CARBONDALE — Summer camps for children are returning to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center in 2021 with an expanded lineup for younger kids. The experiential learning center is offering a dozen summer camp opportunities for children ages 4 to 13, giving them a chance to explore […]

Following a 12-month span during when many annual events have been canceled because of COVID-19, there’s at least one piece of good news on the horizon: The Bangor Parks and Recreation Department has begun accepting registrations for the 2021 Kenduskeag Stream Canoe Race, which it plans to stage on April […]

CLOSE Students at Beverly Elementary during in-person learning. The Birmingham Public Schools board of education voted Tuesday to send students back to school five days a week beginning March 15. (Photo: Courtesy of Birmingham Public Schools) Birmingham students are expected to return to the classroom in just more than a month […]

zeljkosantrac / Getty Images When you’re making your holiday gift list this year, keep in mind that where you buy presents is just as important as what you buy. The chances are pretty high that some of the gifts you buy will be returned. In fact, the 2020 Deloitte Holiday […]

If there’s one thing this pandemic has revealed, it’s that business travel was never anything more than one gigantic jolly. Call it a gravy train, if you like, or a big trough of goodies into which people stuck their heads and scoffed. Look at the figures from 2019: an absurd, […]

Airbnb is hoping to capitalize on the growing popularity of home rentals during the coronavirus pandemic with its $3 billion initial public offering, but the sun may be setting soon. A key question is whether travelers will continue to book short-term home rentals or return to hotels as the health […]

Seventeen seasons in and Grey’s Anatomy is still surprising us.  At the end of an action-packed two-hour premiere on Thursday, the long-running medical drama pulled off its biggest surprise return ever by bringing back Patrick Dempsey as Derek Shepherd. He’s still dead and only exists on the beach Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) is dreaming of after collapsing in […]

For many years, WWE’s hectic travel schedule was one of the aspects that made the job of WWE Superstar, for better or worse, unique. On the one hand, working so many house shows in addition to televised events, combined with the travel, could put WWE superstars on the road for […]

(Bloomberg) — Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. kicks off the world’s biggest 24-hour shopping binge Wednesday, an annual frenzy of consumption for hundreds of millions that this year will also serve as the best barometer so far of China’s post-pandemic recovery. Singles’ Day debuted in 2009 and has grown over a […]

For others, however, the restrictions and lockdowns have significantly impacted their mental well being. A survey of 144 colleges conducted by the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors this fall reported a 57-percent increase in anxiety among students and an 81-percent increase in loneliness, compared to the first […]

Share Tweet Share Share Share Print Email Before there was one-click pay, before there was Amazon, and about a century before the internet even existed, shopping from home was a lively industry in the United States thanks to the magical power of mail-order catalogs. The first U.S. catalog ever apparently came […]