Many people were spellbound as they watched the newest Scripps National Spelling Bee champions — Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar — correctly sound out scherenschnitte and nunatak in order to gain the prestigious 2015 title.
Chances are you found this article because you were bored and skimming through Facebook.
Employers are expecting their employees to always be just a phone call away and ready to drop things to fill in at the office. And it’s hurting families and working parents.
Some say movies are the true portrait of our lives. But that’s not the case when it comes to drug use, according to a new study from the New York Film Academy.
Imagine answering your phone or sending a text message by using the fabric of the trendy jacket you are wearing. Google is seeking to make something like this a possibility with Project Jacquard.
The 100 days of summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day are the deadliest time of year for children, according to Deseret News' Lois Collins and Marjorie Cortez.
News broke early this week that streaming service Netflix has begun testing advertising possibilities before and after shows, prompting some outcry on Twitter.
Does your co-worker’s creaky chair make it hard to focus? How about the constant whir of the copy machine and low-key office chatter?
Thanks to the Internet and mobile phones, millions of people now have access to bank accounts — from merchants in Tanzania to dairy farmers in India.
Earthquake action disaster movie "San Andreas" shook its way to the top of the box office last weekend at home and worldwide.
WEST HOLLYWOOD — McDonald’s is great for a lot of things: $1 Cokes, breakfast and the Big Mac. But there’s one thing the fast-food chain shouldn’t be associated with — a marriage proposal.
PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Cassini spacecraft just finished its final rendezvous with one of the strangest moons in the known universe.
'Tis the season for landmark publications like The New York Times to compile their summer reading lists, but this year's choices are sparking some debate.
If you want a pay raise, try being a little more optimistic.
WINDYTON — As a kid I remember going outside on high-wind days and seeing how far I could lean into the wind without falling over, and I would do it for hours.
FORT WORTH, Texas — A Texas couple who recently lost their baby daughter found a bit of solace in a meal, thanks to a server at one of their favorite restaurants.
THE VATICAN — If you haven’t heard anything about the awesomeness of Pope Francis since he was installed, you’ve probably been living under a rock.
Working in an office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., or some close iteration of that, can make being productive extra difficult. Maybe because of the noise of the office or the chatty co-workers walking by you.
For most Instagram users getting even 11 likes can be a struggle, but one celebrity got more than 2 million likes in less than a month on just a selfie.
Every time he picks up a music magazine, Scott LeGere realizes how paramount music streaming is in his life
A proposal to revamp New York state's prison sentencing system will not just save taxpayers money and restore fairness, but it will also help families of inmates cope with the social and economic impacts of having a parent behind bars.
THE BRINY SEA — About a year ago, The Discovery Channel aired a video as part of Shark Week showing what is believed to be one the biggest great white sharks caught on film.
Earlier this month, federal authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that had bilked millions of dollars from donors, and Propublica investigations came down hard on the Red Cross, questioning its use of the half-billion dollars it raised for Haiti relief.
Do you watch TV a lot, own a La-z-boy, like soap operas and crave frozen pizza? If you answered yes to all of these questions, a new study says you might be a couch potato.
Drowning is the leading cause of preventable death for children with autism. It is a mystery what draws these kids to water, but it is a fact that it can often be deadly. The best form of prevention is water safety lessons taught by those who understand a child with autism.
New York isn't the only place where rent is sky high.
All the millennials who have a 401(k) now have a leg up on their parents, according to the Retirement Savings & Spending study that found millennials have better financial habits than baby boomers.
While hipsters are mostly known for their obscure tastes in music and ironic facial hair, one group is seeking to redefine what it means to be both hipster and Muslim by combining the two.
A new study shows that chimps have more in common with humans than anyone originally thought.
SPEEDINGTON — Have you ever heard of the Modball Rally? Neither have I, so let’s start at the beginning.