Society & Culture  & Entertainment: New Year's Eve 2014

New Year's Eve 2014

Guide to New Year's Eve 2014 on TV. The best of pop performers and celebratory shows.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: What Is The Troubled Asset Relief Program?

What Is The Troubled Asset Relief Program?

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, commonly referred to as the U.S. financial system bailout, authorized the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury to spend up to $700 billion to purchase distressed financial assets, especially mortgage-backed securities, and to make capital injections into b

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Is Your Voice Hurting Your Chances of Career Success?

Is Your Voice Hurting Your Chances of Career Success?

It's commonly accepted that women should pitch their voice lower to convey authority and be more successful, but is this true? Does voice pitch influence perceptions of authority? Are women's voices more irritating than men, and is there a gender bias? A professional voiceover actor looks

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: The Tragedy of Mary Gells

The Tragedy of Mary Gells

As a child, HRM had spontaneous recollections of a friend named Mary Gells, whose family met with tragedy decades ago. Were these memories of a past life... or something else? This is HRM's story.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: World's Dumbest Hit Request

World's Dumbest Hit Request

A man accused of tearing off another man's finger as he tried to steal his iPad tried to order a hit on the victim from behind bars. See this dummy in the Weird Crime Mug Shot Hall of Shame.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Biden vs Ryan -- Who was right?

Biden vs Ryan -- Who was right?

In the 2012 Vice-Presidential debate, Biden and Ryan often quoted opposing facts about the same topic. Read a summary of the debate with factchecks.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Broken Social Scene

Broken Social Scene

Photo of Broken Social Scene's Kevin Drew from Lollapalooza 2006.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: Why All Those Sea Lion Strandings?

Why All Those Sea Lion Strandings?

Whales, seals, and sea lions are sometimes found dying on beaches. What causes marine mammal strandings? Found out the latest science about this issue.

Society & Culture  & Entertainment: FY 2010 Federal Mandatory Budget

FY 2010 Federal Mandatory Budget

What was proposed for the FY 2010 Federal Budget for mandatory spending programs? A comparison between the budget and what was actually spent by the Federal government for Social Security and health care, such as the Medicare and Medicaid programs.