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A group representing some of the world's richest countries has created an interactive online tool that invites the public to rank 11 factors that contribute to happiness.

Some have found that renting on a nightly basis brings a lot more money than long-term leases, but people concerned about a shrinking rental market have turned to legal action and protests.

To move kids away from computer screens, a new wave of learning programs is emphasizing hands-on activities. Like building stuff.

About 25 percent of people with macular degeneration in both eyes develop clinical depression. But developing strategies for staying engaged in passions and people may cut that risk by more than half.

If you think that an artificial eye looks like a big glass marble, you're not alone. And you're wrong. We visit the people who made a prosthetic eye for a 5-year-old boy who lost an eye to cancer.

The French phrase mise-en-place means to gather and arrange the ingredients and tools needed for cooking. But for many culinary professionals, its organizing principles are also a way of life.

An Illinois high school banned Alva Earley from graduating in 1959 after he attended a picnic in a park off-limits to blacks. This weekend, the school district corrected that injustice.

Conflict and terrorism can be good for business — if your business is teaching people to avoid kidnapping, use a barrette to get out of handcuffs or escape from the trunk of a car.

A Cape Cod treatment center says it is breaking addiction's hold — and saving money — by offering newly released patients daily, or even hourly, coaching by paid consultants.

The death Monday of former presidential press secretary James Brady has been ruled a homicide. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks with Paul Rothstein about the many legal questions raised by the finding.

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