New FDA rules are helping ensure that we get the protection we pay for, and with skin cancer on the rise (one in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime), these changes can't come soon enough.
Twenty-five percent of 800 tested sunscreens are effective at protecting your skin without the use of potentially harmful ingredients, according to the 2012 Sunscreen Guide released Wednesday by the Environmental Working Group.
Imagine you are sitting in your office simply doing your job and a nasty e-mail pops into your inbox accusing you of being a fraud. You go online and find that some bloggers have written virulent posts about you. That night, you're at home with your family watching the news and a talking head is lambasting you by name. Later, a powerful politician demands all your e-mails from your former employer.
For some, the name "Williamsburg" conjures images of people wearing tricorner hats and churning butter. For others, the name brings images of people wearing skinny jeans and churning organic butter.
Kerry Morgan was just 3 years old when she participated in her first clinical trial for type 1 diabetes prevention. She didn't have the disease, but her 7-year old sister did and there was concern that she might develop it, too. During the trial she was given one shot of insulin a day in the hope that it would stave off the disease, but a year later, she was officially diagnosed.
Instead of slathering on baby oil and baking in the sun until turning red as a tomato, more beachgoers are donning wide-brimmed hats, flowing tunics and hiding from ultraviolet rays under large umbrellas.
It's all well and good to set goals, make a budget and keep track of your spending. But when life gets stressful, I often make unnecessary and unplanned splurges without giving much thought to them.
A new American Academy of Pediatrics policy statement offers guidance on skin cancer prevention.
When Samantha Hessel heard about the risks associated with tanning beds, she ignored them. When her mom cautioned her not to tan so much, Hessel shrugged it off.
Is now the right time to invest in a house?
The amount of education a person has plays a big role when it comes to deciding whether to make a long-term commitment to that special someone or to have a child outside of marriage, a new report says.
Researchers have long known that money can make you happier -- though the effect wears off after you earn $75,000 a year, says Princeton University's Angus Deaton and Daniel Kahneman.
In the early 1990s, when Michael Mann was at Yale working on his Ph.D. in the geology and geophysics department, he became fascinated with theoretical climate modeling. By studying data inferred from ancient sources like tree rings and coral and ice cores, he could understand natural fluctuations in climate over the eons. Mann envisioned a quiet career in the halls of academe. In 1995 he made a big splash in paleoclimatology with his co-publication in Nature of -- wow! -- "Global Interdecadal and Century-Scale Climate Oscillations During the Past Five Centuries." So what's a nerd like him doing at the center of a raging debate over academic freedom? "I had absolutely no idea what I was bargaining for," Mann told Fortune.
We're all big fat liars. Most of us spit out one or two intentional deceptions a day, and in a week we BS about 30 percent of those with whom we talk one-on-one, according to old but seminal research from the University of Virginia.
Skin cancer affects many people, so there is a movement to help people learn not to burn.
Whether a person is light- or dark-skinned, whether it's cloudy or sunny outside, dermatologists recommend wearing sunscreen -- globs of it.
People who regularly use tanning beds may double or even triple their risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to a new study.
Love was present everywhere at the University of Virginia's Klockner Stadium on Sunday -- in the stands, over the loudspeaker and on the field.
George Huguely's mother calls Yeardley Love "a sweet wonderful young woman with a limitless future"
A community mourns the adored athlete at a funeral in North Baltimore
George Huguely, charged with the murder of Yeardley Love, "constantly texted and called" her, says a pal
A University of Virginia lacrosse player has been charged with murder in the death of a fellow student.
A University of Virginia lacrosse player charged with killing a member of the women's lacrosse team told investigators he had a violent fight with her, according to a search warrant affidavit released Tuesday.
As Yeardley Love's family and classmates mourn, her death is looking like a crime of passion
George Huguely is charged with the murder of fellow UVA student and lacrosse player Yeardley Love
A male University of Virginia lacrosse player was charged with first degree murder Monday after a member of the school's women's lacrosse team was found dead in her apartment, police said.
Just when Wall Street thought it had put its subprime troubles behind it.
As high school seniors across the country are hard at work polishing their college applications, let's take a look at some of the stranger questions those wacky admissions officers have asked.
On a recent afternoon along Church Street in Burlington, Vermont, young aspiring actors recited passages from Shakespeare's Henry V as jugglers, break-dancers, and blowers of didgeridoos displayed their skills nearby, creating a visual and aural cacophony. Just another day in a thriving college town -- this one happening to be home to the University of Vermont.
The mother of a Virginia Tech junior who disappeared Saturday night during a Metallica concert says she helped her daughter choose an outfit for the show that same morning.
A female college studen vanishes from a concert, and her parents say it is out of her character; they talk daily.
Ancient man may have started global warming through massive deforestation and burning that could have permanently altered the Earth's climate, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County.
CNN's Melissa Long reports on keeping our skin healthy in the summer sun.
Stephanie White is a skin cancer expert. At 41, she's had all three types of the condition: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
Strutting in tight leather pants, she takes the stage for the first time since the flap over her figure
Sometimes it takes a near-death experience to change bad behavior. Think of your friend who quit Lucky Strikes after a coronary incident. Or look at how banks are reducing their dependency on debt after watching rivals go belly-up.
Compared to pricey private colleges, state schools can be a bargain. But extra fees are adding to the financial burden
It was an unusually honest ad for a live-in nanny, a 1,000-word tome beginning, "My kids are a pain."
Log 4: Thoughtprints June-July 2008
CNN Medical Corrrespondent Elizabeth Cohen shows us the best and worst sunscreens.
Michelle Crawley says she's a "freak" about putting sunscreen on her two girls.
We've always associated the glorious, intoxicatingly warm and languorous days of summer with getting gorgeous. That's when we can let down our hair (or casually pin it up, exposing a glimpse of neck or shoulder and maybe, too, exuding a light, luscious burst of scent), strip off the layers of cotton or wool, and go barelegged and sometimes barefoot, savoring the delicious freedom of naked skin against the soft air.
With most Americans doing a lousy job saving for their Golden Years, Barack Obama says the government has to step in.
The newlyweds celebrate his degree from business school a week after their wedding
Your mortgage is prime. Your credit-card balance is reasonable. You've set aside some money for retirement. Feeling like you've done all you should? Didn't think so.
Last fall, as bad news about the credit crisis began to pile up, MBA student Brendan McHugh started to wonder about his chances of securing a coveted internship at a top securities firm.
Dear FSB: I have a small interior design firm. Is there a formula I can use to calculate overall client charges to determine how competitive my business is?
Learn how to prevent and combat the worst winter skin symptoms and you'll feel as if spring had already arrived.
CNN's Carol Costello reports on why the 2008 presidential hopefuls are chasing young voters.
If you graze the Web, it certainly seems like America's 20-somethings have a loud and powerful voice when it comes to pushing presidential candidates.
As a species, we've hit the bedtime barrier. You can eat at your desk, socialize in the break room, and answer text messages on a date, but sooner or later, you're going to have to sleep.
Life is full of reasons to smile, but expressing joy can cause lines to form around your eyes and mouth. Luckily, you don't have to grin and bear it. Read on for tips to keep creases at bay and make skin look smoother and younger
It may be the summer of '09 or later before beachgoers can count on finding sunscreens to protect against the deeper, penetrating rays linked to wrinkles and cancer.
U.S. regulators on Thursday proposed new regulations on the development, testing and labeling of sunscreens, including a new warning about the link between sun exposure and skin cancer.
Skin 101: How to treat and protect against sun damage.
Myth No. 1: A suntan's fine, as long as you don't burn.
Next time you're scanning the aisles for your summer sun protection, consider that producers of five well-known sunscreen brands are facing a class action lawsuit alleging that their claims mislead consumers about their products' ability to ward off UV rays and prevent skin damage and cancer.
The official mascot of the University of Virginia is the musketeer-like Cavalier, but unofficially it's the wahoo, a fish that, according to student legend, can drink twice its weight in a day. That's probably not what Thomas Jefferson had in mind when he designed U.Va.'s elegant neoclassical brick buildings and colonnades.
Have you ever been snoozing on an airplane and been jolted awake by a crunch of turbulence? Your heart pounds, you clutch the arms of your seat, and you jump when the captain comes on the p.a.
Monthly picks from road warriors like you.
Two supermassive black holes have been found to be spiraling toward a merger, astronomers said today.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - For the first time, compensation for private college presidents has broken through the million-dollar barrier.
Want to find a great mutual fund? No problem--just buy a mediocre one and hang on. That's the startling conclusion of a new study. While this may sound like an update of Aesop's fable about the tor...
The New Year is a great time to make changes.
An astronomer has turned observations of the early universe into a sound clip that represents a primal scream from the first million years after the Big Bang.
Thomas Jefferson considered himself the father of the University of Virginia, and like any father he left a complicated legacy. "Our university is the last of my mortal cares and the last service I...
People often ask me how we decide what we're going to write about in the magazine. The answer I usually give is casual: "We write about what we're interested in."
Wearing a baseball cap emblazoned with the word FOOL, stock market wag and watchdog Tom Gardner tosses a question to a roomful of tech entrepreneurs and MBAs at the University of Virginia's Darden ...
If your mother didn't tell you, pop radio will: You should use sunscreen. The surprise is that most of us don't. In a 1998 survey by the American Academy of Dermatology, only 15% of respondents use...
Take a walk down any sunny city street these days, or a ride on your local bike path, and you'll likely see more varieties of sunglasses than there are of Beanie Babies. What's up with that? "Sungl...
It's a familiar tale: the hardworking CEO splits from his stay-at-home spouse and falls for a young business associate. So it is with Morgan Stanley chairman Richard Fisher, who separated 18 months...
With sun worshippers ever more aware of the dangers of el sol -- skin cancers are up 500% since 1984 -- Americans slathered on a record $525 million of sunscreen last year. That translates into bri...
One regrets the recurrent temptation, thus far irresistible around our house, to argue with E.D. Hirsch Jr., professor of English at the University of Virginia. His basic proposition is sound. One ...
Would you put your house on the line for a new pair of shoes or even two weeks skiing in Utah? Believe it or not, a growing number of banks are encouraging their customers to do just that. Accordin...
Almost every parent of a college-bound child asks: Which colleges will deliver an education that's worth every penny that I'll have to pay? To help answer that question, MONEY's college ranking tea...
If you've noticed added warmth in your banker's smile lately, there's a reason. With loan demand soft and default rates up, banks are particularly eager to hang on to good customers -- especially t...
In your October article ''How You Can Live Better,'' you say a good education is very important in achieving success. However, I have learned the hard way that there is a downside to simply increas...
Low price alone doesn't qualify a college as a bargain. To make MONEY's list of America's best buys in higher education, a school must also possess outstanding students, faculty and facilities. On ...
SMART VCR REMOTE Admit it: You still haven't figured out how to program your VCR. Now you don't have to. Gemstar Development Corp.'s VCR Plus+ is a remote device that reduces the chore of taping te...
| Behind-the-scenes winners in this fall's election: the media consultants. Increasingly considered political necessities, such imagemakers typically work by exhaustively interviewing a candidate, ...
GRADUATION DAY The warm air echoes with cries of ''I did it!'' Here and on the next four pages are scenes from a celebration: the University of Virginia's commencement last May. In the remainder of...
The marketplace for higher education, like securities markets, has pockets of opportunity: schools that, like undervalued stocks, are worth more than you have to pay for them. This fact was verifie...
The top U.S. business schools are starting to focus on an inefficient management system that's uncomfortably close to home: the traditional tenure process for professors. Like their counterparts at...
On the wall of the ladies' room of a bar in upstate New York, a plaintive graffito recites a loser's litany for our times: ''No BMW, no condo, no MBA.'' As an antidote to hopelessness, the car or t...
1. Which colleges sport the highest price tags?
It is again time to argue with E. D. Hirsch Jr., professor of English at the University of Virginia. You will possibly recall him as the author of a readable 1987 best-seller about ''cultural liter...
Let's be frank: Most managers hate conducting performance appraisals. If they think they can get away with it, they will skip such potential unpleasantness entirely. If compelled to go through the ...
While interest rates on credit-card purchases have finally dropped at some banks, the finance charges you pay on any given set of transactions could well be going up sharply. Depending on the mathe...
It took a while for management to catch the tune. Birds in the secretarial pool knew it, bees on the shop floor knew it, even monkeys in the lower branches of managerial trees -- supervisors, forem...