The Star Factory Behind Minami Minegishi, Shamed and Shaven J-Pop Star

Last week Japanese pop star Minami Minegishi, 20, one of the members of the popular girl group AKB48, shaved her head and filmed a tearful apology video to fans (since made private) after she was caught leaving her boyfriend's house on the morning of January 17th. One of the rules of the supergroup, which features 90… » 2/10/13 3:00pm 2/10/13 3:00pm

Tell Us About Your Childhood In Our Millennial Survey

Trend pieces on the troubles and triumphs of millennials are a dime a dozen these days, and they've started to sound kind of similar — the participation awards, the feelings of entitlement, the special-snowflake-ness. To shake things up a bit, we've decided to ask you what it was like to grow up millennial — or not. » 10/17/11 6:30pm 10/17/11 6:30pm

Why Are Middle-Aged Women Down In The Dumps? I Ask My Mom

According to the World Health Organization, suicide rates » 10/21/08 4:00pm 10/21/08 4:00pm have increased by 60 percent in the last 45 years, with depression — shockingly — as the leading cause. Recently, the numbers have jumped sharply in the U.S., and the trend — a .7% rise in six years — is driven largely by an unexpected group: middle-aged white…