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  1. U.S. eating habits continue to decline among poor


    CHICAGO — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found.

    A variety of fruits and vegetables, displayed at a market, are the types of foods that increase the score on a healthy-eating index, but at times they’re not as readily available in poor areas.
  2. Captain's Corner: Look for mullet on grass flats


    What's hot: Large schools of reds are showing up all around Pinellas Point, Shell Key, Mullet Key, Tierra Verde and Boca Ciega Bay. Look for the mullet schools on the grass flats. The presence of mullet lets you know there is enough oxygen in the water on these extremely hot days. Redfish like a certain depth to swim …

    Rob Gorta
  3. How much is your time worth? Consider outsourcing some tasks

    Working Life

    Todd Paton has a booming Miami business getting customers noticed on the Web. One tool he uses is generating online news releases to build brand awareness and create links that will send traffic to a customer's website. But Paton, owner of Paton Internet Marketing, acknowledges that writing the releases is not his …

  4. Video: NASA captures beautiful solar flare


    NASA reported the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare on Aug. 24. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun.

  5. Matt Joyce gives Rays walkoff win over Red Sox in 10

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — The Rays haven't had a lot to celebrate this season, so they made sure to enjoy themselves after a 4-3 10-inning walkoff win over the Red Sox on Monday.

    The Tampa Bay Rays celebrate Matt Joyce's walkoff hit to give them a 4-3 victory over the Red Sox.  EVE EDELHEIT   |   Times

    Rick Scott rips Charlie Crist as failure

    SARASOTA – Rick Scott in some respects makes it easy on journalists. If a reporter misses something he says in an interview, maybe even spaces out for moment, it doesn’t really matter because Scott is certain to say the same thing again. And again. And again....


    The cast of Lifetime's Saved by the Bell movie.

    What to watch this week: 'The Leftovers' finale, Lifetime's 'Saved by the Bell' movie, 'So You Think You Can Dance'

    This week on TV, HBO's bleak drama The Leftovers ends its first season, our fave reality competition So You Think You Can Dance crowns a winner, and you can get a glimpse at CBS's new fall shows in the aptly named CBS Fall Preview....


    11 things that happened in August that would've been called SO FLORIDA had they happened in Florida

    I did it for January, and I did it for February, and I did it for March, and I did it for April, and I did it for May, and I did it for June, and I did it for July, so now I'll do it for August....