| Dec 20, 2012
The playoff will be better. Decades overdue, the four-team tournament coming to major college football in 2014 will not only double the present championship pool but also upgrade other prominent bowls.
But the playoff, selecting and seeding its...
| May 25, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Most of us will put up with a cramped middle seat on a short flight. But on trips more than three hours long, we are ready to crack open our wallets and pay for a window or aisle seat.
That is one of the findings of a recent Harris Interactive poll of...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 1:20 PM
If you suspect you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re probably right: A new survey says 83% of Americans don’t get a good night’s sleep on a consistent basis.
Why not? Stress and anxiety were cited as the top reason by 48% of...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Virginia Tech was the only top-25 team to lose at home to an unranked opponent last week, making the Hokies the logical and consensus choice to drop from the polls.
I dumped Tech in favor of Notre Dame on my Harris Interactive poll, one of two used,...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:41 AM
We already know many people are addicted to their smartphones, but a study released Thursday gives a clearer idea of just how much users can get attached to their device.
Nearly three in four American smartphone users surveyed said they are within...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:55 PM
That’s it -- I am now officially out of step with modern life.
What else can I say after reading this: “Most adults always have smartphone close by, 1 in 10 use it during sex.”
Which gives a whole new meaning to the old-timey term...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Kids these days — they're just not as healthy as we are, or our parents were.
That's generally the sentiment of about 1,800 people surveyed this spring by Harris Interactive for a study commissioned by Aetna. The Hartford-based health insurance...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 3:57 PM
A new manufacturing documentary that will get an advance screening in Baltimore this week suggests that average Americans aren't powerless to stop job loss in the sector.
It's a simple and surprisingly old message that has seen a resurgence since the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:57 AM
Falling in line behind the likes of Macy’s, J.C. Penney, OfficeMax, Kmart and more, Staples is joining the horde of retailers opening its doors on Thanksgiving without bothering to wait for Black Friday.
The office supply chain will open on the...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 10:11 AM
At this rate, shoppers hoping to get in on "Black Friday" deals will have to eat their turkey for lunch, as both Target and Toys R Us announced plans to open Thanksgiving evening.
In its earliest opening ever, Target said it will welcome bargain hunters...
| Feb 1, 2013
Forget the Ravens vs. the 49ers. How does “Star Trek” stack up against “Iron Man 3″? More than half of ......