| Mar 10, 2004
When employees of a New Jersey university created a group called the "fun committee," Lisa Pierce was one of the first to join. Much to the delight of her colleagues, she supplied the committee with snacks, planned parties and made friends with everyone...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 9:16 AM
Matt Bruenig, a writer at the think tank Demos, has a very interesting theory about poverty. He points out that poverty declines as people age. Much of it is simply due to the life cycle of earnings -- as people get older, they earn more money. Earnings...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 4:48 AM
Growing up on the east side of Baltimore, Prairie View A&M quarterback Jerry Lovelocke maintained a careful eye on his future.
Now the former Edmondson standout is set to participate in the NFL scouting combine, which starts Wednesday at Lucas Oil...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 3:30 PM
Once again, political discussion has shifted to the travails of the American middle class. This will happen every once in a while, for two reasons. Since the distribution of income is roughly bell-shaped, the middle of the distribution is where you will...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 12:27 PM
Bottles of Walmart-brand echinacea, an herb said to ward off colds, were found to contain no echinacea at all. GNC-brand bottles of St. John's wort, touted as a cure for depression, held rice, garlic and a tropical houseplant, but not a trace of the herb....
| Jan 30, 2015
| 8:50 PM
It was sealed off from humanity for 30,000 years before sewer workers accidentally shattered its vaulted ceiling, allowing Israeli searchers to rappel into its dark interior.
Sweeping the cave’s damp walls and mineral spires with flashlights,...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 8:01 PM
You might think that someone born with the name Bela Anton Leos Fleck would be destined to perform classical music, and you'd be right. Multi Grammy-winning banjo player Bela Fleck, born in New York City in 1956, was named after famed classical...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Tuition and fees will increase by four percent for each of the next two years at UConn's medical and dental schools.
With no debate, the UConn Board of Trustees approved the hike Wednesday after a brief presentation by Dr. Bruce T. Liang, interim dean...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:07 AM
The case for a Chinese economic slowdown is pretty incontrovertible at this point.
According to many pundits, the slower growth means that, like the Soviet Union and Japan before it, China doesn't threaten to supplant the U.S. as the world's biggest...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 3:29 PM
The fight to develop renewable energy is a battle of good against evil, and the future of humanity hangs in the balance.
No, I'm not talking about climate change (though that is certainly important). I'm talking about the distribution of wealth and...
| Apr 3, 2009
| 9:46 AM
Comedian George Burns once cracked that "sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope." Clearly, he was speaking for his own generation.
Today's seniors, their sex lives liberated long ago by one pill and extended indefinitely by another,...