| 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...
| Feb 11, 2011
Of all the ways to cheat on your spouse or partner, fibbing about finances may seem like the least of all evils.
After all, is it anyone's business that you carry mountains of old credit card debt? Do you really need to disclose how much money you lose...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| Apr 25, 2012
In my apartment building, I can tell you what the roommates across the hall fight about and that the guy upstairs has a squeaky mattress. What I cannot tell you is any of their names — and that, experts say, doesn't do anyone any good.
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:53 AM
Life may be getting easier for vegans and vegetarians – especially the ones who still crave meat – with more food choices available from manufacturers and restaurants.
Activists participating in a nationwide effort Tuesday to convince...
| 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 20, 2011
| 4:33 AM
Just 30% of Americans use white pages phone books to look up telephone numbers and addresses. Even fewer Americans (22%) recycle them, according to a study released Wednesday. "If so few people use the phone book and recycle the phone......
| Feb 1, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Where do people watch the Super Bowl? According to aÂ surveyÂ by the Retail Advertising and Marketing Association, 41% ofÂ AmericansÂ are either planning to throw their own party or attend a party.Â That's up from last year. But what'...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:34 PM
More than three-fourths of U.S. workers are stressed out about their jobs, according to a study by Harris Interactive on behalf of Everest College. Low pay (14%) was the most common source of stress, followed by commuting (11%), excessive workload......