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  • What you need to know about airline 'ancillary revenue'

    What you need to know about airline 'ancillary revenue'
    What airlines look on fondly as "ancillary revenue" hits you in the form of pesky -- and often outrageous -- fees and charges. A new report from the meticulous folks at IdeaWorks tells airline industry professionals what they need to know about...
  • Siting markets in 'food deserts' no quick cure for obesity, study says

    The logic seems simple enough: the consumption of healthy foods is low, and obesity is high, in neighborhoods where supermarkets are notably absent; so, opening supermarkets in those neighborhoods should boost consumption of healthier foods and drive down...
  • Dolled up or working, Barbie crushes girls' career dreams, study says

    In a psychology lab at Oregon State University, 37 girls ages 4 to 7 have finally demonstrated what feminists have long warned: that playing with Barbie dolls drives home cultural stereotypes about a woman's place and suppresses a little girl's career...
  • Florida's Paradise Coast perfect for pets

    Florida's Paradise Coast perfect for pets
    While plenty of places claim to be accessible to people traveling with their pets, anyone with a large-breed pup can tell you many of those same venues are the first to say no if you're showing up with a dog larger than a guinea pig. With all of the high-...
  • Music City also has one heck of a bookstore

    Music City also has one heck of a bookstore
    This may be known as Music City, but it also has one heck of an independent bookstore. The main reason is Ann Patchett, the best-selling novelist of "Bel Canto" and "State of Wonder" and the just-released collection of essays "This Is the Story of a Happy...
  • Local reservation, pay method is just the ticket

    Local reservation, pay method is just the ticket
    42 Grams is the latest Chicago restaurant to feature prepaid, nonrefundable tickets in place of traditional reservations. The advantage to the customer: Known, up-front costs and little, if anything, to settle up at evening's end. The advantage to the...
  • Convenience and savings seldom mix: What not to buy at drugstores

    Drugstores offer a convenient way to shop for a variety of items, especially if you live in a big city that has one on practically every corner. However, convenience doesn't always mean savings, says Howard Schaffer, a deal expert and vice president of...
  • Wal-Mart to boost organic food lineup

    Wal-Mart to boost organic food lineup
    CHICAGO — Wal-Mart is trying to make organic food more accessible to its budget-conscious shoppers. The retailer is making a bigger bet on the fast-growing category, teaming with Wild Oats to sell organic packaged food priced in line with...
  • Weekend preview: Why Fort Lauderdale is so darn livable

    Weekend preview: Why Fort Lauderdale is so darn livable
    No matter how much you love Fort Lauderdale, the city’s appearance on Livability.com’s list of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in the country had to come as a surprise. For all the complaining that goes on around here (not you, them), perhaps it...
  • Lakers dip at home in secondary market, are 2nd most popular on road

    Despite a season decimated by injury, the Lakers are still a big draw in the secondary ticket market. According to online marketplace StubHub, the Lakers are second to  the Miami Heat in ticket sales when playing on the road. The Oklahoma City...
  • Weekend preview: Doing St. Patrick's Day with style

    Weekend preview: Doing St. Patrick's Day with style
    The satire issue of “T: The New York Times Style Magazine” came out this week, and it includes a piece on the “forgotten literary genius” of J.P. Donleavy, a timely reminder of the cozy relationship between Ireland and America,...