Keep track of the chaotic NBA offseason with our Free Agency Diary. Dear NBA Diary, Well, so much for the speculation that Kawhi Leonard would join the Los Angeles Lakers (or stay with the Toronto Raptors). After the Los Angeles Clippers stunned the NBA by signing Leonard and trading a massive haul of picks for Paul George, everybody is still trying to figure out exactly what just happened to the NBA in the wee hours of Saturday morning. For starters, the Clippers vaulted themselves into the championship conversation thanks to the superstar combination of Leonard and George, plus the solid group of complementary players L.A.Read More →

A tradeline is what banks often call “a line of credit.” The term tradeline refers to any accounts listed on your credit report. Credit cards are one of the most popular tools to build wealth. However, irresponsible people have misused them to accumulate high-interest debts. If you understand the rules, you can use your credit card so that you never run out of funding. Your credit cards and loans are separate tradelines in your credit report. If a creditor buys an account, then a new tradeline is formed. Credit score companies use the tradelines on your credit card to calculate your credit score. If youRead More →

Using an Oculus Rift headset to experience a day-in-the-life of an aerospace engineer at the International Space Station. Testing a cross-stitching technique on an industrial-sized sewing machine. Designing a blueprint of a panini-slinging food truck. Projects like these and more are likely happening in your community, right now, in free-to-use workshops built to cultivate creativity, invention and even spark entrepreneurship. Ever wanted to try your hand at selling crafts online but didn’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars in overhead costs? There’s a solution for that. Makerspaces, they’re called. And hundreds of them are popping up around the nation. What Is a Makerspace? ARead More →

Keep track of the chaotic NBA offseason with our Free Agency Diary. Dear NBA Diary, With each passing day that Kawhi Leonard remains unsigned, it seems like the media speculation only intensifies that he’ll join the Los Angeles Lakers. Why? For starters, Leonard is from the area originally, and the Lakers have been mentioned as a prime destination for Leonard going back years. Plus the Lakers themselves also seem to be mega-confident about their chances. Of course, the Raptors (the team Kawhi literally just won the title with) and Clippers (L.A.’s other team) are also reportedly pushing hard for his services, so nobody truly knowsRead More →

After two years of following a doctor around the office as a medical assistant, Raina Diaz was ready for a change. “I wanted to be part of the back end of the medical field,” says Diaz, 47, of St. Petersburg, Florida. She enrolled at her local state college, where she learned that becoming a medical coder could be a way of staying in her field without being on the front lines. Now as a certified coder she analyses clinical statements and assigns standard codes using a classification system.  “I like the solitude, keeping busy reading the reports and figuring everything out,” says Diaz, who specializesRead More →

After a whirlwind start to NBA free agency — in which almost every big, available name settled on a home — there was plenty to sift through. Almost too much! So we did the dirty work for you. Here are some of our initial takeaways from Day 1 of free agency. The Warriors may not be a contender, but they’ll still be entertaining For the third time in four offseasons, Golden State added an All-Star to its roster, arranging a sign-and-trade with the Nets to acquire D’Angelo Russell in the wake of Kevin Durant’s decision to sign with Brooklyn. The move is a compelling one:Read More →