It's ethically intelligent to draw the line between fun that's appropriate in the workplace and good times that are better had elsewhere. Betting money on sports (or the Oscars, or anything else) falls in the latter category.
You can be part of the larger national conversation, or even the niche collegiate conversations, if you know the right hashtags.
Use your ignorance to your advantage, because in the majority of March Madness pools I've been involved in, the person who ultimately wins hasn't watched one dribble of a basketball all season prior to filling out their bracket.
Since kidney health and college basketball were both on my mind, I started to think about some of the similarities between preparing for a big basketball match-up and preventing injury to your kidneys.
And what of the young men who play the game -- who work 50-hour weeks to hone skills that earn millions for their coaches and universities, for TV networks, for manufacturers of athletic paraphernalia, and for gamblers and bookies?
Here's a look at five higher seeds that drew well -- a factor always worth considering when filling out your bracket.
The NCAA Tournament brackets don't count the play-in games, so it's easy to overlook them. But here are four reasons why you don't want to miss Tuesday or Wednesday nights.
A look at five high seeds on upset alert during the first weekend.
Louisville is the overall #1 seed in the NCAA basketball tournament. The other top seeds are Kansas, Indiana and Gonzaga.
The annual barrage of choice words thrown at the NCAA Selection Committee is rarely pretty. This year, though, marks a changing of the guard. When deserving mid-majors like LaSalle and Middle Tennessee earn bids over college basketball Goliaths like Kentucky and Tennessee, even the Davids can celebrate.
Knowing all that we know about the professionalization of college sports, we the fans, boosters and alumni, stand by while young men are exploited. Not only do we endorse this system through our complacency, but some of us also deliberately oppose change.
Universal broadband adoption and meaningful digital literacy remain among the equity issues of our time, standing alongside our goals for education, and healthcare.
The Dominican Republic beat the U.S. 3-1 to reach the final round of the World Baseball Classic. The U.S. plays Puerto Rico tonight in an elimination game.
From March Madness and the Asics L.A. Marathon to three remarkably stimulating visual painting, photography and fashion shows, this upcoming weekend is a great chance to celebrate the multifaceted perks of being an Angeleno.
This month, millions of Americans will spend hours filling out and monitoring their NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament brackets. If they paid the same attention to their retirement planning, perhaps the country's savings programs would be in better shape.
There's clearly a lot of room to improve upon the mess that's been created over the years with the various realignments. I would strongly urge the NCAA to start thinking about how these haphazard groupings of schools will affect their brands -- and its own organization -- in the long run.