| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:55 PM
A record number of American women are “marrying down,” tying the knot with a husband who is less educated than they are, according to a new study.
Nearly 21% of married women in 2012 were better educated than their spouses, a threefold...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:00 PM
He was a late bloomer, confessed Chicagoan Rob Shindler, who lived with his parents until he was 30 and earned "an undergraduate degree in tequila."
After meeting the right girl, though, he made up for lost time.
A friend of Rob's tried to match him...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Ray Irani, once the highest paid executive in the oil industry, is getting a $14-million lump sum as part of a $26-million settlement after being ousted as chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Irani, who joined the Los Angeles oil company in 1983...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Seymour Reitman remembers the start of the Battle of the Bulge as the time "when all hell broke loose."
Reitman, 89, of Avon, was a private first class in the U.S. Army as Allied troops forged into Germany in late 1944.
But the German army launched...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:34 PM
When Georgette Sleeth became a mother, she figured she needed to learn how to scrapbook.
One craft led to another and, soon enough, Sleeth found herself facing her biggest project yet: creating the Girl Cave.
An ever-evolving concept, the Girl Cave...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Sherry Loveless can see the promise of managed care right through her bedroom door.
Saddled with multiple disabilities, Loveless, 61, has been stuck in her Rockford bedroom for months because the doorway is too narrow for her wheelchair to squeeze...
| Jun 29, 2011
For a cake that can inspire so much cursing, the angel food cake owns a seriously perverse name. Attaining that sweet tower of angelic goodness is a lesson in suffering.
It looks so innocent, and it tastes so heavenly, and it is such a demon —...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Today's Birthday (08/11/11). This year may bring career changes. Wait to take action until Mercury goes direct (after August 26). Choose a profession close to your heart. It's okay to support your passion with something less fulfilling. Keep your day...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 7:38 PM
Today's Birthday (09/16/11). You're very fortunate now. Go ahead and be confident. Look as far down the road as you can, so you can plan your best line and avoid unnecessary accidents. Frugality is a virtue that serves you well. Even if income seems fine,...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 12:53 AM
Today's Birthday (09/29/11). Success and abundance can be yours this year. It will take some financial planning. It's easy to spend money blindly. Keep to a plan, and watch your holdings swell. You have plenty of ambition. Balance it with love and...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 3:12 AM
Today's Birthday (09/10/11). Keep using a system you know that works. Imagination is required. A caring soul is there to help with a big decision. Choose substance over symbolism. Peace and quiet rejuvenate. Come together with others and share the...