| May 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Thanksgiving is a holiday built on tradition. And, much to my surprise, I seem to have found a new one of my own -- writing about dry-brined turkey.
After more than 20 years of Thanksgiving stories, I didn't think there was much left that could be...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 7:16 AM
Maintaining your dryer vent can have many benefits, according to Black Goose Chimney of Newport News.
Keeping the flammable lint cleaned out of the vent will reduce your risk of having a fire. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission,...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 9:04 AM
Okra isn't the first (or seventh) vegetable most people think to buy when they go to the farmers' market. Known primarily for its use in heavy Southern dishes and infamously for its ability to become slimy because of its natural mucilage, okra isn't...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 9:16 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:47 AM
RepairClinic.com, an online store for replacement parts for home appliances, outdoor power equipment and HVAC equipment,shares some money-saving tips about prepping lawn mowers for spring.
“Many people wait until their...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 6:10 PM
I love the idea of a smart home, one where devices talk to one another and to me (figuratively speaking) in order to offer more and better services. Judging from the demonstrations at this week's Consumer Electronics Show, it's still a work in progress,...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 2:55 PM
The prototype for a solar-powered refrigerator that could ease the burdens of farmers from Pasadena to Punjab has earned a $25,000 grant for a Caltech aeronautics student and his colleagues.
Three years ago, Prakhar Mehrotra was on a foreign exchange...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 12:52 PM
Forget wondering who's the fairest; when it comes to choosing home improvements that make your home look good - from the curb and to potential buyers - it may make more sense to ask "Who's the greenest of them all." Sustainable home improvements not...
| Aug 16, 2010
| 1:49 PM
PARIS, France -- The common-law wife of renowned French chef Jean Francois Poinard admits she killed him and stuffed his body in the freezer. She is now under investigation for manslaughter.
The frozen corpse of Poinard, 71, one of Lyon's top chefs int...
| Sep 2, 2010
| 12:49 PM
When I first started growing vegetables, I found myself waiting for the precise moment when my veggies looked like the stuff I'm used to seeing at the supermarket: big plump broccoli heads, lettuce grown tightly into a ball, tomatoes perfectly uniform and...
| Oct 9, 2010
I can't hear the word "plastics" without thinking of "The Graduate." When the film was released in 1967, plastics may have represented the future, but today we're faced with the past — what to do with all those used wrappers, bottles and...