Why Do We Gravitate Toward Middle Items When We Shop?
When you’re at the grocery store and reach for certain brands, is it because you trust them or because they’re simply where you can best see them? Researchers say it could be a little of both.
How Many Website Usernames and Passwords Do You Have?
Household chores may be among the most-hated tasks, but the digital era has introduced a whole new layer of annoyance to our lives: website usernames and passwords.
Do School Food Laws Help Kids Lose Weight?
In an effort to curb rising child obesity rates, many states across the US have limited the unhealthy foods that kids can buy at school — and new evidence shows it could be paying off.
This Day in History for August 26 – Charles Lindbergh Dies and More
1920 – The 19th amendment to the Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote (More info) 1939 – The first televised Major League Baseball game is broadcast (More info)
If You’re Looking for Better Grades, Make Sure to Get Some Sleep
Parents who admire their kids’ late-night study habits might be better off encouraging them to get some shut-eye instead — new research suggests well-rested students fare better academically.
Should Kids Be Rewarded with Prizes Just for Going to School?
Laying the groundwork for a successful future should be reason enough for children to go to school — but for some districts with poor attendance rates, they’ve had to sweeten the pot.
Should Kids Be Fined for Skipping School?
You may already know some lucky kids are being rewarded with things like shoes, iPads and even cars just for showing up to school. But if they don’t, is it fair to fine them — and their parents?
Jeffrey Johnson Identified As Empire State Building Shooter
A man who shot and killed a former co-worker near the Empire State Building on Friday morning has now been identified as 53-year-old Jeffrey Johnson.
Many Parents Are Talking to Their Kids About Back-to-School Shopping Budgets — Dollars and Sense
The new school year begins soon, and with that comes back-to-school shopping. And since many parents are feeling the crunch of the economic downturn, that means lots of them are talking to their kids about something they often haven’t before: money.
United Airlines Unconcerned After It Loses a Little Girl
Imagine putting your 10-year-old daughter on a plane by herself after United Airlines said it would ensure that she arrived safely. Now imagine she goes missing — and the airline doesn’t seem to care.
Woman Triumphs By Getting $10,000 Check for Unknowingly Paying to Light Streetlamps the Last 25 Years
Reading utility bills can be frustrating. The total amount is usually higher than we think it should be, and figuring out why is nearly impossible. But one Connecticut woman now knows the reason for her inflated bills: for more than two decades, she was paying the cost of juicing two city streetlamps.
Number of US Breweries Reaches 125-Year High
Beer used to be like 1970s television programming: you only had a few choices, and most of them kinda sucked. But these days, there are hundreds of channels — and a historic rise in the number of US breweries cranking out a wide variety of suds.