Addiction is the problem of our time, according to Dr. Drew Pinsky. It's certainly been big business for him. He's built a TV empire around shows such as VH1's Celebrity Rehab and Sober House. He's starting a new series tonight on HLN (the network once known as CNN Headline News). Also tonight, A&E debuts Relapse, a spin off from one of its popular addiction series, Intervention.
Google is getting a new CEO: Larry Page — who who co-founded Google as a young Stanford postgraduate and was briefly CEO before handing the position to the more experienced manager, Eric Schmidt — is now taking the reins. Although Page has remained a key decision-maker, he is taking the lead of a company that is very different from the one he helped found 13 years ago.
Page once said: "Google is not a conventional company, and we do not intend to become one." But it's now a public company with more than 20,000 employees, making tens of billions of dollars.
Inspectors have found small subsurface cracks in three Southwest Airlines planes, after another jet developed a hole in its fuselage while in flight Friday and made a safe emergency landing.
Over the weekend, the airline grounded 79 jets and canceled hundreds of flights to check for further problems.
Flight 812 took off from Phoenix, headed for Sacramento, Calif., on Friday afternoon. Shawna Malvini Redden says she had a window seat in row 8. Less than 20 minutes into the flight, she says, there was a very loud pop.
In an interconnected world, speaking more than one language is becoming increasingly common. Approximately one-fifth of Americans speak a non-English language at home, and globally, as many as two-thirds of children are brought up bilingual.
Research suggests that the growing numbers of bilingual speakers may have an advantage that goes beyond communication: It turns out that being bilingual is also good for your brain.