| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Who knew Bill Gates was such a nifty Reddit user?
The billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder took to Reddit recently to partake in the online community's Secret Santa Exchange. Gates was matched up with Reddit user NY1227, otherwise known...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
R and B singer Ywada, who hails from Tampa, Fla., says that it didn't come as a surprise to family and friends when she decided to pursue a career in music. Born to a singer and a sound engineer, she grew up in a household filled with music. Now 26, the...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: Why is there anti-semitism? What is it about the Jewish culture that causes this to occur? -- B., via firstname.lastname@example.org
A: You've asked me why some people hate other people, and I wish I could answer you in a way that might both explain and end...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Q. I am very nice at work and starting to suspect that nice is a bad idea as a workplace strategy. I bring goodies for coworkers' birthdays, volunteer to help people when they are overwhelmed, and stay late if a customer has a crisis. I've also been...
| Oct 6, 2013
APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS — Dozens of black-and-yellow squirrel monkeys scampered around us, some running above on high ropes, others swooping in close to us as we walked.
This was one of the many delights of the Apenheul, a primate park in rural...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:01 PM
Few fans have been more vocal about their favorite group’s long absence from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame than those in the KISS Army, but now that the long-running hard rock outfit is being inducted, members have decided to opt out of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Another search for Jimmy Hoffa ended recently, with federal authorities once again facing the cameras to say what has become commonplace since the ex-Teamsters' boss disappeared back in 1975: no, they didn't find Hoffa's remains or anything that would...
| Feb 16, 2014
When talent agent Elizabeth Geddes spotted Ron Vasser at a Chicago country-western bar in 1994, she remembered her first reaction: "Who is that guy in a DGA jacket who has not hired my actors?"
"DGA" stands for Directors Guild of America. And...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
DUBUQUE, Iowa — Mark Twain knew what he was talking about in a Tribune interview 127 years ago, discussing the virtues of the upper Mississippi River. The big river around Hannibal, Mo., where he grew up, is less interesting, less scenic, he said,...
| Oct 13, 2013
A horse the size of a German shepherd may sound like something found only in the enchanted world of "My Little Pony." But miniature horses are real — and Lunar, Mystery, Turnabout and Jenella of Mane in Heaven have some powers of their own.
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:51 PM
Last winter's strong recovery from a woeful 2011-12 ski and snowboard season has spurred much capital improvement and many new programs and promotions at mountain resorts. Here are highlights of what's new this ski and snowboard season in California and...