The body of Andy Griffith, a North Carolina native and actor who for years won over audiences with his folksy appeal, was buried Tuesday morning less than five hours after he died.
Will young American voters be as enthusiastic about President Obama's re-election as they were about his candidacy four years ago, when 66% of 18- to 29-year-olds favored him over John McCain?
It does not make for pleasant dinner conversation. But we have a global sanitation crisis. More than 40% of the world's population does not have access to a toilet. These 2.6 billion people, most living in low- and middle-income countries in Asia and Africa, face the daily challenge of finding a bush, train track or empty lot where they can urinate and defecate in relative privacy.
Kids having sex on prime time broadcast TV? Must be sweeps month.
It's true that there are certain times in your life (after getting married, post-kids, during perimenopause) when extra poundage seems to appear out of nowhere ... and settle on you. In fact, experts have honed in on the exact moments when you're most vulnerable to weight gain.
For one retired midwife, seeing too many mothers die during childbirth led her to quit her job and take on the third highest infant mortality rates in the world.
Smoking will increase your risk of cancer, emphysema, heart disease, stroke, and dying young, but if you manage to dodge all those bullets, it may actually reduce your need for joint-replacement surgery later in life.
Over the past several decades Americans have steadily gotten fatter. Although our increasingly sedentary lifestyles are partly to blame, a big reason for our national weight gain is that we're simply eating more.
Kids in New York get schooled on the ABC's of eating. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.
Librarians, information specialists, knowledge managers or whatever title a librarian might have -- their skills are in high demand. And, though you might not know it, they are everywhere.
The amount of education a person has plays a big role when it comes to deciding whether to make a long-term commitment to that special someone or to have a child outside of marriage, a new report says.
The rituals of college -- making new friends, studying until dawn, excessive partying -- can stress out any young adult. But students with bipolar disorder, or those at risk for the condition, are even more vulnerable in a college environment.
An autopsy has been completed on former Olympian and UNC track coach Antonio Pettigrew, but reports from the examination are pending and the cause of his death has not been released, the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said Wednesday.
When one meets a woman who says she had just climbed Mt. Everest, you get curious.
Worried that your genes predispose you to developing cancer, diabetes, or some other disease? Simply curious to unlock the secrets of your DNA -- say, whether you have better-than-average odds of living to 100?
For more than 20 years, former San Francisco 49ers lineman George Visger has lived his life out of hundreds of small yellow notebooks. In them he scrawls the minutiae of his daily life: "4:45 am left house. 2 stops to find coffee and a roll. Paper work till 9:25. 10:05 Ed called."
Shortly before last Mother's Day, 28-year-old Lauren Meehan-Machos broke down in front of her startled husband. "This is more than I can handle," she sobbed.
The banks have taken some lumps since the economy went bad. But some believe their biggest headaches are yet to come.
Profits are down at Hillenbrand, America's largest maker of caskets. Admittedly, this fact sounds like the setup for a punch line, but the cause of the shortage in stiffs contains lessons for politicians and business leaders alike.
In good times the FSB 100 constitutes an elite group of small public companies: the best of the best, measured by revenue growth and stock performance over the past three years. But in this Great Recession, their performance is nothing short of miraculous.
Matthew Fitch learned it the hard way: Sometimes you've got to look -- twice! -- before you leap.
The size of a specific part of the brain may help experts pinpoint when autism could first develop, University of North Carolina researchers report.
A new study links the size of a toddler's brain and autism. Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
Kentucky's Wolf Creek dam has been a hazard for years.
It's the season of brackets, beer and, of course, basketball.
Burger lovers beware: People who eat red meat every day have a higher risk of dying over a 10-year period -- mostly because of cardiovascular disease or cancer --than their peers who eat less red or processed meat, according to a new study of about half a million people.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen explains why your favorite steak could be the death of you.
Here's a hot tip: The University of North Carolina is going to win the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Georgia Tech professor Joel Sokol talks to CNN.com's Melissa Long about a computer model for picking brackets.
A former high school cheerleader who sued over injuries caused when a teammate failed to catch her during a routine, lost her appeal before the Wisconsin Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Federal prosecutors said Friday that they will seek the death penalty for a 22-year-old man accused in the shooting death last year of Eve Carson, student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Years before Dwight Walter Anderson was running the world's largest commodities hedge fund from an office 27 floors above New York City's Park Avenue, he was on the road for a software consulting firm based in Chicago.
What's good for the heart may hurt the brain, according to a new study of the effects of alcohol.
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin set the tone for how she would approach Thursday night's vice presidential debate before it began.
Bethany Tuggle, Rachel Kurowski and 29 other North Carolina college students are going to be late for class. But it's all right with the professors.
A new report shows that the increasingly high-stakes activity is the leading cause of severe school-sports injuries, even as it continues to avoid much-needed regulation
A crossbreed between MySpace and YouTube, Doggyspace allows dog owners from all over the world to come together, create profiles, and share photos and videos of their pups
Preliminary studies of mice suggest that our willingness to exercise -- or not -- may be genetic
Every day, Jennifer Bonchak commutes 64 miles round trip from her home in Raleigh, North Carolina to her job at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
When it comes to naming their products, many large U.S. companies have veered dangerously close to international embarrassment.
A new study shows that where skin cancer starts on the body plays into how deadly it will be
Ashley Shinn didn't know she was in a relationship until asked to confirm it in a message from Facebook.
The teen suspect in last week's slaying of University of North Carolina student Eve Carson has been charged in a second student killing, police said Thursday.
The second suspect charged with murdering the University of North Carolina student body president surrendered peacefully to police early Thursday, authorities said
Ever driven down a highway while struggling to stay awake? You're not alone.
One suspect has been charged and police are hunting for another in connection with the killing of University of North Carolina student Eve Carson, police said Wednesday.
A shadowy figure in the back seat of an SUV in surveillance photos is a second "person of interest" in the slaying of the University of North Carolina student body president, police said Monday.
A moment of silence is held before a basketball game to remember murdered UNC student body president Eve Carson.
Police announce developments in the cases of two slain college students. CNN's Stephanie Elam reports.
Thousands of students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill gathered Thursday to remember student body president Eve Carson, who was shot and killed in a suburban neighborhood near campus.
The Federal Reserve is prepared to handle the growing concerns of rising inflation and an economic slump, according to the body's vice chairman.
Ever held a differing opinion from your boss? Boasted dissimilar ideas than your co-worker? Been knocked out by a colleague over a disagreement about a project? (OK, so the last one might be a stretch, but it's happened before...)
Who's Scott Burkett? A small-time actor; a family lawyer; a techie at the University of North Carolina.
About nine months after a blizzard shut down the area, Denver hospitals are reporting an increase in babies.
The weather can affect your travel, your mood and apparently the size of your family.
For years, Body Shop founder Anita Roddick's work has inspired Lisa Jones Christensen's students at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina. Many young MBAs want to follow the passionate and politically-minded entrepreneur's lead in building fast-growth firms that embrace ideals such as protecting the environment.
The demands of work, family, and daily life can leave your days feeling short and stressed. But what if you could find more hours in the day, and make yourself happier at the same time? The experts say it's not only possible, it's easier than you think!
People who drank more than one diet soda each day developed the same risks for heart disease as those who downed sugary regular soda
The entrepreneurial challenge has long been a mainstay of MBA life. Students get together before a panel of judges to pitch their business ideas, the best being rewarded with accolades and -- often -- start-up cash.
A college education may be getting less expensive at some of the most prestigious schools.
Last week, CNNMoney.com published "Top 50 Business Schools for Getting Hired."
Ryan Allis, 22 Broadwick Corp. Durham, N.C. (broadwick.com)
Each week SI.com will select the athlete who displays excellence on and off the field as the Primetime Performer.
As well as learning skills through lectures and seminars, an increasingly important part of modern MBA life comes when students pit their wits and skills against peers from other business schools in competitions.
Along with record high prices for crude oil, prices at the pump have soared in recent weeks. And consumers, as well as small business owners, seem to have have had enough.
Coffee-heart attack link clarified
I wasn't ready to leave -- there was still work left to do.
You're settled into seat 20D when you hear a sniffle, sniffle coming from seat 20B and a rumbling cough erupts from the occupant of 21A.
In 1975, Frederick Brooks published The Mythical Man-Month. It had no right to succeed. The book detailed Brooks' experience managing IBM's bet-the-company System/360 computers and OS/360 software,...
There's a political scandal waiting to explode.
With the rising cost of college, it isn't surprising that many families are feeling strapped by the financial burden of sending their children to school.
Dropping out of school to start a business became as much a dot-com-era cliché as trying to become the next Bill Gates. Now, thanks to economic uncertainty, dropping back into school to launch a co...
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