| Jan 9, 2012
Ilene Gordon certainly wasn't the first young girl in the 1960s to balk when told she had to take home economics instead of shop class. It's what she did about it that foreshadowed her path to the latest list of Fortune magazine's 50 most powerful women...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Gaming in 2012 is going to be a very wild ride, with the introduction of two new consoles, a return to the "Halo" universe and the potential for even more entertainment choices.
The PlayStation Vita and the Nintendo Wii U are both expected to hit the...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Like a stereotypical beauty pageant, it looks like thin will be in at the world's largest annual gadget convention next week in Las Vegas.
At the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, computer makers will be pushing a new breed of ultra-thin,...
| Jan 8, 2012
In a bustling part of downtown L.A., a high-rise is teeming with stylish young women in short skirts and full makeup wheeling small suitcases in and out of elevators on their way to class. They're students at the Fashion Institute of Design &...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:03 PM
As the Ravens drove toward the playoffs, Barbra Skarzynski wanted to buy her son a team jersey as a Christmas gift. She searched Google for Lardarius Webb gear, quickly found a site that billed itself as an official store of the Ravens, and bought a...
| Jan 15, 2012
A few months before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I read a blog post by an Atlantic Monthly correspondent about Chinese wine.
I grew up outside New York City, where I ate hundreds of pounds of lo mein and pork-fried rice but didn't see, taste...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 1:05 AM
The 2012 I-29 Dairy Conference will be held Feb. 8 and 9 at the Ramkota Inn in Sioux Falls.
Producers should complete the online registration form at http://www.sdstate.edu/sdces/resources/animals/dairy/i-29.cfm by Feb. 1 to ensure room availability...
| Feb 8, 2012
Bread ranked first among the 10 foods responsible for 44 percent of sodium intake in the U.S., followed by luncheon meats and pizza, according to "The 10 saltiest foods in the American Diet" by my colleagues over at The Stew.
But the new report "Where'...
| Feb 6, 2012
A presidential campaign is the health of economic illiteracy. Every four years, ignorance comes into its quadrennial own. There are voters to mobilize, resentments to stoke, dull gray truths to be replaced by shiny new shibboleths, and the gullible 99...
| Feb 5, 2012
Sodas, sports drinks and other sugary beverages are an unhealthy choice for kids, according to the nation's leading pediatricians' group, which strictly opposes the sale and advertising of the products in schools.
Yet Coca-Cola's Live Positively slogan...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 7:08 PM
The wine industry has something to cheer about. A new state reports shows a full glass in Virginia.
Between 2005 and 2010, the Virginia wine industry's economic impact grew 106%.
There are nearly 200 wineries in Virginia including the Peaks of Otter...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Jessica Alba has been keeping busy with daughters Honor and Haven, and recently created a new labor of love: eco-friendly baby products line The Honest Co.
The e-commerce brand, which launched in January, offers two "bundle" options. Customers can choose...