| Sep 8, 2009
California legislators are considering a proposal to require 33% of the state's electricity to come from renewable sources by 2020. In its Aug. 19 editorial, "Sacramento’s power failure," The Times writes that failure to pass the measure would...
| Jul 1, 2009
Nothing quite says 4th of July -- and American independence from unreasonable taxation and those intrusive federal regulations -- like a chicken with a beer can stuck up its behind, roasting silently over wood charcoal.
Cynics may call it a...
| Jul 31, 2009
A day in a theme park isn't usually a bargain. Frugal visitors may find admission deals or resist souvenir stands, but we've gotta eat, right? When a soft drink price is twice what you'd pay at a 7-Eleven, you've got to swallow hard.
Ah, but there are...
| Mar 16, 2010
Some travelers seek out England's pubs for ales and beers. Some seek out pubs for their beds.
The reason? Travelers find that a country pub may be the only lodging in tiny villages dotting the English countryside.
Which is how my husband and I ended...
| Oct 23, 2009
The hottest table in Baltimore isn't in Baltimore. It's Volt in Frederick.
Credit the recent spike in interest to owner/chef Bryan Voltaggio's success on Bravo's "Top Chef" reality show. Suddenly, it's impossible to get a reservation on a weekend...
| Mar 7, 2010
SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. — For visitors not inclined to do the "Sanibel Stoop" for shells, the island boasts many alternatives. Here are six possibilities.
1. Visit CROW (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife), a rescue organization that helps save...
| Jul 18, 2010
The days when taking home a souvenir from your favorite hotel meant a bad logo T-shirt or golf visor are long gone.
How about a Rebecca Minkoff bag? The W Hotel's stores have one in an exclusive shade of turquoise. A pair of Band of Outsiders pajamas?...
| Mar 9, 2010
Women who drink moderate amounts of alcohol don't gain as much weight in midlife as those who abstain, a study has found. However, drinking should not be heralded as a new diet, said the authors and alcohol abuse experts.
The study, published Tuesday...
| Mar 15, 2010
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| Sep 7, 2010
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LONDON (AP) — At the end of nearly every training session, Matt Whitmore downs a pint of milk straight from the bottle.
"I do it pretty religiously," said Whitmore, 25, a gym trainer in London. He first started drinking milk after exercise about 10...
| Jul 8, 2009
New Jersey wine retailer Joe Arking was in the Napa Valley last month, drumming up business. Arking is hardly a typical retailer in the bricks-and-mortar sense or, for that matter, in the normal Web-commerce sense. His website, winestilsoldout.com,...