| Jan 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
What a view!
We're standing atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty -- about halfway up the 305-foot, 1-inch climb to the crown -- looking out at the New York City skyline.
Even the jaded high school boys I'm chaperoning can't help but be impressed....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Post-traumatic stress disorder has been on psychiatry's books for just 23 years, and before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, no one ever entertained the possibility that watching disturbing images of trauma on TV could give rise to the disorder....
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:24 AM
How dire has the Fort Lee, N.J., traffic jam scandal known as "BridgeGate" gotten for Gov. Chris Christie? So bad that even Jersey's golden child, Bruce Springsteen, is mocking it.
Springsteen appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Tuesday to...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 8:05 PM
Q: I have been looking for a New Jersey highway map to replace my Christie Whitman model, which is showing its age. New Jersey has no welcome stations that I know of in our region, but at a rest stop on the Jersey Turnpike recently, the only map of the...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 6:38 PM
Q: While driving to work the morning of Sept. 27, I came across an unfamiliar situation. I approached an intersection with traffic signals posted with temporary stop signs in all four directions, I assume left over from a power outage. When my direction...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The holiday hiring season is upon us even as summer barbecues continue to sizzle, kicked off by Kohl’s Department Stores’ plans to hire 53,000 workers to handle demand through the end of the year.
The retailer said it expects to bring an...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Baby, it’s cold outside, especially if you’re stuck in the mounds of snow currently blanketing much of the East Coast.
But while airlines are canceling flights and schools are rescheduling classes, retailers are treating the storm as another...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:07 PM
The freezing temperatures and storms described by the National Weather Service as "an event of historic proportions" forced the cancellation of nearly 3,500 flights Wednesday, with thousands more expected Thursday.
An additional 4,700 or so flights were...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
As a "sudden wealth" financial planner, I take great pride in helping others determine where they are going and how to get there. I consider myself an eternal optimist. In my mind, the glass is not half empty or half full -- it is well on its way to...
| Nov 15, 2013
At the U.N. climate negotiations in Warsaw on Monday, the lead Philippine delegate, Yeb Sano, made an emotional plea: "Typhoons such as Haiyan and its impacts represent a sobering reminder to the international community that we cannot afford to...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Have you heard the parable of the broken window? It's a wonderful example of unintended consequences that applies not only to businesses activity and government regulations but to individuals as well. Fans of the book "Freakonomics" are given a front...