Why you should avoid those fun social media “tell us about yourself” questions

  It’s human nature; most of us love to talk about ourselves or at least share details about our past and preferences. And social media loves that, too, since it gets people engaged and participating. It’s not just scandalous material that can do you in. Quite the contrary. The most normal (even dull) aspects of … Read more

Those emergency cellphone alerts are about to get more interactive

  The emergency alerts that get pushed to cellphones are about to get a lot more interactive. What arrived in 2012 as the occasional text message about imminent weather issues has emerged as the key means of alerting Americans about all manner of emergencies, including Amber Alerts on missing children. With changes approved by the … Read more

Young workers like those high-deductible health plans

The big boys are embracing health plans with big deductibles. Slightly more than half of large employers analyzed in a new report now offer their workers at least one high-deductible health insurance plan, underscoring a broad trend nationally toward such coverage. Agnieszka Wozniak | Caiaimage | Getty Images And slightly more than 40 percent of … Read more