| Jul 17, 2014
| 6:09 AM
MIAMI - Just seven years ago, the 17-acre hammock in Historic Virginia Key Beach Park was as desolate as a moonscape, but now it brims with native plants and wildlife.
Volunteer Gary Hunt, armed with a Home Depot fanny pack and a floppy tan hat, walks...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Spy technology has become so widespread and smartphone-ready that sleuthing, like golf, can be played by almost anyone.
Not everyone can own a Stingray II, the controversial surveillance device from Harris Corp. that gathers cellphone data from targeted...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Jeff Lewis of the reality show "Flipping Out" runs a Los Angeles design business. He has a line of paints bearing his name that sells online through Home Depot, and he's creative director of Living Spaces furniture, working on catalog shoots...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 2:47 PM
The old Orchard Supply Hardware in Burbank sits half a mile from my former home on Reese Place. Despite its convenient location, it never failed to have more than half of what I needed for any project, forcing me to trudge another couple miles to the Home...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Rod Cofield has the building. Now he needs the tools.
Cofield's team at Historic London Town and Gardens has built a reproduction of a carpentry shop at the Colonial site in Edgewater. Now, to show how carpenters worked at the site in the 1700s, he...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Eight years ago, Du Sha cashed out his chain of home-improvement centers — the first superstores of their kind in China — with a sale to Home Depot for $100 million.
Today, with a net worth of more than $600 million, the former economics...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:06 PM
In a piece about the whining crybabies among our privileged 1%, James Surowiecki of the New Yorker compares the plutocrats of today to those of the past, to the contemporary breed's disadvantage.
One hundred years ago, he writes, "industrial magnates ...
| Jul 11, 2014
We need to deliver some bad news. Are you sitting down?
Actually, that's the problem. Studies link sitting all day on your posterior--the way you likely work every day--to numerous ailments, including cardiovascular disease, deep-vein thrombosis,...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Many supposedly bee-friendly flowers and home garden plants being sold by major retailers have been pretreated with pesticides implicated in bee declines, according to a study by Friends of the Earth and other organizations, including the Maryland...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:57 AM
On sunny Saturday in mid-May, Caitlin Moran kicked off summer early, with friends, cocktails, and a busy grill.
Moran, an Annapolis-based stylist and editorial director of the lifestyle website The Glitter Guide, is an expert party hostess – so...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Water views are a prime real estate asset, but for those whose home doesn't front an ocean or lake, there are ponds.
The romance of garden ponds conjures images of breathtaking water lilies, the most celebrated, of course, in a series of paintings by...