Leisure & Lifestyle

How Mobile Apps Are Changing The Future Of Communication

How Mobile Apps Are Changing The Future Of Communication

March 5, 2014

WhatsApp, recently bought by Facebook for $19 billion, allows its users to text at virtually no cost. How consumers worldwide are using mobile apps to communicate for free and what it means for the future of the telecom industry.

Daniel Jones: "Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With The Help Of 50,000 Strangers)"

Daniel Jones: "Love Illuminated: Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject (With The Help Of 50,000 Strangers)"

February 13, 2014

For nearly 10 years, Daniel Jones has edited the Modern Love column in The New York Times. Over the decade, he has read more than 50,000 stories of relationships lost, found and transformed. In his new book, "Love Illuminated," he reveals what he has learned.

The Latest Trends In Wearable Technology

The Latest Trends In Wearable Technology

January 30, 2014

Consumers learned this week that Google Glass will be available for prescription lenses. A look at the world of wearable technology, from privacy concerns to the challenge of making them fashionable.

Angelique Kidjo: "Spirit Rising: My Life, My Music"

January 28, 2014

Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy Award-winning musician and UNICEF ambassador. The singer-songwriter on celebrating her African roots in word and song.

Jane Pauley: "Your Life Calling"

Jane Pauley: "Your Life Calling"

January 8, 2014

Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist Jane Pauley is out with a new book about reinventing yourself after age 50. As average life expectancies increase, more people than ever are starting new careers and companies in their 50s and 60.

Meg Wolitzer: "The Interestings" (Rebroadcast)

Meg Wolitzer: "The Interestings" (Rebroadcast)

November 28, 2013

Meg Wolitzer's latest novel begins in 1974 when six teenagers meet at an artsy summer camp. It traces their lifelong friendship and how their individual talents play out in life.

Why Alcohol Abuse Among Women Is On The Rise

October 9, 2013

Closing the gender gap in alcohol abuse: DUIs, "drunkorexia" and health problems are growing along with increased marketing to the female market. An award-winning journalist offers her personal story of alcoholism and a plea for tougher social policies.

Concerns About Caffeinated Energy Drinks, Candy And Snacks

Concerns About Caffeinated Energy Drinks, Candy And Snacks

June 27, 2013

Debate over the health effects of caffeinated energy drinks, candy and snacks. Companies argue they are safe, but critics say they shouldn't be marketed to children.

Meg Wolitzer: "The Interestings"

Meg Wolitzer: "The Interestings"

April 22, 2013

Meg Wolitzer's latest novel begins in 1974 when six teenagers meet at an artsy summer camp. It traces their lifelong friendship and how their individual talents play out in life.

Preview Of US Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Cases

March 25, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on two cases that address same-sex marriage: the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8.

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