The magical Harry Potter movie franchise enters its concluding phase this week, but its impact is still growing. Its legacy: young activists motivated to find solutions to real-world problems.
To the delight of Team Coco, Conan O'Brien returns to late-night TV after his ouster by Jay Leno. But the competition for young viewers has shifted with the rise of Comedy Central.
Daylight Savings Time ends in the wee hours of Sunday morning, so set your clocks back an hour. But where did this tradition come from?
Every year, Americans and Europeans wind their clocks back one hour in the fall. So why did Europeans reset their clocks today, and when is daylight savings 2010 for Americans?
Clint McCance, a school board member in Arkansas, resigns after posting 'hateful' comments about gays on Facebook. But the episode speaks to a deeper clash over gay rights in the rural South.
Increased need and eased eligibility requirements are reasons use of food stamps remains high. A food stamp 'debit card' reduces the stigma, too.
To combat obesity, New York City wants to ban the purchase of sodas and sugary drinks with food stamps. Some see rise of 'food police.'
Sandra Rizkallah and Tom Pugh founded the after-school music program "Plugged In" to help teens start rock bands – and learn about serving others.
As the food recall list grows and food imports flood into the US, it may be time to revamp America's 70-year-old laws on food safety.
American concerns about food safety in imports have created a whole new ethic among Mexican farmers eager to sell in the US.
With only two inspectors in China, the FDA has little food-safety enforcement power but definite influence on food made in China for import to the US.
Glenn Beck's attacks on the Tides Foundation are being linked to a heavily-armed man's attempt to assassinate the progressive organization's employees. Rhetoric has consequences, critics say.
The recession has stalled the expectation of upward mobility in the American middle class: The unemployed are forced to live frugally, while many others choose financially cautious paths.
A thrift store chain attracts the middle class by redefining the secondhand experience
The suicide of Rutgers student Tyler Clementi has brought more attention to cyberbullying. A new study examines the scale of cyberbullying among US teens.
Although in vitro fertilization has brought joy to many families, the Nobel Prize for its co-developer is also a reminder of the bioethical questions raised by IVF technology.
But will Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi's suicide make any difference regarding cyber bullying? Will it change the way hate crime laws are applied to sexual orientation?
Some observers believe that today's media environment is desensitizing young people to the hurtful effects of their actions. The case of a Rutgers student death is renewing scrutiny of this issue.
The future of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, one of the nation's largest black churches, hangs in the balance as Bishop Eddie Long and four young men joust in the media and courts over gay sex allegations.
A new study shows that many devout Americans know less about religion than do atheists. To some observers, it suggests a shallowness of faith. To others, it is evidence that Americans know the spirit better than the letter of religion.