Decades ago, eggs were brown or white, big or small. Now you need a scorecard to choose: cage-free, organic, humanely raised or pasture-raised, not to mention prices that can run from less than $2 to $8 for a dozen.

Question: I've been told that I would be "great at being my own boss." What attributes do you think make for a successful entrepreneur? Are women naturally better suited to be entrepreneurs because we're used to multitasking and moms even more so?

The seeds of this article were planted in my brain some 30 odd years ago, when I did a consulting project for the United State Department of Housing and Urban Development, or HUD, for which they contracted to pay me $2,500.

When the Raiders visit the Green Bay Packers on Friday night, fullback Marcel Reece expects to put his best foot forward. And the other one, too.

Dez Bryant considers himself among the top receivers in the game and his numbers justify it. But that doesn't mean he's reached his potential.

Frankie Hammond Jr. spent 18 weeks on the Chiefs practice squad last season and impersonated some of the best wide receivers in the NFL.

Justin Wan is not one to radiate unfettered optimism or make bold statements about his future.

Ask David Engel how many customers he has for Review Concierge, his service to protect and repair the online reputations of healthcare professionals, and he'll proudly say the number is around 300,000.

For the poor, food is not only scarce, it's often rotten and germ-ridden.

Q: We are under contract to buy a home. We have our loan approved, and the closing is in about two weeks. The sellers just dropped a bombshell on us that the home they are moving into won't be ready for another month, so they want to push back our closing date. We really want this house. What should we do?

Steps from the lobby of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group headquarters, a row of inauspicious Rubbermaid bins holds the crystallized future of the nation's third largest soft drink player.

Archaeologist Torben Rick watched with frustration as pounding surf clawed at one of North America's oldest homesteads, a massive heap of village foundations, cutting tools, beads and kitchen discards left behind over the last 13,000 years.

LOS ANGELES - When you buy a box of crackers labeled "natural," do you just assume they're organic? Don't. When you choose an "all natural" chocolate syrup for your kids' ice cream, are you thinking it has less sugar? Read the label.

My name is Danah Atassi, and I like the app "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood."

Michigan husband-and-wife restaurateurs Seth and Audrey Doherty - both experienced Great Lakes divers - spent a week's vacation in Key West last month hunting for ancient underwater treasure.

There's no denying it: Living gluten-free has its hassles. And while many people with an actual sensitivity to gluten have special needs, eating gluten-free has a lot of health benefits for all interested. Cutting down on gluten means cutting down on the intake of a vast majority of carbohydrates, which in most cases is a good thing for weight loss and overall health.

In her early 20s, Jes Meiris of Colorado Springs fell into what she calls the "climber's vortex of addiction," when climbing became a daily pursuit.

Paddling his packraft deftly but quickly, Jared White appeared to be stuck between a rock and a hard current.

The latest haunted house unveiled for this fall's Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort will have a purpose beyond creeping out visitors.

A roadside bomb in Afghanistan left Israel Del Toro Jr. with third-degree burns over 80 percent of his body. He underwent 130 surgeries to reconstruct his body and face. After the grueling rehabilitation, he made peace with the fact that there were many things he would never do again.

AND SO IT GOES 1 1/2 stars. Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton team for the first time in a wincingly sappy three-quarter-life rom-com about a Scrooge-like widower and a wifty lounge-singing widow - and the unexpected appearance of a cute-as-a-button grandchild, readymade to melt hearts. Rob Reiner directs, and shouldn't have. 1 hr. 34 PG-13 (profanity, adult themes) - Steven Rea

The buyer who purchased Dwight Howard's estate in Seminole County, Fla., last month wasn't the Orlando market's only luxury seeker to come with cash in hand.

This poor, sun-scorched village on the Euphrates is like so many in Iraq: The electricity is spotty, the sewer system a mess, the main road an obstacle course of potholes.

It was once Chicago's "temple of transport," a mini-art deco skyscraper that offered a panoply of visual delights, from stylized flowers carved into its limestone facade to a soaring lobby graced with a spectacular mural of highways spanning the U.S.

It's a Friday morning in Courtroom 206 at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building, and Associate Judge Rosemary Grant Higgins is getting an update on the progress of one of her cases.

As John Margist takes his seat at Heinz Field, he enjoys the sensations associated with a college football Saturday.

One of the problems of a solo entrepreneur, is having a limited skill set. You want to do everything and soon find you cannot. There is an old Eastern European expression that a good friend reminded me of, "With one tuchus, you can't dance at two weddings."

Nat Faxon is that rare breed of actor best known for his writing. Along with writing partner Jim Rash, whom Faxon met while part of the Groundlings comedy troupe, Faxon is otherwise known as the Oscar-winning writer behind the 2011 George Clooney-vehicle "The Descendants." The duo later worked as writer-directors of the indie coming-of-age film "The Way, Way Back."

Bending down, hands on knees, Nick McCrory urged his younger brother to swim faster.

As long as there have been state capitals, there have been people outside those capitals lamenting that lawmakers - in Sacramento, Denver, Des Moines, Atlanta, fill-in-the-blank - are too far removed and too far detached from the people and interests they're supposed to be representing.

The theme of 28-year-old Daniel Kohn's newly opened suburban Detroit restaurant can be summed up with one menu item that blends contemporary Americana with Old World traditions - the brisket burger.

Within a year of launching, the founders of Texas-based Skimpy Mixers took their line of low-calorie cocktail mixers into Wal-Mart and H-E-B stores.

Francis Scott Key is so closely identified with Fort McHenry that the south Baltimore landmark is considered the go-to place to learn how the 15-starred American flag that flew after the fort's bombardment 200 years ago inspired him to write the poem that became the national anthem.

Neymar's back.

Marv is dead. Honestly.

A reporter once asked me, "If you could convince all garden centers to sell one perennial, what would it be?" The answer at that time was simple for me: the Joe Pye weed. I've since fallen for a few other native weeds too, especially when I see the way they bring in bees and butterflies.

The phone rings. The voice on the other line informs you that your PC is infected with a virus that, fortunately for you, the caller's well-known company can eliminate. Hmm, you think, that's odd, since our family only uses Macs.

Despite years of financial crisis, Europeans still leave town in August.

The Outdoor Retailer show, held in both summer and winter in Salt Lake City, always predicts coming trends in activewear and gear. This year's summer show demonstrated a continuing trend: the melding of urban and outdoors life.

Tired of hearing your young ones cry "I'm bored"? Sometimes the greatest adventure is right in your own backyard, and you just need the right gear to experience it. Carson's BugView bug catcher is a simple little tool that makes it easy for little children to collect interesting specimens without having to touch them. Once the creature is caught, kids can view it under the included 5x magnifying lens and then humanely set it free when they're done.

When the 19th-century Mormon pioneers came upon Zion Canyon and settled this area, they were self-consciously biblical in their outlook. Isaac Behunin, who is given credit for naming the gorge that runs through what is now a national park, declared, "A man can worship God among these great cathedrals as well as he can in any man-made church; this is Zion.".

It's just a party.

The cold waters of Colorado's Yampa River can sooth your soul - and sore muscles - after a summer day of hard mountain biking or hiking.

On Lake Minnetonka, Rodney Jansen is used to the stares.

Yes, the new school year is almost (or, in some places, already) under way. And, yes, the kids are going to start coming home with backpacks full of homework. But that doesn't mean no more fun. Here are two great activities that will help you make the summer last a little longer, and three that will keep a smile on your face as the weather gets colder.

Christian Louboutin doesn't just want to paint the soles of your shoes red. He wants to paint your fingernails and, eventually, your lips, eyes and cheeks.

Friends and relatives of Austin Tice, an American journalist who disappeared in Syria two years ago, were preparing to hold a candlelight church vigil for him in Houston on Tuesday when they received shattering news:

"Sin City" is back in all its lurid, gory glory, a vivid and visceral graphic novel come to life in the capableof Robert Rodriguez and co-director and comic book creator Frank Miller.

"When the Game Stands Tall" is a solid if unsurprising and uninspiring melodrama built around high school football, faith-based but "Friday Night Lite."

GREEN BAY, Wisc. - When Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers looks to the left, there's Jordy Nelson.

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