Naomi Wolf likes shopping for clothes too, but she knows brutal labor conditions lurk behind each inexpensive blouse. She calls on Western women to be more aware of cheap fashion's true cost.
The Internet is a double edged sword for small retailers, says The Economist, providing a wider audience for niche products while giving big advantage to companies with economies of scale.
Would an xxx. domain for pornography make the industry easier to filter or would it simply increase the amount of explicit material available on the Web? And what does Steve Jobs want?
Not a recluse in her personal life, before the rights to her poems created feuds between her close associates, the poet's life was complicated by a love triangle she initiated with a married man.
A baby's first smiles are not likely an expression of inner emotion but "first smiles teach infants the positive associations attached to a smile that we adults already feel," says one professor of psychology.
In a scientific experiment, men selected women with small feet and long thighs as the most attractive, while women selected men with small wrists. Evolutionary success could explain their choices.
New research suggests that reciting maxims to one's self, such as "Everyone makes mistakes," can help the ego recover from guilt associated with acting against one's principles.
Martha Nussbaum says that when the President and politicians publicly admire the education systems of China and Singapore, they support learning systems at odds with an open society.
The USDA is addressing the American health epidemic: "For the first time ever, our official dietary guidelines might address access to healthy food for poor people," says Salon.
The idea that espionage always relies on cutting-edge technology is a myth, says The Christian Science Monitor, which divulges the five oldest, and still most effective, spy tricks.
"Blood drawn with a simple needle stick can be coaxed into producing stem cells that may have the ability to form any type of tissue in the body." This according to three new studies.
"Boys’ voices are breaking earlier; girls are developing breasts as young as six. But why?" Danish researchers began investigating when a church choir could not find enough pre-pubescent boys.
While genes and lifestyle play their respective role in the aging process, deeper research further delineates between the two. Living past 100 may be in the genes, says Scientific American.
Soccer's peculiar resemblances to socialism is why America has yet to really succeed at the sport, says The Guardian's American-in-Residence, Michael Tomansky.
Steve Chapman at The Chicago Tribune asks if gun regulation, following the Supreme Court's move to strike down Chicago's handgun ban, is like using a garden hose to defeat a forest fire.