The easiest way to stop germs from getting in your house is to leave your shoes at the door. A new study found 40 percent of shoe soles contain the bacteria C. difficile.
Many families take for granted that they can fix their water heater when it breaks, or take their child to a dentist if she has a toothache.
The post-recession housing crisis sent millions of American homes into foreclosure or made the loans underwater. Since then, many communities have bounced back — but that largely depends on where they are and who owns the homes in them.
Money is nice, but friends are better — or at least that's the findings from recent research on well-being and poverty.
Even before the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right last week, there was an aura of inevitability about the outcome that would have been hard to anticipate just seven years ago.
A proposal to revamp New York state's prison sentencing system will not just save taxpayers money and restore fairness, but it will also help families of inmates cope with the social and economic impacts of having a parent behind bars.
Earlier this month, federal authorities cracked down on four cancer charities that had bilked millions of dollars from donors, and Propublica investigations came down hard on the Red Cross, questioning its use of the half-billion dollars it raised for Haiti relief.
New York isn't the only place where rent is sky high.
America's inventory of affordable housing is not keeping pace with its growing number of “extremely low-income” renters, new research shows.
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — A picture of a cop feeding a baby after her mom had gone into a seizure has captured the hearts of people around the world.
There's a lot of talk about the political reaction to Pope Francis' 192-page encyclical on climate change. But part of what's being missed, say Catholic leaders, is a message about better caring for communities and families — the "human ecosystems" that allow humans to thrive.
The Supreme Court rejected a bid to hear a case concerning a law that denied bail to undocumented immigrants living in Arizona charged with certain felonies.
Family immigrant detention centers, which serve as holding points for undocumented women and children caught crossing the border, have come under fire in recent weeks.
Michael Hall has worked at Seattle's Space Needle for seven years, taking visitors up and down the attraction's elevator.
As baby boomers roll toward retirement, half of them don't have retirement savings, according to a new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Ella Mendoza has been a preschool teacher for two years now.
If you scrolled through your Facebook timeline last week, "liking" friends' posts and watching the Internet's most popular videos, then you helped make history.
Catholic archbishops expect the pope "to address issues that have become themes of his two-and-a-half-year papacy, such as poverty, the environment and the family" during ...
A new approach to freeing up money shows your set expenses might not be as set as you think, according to Kendal Perez of U ...
A philosophy that endorses the idea that "wealth is temporary and no path to happiness" might not seem like the first source those seeking financial ...
Most authors hope the books they write keep readers turning pages, but Swedish psychologist Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin had a different goal with his children's ...
In 2011, things were finally looking up for Robert Williams — at least it seemed that way.
David Hyde, 22, felt fortunate to land an internship with the United Nations, until he discovered the costly irony of his decision.
Too often, underage American girls who are sexually assaulted or exploited don't get help. Instead they get sent to prison, according to a new ...
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