Why Dark Chocolate Is So Damn Good For You

From improving heart health to alleviating the effects of depression, dark chocolate is renowned for its remarkable health benefits. A recent study now points to one of the reasons why — and it has to do with dark chocolate's unique chemistry, plus the microbes in our stomach who find it equally delicious. » 3/18/14 12:20pm 3/18/14 12:20pm

Life-sized chocolate baby heads are this season's creepiest confection

For the cannibal with a sweet tooth and a strong stomach come these massive white chocolate sculptures sculpted to look like infants' heads. Want to keep yourself from overindulging in sweets this holiday season? Every time you pick up a piece of chocolate, imagine on of these creepy things staring up at you. » 12/01/12 7:30am 12/01/12 7:30am

10 Fun Ways to Euthanize Yourself

Suppose you've been given a few weeks to live, but you've decided you don't want to spend your last days in a hospital bed. What if you decide, "Today is a good day to die," in a suitably stentorian Klingon voice? And you want a method of self-annihilation that's both interesting and nearly pain-free? » 7/02/12 10:16am 7/02/12 10:16am

Eat chocolate. Lose weight. Yeah, right.

By now you've heard the news: people who eat chocolate are thinner than those who don't. It's the perfect news story, and one that a lot of outlets ran with — ourselves included — but it's also the kind of piece that science writer Deborah Blum says can contribute to public cynicism about science and what it does. » 3/30/12 4:00pm 3/30/12 4:00pm

Eating chocolate could actually help you lose weight

Chocolate, like any other candy, makes you fat. That's such a basic and well-known fact that it's easily taken for granted... but it could be wrong. New research reveals that people who regularly eat chocolate are thinner than those who don't. » 3/26/12 3:02pm 3/26/12 3:02pm

Want to stay healthy and cancer-free? Have some coffee, chocolate, and …

It seems like many of our vices are turning out to have healthy side effects. We already know that chocolate is helpful for circulation, reduces the risk of heart disease, is a cough suppressant, and can keep your brain working as you age (and may be a treatment for HPV). Red wine is one of the most potent… » 5/11/11 11:31am 5/11/11 11:31am