Andrea Gardner is a journalism professor and writer in Pasadena, Calif.
Features by Andrea Gardner
Posted In: academics, universities, higher ed
A new study says that academics from South Korea are the most commercially valuable in the world.
Posted In: schools, back-to-school
The sequester will cut K-12 school programs like special education and English-as-a-second-language.
Posted In: Amanda Bynes, conservatorship, legal, mental health
The 27-year-old actress has run through $1 million in recent months while acting increasingly erratically. Her parents are seeking a conservatorship to put them in charge of her finances.
Posted In: Housing, first-time home buyer, Phoenix
President Obama will be in Phoenix today, continuing his national tour focusing on the economy. The president is promoting home ownership for the middle class. But there is tension between Obama's message and the reality for many first-time buyers.
Posted In: horses, slaughterhouses, Food
Domestic horse meat processors had been hoping to reopen two slaughterhouses.
Posted In: Housing, underwater mortgage
Not everyone wants to ditch their underwater mortgage once it resurfaces.
Posted In: restaurants
The year 2011 was not a good one for the restaurant industry. Experts predict only a slightly better 2012.
Posted In: Charity, Charitable giving, holiday
December is a big month for charities, and even in tough times, Americans are giving to those in need.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Black Friday, television, retail sales
Among the most discounted items this holiday season will be television sets, despite new technologies designed to increase demand.
The companies behind the rival computer formats offer give-aways to entice collegiate buyers (and hopefully earn a life-long customer).