| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I was asked for my references when I applied as an office worker at a company near my house. I hadn't worked before so I asked several of my neighbors for references. The office manager said they were "friend" references, not job references,...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:27 PM
BOSTON — "Don't worry about a thing," sings Bob Marley in the song that's become a Red Sox anthem for 2013.
Really, what could be more fitting? Boston is in the World Series and Thursday was one of those beautiful blue sky Beantown days, when...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:13 PM
Android users who have "rooted" their smartphones can download the ReKey app to patch the so-called Master Key vulnerability, cybersecurity firm Duo Security announced this week.
A research company recently discovered that Android apps could be...
| Dec 10, 2012
Wake Forest University is spending $1 million to better understand virtue and vice. The Character Project awarded eight grants on the philosophy of character and eight on the theology of character from 170 submitted proposals. “Those selected...
| May 10, 2012
| 7:23 AM
While the U.S. Congress argues over how to pay for lower interest rates on future student loans, more than half of recent college graduates struggle to find jobs to help pay back their debt.
About 1.5 million, or 53.6 percent, of students graduating...
| Oct 31, 2010
| 8:46 AM
National Novel Writing Month, or "NaNoWriMo" as it is called, is a month-long, bang-it-all-out-and-edit-later approach to writing a novel. Challenge participants begin writing November 1 with the goal of completing a 50,000-word novel by November 30 at...
| Jun 1, 2011
As baby boomers begin to approach traditional retirement age, the workforce is aging rapidly. But not all industries are aging at the same rate. Some companies employ significantly more older workers than others.
Just over a quarter (26 percent) of...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 2:04 PM
New Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin's success will rise and fall with the quality of his assistants.
So, like most coaches, Philbin has reached into his past and surrounded himself with coaches he knows and trust, such as Mike Sherman, who hired...
| Jun 24, 2011
The N'DIGO Foundation Gala was a Tribute to Men and featured a powerful concert by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds at Symphony Center. The 10-time Grammy winner, along with a four-piece band that included his brother Kevon Edmonds, brought the crowd to its...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 7:59 PM
Mitt Romney stood before a shuttered steel factory in Pennsylvania the other day, using the iconic backdrop to underscore what has become the most forceful theme of his presidential campaign: the need for more jobs.
"He has done everything wrong," Romney...
| Nov 4, 2011
Not everyone loves hitting the links. And, as relaxing as surf sounds can be, even they become commonplace after awhile.
Active retirees and seniors, many blessed with longer life expectancies than their parents, want a combination of recreation,...