The new police chief of the Iranian city of Esfahan has decreed it a crime for women to ride a bike or roller-skate in public.
This season's It Book, "Freedom" by Jonathan Franzen, has a protagonist who's worried about population. Oprah's chosen the novel for her book club.
Lady Gaga can be an inspiration in some cases, but when it comes to Halloween costumes, it pays to listen to your mom's advice on this one and not show so much flesh. According to this news video, however, some people might go for it anyway.
You've probably heard that recycling can help you "save the planet," but did you know that it could also save your life? That's the lesson two Canadian teens learned after they fell off the roof of their apartment building and into some good luck.
A new Canadian study indicates that more and more people prefer to live in high-density apartments.
The new photo series "Lee Friedlander: America by Car" shows how our mode of transportation shapes our experience of the world.
The Chevy Volt will be in showrooms soon and that's raising the question of whether it's an electric car wannabe.
A reader wonders whether he should placate his worried wife and use toilet seat covers whenever he uses a public bathroom, or just sit with abandon and save a tree instead. Umbra gives the scoop on the safest, greenest way to poop.
Turning on your faucet shouldn't be a high-risk venture. Cities and towns shouldn't have to worry that the water lost in leaky pipes will mean ongoing shortages or usage restrictions. But these concerns are already cropping up in communities throughout the country -- and they will only become more common as decades of neglect to our water infrastructure begin to catch up with us.
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