For the past decade, teen girls have closed the gender gap when it comes to underage drinking. Now a new study reveals that girls may be drinking more than boys, and for more troubling reasons.
The language doctors and journalists use to talk about personal health often unintentionally exclude many Americans who don't fit a middle-class mold.
As part of an ongoing look at the players in the Gulf Coast oil spill, their biases, successes, and failures, we examine the officials mentioned by President Obama in his Oval Office speech. Who is Michael Bromwich, and what has Steven Chu been doing all this time?
"Who Can You Trust?" is an ongoing look at some of the main players in the gulf oil-spill disaster. We analyze the media appearances and public statements of those covering, controlling, and combating the spill to determine who's spinning for personal advantage, who's playing to the crowd, and who (or what) we can truly count on.
Earlier today, a natural-gas pipeline in Texas exploded, killing at least three people and injuring several others. It's a very bad blow to an industry currently crippled with a terrible public-perception problem: despite the limited success of the containment cap, the oil spill in the gulf continues to wreak havoc in the water and on the coastlines. But it's nothing the industry can't overcome.
Hair is more than the stuff on top of our head. An examination of why we care so much, and why our bad-hair days are never really about the split ends.
Commercials deemed too hot for TV end up making a bigger splash online. The latest offender features pantlessness and, yes, poo.
Today, The New York Times looked at the increasing popularity of fetal ultrasounds as a regulation for women seeking abortion. As NEWSWEEK noted in 2009, these laws—which are seen by anti-abortion proponents as a way to restrict abortion—have "been their most popular tactic and [have] been on an upswing in recent years." But the article points out that as a restrictive measure, fetal ultrasounds may miss the mark.
Last night, PBS's NewsHour dedicated a segment to AP photographer Gerald Herbert, who's taken powerful photographs of the wildlife affected as oil makes its way toward the Louisiana coast.
Bigger, Stronger, Faster: Doping, Training, and Human Evolution, and How Sports Change as Players Get Huge
Floyd Landis's admission that he did indeed take performance-enhancing drugs is one of the least shocking sports headlines in recent memory. In fact, the idea that doping scandals are still making news might be more surprising: illegal drug use exists in all major sports.
Marriage, as everyone knows, is hard work. And couples who face undue stress—a lost job, a foreclosed home, the death of a child—have an even harder time staying together.
Pesticides, ADHD, and Personal Health: Why We Can't Always Control What Happens to Our Brains and Bodies
If a study found that Acme Brand Cleaning products led to cancer in kids, you'd better believe that parents would step up: they'd boycott Acme Brand, they'd write angry letters to both the CEO and the government, and they'd create such an uproar that the cleaning products would be pulled from the shelves.
The pill has turned 50! The first mainstream form of birth control that empowered women to control their reproductive systems without the consultation, cooperation, or even knowledge of men. But even considering all its accomplishments, Elaine Tyler May argues that the pill was no game changer.
In college—away from her family, overwhelmed by the responsibility of creating her own meals and absorbed in a culture that stresses weight loss and thinness—Marianne Kirby stopped eating. Sure, there was the occasional dinner party with friends, but most days she'd down a bag of chips and a can of soda and figure that was enough.
Good magazine linked to a great visual explainer from Al-Jazeera that shows exactly what happened on the Deepwater Horizon rig to cause the spill, how the oil is leaking, and what options exist for stopping it.Right now both the oil company and the military have robotic devices trying to turn on the shutoff valve, but navigating so deep under the sea can be difficult, and getting the valve to function can be complex.
Poor Dick Cheney. Ever since George W. Bush's presidential term ended, all the former veep has wanted to do is spend some time at home, kick back with his grandchildren, and publicly criticize and undermine the authority of our current commander in chief as often as possible.
If you've been anywhere near a computer for over the past week, you've probably caught a glimpse of the "Telephone" video created by military members stationed in Afghanistan.