Stories on news, trends and the business of daily life


Mad About You

How a dignified display of ire can add a positive glow to negotiations.

Pop Culture

Why there's still potential in products that have lost their fizz.
After HarveyFeatures

The Things They Carried

What does the last thing we grab in a disaster say about us?
Public RelationsFeatures

Sorry Not Sorry

What does it take to make an apology that truly gets heard – and makes a difference?

Time Warp

Time units humor
Facebook recently invented a new unit of time, the “flick.” What time units will they launch next?

Net Worth

What to know about net neutrality
What you need to know about net neutrality.

Give And Take

How to gauge charity organizations trustworthiness
The best way to give when you’re not sure whom to trust.
After HarveyFeatures


Why Houstonians feel foggy after Harvey?
Why, weeks after Harvey receded, are Houstonians still feeling foggy?
After HarveyFeatures

Swept Away

Can residents of Aransas Pass, TX, find new, resourceful ways of healing their community?
Crisis ReslienceFeatures

Survival Essentials

For anyone rocked by Harvey’s life-upending losses: Houston’s refugees and their experiences can be a monumental resource.
Corporate ResponsibilityFeatures

Do The Right Thing

Why some companies rally to help in a disaster.

The Cure For The Common Cubicle

What is the ideal office space?
Can science help us build a better office space?