A more prosperous China is getting more interested in wellness — and Daoist temples are offering courses on nutrition, health, meditation and tai chi. Government money is pouring into temples as Beijing has said nice things about Daoism, says journalist and author Ian Johnson.
After ISIS seized control of Mosul this past summer, it's become much more dangerous for Iraqis to travel between cities. But some taxi drivers continue to drive the dangerous Baghdad-to-Erbil road because they say "it's their job."
The debate over immigration to Europe is a divisive topic, and thousands of Germans have taken to the streets in weekly protests against asylum seekers. But while citizens have come out in counter-protests, can the government of Angela Merkel also respond effectively?
At the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the frenzied masses were treated to hydrogen-powered vehicles, drones, ultra-high-def TVs, Internet-connected appliances and, of course, smartphones and smart everything else. Here are some of the biggest hits.
Looking for a great movie to survive the cold weekend? The Takeaway's Movie Date podcast says you might be pleasantly surprised by "The Wedding Ringer"'s crass humor, but you'll definitely by blown away by Julianne Moore's Oscar-nominated turn in "Still Alice."
The threat by the self-proclaimed Islamic State extremist group to kill two Japanese hostages is only the latest in a long string of atrocities. President Obama is likely to make the group known as ISIS a part of his State of the Union speech.
What determines success? Just intelligence? What about grit and determination? A recent study shows that fields in which people believe 'innate genius' determines success have fewer women than men. What's THAT about?
ISIS has threatened to kill two hostages: an air force pilot from Jordan and a freelance journalist from Japan. Now Jordan has proposed a prisoner exchange, but will the deal satisfy ISIS? Can it happen soon enough?