| 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 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'...
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:44 PM
I love scoring a good bargain.
But like many moms, I don't have time to compare prices at dozens of stores and websites, hunting for the best deals.
We recently wrote about Zulily, the online megastore, which plans to open a huge warehouse in...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:56 AM
Britney Spears has a new man, y'all.
The "Work Work" songstress revealed on Wednesday that she's dating someone. Charlie Ebersol, to be exact, the son of "Saturday Night Live" co-founder Dick Ebersol.
"Yes, there is a special someone," the pop star...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 1:50 PM
"Subject: Do you like the Internet? Sign this petition:"
— Organizing for Action email
Makes it sound so easy, doesn't it?
On Monday, President Barack Obama tried to squeeze the Federal Communications Commission to solve a problem that doesn't...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 7:46 AM
Spain's Duchess of Alba, known as the "rebel noble," has died at age 88. The wealthiest woman in Spain, she was also a bohemian, famous for her eccentric style and for flouting convention in numerous ways. (Her second husband was a defrocked priest; her...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Britney Spears is getting her own holiday. Nov. 5 has been declared Britney Day on the Las Vegas Strip. [People]
Catcalls are still a hazard for women walking around New York. To prove the point, a woman walked the streets of the city for 10 hours,...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Regarding the Sept. 21 "On the Spot" column on passports by Catharine Hamm: She neglected to mention that passports are now required for travel to Canada or Mexico. This is undoubtedly a factor in the dramatic increase in the number of passport holders...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The benefits of the digital age have been oversold. Or to put it another way: There is plenty of life left in face-to-face, human interaction.
That is the message emerging from an entertaining new book, "The Village Effect: How Face-to-Face Contact...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 1:36 PM
By now, most people have seen friends or celebrities pour buckets of ice water over their heads as part of the ice bucket challenge for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, the neurodegenerative condition also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.