Chocolate lovers don't just eat it anymore. They use it as soap, fingerpaint, candles, even put it on their face. Now raw foodies are saying chocolate is not just a guilty pleasure, but that it actually feeds the skin.
They’re serious. They’re competitive. They’re blind baseball players. With a beeping ball and a few helping hands, they’re playing to win--and showing that disabilities don’t have to hold athletes back.
With stock prices tumbling, parents have an opportunity to teach young investors some important--and painful--financial lessons.
The heroine in the latest romance novel may not be 20 years old anymore with sparking eyes and peach-colored cheeks. She's just as likely to be 50, sprouting crow's' feet and divorced with three kids--but still the same old spunky lady, sexy and searching for true love.
The struggle to quit smoking is getting a boost from new ways of looking at nicotine addiction, and profits are soaring for the growing quit smoking industry.
A new study finds that many African-American woman stay out of the gym to avoid damaging their hairdos, making the fight against the high rate of obesity among such women that much tougher.
Flavors typically used in ethnic cooking are making their way into entrees prepared by more mainstream chefs. These so-called superspices include cinnamon, ginger and fennel. And they're also good for you.
Islamic spiritual healing is gradually growing in popularity, as is mystical healing of other faiths. And Muslim healers, from New York to California, say they are seeing more and more non-Muslim clients.
In a time of war, the U.S. Army is operating on thousands of soldiers to perfect their eyesight, the first effort by any army ever to enhance its combat power by using a medical operation.
In a time of war, do Americans know enough about the country’s military history? Experts in the field say that America’s lack of education in this direction could have dangerous consequences for the republic.
Social networking technologies are changing the way we keep in touch with friends and family--and now they're invading the library. Even a stodgily traditional institution such as the Library of Congress is involved in exploring new ways to turn online catalogs into conversations. But some librarians feel this "Library 2.0" trend is all hype and no substance.
Having a friend or family member perform the wedding ceremony is gaining in popularity now that becoming a minister is just a mouse click away.
Everything from appliances to hotels have been reviewed on the Internet. Now, oldest profession in the world gets its rankings.
Live karaoke provides an outlet for serious singers and committed hams, and a new gig for seasoned ex-hair rockers. But to some, a prolific live band will never eclipse the original karaoke of thousands of backing tracks and a glowing blue box.
Botanical art: The new interest in the environment is increasing the popularity of an old art form.
Given that some gay women have begun to reject the word lesbian as outdated and derogatory, a group from California recently coined a new term to describe their sexuality: Gayelle. The word is now trademarked, with its own Web site and product line, but many gay women in favor of a change still aren't willing to go Gayelle.
Paying attention to hair-below-the-belt, and talking about it, is no longer taboo--even in America's heartland.
For many people, chronic itchiness causes fatigue, depression and other serious health problems. And for many itch sufferers, treatments don't work. Now, a new study that helps explain why scratching feels so good may lead to treatment that will quell the urge to scratch.
On any given day about 250,000 subscribers of the social networking tool Facebook leave virtual "graffiti" on fellow subscribers' Facebook pages. Increasingly this mouse-assisted doodling is evolving into a new art form.
With so many ways to back up one's music, tax records, diaries, and other precious computer files, you'd have to be foolish not to do it--yet millions still don't. When things go wrong and tears begin to flow, a thriving data recovery business is there to pick up the pieces.
Night owls, armed with new knowledge that being productive at night is encoded in their DNA, are demanding respect from the workplace culture that rewards morning perkiness.
Black cats are the least likely to be adopted, shelters across the country agree. Is it genetics, superstition, or just plain bad luck?
Tens of thousands of parents are sharing videos of their young children on the Internet. It's great fun—-watch a 3-year-old movie critic try to explain Star Wars! But is it safe?
Blending elements of online dating and speed dating, sites like speeddate.com and woome.com match up singles for live dates via webcam. But many online speed daters don't care if they ever see each other in the real world; they're logging on just for the fun of meeting new people.
Pharmaceutical companies are reaching out to consumers with direct TV ads like never before. Are they doing more harm than good?
Whether foods, medicines or insects are the culprit, allergy sufferers may soon be able to breathe a little easier, as scientists develop a test that can tell which allergies could put them into shock, and which will barely harm them.
The ex-gay movement, which aims to convert homosexuals into heterosexuals, is reporting a resurgence in popularity and success. But a new set of groups calling itself the ex-ex-gay movement is fighting back.
All but wiped out by malls and housing developments, the American drive-in movie theatre still exists in several hundred localities throughout the country, hanging on to celebrate its 75th anniversary--though you may have to hit the road to find one.
As the numbers soar for Americans over 50 suffering from HIV, sex education programs for older adults are springing up around the country.
David Horvitz wants to do many things: travel to the ends of the earth, study with a psychic, skywrite messages in the clouds. And he wants you to foot the bill. Is this art, or a clever way to finance a vacation?