Credit: Elena Georgiou, My City /EEA Duke professor Herman Pontzer has spent his career counting calories. Not because he’s watching his waistline, exactly. But because, as he sees it, “in the economics of life, calories are the currency.” Every minute, everything the body does—growing, moving, fighting infection, even just existing—”all […]

Isolated for months now, tweens and teens are actively searching for online friends, often describing them as IBFs (Internet best friends), via TikTok, Instagram, Snapchat and online games. The #IBF hashtag has more than 670 million views on TikTok, and variations of that hashtag on Instagram contain hundreds of thousands […]

Voting by mail is safe and secure. James Martin/CNET This story is part of Elections 2020, CNET’s coverage of the run-up to voting in November. Mail-in voting this fall won’t lead to “massive electoral fraud and a rigged 2020 Election,” as President Donald Trump has falsely and repeatedly claimed. And […]

Despite years of research that shows workers are, in fact, competent and capable grown-ups who can get work done at home, a lot of people still seem very worried about the idea. The prospect of working from home — whether because your company is shuttered for the pandemic or your […]