| Mar 15, 2011
Almost everyone shops online these days. But is it safe? And are you really finding the best deal? Here's what you need to know to avoid the pitfalls.
1. Select your own seller. If you're looking for a particular item, don't let a search engine pick a...
| Jun 23, 2011
Actor Ed Begley Jr. doesn't just talk the talk when it comes to environmental activism.
Begley, the star of Plant Green network's "Living With Ed" and author of "Living Like Ed," is in the process of building a LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and...
| Jul 26, 2011
If you need help finding affordable health coverage, getting claims paid by your current insurer or lowering your prescription-drug costs, there are several resources online. Take a look at these seven sites:
EHealthInsurance.com will help you find the...
| Feb 24, 2011
Do you spend hours at work on Facebook? Check your accounts in the middle of the night? Get irritated when you can't update your status during dinner? You might need digital rehab.
"This is not something to be taken lightly," says Dr. Hilarie Cash,...
| Jul 30, 2011
Chicago has broken a 122-year-old July precipitation record; where was that record set?
—Mary Canon, Schererville, Ind.
Buoyed by 6.86 inches of rain July 23, the wettest day in Chicago history, the city's July 2011 rainfall...
| Sep 15, 2010
Longer nights and cooler temps will lead naturally to richer, fuller-flavored foods. Duck, in particular, seems to celebrate autumn's sensuality with its crisped skin, sweet fat and plush flesh that can go with all sorts of treatments, from simple...
| Dec 7, 2010
It goes without saying, though I'll say it anyway, that Charles Osgood is my favorite photographer, but it was nice to see many other great Tribune photographers gathered Tuesday in the Tower, talking about their work in a new book, "Chicago in Season."...
| Apr 1, 2011
It's annual-meeting season, which means shareholders are about to get their once-a-year look at the pay and goodies given to corporate top dogs as disclosed in company proxy statements.
The multimillion-dollar pay packages handed out this year will...
| Jan 25, 2011
By his fifth class, freshman Taka Burunda knew he wouldn't be returning for a second semester at the Midwestern community college. He didn't connect with his teachers or the students and didn't want to be there in the first place.
| Mar 21, 2011
Given the late-winter thaw showing up in what has been an ice-cold job market, many workers are pondering a topic they haven't worried much about lately -- job interviews.
Here are my favorite interview tips for job candidates, from new grads to ultra-...
| Aug 3, 2011
Two thoughts, as we watch Columbus Drive transform into a wall of portable toilets. One, must be Lollapalooza time. Two, where on Earth did that word come from?
Legend and Encyclopedia Britannica have it that founder and Jane's Addiction leader Perry...