| Oct 23, 2011
Celebrity clothing brands have become a ubiquitous force in fashion, but this wasn't always the case. A decade ago, attaching a famous name to a mass-market brand was still fairly rare and was seen by some as a last alternative when movie scripts and TV...
| May 24, 2011
| 8:28 PM
When a team of activists wearing white hazmat suits showed up at a Chicago grocery store to protest the sale of genetically modified foods, they picked an unlikely target: Whole Foods Market.
Organic foods, by definition, can't knowingly contain...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 6:19 AM
Even though 2011 was a down year for the housing market, it was an up year for housing events in Hampton Roads.
February through November, southeastern Virginia was the scene of three nationally recognized homes, as well as the Peninsula's own Parade...
| Oct 30, 2012
One of fall's many pleasures is rich, velvety pumpkin soup. Apples add a nice hint of sweetness to this recipe, which is easy to put together.
This comfort soup is satisfying yet low in fat and cholesterol, and high in potassium.
To cut a pumpkin,...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 9:50 AM
Where does a highly acclaimed Baltimore chef like to escape when she has the opportunity to temporarily hang up her apron? If you are Cindy Wolf, there's no better place than Paris.
As often as possible, Wolf sneaks away to "the world's best food city"...
| Apr 17, 2012
The pop trio Wilson Phillips, comprised of singers Chynna Phillips and Carnie and Wendy Wilson, is back in the limelight, thanks to a new album, "Dedicated," and a reality series, "Wilson Phillips: Still Holding On," airing on the TV Guide Network. For...
| Aug 1, 2011
Each fall Florida seems to spread a giant tablecloth over the length and breadth of the peninsula to be ready to serve up a bounty of food festivals. Here's some of what's on tap, listed chronologically:
-- Sept. 1-30 -- Foodies may wish to savor the...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 4:03 PM
Don't miss the REI members-only Used Gear Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bella Terra in Huntington Beach. REI will allow members to purchase used and returned gear at substantial discounts.
REI is known for the best deals on top-quality...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 1:00 PM
At the beginning, the goal seems innocent, smart even: a vow to eat more whole grains, or more fruits and vegetables. But healthy eating can turn rigid and confining, wiping out whole categories of food one by one — first anything with additives,...
| Apr 1, 2011
Nicole Henry is an acclaimed jazz and soul singer whose next album, "Embraceable," is scheduled for release this spring. She exercises regularly — to make sure she keeps her body and voice in peak condition.
Why do you keep fit?
To look healthy...
| Apr 1, 2011
| 11:41 AM
First lady Michelle Obama sets the tone in trends with what she wears — and the way she gardens.
The president's wife, who planted vegetables on the south lawn of the White House shortly after the family moved in, has revamped this year's garden by...