When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Give Your Social Security Number

By Mary Hunt Dear Mary: I recently refused to give my Social Security number to a cable company when I simply was inquiring about the cost of services. The clerk stated that without the number, she would be unable to give me a quote. Some companies ask for it as a second form of identification.… Continue Reading When You Should (and Shouldn’t) Give Your Social Security Number

E3 Celebrates Exploration of the Virtual Realm

By Jeb Haught Every year, thousands of journalist, analysts, vendors and game developers descend upon Los Angeles for the largest gaming convention in the world. Billed as the Electronic Entertainment Expo, this dazzling show displays future cutting-edge video games and related technology. Now that 67 percent of American households play video games, everyone from the… Continue Reading E3 Celebrates Exploration of the Virtual Realm

The Rails Less Taken: From Jasper to Whistler on The Rocky Mountaineer

By Jim Farber When the luxurious train known as the Rocky Mountaineer pulls out of the station in Vancouver, British Columbia, on its way across the Rockies to Banff and Calgary, Alberta, a phalanx of cheerfully waving staff is always on hand to see the long red, white and blue train off. The route is… Continue Reading The Rails Less Taken: From Jasper to Whistler on The Rocky Mountaineer

Mission: Feed the Fussy

By Nina Garin “Ew, yucky.” Anytime I serve my preschool-aged daughters a lovely, home-cooked meal — whether it’s a fancy vegetable dish or mini cheeseburgers — that’s what they say. Not exactly the most encouraging words for anyone to hear, let alone someone as new to the kitchen as I am. I may be a… Continue Reading Mission: Feed the Fussy

Dodge Challenger SRT8

By Mark Maynard We all know “You can never go home” to that happy period in our lives with few responsibilities and a muscle car in the driveway. But with the rebirth of some retro-styled muscle cars, aging baby boomers can take a sip from the fountain of youth and re-energize some long-lost memories. The… Continue Reading Dodge Challenger SRT8