Commentator Rachael Cusick says one of her first jobs — a maddening summer stint as a breakfast line cook — may seem irrelevant on her resume, but it gave her valuable experience to last a lifetime.
Recent forecasts for global growth have been ratcheted down, even as oil prices sink lower and put more money in consumers' wallets. Economists see several factors changing things.
The tap draws from Lake Huron. Eatery owners have bought ice, bottles and expensive filters. Large signs in windows post lead-free test results. But diners in this Michigan city are still leery.
Is the FBI director right when he says that strong encryption is taking us to an unprecedented new world, where some places in our life are "warrantproof"?
Wiretaps, messaging and metadata: If it reaches the Supreme Court, Apple's legal clash with the FBI would fit into a long discussion about the role of telephones in our lives.
Brands such as Nike and Porsche have distanced themselves from tennis star Maria Sharapova, who has been the world's highest-paid female athlete.
Verizon has agreed to pay a fine over allegations it did not tell customers it was adding "supercookies." Those trackers keep collecting data on users even when he or she tries to delete all cookies.
Steve Inskeep talks to Dartmouth Economist Douglas Irwin about the perceptions and realities of trade policy in the current political primary season.
Finances are one of the things most likely to cause discord in a relationship, whether you're just starting out or have been together for years. Here are some ways to avoid common conflicts.
A stalker filmed the Fox sportscaster through a peephole in a hotel door in 2008. The video was put online, where it was viewed millions of times. Andrews sued the hotel for $75 million in damages.
Lots of tasty and nutritious produce ends up in landfills because it fails to meet retail beauty standards. Now, Whole Foods and Giant Eagle say they're ready to pilot sales of these wonky edibles.
Cybersecurity expert Susan Landau argues that the FBI's dispute with Apple over the San Bernardino iPhone shouldn't be a choice between weaker phone security and the FBI's investigative power.
FBI Director James Comey says encryption is making phones "warrant-proof," and it will allow criminal suspects to conceal evidence in a way that's unprecedented in American history. NPR checks on the validity of his claim.
The unique identifiers allow Verizon to target advertising to its mobile subscribers, even if the "cookies" are deleted.
A photo of Whole Foods' plastic-packaged peeled oranges went viral on Twitter, prompting outrage about environmental waste. Who the heck needs this? People with disabilities say they do.
Apple must now pay $400 million to e-book purchasers. The case's roots date back at least six years, when Apple sold its first iPad models and sought to compete with books giant Amazon.
The transformation of Pittsburgh echoes the triumphs and challenges of cities across the country where gentrification is changing neighborhoods after a generation of economic decline.
Raising crops in the city has become a trend, yet earning a living at it is tough, a survey finds. But many urban farmers are in it for other reasons, like addressing hunger and building community.
Do you remember your first email? Tomlinson, who has passed away at 74, had earlier told NPR he accepted the title of "inventor of email," but his first email was forgettable and so forgotten.
No journalists have scrutinized Donald Trump more — or infuriated him more — than Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter and Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen during their days at Spy magazine.