After interviewing former brass staffer Katie Kacvinsky about the release of her first novel, Awaken, it got me thinking: maybe some of you would like to know how to get a book published.

Here's some advice:

We all remember where we were when Virgin Galactic was announced--the division of Richard Branson's empire that promises to send passengers to the brink of space for a whopping $200,000. (Oh, you don't remember?

Last year, gaming industry sales were down 6% overall from the year before--of course, this still amounted to $18.6 billion worldwide--but as recent reports show, things are looking up for 2011.

Out with the triangle, in with the plate: last week, the USDA released the new MyPlate dietary icon to replace the former food pyramid as a nutritional guideline for Americans.

A good stand-up comedian can turn even the most yawn-worthy topics into jokes that’ll bring down the house. Here are my top ten favorite jokes and one-liners that mine gas prices, student loans, and cash flow issues for big laughs.

As I reported last Monday, I would be setting off for the 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles. Well, the three-day convention is over and I must say it was complete madness. Here are a few things I’ve learned through this experience in case you attend a similar event.

By Chris Thomas on June 15th, 2011 • E3, Essentials, Journalism, Life

Journalism is about who can cover what the fastest.

At a White House summit for online finance reporters last week, President Obama was asked to share personal financial advice from his own life experience. Whether you agree with his economic policy or not, I think we can all get behind his personal financial wisdom.

Most of us have been there at some point: unhappy with work, salary, employee morale. Whatever the case may be, it's likely that there's something about your job you just don't find appealing. For some, that little annoyance can turn into an ever-increasing problem, something that may one day force you to quit your job.

By Chris Thomas on June 22nd, 2011 • Deal, summer, Life

Despite that gray tinge to the clouds outside, at least here in Oregon, it is summer (Thanks, climate change!) and this is one of the best times of year for sweet deals. Here are a few of my favorite deals for Summer 2011.

The world is full of of successful college dropouts. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs rank among the most high-tech, high-profile examples, but there are scores of others.

Former cover story Stephanie Cox and the rest of the U.S. National Team play their first of game of the 2011 Women's World Cup tomorrow.

Burnt out from last year’s Men's World Cup? Here are a few reasons to watch: