Lou Carlozo is an award-winning journalist who served for 16 years as a Chicago Tribune Staff Writer, Editor, writing coach and columnist. There he wrote the popular syndicated DVD column "On the Small Screen," and "The Recession Diaries," which covered personal finance. In 2009, he began working at AOL, rising to the rank of Managing Editor at the WalletPop personal finance site. Now he covers personal finance for the wealthy at Reuters Wealth, and is also the author of a journalism textbook. He lives in Chicago with his wife Amy and their two children, just a long fly ball from Wrigley Field. He also contributes to a number of national publications as a music journalist, including Downbeat and Christian Century, where he serves as lead music critic.
No matter how you shake it, chop it, pulse it, or whip it, finding the right blender at the best price is as simple as pushing a button. Here are four blender models to consider, with a smart option for every budget.
Hershey's pulled off a marketing coup when Reese's Pieces were featured in E.T.. But other companies haven't fared so well, from fast food chains to sneaker brands. Here's a look at the five worst attempts at product placement. (Spoiler: Poor Bing is on our list twice.)
It's mostly the seeds. But how do you predict the occasional upset? A math professor and bracket expert tells us to look for tough win streaks while away — and to leave your irrational fan allegiances at the door.
Like all festive occasions, St. Patrick's Day invites us to part with a little dough. What does that add up to, besides 18 zillion choruses of "Danny Boy"? Here, we present five mind-blowing facts about St. Pat's spending worthy drinking a toast to as you whip out that clover-covered credit card.