Carl Zimmer Wants Us To Be Generous About Our Definition of Heredity

But don't shell out any money on epigenetic yoga just yet.


What to Do Right Away After Inheriting Money

The first thing to do is absolutely nothing.


The 23-Year-Old Accused of Murdering His Relatives for Inheritance Money

After his grandfather was murdered and his mother disappeared at sea, Nathan Carman came under intense scrutiny. Now he's being sued by his aunts.


​How to Get Rich Without Doing Any Work

We spoke to people who have received thousands of dollars that have nothing to do with working a job.


Debt Collectors Make a Killing on the Debts of the Dead

When someone dies, their debt doesn't just disappear—and in some cases, debt collectors resort to bullying, deception, and manipulation in order to get the money they're owed.


Ecuador’s President Wants to Tax Inheritances by as Much as 77 Percent, Sparking Protests

Rafael Correa's proposed law would place heavy taxes on inheritances greater than $35,400. Opposition groups rallied outside his political headquarters on Monday, and were met with counter-protesters.