| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 4:48 PM
The Chicago area was drying out, cleaning up and -- for many, waiting for the electricity to come back on -- after fierce storms blew down power lines, tore off roofs, uprooted trees and even upended some small planes.
The suburbs, mostly to the north,...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:49 AM
MIAMI — This year's crop of new and improved hotels in South Florida runs the spectrum from eco- and budget-friendly to extravagantly splurge-worthy. Chic boutiques, family-friendly chains and intimate hideaways all beckon to tourists — or...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 3:11 PM
With the Christmas shopping season off to a rousing start, state officials are hoping this will be the best season in years for sales taxes pouring into state coffers.
The gifts being purchased at a brisk pace at malls and retail outlets from Danbury...
| May 10, 2012
With one high-profile haircut on the Paramount Studios lot, Vidal Sassoon vaulted to fame in Hollywood.
Flown in from London, he trimmed the tresses of Mia Farrow for her role in the film "Rosemary's Baby" — a $30 haircut that he calculated cost...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 12:59 PM
When we were kids, ice cream was ice cream. It was all good. It didn't matter if it came out of a giant plastic tub, a cardboard block or a paper cup with a tiny wooden spoon that tasted like a tongue depressor.
Sadly, as adults we know better. We...
| Apr 20, 2011
Count us among the fans of Peter Rabbit Organics' new line of fruit and veggie squeeze pouches for babies, with flavor combos like carrot, squash and apple; pea, spinach and apple; and sweet potato, corn and apple.
Sure, we like that they're convenient...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 1:31 PM
Greek Yogurt Cheesekcate With Ouzo Poached Figs
15 plain melba toasts (about 4 ounces; not Melba "snacks")
One-third cup walnut halves
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
14 ounces reduced-fat Neufchâtel cream cheese
1 1/3 cups sugar