| Jul 11, 2011
| 11:00 AM
The Orioles haven't had a winning season in 13 years, and they are well on their way to making it 14 this summer. But they are the 13th most popular team in Major League Baseball -- and are on the rise -- according to a recent online poll by Harris...
| Jul 24, 2011
Want to Go Private?
Sarah Darer Littman
Scholastic Press: 332 pp., $17.99, for older teens and mature readers
Despite words of warning in schools and cautionary talks with parents, more than half of U.S. teenagers have given out personal...
| Jan 31, 2012
As far as Jill Cadigan was concerned, it was just another lonely Friday night. She poured her pinot grigio, TV purring in the background, and plunked herself down in front of the computer. At 40 and long single, she'd had plenty of friends rave about...
| Oct 17, 2011
What conference did you expect would top Sunday's first release of the Bowl Championship Series standings, the Sun Belt?
It seemed fitting the Southeastern Conference, which includes the last five national champions and seven of the 13 in BCS history,...
| Nov 13, 2011
Not long after becoming America's most beloved workplace-advice columnist (self-proclaimed), I learned that our nation's economy is based largely on companies that generate surveys about workplace issues.
Approximately every 12 seconds, I receive a press...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 9:15 AM
If the reactions of the past three days hold up, we're likely to see some kind of ban on assault weapons or on the ammo magazines of the sort used by the Newtown shooter.
That's good news for people who have been pushing for this since forever, many...
| 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...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 2:14 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Contaminated tattoo ink caused at least 22 skin and soft tissue infections last fall in four U.S. states, according to an analysis released on Wednesday.
The infections prompted an investigation by the U.S. Centers for Disease...
| May 20, 2012
You're doing it wrong.
OK, that might be a slight generalization of the way many workers feel about their leaders. But I don't think it's far off, and I conveniently have some data to back that up.
| Oct 5, 2012
The latest frenzy of mortgage refinancings has benefited millions of Americans who have been responsible or lucky enough to qualify for 30-year fixed-rate home loans below 4 percent.
Home lending professionals have some bad news, though, for many of...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:49 PM
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center received high marks this year for joint and total knee replacements and for gastrointestinal procedures and surgeries in a recent report released by Healthgrades, an independent source for physician information and...