Diane Stafford: Involuntary part-time workers aren't happy
Charles Dickens' famous phrase opening "A Tale of Two Cities" -- It was the best of times, it was the worst of times -- lends itself to a new study by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development.
Professor Carl Van Horn and his ...Read More
Jon Stewart's legacy: How 'The Daily Show' changed late-night TV
To fully appreciate the cultural impact Jon Stewart achieved during his 16-year run with "The Daily Show," it helps to recall what the program looked like before he and his band of merry jesters arrived on the scene.
Hosted by Craig Kilborn, the ...Read More
Study uncovers key differences among ALS patients
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Researchers on Mayo Clinic's Florida campus have identified key differences between patients with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) and those with the most common genetic form of ALS, a ...Read More
Social Security Q&A: Avoid retirement lines by filing online
Q: Is it true 10,000 people a day are retiring? What's the easiest way to avoid the crowds?
A: Yes. As the baby boomers reach their retirement years, Social Security is handling about 10,000 claims each day. You can avoid the crowds by filing ...Read More
My Pet World: Kathy Ireland extending her passion for fashion to pets
Kathy Ireland's Worldwide brand is 28th most powerful brand in the nation, according to Forbes Magazine, topping $2 billion in licensed products in 2013. When it comes to home decor, the one-time super model is a superstar and more ...Read More
BMW, Audi, Daimler to buy Nokia map operations, another step toward ...
Three major automakers signaled their commitment to automated cars late Sunday with an agreement to buy mapping technology from Nokia for just over $3 billion.
The three companies -- BMW, Audi and Daimler, all German -- will each take one-third ...Read More
Texas mortgage firm to pay $1.5 million restitution to borrowers
WASHINGTON -- A national mortgage servicing company headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, has agreed to pay borrowers $1.5 million in restitution for allegedly thwarting their attempts to save their homes from foreclosure, a federal watchdog agency ...Read More
On Gardening: Hardy verbena varieties are blooming all-stars
If you love garden fragrance and non-stop bee and butterfly activity, then the sweet almond verbena or tree verbena is a must for your landscape. Those traits, coupled with drought tolerance and ease of growing, were just some of the reasons it ...Read More
Finding a formula for 'medically complex' kids
TAMPA, Fla. -- Five-year-old Lakota Lockhart talks about Batman nonstop. When his mom, Krystal, can wedge in a word, she describes what life has been like since Lakota was born with a rare central nervous system disorder that causes his breathing ...Read More
A thought for the day
A thought for the day: Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong. -- Muhammad Ali.
Science & Technology
Devastating floods might be more common than we thought, study says
Keep the sandbags handy. Previous flood assessments have underestimated the actual risk of dangerous floods in many parts of the country, according to a new study. By looking back at the historical weather records, researchers have found an ...Read More
Do you hug a pope? US lawmakers seek etiquette tips for visit
WASHINGTON -- U.S. lawmakers are used to a slew of rules about how to conduct themselves, and now they're anxiously awaiting edicts of another type: how to behave around the pope.
Pope Francis will visit the nation's Capitol Sept. 24 as part of ...Read More