| Sep 18, 2011
Elmer Goris spent a year working in Amazon.com's Lehigh Valley warehouse, where books, CDs and various other products are packed and shipped to customers who order from the world's largest online retailer.
The 34-year-old Allentown resident, who has...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 8:42 PM
Beyond what we eat, what we're born with and what we do, our environment contributes in major — and mostly unnoticed — ways to our health and our weight.
All have conspired to make two-thirds of adult Americans and one-third of American...
| Dec 30, 2011
Close watchers of Chicago's food scene may have been surprised to learn that Alinea — one of the most highly regarded restaurants in the city and the world — failed its routine health inspection a month ago.
But what may seem like a big...
| Jan 9, 2012
Ilene Gordon certainly wasn't the first young girl in the 1960s to balk when told she had to take home economics instead of shop class. It's what she did about it that foreshadowed her path to the latest list of Fortune magazine's 50 most powerful women...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Gaming in 2012 is going to be a very wild ride, with the introduction of two new consoles, a return to the "Halo" universe and the potential for even more entertainment choices.
The PlayStation Vita and the Nintendo Wii U are both expected to hit the...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Like a stereotypical beauty pageant, it looks like thin will be in at the world's largest annual gadget convention next week in Las Vegas.
At the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, computer makers will be pushing a new breed of ultra-thin,...
| Jan 8, 2012
In a bustling part of downtown L.A., a high-rise is teeming with stylish young women in short skirts and full makeup wheeling small suitcases in and out of elevators on their way to class. They're students at the Fashion Institute of Design &...
| Jan 15, 2012
A few months before the 2008 Beijing Olympics, I read a blog post by an Atlantic Monthly correspondent about Chinese wine.
I grew up outside New York City, where I ate hundreds of pounds of lo mein and pork-fried rice but didn't see, taste...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 4:58 PM
Two years ago, we introduced you to Terry "Doc" Pundiak, an impressive Cheapster who managed to keep the same razor sharp for more than 30 months by brushing it backward over his forearm.
If you saw him today, you probably wouldn't recognize him. Terry...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 1:10 PM
Recent federal court rulings on genetically modified foods have left Connecticut activists more than a bit baffled about what sort of legislation they can propose to ensure that consumers know whether their food has been altered through genetic...
| Jan 21, 2012
Little bistro, huge impact. Like a different sort of miracle of the five loaves and two fishes, Chez Panisse, the landmark Berkeley restaurant, and its founder and guiding spirit, Alice Waters, have leveraged a small temple of slow, local and organic food...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 3:47 PM
A state law mandating "humane treatment" of downed livestock headed for the slaughterhouse was unanimously overturned Monday by the Supreme Court.
At issue was whether federal regulations dealing with inspection of domesticated animals about to be...