What Should Parents Do With Their Spare IVF Embryos?

When in vitro fertilization was developed in the 1970s, critics of the technique imagined a world a la Aldous Huxley, filled with assembly-line designer babies. It didn’t turn out like that. Instead, the procedure simply gave infertile couples another route to start a family. But it also created a problem that critics » 6/22/15 7:28pm 6/22/15 7:28pm

Have You Ever Donated Money to Wikipedia?

Every so often, the great Internet resource that everyone uses Wikipedia starts asking people for donations. This year a gigantic morning pee-colored banner pops up asking for a few bucks so the lights can stay on and we can all get free information. It's a great cause! Can you imagine the internet without Wikipedia?… » 12/05/12 9:20pm 12/05/12 9:20pm

Why It Might Take Three Months for Your Text Donations to Get to Japan

One of the easiest things to do to help people in times of disaster is to give donations by texting. This system worked really well for Haiti, people gave over 25 million dollars and the carriers handed off the money to Haiti immediately. But for Japan, the money might not get there until three months later. Why? » 3/24/11 11:40am 3/24/11 11:40am

Salvation Army Santas Now Take Credit Cards

I hate having change in my pockets. It's clutter. Besides, I rarely carry any » 11/25/08 7:40pm 11/25/08 7:40pm cash nowadays—the almighty debit card tackles all transactions. So whenever I see a Salvation Army Santa endlessly tingling his little bell, I keep on marching 'til I'm out of earshot. But those days are over. The Salvation Army is loading…