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  • 4G and U.S. Cellular

    4G and U.S. Cellular
    Q: In your article "What is 4G?" the only carrier you did not mentioned was U.S. Cellular.  What is the best 4G phone that you would recommend from this carrier?  —Mary Ann Wren A: Chicago-based U.S. Cellular doesn't currently offer 4G phones. The...
  • Readers on digital addiction

    Readers on digital addiction
    The feedback was varied to our column about being addicted to your digital technology. Here were some of the highlights. "I've never been someone who got too attached to my computer, but since I got a BlackBerry, I'm totally addicted!" wrote Joyce. "I...
  • Bin Laden semantics

    Bin Laden semantics
    When you're talking about the killing of Osama bin Laden, do you say "we" or "they"? The main edition of the May 3 Chicago Tribune carried the headline, "How the U.S. got bin Laden." The tabloid edition, with a smaller headline space, read "How they...
  • BYO background check

    BYO background check
    It's important to cover all your bases when going in for a job interview: Your resume is in order. You've removed all compromising photos from your Facebook and LinkedIn profiles. But do you know how you'll fare on the background check? "I think more...
  • New sites, apps that might be worth consuming

    Technology is a huge help for consumers to spend money smarter. For example, you can search online for best prices, or if you're already in the store, you can use your smartphone to read a product's barcode and get competitive prices. Problem is, new...
  • Helping a child who is drowning in fear

    Helping a child who is drowning in fear
    Your 4-year-old is terrified of water. How can you coax him into the pool? Parent advice: My son is autistic. I went to the pool store and purchased some sinkable rings, about 3 inches in diameter. My son loves video games, so for motivation, I taped...
  • Shedding some light on a child's fear of fireworks

    Shedding some light on a child's fear of fireworks
    One of your kids is terrified of fireworks but you don't want the whole family to skip Fourth of July festivities. What to do? Parent advice: Both of our kids loved fireworks; both of our grandsons hated them. It became evident that the actual problem...
  • Top 25 companies for work-life balance

    Top 25 companies for work-life balance
    If you want a better work-life balance, consider trying to land a job at Nestle Purina Petcare Company, where you can bring your dog into the office; MITRE, a technology-consulting organization that employees say is family-friendly; or SAS Institute, a...
  • DWO: Dating While Older

    DWO: Dating While Older
    Less frequent, in our slightly more-enlightened decade, are such headlines as the famous mid-'80s gem reminding women they were more likely to die in a terrorist attack than get married after 40. Statistically speaking, we're marrying later: The...
  • Readers pay it forward

    Our column about the emotional and physical benefits of helping those in need generated several reader comments on Facebook and in e-mails. "Recently I saw a nice businessman who was sitting in first class hand over his seat to a young U.S. Army soldier,...
  • Help! My friend can't cook!

    Help! My friend can't cook!
    Q: How do you tell longtime friends they are not as good cooks as they think they are? Leathery ravioli, tough soft-shell crab, pork chops bloody at the bone; these are a few of the meals I have endured at their hands. They have informed me that their...
  • Tips for improving your active outdoor photos

    Tips for improving your active outdoor photos
    Summer brings great things, including longer days that bring everybody outside to play. Whether you want to take a photo of your friends playing beach volleyball or your favorite Little Leaguer, you can do a few things to improve your action shots....