Did penicillin cause the sexual revolution?
Ask most people to account for the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and they will likely say something about improved access to birth control (as well as improved access to Jefferson Airplane and shrooms). But Andrew Francis, an economist at Emory University, wants to give a little credit to penicillin, too.
10 favorite romantic lodgings
Looking for an amorous getaway for Valentine's Day — or any other day? Here is a list of favorite romance-inspiring lodgings.
Simple things you can do to live longer
You don’t always have to search for the newest vitamin supplement or switch your daily routine to include a new workout to live longer, because there are many things you can do that require either no change or very little of it, say experts.
Teenage quest for fame results in pornography, criminal charges
We got freaked out by kids sexting.
We were shocked when some high school football players ordered prostitutes with their smartphones.
Preview the 2013 Super Bowl ads
Get a sneak peek at this year's Super Bowl commercials. Have a favorite already?
Want to sell your own art or merchandise? Here's how
As many successful artists and business people will tell you, waiting around for your big break is the last thing you want to do, because it might never happen. With technology being what it is today, there’s really no reason that you can’t put on an art exhibit if you’re an artist, put together and market an album if you’re a musician or promote and sell your homemade products to those interested in what you’re doing.
Puppy Bowl and the growth of online cute
In 2005, Animal Planet executives green-lighted a crazy idea: to film puppies playing football as counterprogramming to the Super Bowl. It may have sounded like a lark, but they said yes. And now they are reaping the rewards: The Puppy Bowl attracts a larger audience every year, with 2012's show attracting 8.7 million unique total viewers during the 12-hour marathon.
Slate: The giant squid stalker
The enigmatic giant squid can grow to 35 feet or longer, and its eye is as big as your head. But it lives about 1,000 feet below the surface and deeper, and it had only been glimpsed a few times at the surface and photographed alive once.
Is your online data out of control?
There is probably a lot of information about you in cyberspace. If you have a Facebook account, or know people with a Facebook account, it's almost a certainty.
Tips to starting the day off right
We are almost a month into 2013, and whether you've resolved to get to the gym, try belly-dancing or to sit down to dinner as a family more, I have a bonus resolution for you. It's an easy one: Eat a complete breakfast each morning.
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