| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:17 AM
There are many people you are well advised to treat kindly: Your child's teacher. Your spouse and in-laws. Your boss.
These people can make your life — your family's life — more pleasant, or ... infinitely less. No explanation required....
| Feb 16, 2015
Q: I have searched for several months and have been unsuccessful trying to track down a recipe that my dad pulled from a Nestle Quik can from about 1971, or 1972. The recipe was for a fudge that either exclusively, or primarily, used Nestle Quik and a...
| Feb 16, 2015
| 6:15 PM
Two books arrived in my inbox recently that look like fun reads.
"Gironimo! Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy" documents one man's attempt to retrace the route of that year's infamous Giro d'Italia, which began with 81 riders but ended with...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 12:16 PM
An estimated $250,000 worth of high-end headphones were stolen from a Costa Mesa company's warehouse over the weekend, police said.
Workers at Audeze at 1559 Sunland Lane arrived at the facility about 6:30 a.m. Saturday and found a door cut open.
| Feb 13, 2015
| 2:30 AM
Q: I have a small display cabinet 21.5 in. high x 12 in. wide. Do you think it might be a doll cabinet? It was my mother-in-law's.
A: Looking at images sent, a casual observer could think that the reader's piece is a circa 1900-1920s china cabinet in a...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 9:15 PM
Boynton Beach has eBay to thank for one of the city's newest historical artifacts.
A century-old postcard with a picture of the Coquimbo — a Norwegian ship that hit a sandbar approximately 350 yards off the city's shores in 1909 — has been...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 3:49 PM
Somewhere in my endless stacks of sports memorabilia, I have Minnie Minoso's autograph.
I'm a bit embarrassed to admit I don't know exactly where it is at this moment, though expect that to be remedied in the near future.
In a statement regarding...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 1:25 PM
Orlando native Hector Perez has spent well over $1 million at vehicle auctions throughout the past 15 years.
And Saturday was no different for the local business owner. He purchased a Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Tahoe for a total of $7,000 on Saturday from...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 11:37 AM
Since 2009, bankers have stopped paying any meaningful interest on deposits, Consumer Reports notes. And when they do lend, it can be at rates in excess of 10 percent, even to borrowers with excellent credit.
Fortunately for consumers, new intermediaries...
| Feb 26, 2015
| 6:49 AM
Most writers I know will admit that they suffer bouts of writer's block from time to time, ones they might combat by taking their dogs for long walks, disappearing into the soothing dark of a movie matinee, or chasing double-shots of espresso with a...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 6:51 PM
Rebecca Minkoff is bringing her high-tech store concept to Chicago.
The New York-based fashion designer plans to open her first Chicago boutique this year at 106 E. Oak St., most recently the home of Italian leather handbag shop Furla.