Edward Norton is a Hollywood A-lister with memorable roles in “Primal Fear,” “Fight Club” and “American History X.” He’s also a passionate philanthropist with an entrepreneurial spirit. After running the New York City Marathon for charity in 2009, he got the idea of developing an online platform that would combine fundraising with social media; soon after he co-founded Crowdrise.
Since 1984, more women than men have died each year from heart disease. Heart disease is now the No. 1 killer of women, causing more deaths than all cancers combined. And yet only 56 percent of American women realize that heart disease is their greatest health threat. To combat this gap in understanding – and the heart disease epidemic itself – Barbra Streisand has co-founded the Women’s Heart Alliance, a collaboration between the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and the Ronald O. Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
The tale of 20-somethings living in New York City gets really real in Comedy Central’s hit TV show Broad City. Co-creators Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer pla…
“I’m a storyteller and a hacker and a maker,” Mick Ebeling explains to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric at his company headquarters in Venice Beach, Calif. “I look at the world and look for things that we think are impossible. And then we just figure out, come hell or high water, how to make it possible.” With the mission of using technology for the sake of humanity, Ebeling founded Not Impossible Labs.
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric goes inside the tiny house movement to take a look at the revolutionary trend and learn how people are living small in both rural areas and the big city.
On Thursday, July 21, 2016 Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric is joined by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani at the Republican National Convention. The two discuss the state of the Republican Party, Donald Trump’s momentum, and more.
Under the cover of anonymity people feel emboldened to say hateful things online, which can be hurtful when you are the target. New York Times Deputy Washington Editor Jonathan Weisman explains why he quit Twitter over anti-Semitic bullying — and why he returned. And Richard Cohen, president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, says that for every big win against hate speech there is inevitably a backlash. Plus, we ask folks in Times Square to tell us their stories of being bullied online.
The Internet provides us with so much — social networks, information, cute cat videos — but is there more to it than meets the eye?
Oakland, Calif., is a city in renaissance. One of the most ethnically diverse cities in the country, it has recently become a tourist destination and a hub for tech companies seeking an alternative to San Francisco’s high prices and Silicon Valley environment. The reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors’ hot streak has united old and new neighbors in an unflinching Oakland pride. But Oakland was not always a destination of choice: Violence once marked it as the most dangerous city in the country, and its police department has a checkered past due to its use of excessive force.
Elizabeth Banks is everywhere. Her IMDB page has over 70 credits for a diversity of roles on both the silver screen and television. She is dressed to kill as Effie Trinket in the “Hunger Games” series, her pitch was perfect in the blockbuster sequel, “Pitch Perfect 2,” which she also directed, and now Elizabeth Banks is getting Oscar buzz for her role as the wife of Beach Boy Brian Wilson in “Love & Mercy.”
On Thursday, July 28, 2016, Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on the final night of the Democratic National Convention. The two discuss Hilary Clinton’s preparedness and ability to hit the ground running from day one, if elected.
Media mogul and writer Arianna Huffington thinks America is in a sleep crisis. She also thinks Donald Trump is a “clear and present danger” to the country. Huffington spoke to Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric on “Yahoo News Live” about both of those topics, as well as her new book, “The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time.”
“Our mission is to end the killing of shelter pets.” For the past thirty years, Frances Battista and a group of friends have been working hard to accomplish that mission, founding Best Friends Animal Society and building the largest no-kill sanctuary for homeless animals in need. Located in the beautiful red rocks of Kanab, Utah, Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is home to about 1,700 animals — cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, horses, goats, pigs and sheep — just to name a few.