Career Spotlight: What I Do as an Airline Pilot

We've come along way from the aeronautic engineering feats and test flights of the past century that made air travel a routine and safe part of life, and yet pilots maintain a certain mystique. We still feel like it might be Chuck Yeager up front, adjusting his shades as he ascends into the clouds. » 1/13/15 3:14pm 1/13/15 3:14pm

How to Start a Side Project Without Quitting Your Day Job

You might love working as an employee, but is your position stable? It's almost impossible to have guaranteed stability in the workplace, which is why I always suggest finding another form of career insurance—aka your "side hustle." This is a gig that you dedicate time to away from work, and one you can fall back on… » 7/23/13 11:21am 7/23/13 11:21am

Air Marshals: The Assholes Of The Sky

Anyone who travels regularly wants to believe that federal air marshals are friendly heroes who are aboard every single flight. (C'mon, it's possible). But the reality, unfortunately, is not so sunny. According to a new government report, air marshals might be fine to share a three-hour flight with, but they don't… » 2/08/12 12:05pm 2/08/12 12:05pm

Take This Job And Shove It, For The Moment: Happy Labor Day From…

To properly honor the American worker, we'll be working half-speed the rest of today. Murilee's calloused and capable hands will bring you a full weekend of content, plus expect a feature or two on Monday. Be safe now! » 9/04/09 2:00pm 9/04/09 2:00pm

GYM Concept Car Powered By Sweat

A design student in the UK has decided to revolutionize traffic, fitness and alternative energy by combining sweating and driving in a concept he calls the GYM Car. » 12/12/08 10:30am 12/12/08 10:30am

Ford "Work Solutions" Makes Trucks Smart—Ford Smart

Ford is working towards a new objective with it's "Work Solutions" package. Instead of simply providing customers with four wheels, a motor and maybe even a chassis, Ford wants to develop what they're calling "solutions." Yes, that certainly sounds like something that came straight from an MBA program someplace, and… » 2/06/08 12:01am 2/06/08 12:01am