Let's face it. Some holiday-related stress is to be expected. Turkeys will be burned. Flights will be canceled. You probably won't be the one to nab that $50 flat-screen TV on Black Friday, even if you get up really, really early.
The U.S. Office of Special Counsel has substantiated allegations of a Federal Aviation Administration safety inspector who previously charged the FAA ignored safety violations witnessed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the office said Tuesday.
1) Their camp, at a beautiful new facility out in the middle of nowhere (or as close to nowhere as most will go), is extremely quiet and businesslike. It also appears very well run, which is a plus. The oddity is the plane "cemetery" next to the fields, a lineup of airplanes put out to pasture (or in the case, out to desert), where the dry air allows them to survive for parts or emergencies. Occasionally, there is a takeoff, momentarily disrupting the eerie (as opposed to Erie) calm.
When you think of hotspots for grooming corporate leaders, the bustling skyscrapers of Manhattan or the sprawling office parks of Los Angeles easily come to mind. But Erie, Pennsylvania? That's right. Turns out, the mid-sized industrial town marked by squat factories and windowless pubs is ground zero for some of corporate America's fast-rising stars.
The videotape is a half hour long, a recording of a man standing among flames. He is sweating in his hard hat, his clothes covered in soot, his body pockmarked with burns. Marion Sanders had wanted to be a prizefighter like Joe Louis, but the work at Erie Malleable Iron was steadier. He clocked in at 24, helped raise eight children and didn't clock out until he was gray.
Back when the members of the upcoming crop of college freshmen were smearing their high chairs with strained peas, no sane parents could have predicted that paying for their kids' education would cost as much as a fleet of new cars.
'Tis the season to be jolly, and it's also the time to go shopping for many Americans. From California to the Carolinas, Americans are braving crowds and long lines in stores as they gear up for a holiday season that seems to be starting earlier and earlier each year.
There's nothing quite as breathtaking as a scenic drive during the fall, when the air feels crisp and colors abound. But we urge you to drive a route Coastal Living--style. Skip the Blue Ridge Parkway and travel to places where reds, oranges, and golds border blue waters. Here are 10 of our favorites.
Q. My wife and I have three-year-old twins. We don't like to invest, so we'd rather use any grandparent gifts to help pay off our mortgage early than have to manage college savings accounts. Is that a bad idea?