| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:02 PM
A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the Departmenet of Agriculture said Tuesday.
In a blog post,...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Every year at the end of the summer I take our Kiplinger interns out to lunch and ask them two general questions: What did you learn about personal finance during your time with us, and what advice would you give your fellow college students about...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 9:49 PM
UCLA edged out USC in U.S. News & World Report's annual list of university rankings, and another local campus, Caltech, once again cracked the top 10 in the widely anticipated survey.
In the list released Tuesday, UCLA placed 23rd, tied with the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Maps are not etched in stone, whether in Ukraine or modern-day Texas. In her debut novel, "Saving Texas," veteran journalist Nancy Stancill immerses her readers into a Texas gubernatorial campaign to secede from the union.
Stancill capitalizes on her...
| Aug 1, 2014
Ben Hoffman was just a handful of rejection letters away from giving up on writing before he ever really started. About five years ago, after a stint teaching seventh- and eighth-graders through Teach For America in Washington, D.C., Hoffman, 30,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:21 PM
As graduation parties wrap up and summer stretches on, college and high school grads may be throwing themselves into the job search.
The task before them is not an easy one.
There's plenty of competition, for one. In addition to job seekers, the...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Some athletes take to a sport after watching a memorable performance. Others simply are born to play it.
Hall of Fame golfer Carol Mann's career path was set when she couldn't see her head in a mirror made for young ballerinas to study their movements....
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:23 PM
About a decade after the Food and Drug Administration first warned that antidepressant medications increase the risk of suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, new research has found that kids and young adults starting on high doses of...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The University of Chicago and Knox College are among 55 schools under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints, according to a list released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education.
Both schools have...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Maria Trent lived in the Columbia neighborhood of Running Brook during the early 1970s while her dad worked on a doctorate at the University of Maryland, College Park, and her mom taught at Waterloo Elementary. She was just 3 years old when her family...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I still remember the mnemonic as if it were 1972 and I was sitting in fourth grade science class.
My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas.
The first letter from each word aided countless primary school kids like me in memorizing the nine...