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  • The bulbs they are a-changin'

    The bulbs they are a-changin'
    Lighting is changing fast. Incandescents as we know them are on the way out. It may be confusing for a while. But in the end, your wallet will thank you. And so will the planet. Walk down today's lighting aisle, and it's intimidating. Incandescents....
  • Carrot juice: Grow your own and fix your own ... nutritious and healthy

    Carrot juice: Grow your own and fix your own ... nutritious and healthy
    Carrots you can grow in a backyard garden provide an abundance of nutrition to the body as they are excellent sources of vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin K, biotin, fiber, potassium and thiamine. Colorful and packed with antioxidants, this...
  • Five ways to be safe with backup heat

    Five ways to be safe with backup heat
    As temperatures plummet and heating subsidies sit on the government's chopping block, cash-strapped consumers may look to alternative options for heating their home this winter. While many of these options can be used safely, they can create a risk of...
  • How (and why) we reported on child safety hazards involving tipping TV sets

    How (and why) we reported on child safety hazards involving tipping TV sets
    The story, at its most basic level, was tragic. A young boy died after a TV toppled over and crushed his tiny frame. In reporting the story of the Arlington Heights boy, we spoke to experts who said that as awful as his death was, the circumstances...
  • Gas detectors no security guarantee

    Natural gas detectors have never been in demand at Albright's Hardware and Garden Center in South Whitehall Township . Before a natural gas explosion leveled a city block and killed five people in Allentown, customers came in pretty regularly for...
  • Dangerous for kids' pajamas, safe for sofas?

    Dangerous for kids' pajamas, safe for sofas?
    More than three decades after manufacturers stopped making children's pajamas with a flame retardant suspected of causing cancer, new research suggests the same chemical has become the most widely used fire-resistant compound in upholstered furniture sold...
  • Ikea phases out incandescent light bulbs

     
    Ikea is generating considerable attention at the start of 2011 for halting the sale of incandescent bulbs and instead selling more energy-efficient halogen, fluorescent and LED lighting. It's old news, however: We actually reported on the pending change...
  • Life jacket design contest offers chance to win $5,000

     
    Think you can build a better life jacket? If so, break out your inner Sheldon Cooper and get imaginative -- you could be in the running for a $5,000 award being given to the winning designer in the "Innovations in......
  • Bill Nye The Science Guy visits Epcot on Wednesday for National Engineers Week

     
    Bill Nye The Science Guy will headline this week's celebration of National Engineers Week at Walt Disney World. Nye, the mechanical engineer with a passion for science who is known for his television series and children's books, will have presentations at...
  • Northbrook: This place is on a roll

    Northbrook: This place is on a roll
    On a clear day, you can see the skyline of Chicago -- all the way from Northbrook, 25 miles away. That's because this northern suburb has a lofty hill with panoramic views in all directions. The peak is covered with the metro area's top golf course -- in...
  • Chicago's Very Own Underwriters Laboratories

    Chicago's Very Own Underwriters Laboratories
    It's the most wonderful time of the year. And as WGN's Mark Suppelsa reports, it can also be the safest with a little help from Chicago's Very Own Underwriters Laboratories. Sparks fly when you microwave tinfoil. Now you know. From microwaves to hot...