8/22/2013 9:06 AM
| Elise Hu
Facebook's mission "to make the world more open and connected" is a familiar refrain among company leaders. But the latest research shows connecting 1.1 billion users around the world may come at a psychological cost.
8/22/2013 8:21 AM
| SCOTT HENSLEY
Boys born in the West are more likely to skip circumcision than they are to have the once common procedure.
It's a dramatic change over the past 32 years. Back in 1979, about two-thirds of boys out West got circumcised in the hospital soon after they were born. By 2010, only 40 percent were.
8/20/2013 8:59 AM
| ELIZA BARCLAY
Ask about the foods that have conquered the world and you're likely to hear about Coca-Cola and McDonald's Big Macs.
But the most successful industrial food ever produced flies far under the radar. And it has finally been outed by three anthropologists in a fascinating new book, The Noodle Narratives, which analyzes the precipitous rise – or "brilliant career," as the authors say — of instant ramen, from its birth in postwar Japan to its sales of just over 100 billion servings worldwide in 2012.
8/13/2013 7:58 AM
| CARRIE FEIBEL
Medical entrepreneurs are remaking the emergency room experience. They're pulling the emergency room out of the hospital and planting it in the strip mall.
It's called a "free-standing ER," and some 400 of them have opened across the country in the past four years.