A look inside the small, happy world of artists' books: one-of-a-kind, handmade books that combine original poetry and visual art.
Many people swear they can't live without lip balm. But such an obsession may be more harmful than they think.
Pet owners are now creating trust funds to provide for their animals after they're gone.
Once faced with frantic searches for wedding gowns that fit, pregnant brides are finding it easier to find dresses specifically designed for their bulging bellies.
Moving beyond the "tell me about your mother" approach, some psychotherapists are using horses to facilitate the therapeutic process. It is an innovative mental health approach that is gaining traction across North America.
Cosmetic surgery for dogs? Thanks to fake testicles for animals, owners can neuter their pets but make sure they still look "intact."
Wedding events are no longer just about the bride. At groom showers, men get gifts, advice and quality time with friends and family.
Origami is undergoing a renaissance. New techniques are pushing this art form into a continuous state of evolution.
Number avoidance and the anxiety it produces have measurable economic and even medical consequences. Developers build around it. Businesses avoid it. Even the U.S. Navy refuses to launch boats on Friday the 13th.
A growing number of Christian schools nationwide are performing Communion during the school day, prompting a discussion in religious circles about just how much church and school should intersect.
Online galleries are giving artists and buyers a taste of the contemporary art scene--but without the high prices or pretentiousness.
Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," a monumental work of modern art, turns 100 this year, and the art world is celebrating the painting's influence over a century's worth of work.
The main pavilion from the 1964-65 World's Fair is deteriorating, but other fair attractions--from a giant car tire in Michigan to a 732-bell carillon in Georgia--are still delighting crowds.
Their genes can make their faces turn red and fiery after one sip of alcohol. But the biology battle has begun. Asian-American youth across the country are turning to over-the-counter drugs to make the dreaded "Asian flush" a tint of the past.
In the run-up to the 2008 presidential elections, White House hopefuls are a hot ticket at graduations.
A simulated hunting game has attracted players ranging from middle-age women to inner city youth. And you don't have to be into the real thing to get addicted.
Environmental entrepreneurs, known as 'enviropreneurs,' are finding ways to create profitable business ventures that also provide benefits to the Earth.
It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's people who call themselves real-life superheroes. They dress up, fight for justice and keep their identities secret.
Though in strict religious terms Jewish kosher and Muslim halal foods are different from each other, they are similar enough to appeal to a mix of consumers who share common interests in food, if not in politics.
The days of varsity jackets, pledge pins and commitment rings as signs of an exclusive relationship are gone. Facebook.com, the social-networking Web site for young people, is the new arbiter of who is and isn’t available.
As the bathroom morphs from a functional space into a "personal haven," luxury toilets have become the perfect addition. Gadget-laden toilets and replica thrones are now within the reach of middle-class consumers.
Young Muslims look to imams online for answers to religious questions.
Activists agitate for gender-free bathrooms.
Steeee-ryyyke. Umpires behind the plate at all levels of baseball spend years perfecting the delivery of their strikeout calls. It's one of the only aspects of the game that allows umpires to display a little style and personality.
The pageantry of the Kentucky Derby is mainly about what's on a lady's head--especially with the queen coming to town.
Some gay comedians choose to be "out" on stage, while others do not.
A new ruling on royalties has put online radio stations and the musicians whose music they play on the offensive.
There is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, and many patients become agitated as their minds waste away. Many caregivers say that children's dolls, books and games can provide comfort.
Landscaping the garden, filling a tooth or custom-designing a wedding dress need not be expensive pursuits. Students often offer top-notch services for a fraction of the normal price.
Across the country, home-based child care providers, who are not covered under existing labor laws, are fighting for their right to form a union.
Frustration over the lack of privacy in office cubicles has inspired innovations and an etiquette guide to improve the work environment for tens of millions of cubicle dwellers.
A neuroscientist believes that a little-known cranial nerve may be the secret to lust. Few medical books mention nerve zero, but evidence is stacking up that suggests it may be the conduit for sex pheromones.
Traditional Japanese split-toe socks and shoes are slowly gaining a following in North America.
Political junkies are turning from the polls to their new political portfolios to predict the nominees for president.
From voice coaches to visa experts, savvy specialists are earning a living by meeting the varied needs of foreign-born artists living in New York.
A homemade experiment demonstrates the damage soft drinks can do to teeth. By Howard Swains.
Once feared by early explorers, sea monsters now have plenty of fans.
If you have ever wished you could walk on water or effortlessly cartwheel down a mountain range, the Zorb will fulfill your dreams. This latest extreme sport, which already has a cult following in New Zealand, will arrive in the United States this summer.
Ten years after its start in the United States, the grandparents’ rights movement has gone from local to global. On May 6, activists from around the world will gather in New York for the first summit on grandparents caring for children.
Tour guides at museums and historical attractions across the country have been replaced by recorded audio guides.
As death becomes a less taboo topic, many people are exploring their post-death options, and making some very unusual requests.
As children's waist sizes continue to grow, so do the number of weight-loss camps designed to combat obesity.
The use of drugs for performance purposes is still a problem at American universities as students turn to prescription stimulants, which they believe are safer than illegal drugs.
What happened to good tomatoes in the grocery store?
The decision by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra to sell its 30-piece collection of rare string instruments has highlighted the difficulty in appraising such items.
A new global warming Web site explores connections between science, history and economics, allowing users to see how climate change is affecting schools, businesses and community life.
Christian groups are booking comedians to attract new members to their churches, and opening up new career opportunities for budding comics.