Halloween costumes to avoid this year: dead celebs, domestic abusers and biohazards.
Aaron Paul is still upset that Toys R Us pulled "Breaking Bad" action figures from its stores and noted that a petition to keep them has gained signers.
Actress Felicia Day had personal information leaked online after she wrote a blog post about #Gamergate.
Many women were outraged following the chatter about Renee Zellweger's looks. Why are we so quick to critique a woman who is aging in the public eye?
Heath and Alyssa Padgett are spending their honeymoon on a seven-month road trip to each of the 50 states.
This PhotoMath app will do kids' math homework for them -- and then teach them how to solve the equations.
Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter with #herewego. Here's how other notable figures made their Twitter debut.
A new report by Working Mother Research Institute finds that a majority of men have flexible work schedules and are comfortable using flex time.
Keene's Pumpkin Fest violence isn't like Ferguson, experts say, but it still raised important points about racist double standards.
The case of an Atlanta judge who scolded a lawyer for bringing her infant to court shows a lack of compassion for working mothers, many women say.
Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who spent half a century putting high society in haute couture, has died. He was 82.
A Florida mother is upset about Toys R Us carrying action figure of "Breaking Bad's" Walter White.
Deborah Harkness found a productive way to cope with her mid-life crisis. The accomplished academic turned to fiction writing.
Venture into the stalls of Dong Ba Market in Hue, Vietnam, for a bowl of bún bò Huế, the city's legendary soup.
The world's most reviled font has gone analog with the "Sincerity Machine," a typewriter that types in Comic Sans.
Shyanne Roberts, a 10-year-old competitive shooter, is out to prove children with guns don't always mean disaster.
Teens are suffering from social media anxiety, often caused by the quest for more and more likes and the fear of missing out or FOMO.
Why do you crave pumpkin flavors in the fall? The answer might surprise you. Learn about pumpkin panic and view tasty fall dessert recipes.
When even avowed liberals turn on Muslims, it's time to really worry, says Suhaib Webb, a popular Boston imam.
The threat of violence against feminist Anita Sarkeesian has refocused attention on the often-misunderstood #Gamergate debate.
GLAAD has declared Thursday, October 16, #SpiritDay and is asking everyone to wear purple to protest bullying and show support for LGBT youth.
Many photographers have taken it upon themselves to document stillborn and terminal babies' precious moments after birth.
Macmillan Publishing has decided to do "A Little Something Different" by crowd-sourcing and letting readers pick some of the books it will publish.
Fourteen-year-old Martin Romero asked the Make-A-Wish Foundation to improve his local baseball fields.
Why Brittany Maynard, 29, is an "extremely rare" patient under Oregon's "death with dignity" law.
Colorado parents have a new fear to factor in this Halloween: pot ending up in their kids' candy bags.
After marriage, a name change can be a tricky decision. Here's what you should consider when deciding whether to change your name.
These young adult trends influence which books publishers market toward teens. Here's a look ahead at 2015.
Good Bolognese is as homey as it gets: Comforting and warm, thick and smooth, and full of rich, complex flavor. Here's the best recipe for pasta bolognese.
A new study found that couples who spend less on their wedding tend to have longer-lasting marriages than those who splurge.
Columbus Day brings to mind the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria. But some places would rather you think of the Sioux, the Suquamish and the Chippewa.
Dick's Sporting Goods 2014 basketball catalog didn't have enough female faces for McKenna Peterson's liking--so she write them a letter.
"Baby Shane," whose parents created a bucket list for him, dies hours after birth.
Author and activist Bryant Terry talks about the complicated racial politics behind the Thug Kitchen website.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella sparks outrage when he suggests that women who don't ask for raises will receive "good karma."
CNN's Jessica Dunne talks about the life-altering impact of the sudden death of a parent.
A photo series "From the NICU to the Moon" imagines premature babies in future professions with a series of imaginative doodles.
For many families, a night at the ballpark is a treat. But it can be a nightmare for those with autistic children.
What happens if you're a Chinese-American kid who struggles with school? Lisa Ling writes about how she found her own pathway to success.
Sopa paraguaya, which means Paraguayan soup, is not a soup; in fact, it's more like a cornbread.
Connecticut Working Moms follows its "End the Mommy Wars" photo spread with a series of photos urging moms to stop judging each other.
October 8 is International Walk to School Day, and some schools are celebrating with "walking school buses."
A new study found six new genetic variants that might dictate coffee consumption.
Parents around the country offer some innovative ideas on how to deal with kids' addiction to cell phones.
Teens text and drive with deadly consequences--how can parents impart the importance of road safety to young drivers?
Social media positive for teens? It just might be, according to a recent report, which says it can build self-confidence and improve relationships.
For parents, the decision on whether to post about their kids online is not easy. They must balance the desire to share with privacy and safety concerns.
A new study says nearly 40 percent of kids under two have used a mobile device.
Schools are asking themselves whether they should monitor students online to protect them from dangers such as bullying, drug use, violence and suicide.
A blog post by a mom, who said she would block sexy photos girls sent to her sons, goes viral. Is there a double standard for girls and boys online?
While women, on average, take more selfies than men, after age 40 things begin to change, according to the Selfiecity research project.
Teen stress is at a fever pitch, with the demands of school, sports and even leisure activities leaving them frazzled. Here's how parents can help.
Parents might know about Facebook and Twitter but kids are now using new social apps like Ask.fm or Kik to torment each other online.
Why do Maria Kang and Caroline Berg Eriksen, the moms who shared post-pregnancy body selfies that went viral, get under our skin so much?
The jump from elementary to middle school can be a painful transition for adolescents and their parents.
Women and tech: It's heady to think about how technology is empowering women today, but some technological advances are still being used to hurt women.
When an epidemic like Ebola occurs, getting basic necessities to those in need becomes an exercise in logistics.
Could the deaths of three high school football players in one week lead parents to take their kids out of the game?
After the death of a New Jersey boy, the first death directly linked to enterovirus D68, parents are growing more concerned about their children's safety.
"The Baby-Sitters Club" author Ann M. Martin returns with "Rain Reign," the story of an autistic fifth-grader and her dog.
Utah has seen a dramatic increase in pill-related deaths. Lisa Ling explores the issue on her new CNN show "This is Life with Lisa Ling."
After years of struggling with infertility, this mom-to-be thought nothing could beat the news she was pregnant. Then, she had her ultrasound.
Here's what some schools are doing to create welcoming environments for transgender and gender nonconforming children.
Lisa Ling describes herself as fiercely independent and a die-hard feminist. She opens up about the one time she was seduced by a much different lifestyle.
Using too much detergent? Overloading the washer? That, plus more laundry mistakes you're probably making.
The Michelin Guide revealed its 2015 star ratings for New York City restaurants. See the full list on Eatocracy.
From crystal bowl to trash can, nothing says "party" like punch. Try these classic party punch recipes.
Author R.L. Stine revives his famous "Fear Street" series at a time many consider to be a renaissance of young adult horror.
California SB 967 requires students to seek "affirmative consent" from partners at each stage of sexual activity. How does "yes means yes" really work?
A 15-year-old British schoolboy has struck a chord with his eloquent response to actress Emma Watson's United Nations speech.
National Coffee Day: Perfect your pour-over technique and you'll never stand in line at the coffee shop again.
William Wegman's latest picture book "Flo & Wendell Explore" features photos and paintings inspired by his pet Weimaraners.
Beer's devoted fanbase has been bubbling up ever since its invention in ancient Egypt. The elixir of water, malt, hops and yeast was even made illegal briefly in the U.S. during Prohibition.
In the season premiere of "Parts Unknown," Anthony Bourdain travels to Shanghai to find soup dumplings and skyscrapers.
A luscious, pan-seared steak deserves a mighty red wine. Here's what experts say you should drink.
Hundreds of students staged a walk-out outside Denver, accusing the school board of trying to censor what they're taught about U.S. history.
Your home leftovers are creating new homes known as Earthships, in the mountains of New Mexico. The future of city living may not need the city at all.
CNN's Lisa France opens up about her lifelong struggle with weight and lightening its emotional burden.
From Maori to ancient Celtic designs, our forefathers REALLY knew how to do body art.
CNN Heroes: Bridget Cutler helps struggling mothers acquire the basic items to care for their children -- and with advice and support.
In the Swedish city of Malmoe, an old shipyard has been converted from industrial wasteland to eco-district, setting an example for sustainable living.
For his latest book, artist Doug Rickard snatches frame grabs from videos uploaded to YouTube. He says he found "an inversion of the American dream."
Blackfriars bridge in the City of London is the largest solar-powered bridge in the world.
Wesleyan University in Connecticut announces residential fraternities will be required to be co-ed.
Asexual orientation means feeling little or no sexual attraction to other people. To the asexual community, that's A-OK.
Could sewage be recycled to provide water that's cleaner than what comes out of your tap? Singapore says yes.
Find out which titles made the American Library Association's list of most challenged books, which comes out each year during Banned Books Week.
Meet Curitiba's Bus Rapid Transit system, paving a new way for mobility with traditional means.
Modern manners for men: Don't listen to the naysayers. Chivalry isn't dead -- it just needs an update.
The future of urban mobility may be one where motorists, pedestrians and cyclists act as one.
Backlash prompts Clemson University to suspend mandatory online course that asked students and faculty about their sex lives, drinking and drug use.
A wife, a husband and a daughter shared their raw and powerful stories of domestic abuse.
America's Test Kitchen's banana bread recipe is moist, delicious and never too heavy.
A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their accounts might be in jeopardy.
Bestselling author A.J. Jacobs is trying to build a family tree of the entire world and hold a Global Family Reunion next year.
A junior high student was asked to change out of a T-shirt that read "Virginity Rocks" last week. Her mother says she should be free to express her beliefs.
From the Gulf Coast to the Pacific, the freshest bivalves are being shucked at the best oyster bars in America.