| Jan 24, 2011
The Republican effort to repeal the health care law is sure to founder in the Democratic-controlled Senate, but that doesn't mean that the GOP is ending its assault on the law. House Republicans are already beginning work in committees to lop off and...
| Jan 11, 2011
A reader asks: Are there other health insurance options besides high-risk pools for people who can't get coverage in the individual market because of a preexisting condition?
The answer: It depends on where you live.
Under the current health insurance...
| Jun 30, 2011
You're divorced or single and thinking of trying that online dating thing, but something is holding you back. I get it. I've been there. So have lots of other people.
"Twenty million people are dating online," says Bela Gandhi of the Smart Dating...
| Jul 23, 2011
Think about it, fellas. How many times are you stopped on the street by a complete stranger who tells you you're looking great.
Never, you say?
Put on a distinctive hat this summer and I guarantee you'll acquire an instant fashion fan club.
| Aug 6, 2011
When S.S. asked recently about disposing of a hard drive so that its data couldn't be retrieved, I didn't imagine the number of emails I'd get.
I suggested seeking out an e-Steward, a recycler certified by the Basel Action Network as a greener recycler...
| May 3, 2011
Q: In the song "House of Blue Lights," they have "fryers, broilers and Detroit barbecue ribs." Can you explain what "Detroit barbecue ribs" are?
—Rick Shaftan, Sparta, N.J.
A: I fear "Detroit barbecue ribs" may be nothing more than a catchy song...
| May 27, 2011
When it comes to style, Chicago is definitely not Los Angeles. And for sure it's not New York. But what exactly is Chicago style?
Like New Yorkers, yes, we wear a lot of black. Who doesn't?
And just like the sun-kissed people of Southern Cal, we, too,...
| May 24, 2011
"School's out for summer!" Those Alice Cooper lyrics may still rock certain segments of the population, but when it comes to 10 weeks without the child care that the school year provides, Mom and Dad may not be as excited.
Whether you work in a...
| Feb 9, 2011
If you feel like your cubicle walls are closing in around you, you may be right.
A combination of the troubled economy and the influx of mobile technology is changing the workplace landscape. Literally.
Companies across the country are shrinking those...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 11:42 AM
A few years back, downsizing empty nesters tended to follow the same well-established path. They sold their homes, invested in condos or townhouses, and sat back to watch the value of their new domiciles shoot skyward.
But that was before the mortgage...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:04 AM
UPDATE: Following up on our post from last week (see below), the Chicago site for eater.com has a few more details this morning on Greg Hall's venture into cider.
Among the revelations: Virtue Cider will likely start filling glasses in early 2012,...