For the past five years, my wife, Kim, has expressed her desire to go to Italy. This, in itself, is not a bad thing at all. Italy is a terrific country with countless things to see and do.
Summer is here and all attention is usually focused on finding a summer kid's camp or going on a summer vacation together. While both of these are great things, especially for our sanity, we should also start to focus on school starting in the next couple of months. Many people wait until the last minute to purchase school items. When you have to purchase many things at once, it affects the family budget, especially for the single mom or dad on a strict budget. Here are some tips to help you start now and save.
Is it true that Harry Potter is back? Well, yes. Sort of.
It's well-known that hospitals are full of germs and bacteria. What's less known is the amount of bacteria that is found on the buttons of hospital elevators.
Girls know how to have fun, but sometimes they need a little guidance. If your tween wants to throw a party, either for her birthday or just for fun, make it an event to remember by having a theme and planning ahead. These 5 sensational party ideas will help her and her friends have an awesome party.
Based on the responses I received to last week's column, it's clear that bullying is a real problem in our nation's offices.
The global recession has caused many individuals to question whether the time and money spent on a college degree pays off in the end. A recent report by the Institute for College Access and Success found that, in 2012, seven out of ten college grads had student loan debt, and the average amount of debt was $29,400. Adding to the bad news, unemployment and underemployment of college graduates is on the rise, with 8.5 percent of grads unemployed and 16.8 percent underemployed in mid-2014.
NETFLIXINGTON - After news that Netflix dropped more than 70 titles starting July 1, there's some good news as well. The streaming service is adding more than 60 new titles to their catalogue in July.
"THE CRIMSON CAMPAIGN: Book 2 of the Powder Mage Trilogy," by Brian McClellan, Orbit Books, $26, 593 pages (f)
The 2014 World Cup is the premier sporting event on planet Earth.
You have to give Michael Bay credit: the director sticks to his guns ... and his explosions ... and his slow-motion, low-angle tracking shots … and his uncomfortable racial stereotypes … and his awful one-liner dialogue … and his copious product placements … and his excessive running times.
Does a lack of partying photos on a Facebook profile denote a boring life?
Nothing says you love your fans like sending them a cease and desist order. That happened to be the spin the Ikea PR folks had to deal with when they threatened legal action to shut down the uber-popular Ikea fan site, IkeaHackers.net.
After the Food & Drug Administration warned about the dangers of teens using antidepressants, the teen suicide rate has increased, researchers said.
There is a chant that goes up from little people all over the world. It is the song of bored children and it can drive overworked parents out of their gourds.
The Georgia Court of Appeals has ruled that parents may be held liable over what their children post on Facebook. The case involved a fake and demeaning Facebook page allegedly created by a seventh-grade boy and a friend to target a girl at his school.
Despite the media's grim projections about the dismal future of a graying America, MarketPlace's Chris Farrell remains optimistic about the economic benefits of an aging workforce.
What important truth do very few people agree with you on?
Most of us want to live long and happy lives, but there's so much stuff that happens between our beginnings and our ends that we're not always sure how to make that happen. Below are 6 secrets to living a long and happy life. Unlike some secrets, these secrets are meant to be shared, not kept.
As a working mother, it may seem that the days of peace and serenity will never come again. Whether it's packing lunches, rushing kids to the bus stop, rocking your day job, or making dinner and putting kids to bed, you are constantly on the go, and you are amazing. But you may not always feel amazing. In fact, you probably feel like you can never do enough for your kids, and you never get enough time or yourself. Well, here's a few tips that can hopefully save you some trouble.
Your job may cause you stress or frustration, but it could also be the best medicine. New research has shown that those with anger and depression can benefit from a stressful work environment.
My family makes it a point to take at least one, if not several family vacations a year. We love the bonding that is created by spending several hours in a car together, exploring a new city and staying up late chatting in a hotel room. Now, with that being said, it is not easy, nor cheap, to travel. It takes a lot of planning, a lot of saving and a lot of budgeting to make it happen. Here are some tips when it comes to traveling on a tight budget.
It's already September. Time to go back to school.
Having an affair is not even on your radar. Never gonna happen. You love your spouse and you'd never be unfaithful to her or him. However, you may be unaware of other ways you are being unfaithful. If these actions continue, you may find yourself on the slippery slope that leads to that never-intended affair and a sorrow you never wanted in your life.
Getting rich isn't too far out of reach.
A new study from Baylor University this week found that college-age men and women spend 8-10 hours each day on their smartphones, respectively.
Every life has its ups and downs, its highs and lows, times to ascend and times to fall back (urp . . . I'm getting motion sickness!) In other words, there are going to be times that you want to remember and cherish, so here is a list of nine of the moments you should look forward to:
I'm a little over 6 months away from turning the big 3-0, and I've taken a lot of time to ponder on these last 10 years and what lessons I've learned, trials I've overcome and how I have changed overall as a person. A lot of big things happened in these past ten years, getting married, having three children, graduating college, starting a career, becoming a stay-at-home mom, leaving it all to pursue our dreams, moving cross country and shifting our focus. Through all of this I've learned a little about life and a lot ...
When you're homeless, you carry everything you have with you. That makes it tough to sleep or go into a store, much less look for a job. It's one of the everyday realities of living homeless that most people don't consider.