Having the right kind of bucket list When it comes to bucket lists, "you have to care about other people," Bruce Kramer says. "You have to care about other things besides yourself."
How to talk to friends who are sick, or worse On a related note, it can be difficult to know what to say to someone who is sick, and even more difficult when someone is dying. The Daily Circuit spoke two guests who have advice for people whose friends are facing a health crisis or worse.
Will 'The New York Times' be sold next? The Bezos/Washington Post deal was the second big media deal of the week, coming just days after the Boston Globe was sold for $70 million to Boston Red Sox owner John Henry. Could the Gray Lady be on the block too?
Trade case puts Apple in Washington's sights Apple has been notoriously disinterested in Washington politics. But two decisions coming from the Obama administration in the past few days indicate that Washington is increasingly interested in Apple.
Not government dependent? Think again Ask most people if they benefit from a government "safety net" program, and most will say "no," according to Marketplace reporter Krissy Clark. But many of them do, she reports.
Tell us: Should CNN, NBC pull Clinton shows? RNC chairman Reince Priebus called a planned NBC miniseries on Clinton and a CNN documentary on the first lady an "extended commercial" for a future Clinton presidential campaign.
Univ. of Wis. ranked 8th best party school The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ranking as the nation's eighth best party school is being met not with a toast but a sigh by those who work to curb underage drinking.
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