| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Sep 18, 2012
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...
| Nov 24, 2013
Barbara Park's "Junie B. Jones" books, more than any haphazardly kept journal or carefully curated photo album, capture how dramatically my parenting has changed in the past eight years.
And how dramatically parenting has changed me.
Park's death at...
| Jun 10, 2014
Q: We cooked a standing rib roast. It was delicious as always. We used a simple rub of kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper, and garlic. I had saved a couple articles from the Trib that I refer to when tackling a rib roast. One featured several...
| Jun 15, 2014
It's evident before you even crack open the book that you're not going to get a stream of treacly sentiment in the pages of "When I First Held You: 22 Critically Acclaimed Writers Talk About the Triumphs, Challenges and Transformative Experience of...
| May 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: After working in product sales for nearly four years, a recruiter's offer of a job interview to my girlfriend has caused me to reevaluate my own sales career: I am more interested in people than things. Can you find out how much recruiters...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I'm thinking about operating my own small business but I have no interest in 3-D printing, dime-sized personal hearing amplifiers or the wonders of alternative fuel converted from cow manure. Too technical! Suggestions? -- M.H.
How are you...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: Last year a recruiter contacted me about a position that seemed perfect, and I excitedly got as far as two interviews. Then, splat -- nothing! When I finally got through to the recruiter, she said that the hiring manager really liked me but...
| Aug 18, 2014
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...
| Mar 14, 2014
I think I've only read one of his books — the first Alex Cross novel, "Along Came a Spider" — but it's possible that James Patterson is now my favorite author.
The reason? He's giving away $1 million to independent bookstores.
| Apr 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
On page 12 of issue No. 1 of DC Comics' latest reiteration of "Constantine," which tells the ongoing story of John Constantine — a.k.a. Hellblazer, the publisher's three-decade-old, morally slippery sorcerer/sleuth to the occult world (played by...