If you're checking Facebook instead of ordering food, posting on Instagram as your meal gets cold, or haranguing a bartender into letting you charge your phone... you may just be the bane of a restaurant owner's existence.
The town council at the center of the recent Greece vs. Galloway Supreme Court ruling hosted its first atheist invocation this week. Dan Courtney's speech quoted Immanuel Kant and warned of the government turning a deaf ear to its citizens.
Lyft, the pink mustache peer-to-peer ride-sharing company, has postponed its New York City Launch after being hit with a restraining order by the state attorney general.
The rebirth of bicycle ridership has been a triumph for some, a curse for others. While bicycle infrastructure has been found to save cities money, not all urban dwellers appreciate what it means for the state of civic transit.
The dire results of Senator Claire McCaskill's survey pave the way for new legislation aimed at protecting victims of sexual assault on college campuses.
Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank says the legislators of the Baby Boom generation are to blame for the current state of dysfunction in Washington. Is that a fair assessment? If it is, what's the solution?
Timothy J. Burger has penned a fascinating article for Politico highlighting several gay men who worked in George W. Bush's administration, most of them in the closet the entire time. The piece provides a glimpse into their lives and their allegiance to a president they couldn't help but support.
Newly designated World Heritage sites in France, Botswana, and the United States push UNESCO's list into the quadruple digits.
A popular football chant by Mexico supporters has drawn the ire of FIFA's governing board. The incident is one of many recent instances where one group's "tradition" is another group's slur.
The American film and television industries take advantage of billions of dollars in tax incentives doled out by local governments. Where producers and politicians see investment, Allysia Finley of The Wall Street Journal sees shameless corporate welfare.
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg famously argued in Lean In that women need to stand up for themselves in order to secure equality in the workplace. But what happens when leaning in backfires? Some women have found that negotiating their job offers puts them at risk of being sent away empty-handed.
A forthcoming Boston College report suggests that smart businesses should evaluate their parental leave practices if they want to attract quality employees...regardless of gender.
According to the "rice theory," Asian societies evolved to be more cooperative, and Western societies more individualistic, because of the type of work needed to farm rice and wheat respectively. A recent study seems to lend credence to this theory.
From the country whose hit shows have featured slow boat rides and bird box video streams comes "Kisten" ("The Coffin") in which famous people spend time thinking about and preparing for their future final send-off.
The law, which goes into effect on July 1, lays down fines for individuals and organizations who use profanity in their works of art. It also requires existing works to carry special labeling.