Marco Werman talks with Gac Filipaj, an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia who moved to the US, learned English, and has earned a bachelor's degree in Classics from Columbia University while working full-time there as a janitor.
A Dutch social scientist has admitted to fabricating data in dozens of published studies. Among the possibly tainted reports was one that found that messy environments breed discriminatory thinking. The World reported on that study on April 7, 2011.
Belgium may get high marks for its beer, chocolate or waffles. But many will tell you that when it comes to customer service, the country's among the worst. Clark Boyd reports on a new TV program that's trying to improve how customers are treated.
The so-called Congressional Super committee appears headed for failure. Now, $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts to government spending are slated to happen. The big loser is the Pentagon. How might slashing the military budget impact the wider economy?
The Maldives is one of the countries most imminently threatened by rising seas from climate change. But as Lily Jamali reports, even many people in the tiny Indian Ocean nation don't sense a real threat to their lives and livelihoods.
Just a few years back, Miami was a city of empty condominium skyscrapers, after the housing market collapsed. But now those condos are starting to fill up, as Brazilian home buyers come in and pay with cash.
Fulbright scholar Jesse Appell went to China to study the tradition of Chinese stand-up comedy. But after he made a spoof video of Psy's megahit, "Gangnam Style" which he called "Laowai Style" he found himself at the center of his own comedy.