| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Can your footwear speed you up? We gave four new running shoes, each touting an impressive design technology, to four college runners. One shoe was super-flexible, one super-bouncy, another super-flat and another super-light. The verdict: Set your...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:35 PM
Spurred by outrage from fans and players alike, new NBA Commissioner Adam Silver acted with admirable swiftness in addressing the blatant racism of Donald Sterling. Now the NBA should turn its attention to a more subtle and pervasive form of racial...
| May 5, 2014
| 5:56 PM
Forget recording every meal on Instagram. Colin Beckett has made a career of the food portrait. Juicy oysters at Quartino, a slew of tapas at Black Bull and a perfectly foamy craft beer for the cover of Chicago magazine -- the 28-year-old food and product...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Stroll through shops in a town-like setting or escape to the comfort of an air-conditioned mall.
City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive, Newport News. Offers 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Host to a weekly farmers'...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:32 AM
Are consumers getting tired of jeans?
One retail analyst thinks so.
Changing the color and fit used to be enough to prompt shoppers to go out and buy something new, but "the lack of any real innovation in jeans has created consumer fatigue," Marshal...
| May 29, 2014
| 11:09 AM
Serving in America's Congress is one of the few jobs for which applicants trumpet their inexperience. Running against Washington while simultaneously asking voters to send you there makes sense when Congress is as popular as a porcupine in a bag of...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Charlie White and Meryl Davis, who won an Olympic gold medal in Sochi, Russia, for ice dancing, will be contestants on the upcoming season of "Dancing With the Stars," which starts March 17 on ABC. But they'll be competing against each other, not as...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:35 PM
People use wireless technology to communicate, game and entertain. USC's Center for Body Computing asks why not use that same tech to get fit or manage a health condition? At the center's annual conference, innovators presented ways in which health...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 9:06 AM
Ever lust after a product displayed in a store that’s closed for the day? Or struggle to find the item you saw in a magazine or YouTube advertisement? Maybe you’re curious about something on a shelf but can’t find a salesperson to...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Photographer Vincent Laforet had a pretty sweet gig as an editorial photographer, working with top-tier publications like the New York Times, Life, Time and National Geographic. But then he transitioned to commercial video photography, working for folks...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:29 PM
"Downton Abbey" won't be back until Jan. 5, but PBS is teasing us in December with "Return to Downton Abbey," a special about the first three seasons airing Dec. 1.
A few new series and miniseries will premiere this December among all the holiday...