The amount of money Americans owe on student loans recently exceeded the nation's credit card debt. That may lead one to ask: Is it smart to borrow lots of money to go to college? Student financial aid expert Mark Kantrowitz says that college...
For many high school and college seniors, graduation is a time of new beginnings and harsh realities. Their thoughts are turning to money for tuition, rent, and credit cards. The choices they make now about debt and finances could be with them for...
As more details emerge about the damage at Japan's Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, governments around the globe are reassessing nuclear power. Japan and Germany have cancelled plans to build new reactors and are searching for alternative...
The 75-year-old Texas congressman is a lonely voice in Congress: He rails against government spending, argues against wars and calls for the legalization of drugs. But Paul, who has run for president twice before, packs halls on college campuses.
Most high school students accrue a "sleep debt" of five to 10 hours by the end of a school week. Parents can help their teens get to bed on time by encouraging naps, regulating light in the home and discouraging caffeine in the afternoon.
Hybrid and electric vehicles have been rolled out by many of the large Western and Chinese automakers. But analysts expect low consumer interest and a yet-undeveloped infrastructure to be major roadblocks to environmentally friendly vehicles in...
Researchers have solid evidence of what kind of psychotherapy works, particularly for common mental problems like depression and anxiety. But the public often doesn't demand the right treatments. Now some experts are urging patients to be more...
The document sent to bishops around the world offers suggestions on how they can create guidelines for combating sexual abuse by clergy. But the recommendations in the letter are vague and nonbinding and fall far short of recommending the tough U.S...
With wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) on hand to watch as her husband and the other five astronauts launch, the shuttle is to head into space for what's scheduled to be its last mission.
NASA was fueling Endeavour for an 8:56 a.m. ET liftoff on the next-to-last flight of the space shuttle era, confident an electrical problem that grounded the mission more than two weeks ago has been fixed.