| Dec 9, 2011
| 1:10 PM
The fun and froth of the bridal runways is spilling over into the handbag market. The tulle, texture and embellishments – both floral and shimmering – seen on the fall 2012 collections are finding a canvas on handbags, too.
| Mar 5, 2015
| 9:24 AM
Things to do and see in southern Wisconsin
ANDERSON ARTS CENTER: 121 66th St., Kenosha. (262) 653-048; http://www.andersonartscenter.com. "In Living Color" by Madison Contemporary Fiber Artists and "Masks: Disguise, Expose, Celebrate" by Women's...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 8:00 AM
The stars were out in Las Vegas over the weekend, celebrating birthdays, debuting residency shows, giving private concerts and having a very public date night. Here’s what you may have missed.
Reality TV’s Sarah Herron, who appeared on...
| Feb 7, 2015
With its latest expansion, sports apparel-maker Under Armour could find itself in the company of Facebook, Pinterest and other well-known online names.
That's because the Baltimore-based brand is on the verge of consolidating an online community that...
| Feb 1, 2015
| 11:18 AM
Fads have always been around. We have seen them with toys, diets to even business operations.
There appears to be two basic reasons why fads exist:
Novelty, such as the "Slinky" toy or "Holacratic" organizational structure
Perceived as a simple...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 7:10 AM
In violation of my long-standing "only watch TV" rule, I read an article recently about how Zappos is adopting a management structure known as holacracy.
I was hoping this structure somehow involved holograms, which would be awesome, but instead it'...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 3:49 PM
With the frequency of data breaches these days, it may feel as if you're gambling every time you swipe your credit card or fill out a form giving a business your personal information.
If your information does get swiped by a hacker, it's not a sure...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Consumer Reports recommends following these seven spending rules to avoid breaking the bank this holiday season:
1. Thou shalt manage receipts. You might need them for proof of purchase for warranties or to make a return. Have a designated place where...
| Dec 13, 2014
In Optoro's sprawling warehouse in Lanham, dozens of workers scan, sort and pack toys, shoes, laptops, books, headphones, power tools — almost anything that consumers bought online and at stores then sent or brought back. The returned goods may be...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
One of my great joys during the holiday season -- along with the (mostly) merry family reunions -- is skipping to the mailbox every evening to retrieve the dazzling array of catalogs that arrive daily. They are as much fun to study as the greeting card...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 7:36 AM
Lorie Reinert has been working as an administrative professional for most of two decades.
These days, she totes a smartphone as she shuttles between Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce offices and out-of-the-office meetings, overseeing the group'...