| Oct 5, 2010
| 4:26 PM
IndyCar Series driver Danica Patrick finished up the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series with a dramatic second-place finish in the Cafes do Brasil Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway and a 10th place finish for the season. Now, as she returns......
| Nov 27, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Stores rolled out their holiday specials earlier than ever this year, whetting your appetite for a good deal before you even tasted the Thanksgiving turkey.
Before you dig in, it's important to remember that while there are deals to be had, you could be...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I keep reading about the importance of hard skills. What about soft skills? Aren't they wanted as well? -- D.P.
Hard skills get you a job; soft skills get you a career.
A typical employer heads straight for a job seeker's hard skills --...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Several recent articles appearing online have pointed to a couple of burning questions about book-reading in this overstuffed era: Why do people buy books they have no intention of reading? And, how can one ever find the time to read a book at all?
| Jun 25, 2014
| 1:49 PM
At the Shedd Aquarium, it is possible, at times, to imagine yourself as a fish swimming in a crowded school — especially if you try to head downstream while everybody else in the place is going up.
Drawing more then 2 million visitors each year to...
| Jun 29, 2014
A recent trip to St. Louis found Team Rosenthal on the Anheuser-Busch brewery tour. For the young son and daughter, there was a foosball table in the waiting area, Clydesdale horses in the stables and a gift shop. For the parents, there was free beer....
| Jun 26, 2014
Broadcast television exhaled Wednesday like a reality show contestant who survived elimination.
A 6-3 Supreme Court vote ensured that the broadcasters and their multibillion-dollar business model remain intact and that proprietary programming —...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:12 AM
About a month ago I quit Amazon cold turkey, and I feel great.
I have bought nothing from Amazon since May 16. Not a book, not a DVD, not an MP3. After years of purchasing pop culture from the mega e-retailer at an embarrassing pace — even as I...
| Jun 17, 2014
Despite all the digital travel resources that are now readily available, I'm still a fan of printed references. Although a senior, I'm not a luddite; when I travel, I carry the usual Wi-Fi notebook and smartphone, use Wi-Fi everywhere I stay and I'm...
| Apr 4, 2014
Amazon's Kindle Worlds program is their attempt to cash in on the fan fiction phenomenon. Amazon has licensed storytelling "worlds" such as "Vampire Diaries" or "Pretty Little Liars" and anyone and everyone is invited to write and publish their work on...
| 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.