What Hospitals Could Learn from Applebee's

It's been less than three months since I was diagnosed with cancer, and in the past 11 weeks I've seen more doctors, nurses and lab technicians than I'd planned to in my entire lifetime. It's a bit like an Applebee's—a host to get your table, a bartender to mix your drink, a waiter to take your order, a busboy to clear … » 2/28/14 4:45pm 2/28/14 4:45pm

Dear Bill Keller: I Have Cancer. Is That OK?

In the fall of last year, I noticed a lump in my left neck which felt to me like a run-of-the-mill swollen lymph node. When it didn't go away I sought the advice of a doctor. Several months and countless medical tests later, the official diagnosis is stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. » 1/14/14 2:58pm 1/14/14 2:58pm

What Should Ben Affleck Do With $1.50 a Day?

Ben Affleck, an actor who's won an Academy Award for pretty much everything but acting, is joining the Live Below The Line challenge, which aims to raise awareness about global poverty. As a part of the challenge, Affleck and other participants will only be allowed to spend $1.50 a day on food and drink from April 29… » 4/24/13 12:21am 4/24/13 12:21am

'Any Chance I Could Get a Naked Meeting' and Other Indecent Proposals

You had a nice Valentine's Day didn't you? Anyway we sensed that you were feeling too much love and how are you supposed to feel the highs without the lows? Exactly. So without further ado, here are some very low lows: the most bizarro emails you sent us this week. » 2/15/13 7:30pm 2/15/13 7:30pm

Introducing the Fox News Class of 2013

The human resources department at Fox News has certainly been busy the last few weeks. After dumping former Bill Clinton campaign manager-cum-conservative blowhard Dick Morris and Real Housewife of Wasilla Sarah Palin, Fox has signed on a slate of brand new contributors to wax political on the news of the day. Let's… » 2/15/13 4:38pm 2/15/13 4:38pm

Space Will Test Us Again by Hurling a Giant Asteroid Our Way

After a meteorite crashed into Russia early this morning, you may have thought we'd reached our terrifying, Deep Impact-esque space shit quota for the week. Well, you'd be wrong because an asteroid is set to bypass the Earth today. » 2/15/13 11:57am 2/15/13 11:57am

Missouri State University Misspells Own Name on Bags Given to Students

Mistakes. We all make them, it's understandable, forgivable, a part of human nature even. But when there's a particular irony to said mistake, it makes it nearly impossible not to mock that mistake, and there's nothing more ironic than an institution of higher learning misspelling its own damn name. » 2/14/13 1:09pm 2/14/13 1:09pm