Not all whole grain breads are created equal. Choosing breads with fully intact grains (think nuggets of whole rye, wheat or millet) may help control blood sugar and stave off hunger.
The bloody 1989 crackdown in Beijing changed China, explains NPR's Louisa Lim in a new book. She also chronicles the brutal repression that took place in another city — and remained hidden until now.
The London Marathon was held on Sunday but don't fret if you missed it. With a new app, it will almost be like you are there. The app senses your pace and sends you down the route in real time.
The plant in Kings County, Wash., is billed as offering beautiful landscape, a dance floor, catering, and space for guests. All at a fifth of the price of competing venues. It promises zero odor.
Monday water cooler TV is the return of Mad Men. NPR TV critic Eric Deggans dissects the thing fans will be talking about Monday morning: what's become of Don Draper's career.
With Syria in chaos, the minority Kurds there hope they can realize long-standing ambitions for autonomy — similar to what Kurds in Iraq have found — or independence. In northern Iraq, Kurds who have fled there from Syria will have new demands when they go home.
While the situation in Ukraine is demanding the attention of President Obama's foreign policy team, the president has barely mentioned the problems abroad as he focuses on domestic policy issues. His weekly address dealt with the question of women and equal pay, and on Friday, he went to a forum organized by civil rights activist Al Sharpton where he talked about voting rights.
Tensions are growing between pro-Russian militants and Ukrainian forces in eastern Ukraine. The new Ukrainian government has pledged a "very tough" response to those occupying government buildings.
The Southwestern drought has lead to higher feed prices and a tighter supply of beef, just as demand for it from countries like China is rising. But cuts of beef like back ribs won't break the bank.
A new wave of high-mileage cars is making its way to the U.S. market. Full-size cars that routinely get 40, even 50, miles per gallon on the highway have been on sale for years in Europe.
The price of beef is at its highest levels in nearly three decades. The biggest reason for the high prices is the drought. Demand for beef has also increased around the world.
Saudi Arabia's chief of the royal court has tweeted for the first time since activating his account in 2012. Kelly McEvers talks to Ahmed Al Omran, who covers Saudi Arabia for The Wall Street Journal.
If anything, 2014 has been marked with a flurry of show votes. Those are votes on bills that have no realistic hope of passing Congress, but are done to make political points.
Police in Overland Park say three people were shot and killed on Sunday at two different Jewish facilities. A man in his 70s was arrested at an elementary school and was taken into custody.
Years of training helped save lives at last year's marathon, and it's an exemplary part of Boston history. The subsequent effort to capture the bombers leaves a legacy whose lessons are more complex.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is fighting charges that could carry the death penalty. His defense, in part, points the finger at his deceased older brother as the mastermind. A trial is still months away.
John Steinbeck's Dust Bowl story is "about haves and have-nots," says one scholar, "and that story is getting increasingly urgent." The book was first published April 14, 1939.
What we think about food may change how our bodies respond to it. Sip what you think is a rich milkshake, and your body acts as if you've had a fatty treat, even if it's really a lower-calorie drink.
Gold is not just about ornamentation in India. It's an insurance policy against bad economic times and bad marriages. Enterprising Indian women are using it to get loans to start small businesses.