Dating horror stories: Was I too boring? Not his type?

EMMA ISABELLA

Just after graduating from UC Santa Barbara, I was unemployed and heartbroken around a breakup when I moved back again to Los Angeles. Right after a unsuccessful marriage with my polar reverse — an impulsive graduate student — I uncovered myself craving for familiarity. As a small, bookish Chinese American, […]

Expect protests when Palantir recruits on college campuses

EMMA ISABELLA

Liza Mamedov-Turchinsky was starting her junior year at UC Berkeley when she read the information-mining organization Palantir was coming to campus for a recruiting celebration. She wasn’t content about it. Palantir is between 43 firms that spend the university $20,000 every single calendar year for “unique access” to electrical engineering […]

Column: Are extended warranties worth it? Not so much, experts say

EMMA ISABELLA

Individuals typically don’t want prolonged warranties. “They are cash cows for stores,” explained Linda Sherry, a spokeswoman for the advocacy group Customer Motion. “Salespeople get commissions, which is why they push them so tricky.” But that does not necessarily mean you want to dismiss the idea of acquiring extra security […]

Newsletter: $1,000 is too much to pay for a smartphone

EMMA ISABELLA

I’m Business enterprise columnist David Lazarus, with a glance nowadays at dear smartphones. At any time given that the price of a new Apple iphone topped $1,000, I suspect far more than a couple shoppers wondered, “Who pays that a great deal for a friggin’ cellular phone?” The remedy: Not […]