Tibetans are embracing WeChat to communicate with friends and family who have left the remote part of China. But WeChat isn't just like any other social network, it's heavily monitored by the Chinese government.
Americans discard about 100 billion plastic bags each year. Some states and municipalities have passed measures banning or limiting their use. In Western Massachusetts, a more individualized approach has emerged. It's called The BagShare Project.
Cheese buyers aren't the only ones who want small-batch artisanal products these days: The perfume world is just as hungry for small shops that crank out their own unique scents. But getting into the game requires a lot of self-education and patience.
Slacker or workhorse? With a study showing that Americans are working harder than ever, we've built a calculator that compares the amount of time you spend on different activities with the average American.
Tavis Smiley spent New Year's Eve at church — part of a long tradition of "Watch Night" that began in 1862, as slaves waited for news of the Emancipation Proclamation. It was a comforting way to spend the holiday, and likewise, he's found good vibes for the new year in his playlist.