| Nov 15, 2011
| 6:53 AM
The lingering bad economy appears to have taken a toll on South Floridians' confidence that they will retire in comfort, according to a new poll released Tuesday.
Fewer than four out of 10 people living in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area feel "happy"...
| Mar 30, 2011
Here's a newsflash: Workers are stressed.
More than three quarters of Americans say they are stressed out about something related to their job, according to the 2011 Work Stress Survey by Harris Interactive released Wednesday. The survey was sponsored by...
| May 24, 2011
| 8:28 PM
When a team of activists wearing white hazmat suits showed up at a Chicago grocery store to protest the sale of genetically modified foods, they picked an unlikely target: Whole Foods Market.
Organic foods, by definition, can't knowingly contain...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 4:47 PM
Move over ladies, the men are after your bargain hunting title.
"I'm a pretty manly man, and I try to use coupons," says Brent Enyart when asked about his shopping habits. "My wife is less involved than I am. I bought the Couponizer (a coupon organizer)...
| Dec 7, 2011
It was the last school day before Thanksgiving, and Traughber Junior High's lunchroom crackled with adolescent energy and anticipation of a holiday break starting in just a few hours.
Sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at the Oswego school were busy...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Some workplaces hope to shake off the economic doldrums this year with holiday affairs for their employees. But few are going to party like it's 2007.
IMRE, a Baltimore advertising and marketing firm, struck a balance between the extravagant pre-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...