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  • Airline Consumer Committee: No surprises

    Airline Consumer Committee: No surprises
    "DOT should ensure transparency in air carrier pricing." That's the key conclusion of the final report from the Advisory Committee for Aviation Consumer Protection. And that bland conclusion shouldn't have surprised or even disappointed anyone: Nobody...
  • Jory's stage version of novel has wit but lacks clarity

    "A good countenance is a letter of recommendation," wrote Henry Fielding, the author of "The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling," in 1749. It's a timeless truth understood best by those of us whose countenance is, to put it generously, mediocre. To be in...
  • The Biblioracle: No love lost for romance

    The Biblioracle: No love lost for romance
    Every so often, I'm reminded that the books I spend most of my time reading, and thinking and writing about, aren't the ones actually being read by, you know, most people. Ron Charles, book critic for the Washington Post, alerted me to the latest bit of...
  • The Biblioracle: Falling in love with 'A Brave Man'

    The Biblioracle: Falling in love with 'A Brave Man'
    I fell in love on vacation. Fret not, dear readers, it was with a book, not another woman. Mrs. Biblioracle was next to me as it happened. I was about 50 pages into the novel when I turned to her and said, "I'm not sure I wholly understand this book,...
  • CT Teacher Doubles as Children's Book Author

    CT Teacher Doubles as Children's Book Author
    Her students made her dreams of becoming an author come true! Sheila Murphy Adams is a 5th grade teacher at Pawcatuck Middle School.  "I have always loved to write," she says "when I became a teacher, I used a lot of my rhyming skills to teach...
  • Taking a moment to unplug, focus on happiness

    Taking a moment to unplug, focus on happiness
    I went to Mexico and read a book by a Canadian author that made me think about work in America. My vacations tend to be kind of weird that way. With a week off, I felt the need to unplug from the screens that dominate our working lives, so I settled...
  • Leadership in a noisy world

    In journalism the adage is "if it bleeds it leads," which means the most shocking and provocative stories run on the first page because those are the ones that grab attention and sell papers. It is the same reason the nightly news plugs urge us to tune in...
  • How to Boost Your Reputation and Build an Audience Online

    Ever since Eve told Adam, "This apple's amazing! You've got to try it!" word-of-mouth has been the best form of marketing. And yet, until the advent of social media, word-of-mouth marketing on a large scale hasn't existed. In the age of Facebook,...
  • The Great Depression: Getting back to normal

    We've got a problem. Sky-high unemployment is having a crushing effect on Americans financially and psychologically. Millions of Americans are suffering from a Great Depression -- economically, for sure, but also mentally. It is this generation's Great...
  • Top business books of 2012

    The new year brings new plans, new goals and a plethora of new books. But before you load up your shopping cart with the latest hardbacks, make sure you don't miss the best of 2012. On average, I read more than one book (all non-fiction) a week. Some...
  • Can we make people change?

    Can we make people change?
    I have this terrible habit — I keep hoping people will change. It's not like they ever do, but for some reason I keep going back to the well — and that well continues to be empty. Sound familiar? That's because according to experts, most of us...