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  • High risk pools for people with preexisting conditions off to slow start

    High risk pools for people with preexisting conditions off to slow start
    This summer, new health insurance programs aimed at people with preexisting medical conditions began accepting applications around the country. The plans target one of the key promises of the health-care overhaul: Everyone, even people with checkered...
  • Finding a path through the health insurance 'gobbledygook'

    Finding a path through the health insurance 'gobbledygook'
    My ZIP code is a black hole for individual health insurance. That's what I recently discovered when I tried to find the coverage I want at an affordable price. What hubris I had. My story started in 2009, when my position as a journalism professor at...
  • Welcome to Camp Tur-Ni-Toff

    Welcome to Camp Tur-Ni-Toff
    In the era of iPods, cellphones and BlackBerrys, overnight summer camps are tussling with how much technology should intrude upon their bucolic bubbles. Most camps are trying to hold the line against the onslaught, implementing a flurry of rules —...
  • Got an office gripe? Get it off your chest

    Got an office gripe? Get it off your chest
    Work is, by its very definition, not fun. I know this because I looked it up in the dictionary and spotted nonfun words like "labor" and "exerts" and "effort." I also know this because I work, and have done so since realizing that money is necessary to...
  • Illinois students inch up ACT scores

    Illinois students inch up ACT scores
    Illinois' Class of 2011 posted the highest average ACT score in a decade — 20.9 — but the performance fell below the national average and most graduates left high school unprepared for key college classes, data released Wednesday show....
  • Remarkable Person: Arlene K. Hoffman

    Remarkable Person: Arlene K. Hoffman
    Arlene K. Hoffman was a "Mad Woman" in the twilight of the "Mad Men" era, rising in just six years to head her own agency. Some of the ad campaigns she spearheaded became cultural touchstones: the Dannon commercial starring 100-year-old Russians; the...
  • In a digital world, what about film?

    In a digital world, what about film?
    Q: I am searching to replace my dropped/broken point-and-shoot film camera (was a Nikon but have had other brands). I have not ventured into digital because I always wear polarized prescription bifocal dark glasses outdoors, which requires my switching to...
  • Pride—or hubris?

    Pride—or hubris?
    A whole bunch of Butler University fans are hoping pride doesn't always goeth before the fall, as the team becomes the first in Indiana history to reach back-to-back Final Fours. To say nothing of the Kentucky, Connecticut and VCU fans, whose hearts...
  • The great white plate

    The great white plate
    You might call it the cupboard's equivalent of the little black dress: It makes everything look better, and everyone should have one. We're talking the Great White Plate. "It's like a canvas. You can do anything with it," says Lulu Powers, LA caterer to...
  • Subway nets the health conscious

    Subway nets the health conscious
    Subway┬áis the stop for about three-quarters of quickservice customers basing their lunch or dinner choices on health issues, according to an independent survey by CustomersDNA, a marketing research firm, reports MediaPost News Marketing Daily. “...
  • The nation's 50 best pizzas? You decide

    The nation's 50 best pizzas? You decide
    When talking about food, as soon as you say “the best,” as in the best 10 barbecue spots or the best coffee in the land, prepare for a fight. Which is what will surely happen withFood Network magazine’s list of the 50 best pizzas in the...