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Student with anti-bullying sign (AP Images)

Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga and You? Time to stop bullying…on this...

Young Sandra Bullock was bullied for her unfashionable clothes and her lisp. Tom Cruise was bullied for his height and dyslexia. And Lady Gaga was bullied...
Child soldier in Myanmar (AP Images)

Child soldiers: 300,000 tragedies

There are 300,000 child soldiers in the world today, roughly the same number as in 1989. Why do children continue to be abused in this way?
Heat map of the Earth (NASA)video

Climate change is speeding up. Watch the planet’s temperature rise. [video]

This time-lapse map makes it clear that our planet is rapidly getting warmer. Nine of the Earth’s warmest years since 1880 have occurred after...
Man using smartphones to stop illegal logging (Courtesy of Rainforest Connection)

Mobile phones can surf the Internet, take photos, play music and…protect...

Money doesn’t grow on trees, but timber thievery is thriving. Every year, swaths of forest the size of Panama are cut down. Some of...
Houses built up vertical surface (AP Images)

All people deserve a roof over their heads…on this day

What if you woke each morning not knowing if you’d find shelter that night? That's the daily reality for more than 100 million homeless...
A woman stares up at a chalkboard above her with speech bubbles suggesting all the advice for businesswomen available today

Advice for businesswomen: the good and the bad

An estimated 126 million women started or were running a new business in 2012, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor report (GEM). Have your...
Michigan State forward Jon Horford slams a dunk. (AP Images)

Want to talk like an American? It’s a slam-dunk with these...

Americans are crazy about sports. So if you want to talk like an American, it's important to learn some of the sports phrases that...
Headshot of Kenneth Shinozuka, Google Science Fair participant

This 15-year-old wanted to keep his grandfather safe. What he came...

Science fairs are where young minds break molds and push new ideas out into the world. Kenneth Shinozuka from New York landed a finalist’s place...
Pacific walruses affected by Arctic climate change (AP Images)

Photo of the day: Walruses face an uncertain future

What would you do if your home melted? It happened to these Pacific walruses, when rising Arctic temperatures liquified their icy abode. The 35,000...