| Apr 8, 2014
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...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:04 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:13 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 4:50 PM
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-...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 10:00 PM
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:08 PM
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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:19 AM
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...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:35 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 8:34 AM
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,...