The pros and cons of daylight saving time

Do we still need daylight saving time? For nearly a century, Americans have been springing forward and falling back, and this year will be no different. Come Sunday morning, we’ll be snuggled soundly in bed as the clocks fall back an hour. Daylight saving time is the autumnal gift that provides the proverbial snooze button […]

Chelsea Clinton to wed in upstate NY

The 30-year-old daughter of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton was expected to wed her boyfriend, investment banker Marc Mezvinsky, at a ceremony Saturday evening with 400 to 500 guests. Details of the wedding were kept fanatically close to the vest, with shopkeepers, innkeepers, vendors and restaurateurs sworn to secrecy. Roads were closed, the skies […]

Strongest Life & Health Insurers in the U.S.

Data Date: Second Quarter 2009 Name State Total Assets ($) American Family Life Ins Co WI 3,984,187,042 American Fidelity Asr Co OK 3,401,577,089 Auto-Owners Life Ins Co MI 2,201,820,100 Country Life Ins Co IL 7,599,744,829 Federated Life Ins Co MN 989,712,098 Guardian Life Ins Co Of America NY 29,708,582,466 Massachusetts Mutual Life Ins Co MA […]

Quick million for new Dan Brown book

Dan Brown does it again, on paper and on the screen. Doubleday announced Wednesday that “The Lost Symbol,” Brown’s first novel since “The Da Vinci Code,” has already sold more than 1 million copies after being on sale for one day in the United States, Canada and Britain. That total includes preorders for the book, […]

Insider Secrets to Get Your Resume Read

It’s becoming harder than ever to get your resume read by a real person. “HR people are drowning in resumes, and despite their best intentions, many can’t keep up,” says executive recruiter Mike Travis. Help your resume win the attention it deserves by following these up-to-date tips from industry insiders. * “Keep it shorter, tighter, […]

F-35 Program

Gates Tries to Get F-35 Program Back on Course The Joint Strike Fighter was supposed to be the program that broke the mold, proof that the Pentagon could build something affordable, dependable and without much drama. But rather than being the Chevrolet of the skies, as it was once billed, the fighter plane, also called […]

The Most Expensive U.S. Cities To Visit

These are the 10 most expensive cities to stay in according to price tracking by Hotels.com. The figures represent prices that guests actually paid for rooms during the latter half of 2009. Room prices slid an average of 12% from a year earlier, though traditionally expensive spots like New York, Honolulu and Boston remain at […]

For the Dishwasher’s Sake

I’ve been writing on some weighty topics lately — too little money, too many choices, too few jobs. It’s time, I decided, to move on to some questions that haunt me almost every day. How much soap should I put in my washing machine and dishwasher? Do I need to do more for my dryer […]

Healthy Food, Fast

New York City is number one again – this time they’re the first city in the U.S. to require major fast food restaurants to post the calorie content of all their menu items. The chains have had nutrition facts available for a long time, but now the calories are actually posted – prominently. Here’s an […]

Vivid Pink

“Vivid pink” diamond sells for record $10.8 million HONG KONG (Reuters Life!) – A rare, 5-carat pink diamond was auctioned off for a record $10.8 million in Hong Kong on Tuesday, putting some shine back into the world’s rare and large stones market which was badly hit by the financial crisis. The stone, of a […]