our attention for years—and making their stars national icons. Here's a look at some of the most notable figures and biggest milestones in fitness TV.
There's a lot of things to debate about A. J. Daulerio's pursuit of the Brett Favre texting scandal story. But whether or not it's newsworthy isn't one of them.
A new ad promotes whisky as a holiday treat for women: a rare sight in a culture that associates the hard stuff with manliness. Marketing this type of alcohol to a female audience may be novel, but there's nothing new about ladies who like Scotch, rye, whisky, or bourbon.
The year 2010 had its share of heroism and human uplift—the Chilean miners, the viral success of the "It Gets Better" campaign, the Saints winning the Super Bowl—but it also had a whole lot of really dumb stuff. Here we've collected 13 of the most persistent and egregious trends of 2010, all of which we'd like to see disappear.
The device that allowed Artie to take a few steps across the music-room floor really exists, but it won't be showing up under anyone's Christmas tree this year.
While government agencies, businesses, and private institutions are all looking for ways to battle the obesity crisis, no one has yet figured out successful interventions that both improve health and save money, and programs being implemented are often untested.
It's domestic-abuse awareness month, and some organizations have already rolled out clever commercials. But is it really possible to stop abuse with an ad?
A 24-page fashion spread shows models doused in oil, looking like dying wildlife. Is this an edgy commentary on the Deepwater Horizion spill, or crass consumerism at work?
Nine people died Tuesday when a disgruntled employee opened fire at a Connecticut beer distributor, killing himself as police arrived. Allegedly, Omar Thornton was about to be fired for stealing beer, and had previously accused co-workers of racism—accusations that he says went unanswered by management. Mass shootings always make big headlines, but they're only a small fraction of the murders committed each year.
Despite recent reports that the oil spill is clearing up faster than expected, anxiety and depression still linger among residents of the Gulf coast. A survey of 406 Gulf coast residents indicated the far-reaching emotional toll of the spill, with younger residents and low income citizens showing the most distress.
Forget what you think you know about the origin of species. "Sex at Dawn" sets out to prove that our prehistoric ancestors were happy and healthy, thanks in no small part to lots of egalitarian, polyamorous, noisy group sex.
Pornographers are no longer in the business of making love, says Gail Dines. Now they're making hate. With more than 370 million Internet sites, it takes something pretty shocking to stand out. The result? Dines argues that "gonzo porn," which is extreme, is graphic, and was once relegated to the fringes, is now mainstream. And it's undermining the ways men and women approach sex.