A new report finds a close match between individual happiness and objective quality-of-life measures such as climate, air quality, and schools. But others say happiness is more nearly tied to family, friends, and religion.
The Pew Research Center releases a survey of young cellphone owners and sexting – sending or receiving sexually provocative pictures on phones.
Talking about the consequences of posting pictures or phone numbers on Facebook, rather than banning the technology entirely, is the best way to help teens use the Internet safely, a new consumer protection guide from the Federal Trade Commission says.
The boy's father says an elementary school in Taunton, Mass., suspended his son for drawing a picture of Jesus. The school says his version of events is 'totally inaccurate.'
Regifting, a practice that is often maligned and usually frowned-upon by etiquette mavens, appears to be gaining more acceptance in hard times.
Americans say they'll spend less this holiday season because of hard times. But they're finding innovative ways to give, everything from regifting to donating their time to good causes.
Corporate consultancy Accenture announced Sunday that it is dumping Tiger Woods, but it has bound its image so closely to Woods that it even put him on its stationery.
Accenture announced Sunday that it is ending its sponsorship of Tiger Woods because of the current scandal. Accenture tied its brand to Woods more closely than did any other company.
There remains a very large unknown in Woods’s statement: Just how long will the best golfer in the universe be away from the sport? Broadcasters as well as fans are wondering when they might see Tiger Woods on the links again.
A Muslim Public Affairs Council report Friday laid out recommendations for countering radicalization among young Muslim Americans, including more community policing, programs to target at-risk youths, and funding for legal redress on alleged civil liberties violations.
Catholics have long supported healthcare reform. But many now worry that it might compromise existing restrictions on federal funding of abortions, leaving them with a tough choice.
Federal prosecutors filed charges this week against Chicago resident David Headley in connection with the 2008 Mumbai terrorist attack. On Wednesday, Pakistan police said they have arrested five Americans suspected of seeking ties with terrorists there.
The US divorce rate declined for the first time since 2005, suggesting that more Americans may be sticking with marriage as a financial safety net, according to a new report.
Anthony Sowell, the alleged Cleveland serial killer, pleaded insanity Thursday. His attorneys will have a difficult time proving that, experts say.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has had 38 recalls for dangerous toys this year, down from 162 in 2008. But parents shopping for children this holiday season still need to be vigilant.
Kentucky police said Tuesday that Bill Sparkman, the census worker found hanged with "FED" written on his chest, was trying to make his suicide look like a murder for insurance purposes.
Reported hate crimes dropped 2 percent in 2008 from 2007 levels. Is rising 'atmosphere of rage' a threat to gains?
After the shootings at Fort Hood, Muslim communities across the US were swift to condemn the attack. But the incident has again raised image issues for Muslims, as well as questions about how to best counter radicalization.
Women ski jumpers sue for the right to compete in the Vancouver Olympics and stop men from jumping if women can't.
The California Energy Commission next week takes up new energy efficiency standards for flat-screen TVs sold in the state.