In Haiti, actor Sean Penn brushed aside mockery in the media for his penchant for taking up causes. Someone, he said, had to do something after the devastating earthquake. Now he's being recognized for his efforts. Penn will be presented with the 2012 Peace Summit Award next month during the annual meeting of Nobel Peace Prize laureates.
The Williams sisters have not had it easy in recent years. Two of the modern era's most successful women tennis players have been beset by health problems which have deprived the game of two of its most marketable stars.
So Mike Daisey stepped over the line. So he combined bits of fabrication with his facts about the Chinese factories that make Apple products. So he converted some research into first-person experience. So he led "This American Life" to believe that his piece, "Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory" -- adapted from his one-man show, "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" -- was journalistically sound. What's the big deal?
Hurry up and wait: surely, that must be the official slogan of storm chasers who race from one side of Tornado Alley to the other, only to wait, and wait, and wait, to see the awesome power of nature.
Can you copyright music of pi? Judge says no.
Tiger Woods goes controller-free for a new video game.
How young is too young for a child to have a cell phone? With the average preschooler now more able to play video games than ride a bike or tie a shoe, and with three-quarters of all middle school- and high school-age kids already owning a phone, it's an increasingly difficult question for today's digital parent to answer. And it might not even be the most meaningful one.
Hotels have reached new heights of "hos-pet-ality," offering perks like gourmet treats, designer dog beds, scratching posts, chew toys and pet massage. But that level of pampering isn't essential to a great getaway for you or your pooch.
Douglas J. Elliott, who worked as an investment banker for two decades, is a fellow at the Brookings Institution. Now we have one more thing for which to blame Goldman Sachs.
Should race be a factor in adoption?
Video of a Canadian paraplegic woman making a spectacular bungee jump in her wheelchair is becoming an Internet sensation.
In their book, "The World in Skillet," authors Paul and Angela Knipple reveal that because America is a nation built by immigrants, traditions from Uganda, Liberia, Brazil and beyond can be traced to the food people think of as being "American" - or in this case, "Southern." "We were inspired to write the book because of the diversity we see in the South, but looking back to everyone we talked to, we realize that essentially everybody's the same no matter where you go," says the husband-and-wife team. Let's take a dip into America's melting pot without stepping north of the Mason-Dixon line.
Forget your morning bagel routine and start the day with a baguette; March 21 is National French Bread Day!
Thanks to the circular firing squad nature of the 2012 Republican presidential primaries, it had begun to look as if President Obama would coast to re-election in November. But then came along high gas prices.
Jeffrey Bellin, an assistant professor of law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, discusses how 'duty to retreat' became 'stand your ground,'