| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: Recently you said you think this is a good time to apply for federal jobs despite the sequestration. But I've submitted my application several times with zero success. What am I doing wrong? -- C.H.
I can't pinpoint what's keeping you out...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Everybody wants to see the perpetrators of the financial crisis punished, but you have to feel a little sorry for Standard & Poor's, the credit rating firm being sued by the federal government for its role in the disaster.
S&P clearly has its back to...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 12:27 PM
That old axiom about three being a crowd is never truer than when two out of three are fighting.
Playing the neutral third party while your friends engage in all-out battle is exhausting and precarious. Handle it right and everyone's happy. Handle it...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 10:28 AM
A state-hired consultant has determined that widespread online interruptions during testing didn’t negatively impact student scores on the ISTEP this spring.
In fact, Richard Hill, of the National Center the Improvement of Educational Assessment,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 10:37 AM
Google stole tech headlines this week with the unveiling of the Chromecast and second-generation Nexus 7, but it made another important announcement that flew under the radar: Google Play Textbooks.
The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant said it will...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:36 PM
After the U.S. Justice Department accused Standard & Poor's of fraud earlier this year, the credit rater had a choice.
It could make a courtroom argument that would torch its reputation, but might get the lawsuit thrown out.
Or, if S&P's executives...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Words fascinated — intoxicated — Hugh Rawson. He loved their derivation, the way they change in meaning over time, their role as curses, their use to camouflage meanings. Rawson wrote five books of quotations, and several other books about...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Corporate criminal fraud. Tainted meat on the menu. Prying reporters pounding on the door.
Meet Jonathan Bernstein, crisis tamer.
Bernstein, a University of Maryland University College graduate, steps in to smother public meltdowns like a lid on a...
| Jan 27, 2013
You could always count on Kathy Church. When friends called to vent, she would pick up the phone. When there was a crisis at work, she'd dig in. When family members got together, she'd show up no matter how much she didn't want to.
Church was always...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 5:40 AM
According to Dawn Jackson Blatner, a registered dietitian and advisory board member for Fitness Magazine, the omega-3 fatty acids and water in this nutrient-dense protein help keep skin hydrated from the inside out. "Omega-3s also reduce...
| Jan 26, 2013
If your plans for 2013 include trying to land a new job or a promotion, or receive a glowing recommendation from a former co-worker or manager, having a solid professional network will be key.
Forging the right professional relationships can certainly...