Also this week: A guy freaked out because he saw some mice outside a McDonald's.
"One of the scariest threats to me is pandemic flu."
There's an ongoing debate about the merits of "menstrual leave"—basically, getting a few extra sick days for when you're on the rag.
I talked to the director of a new documentary about hotline operators and the lonely people who call them to find out.
Ending a long-term relationship is just like being born—there's a lot of crying and pain, and you don't know where you are.
In using his late father's skull to clone his own, Lee Wagstaff aims to explore the pair's estranged relationship, as well as themes of religious worship, deification, and eternal life.
Artist Julijonas Urbonas designed something called the Euthanasia Coaster—a roller coaster that would hypothetically go so fast that the rider would die. I got in touch with him to learn more about the ride and see if he's afraid of death.
I taught lab rats to trade in the foreign-exchange and commodity-futures markets. With the help of these rodents, I managed to outperform some of the world's leading human fund managers.
So naturally, we're throwing a big party for ourselves with lots of special musical guests.
I spent my high school years working at an Italian market that I thought was something out of Goodfellas. And then I realized the mob life was never really for me.
Institutionalized racism isn't just about the headlines you read or the grand jury verdicts that inspire protests, it's something that infects the consciousness of black people everywhere.
They were harassing visitors to an abortion clinic.
Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi used the 3-D mold to create the world's first "vagina kayak." Now she's facing obscenity charges for it.
Wall Street is said to be fueled by the twin passions of greed and fear. That's true enough, but not the whole story. There's also a credo, a conviction, that all the deals and emotions add up to a surge of general bounty.
For a long time, my wife and her friends referred to me as the Peacock. An inferior man who tries to seduce a woman by speaking about his hardships: "to fan out." As in, to open his feathers. Show off his tail.
When I arrived on the Street in 1994, insider trading was as commonplace as jaywalking. There were things that might have seemed a bit questionable to an outsider, but they qualified as part of the game.
For millennia, bartering was the way to do business, but it made for slow transactions. Around 9000 BC, the use of animals, spices and tools to pay for goods and services became commonplace.
Turney Duff worked on Wall Street for 15 years and is the author of the New York Times best seller The Buy Side, which Sony has optioned for film and television.
At the beginning of this year, the British government pledged $784,000 to organizations helping survivors, but social workers and academics told me it's made little difference.
It's time we communicate and forget our small-town vendettas and hardwired masculine aggression. Maybe if that happened, fewer people would end up with hideous scars all over their faces.
It was a different time back then—all you needed for a legitimate scientific study was a bunch of cats, a sheet of acid, and a can-do attitude.
How do you steal 100 brains? The logistics alone boggle the mind.
The artist known for giant dildo sculptures recently created The Folly Acres Cookbook, which includes your average carrot cake recipe, but also meals that incorporate roadkill.
We asked a government spokesperson in an attempt to figure it out.