| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Laura and David Alima opened their Hampden ice cream shop, The Charmery, on July 20.
The Charmery will serve the Alimas' hand-crafted, made-on-premises ice cream in fresh scoops and in sundaes, sodas and milkshakes. The ice-cream menu includes...
| Aug 22, 2013
Window treatments — a catch-all term for curtains, blinds, shades, valances, shutters and the like — do a lot more than just make your living spaces look good.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, window treatments can significantly...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:45 PM
The dueling futures of hotel food service collided in Manhattan one recent Tuesday.
On the very day that the New York Hilton Midtown did away with room service, the Affinia Dumont began a partnership with grocery-delivery service FreshDirect to bring...
| Jul 23, 2013
Laura and David Alima opened their Hampden ice cream shop, The Charmery, on Saturday.
The Charmery serves the Alimas' hand-crafted, made-on-premises ice cream in fresh scoops and in sundaes, sodas and milkshakes. The ice-cream menu includes traditional...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Support Our Scholars, a Central Florida non-profit that helps low-income women pay college expenses that can lead to promising students dropping out, is holding a major fundraiser Thursday evening.
The group provides scholarships of up to $10,000 for...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Few of us associate forests with farming. But some proponents of sustainable agriculture say we can grow food more successfully and with less environmental harm by copying nature's methods for growing plants in the woods.
They're advocates of food...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Curtis Tarr, the director of the U.S. Selective Service System who altered the lottery for the draft during the Vietnam War to make the process more random, died June 21 of pneumonia at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif. He was 88.
His death was confirmed...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It’s time to get ready for your not-so-close-up. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft on the far side of Saturn will snap a long-distance portrait of Earth today between 2:27 p.m. and 2:42 p.m. PDT.
[Updated 8:10 a.m.: "Awesome." Cassini project...
| Aug 9, 2013
On a recent doctor's visit, a compelling health video was looping in the reception room. It incorporated many of the accepted rules for achieving a healthy weight. The motivational video, tailored to the doctor's clientele, illustrated simple ways to...
| Jun 29, 2013
HACKENSACK, N.J. - The majestic oak that sits on the corner of Cedar Lane and Palisade Avenue in Teaneck, N.J., is headed for the chopping block, but the historic tree may live on, if experts can manage the tricky feat of cloning it.
The practice of...
| Jul 24, 2013
The marketing for freshly pressed and blended juices promises instant energy, weight loss, a flood of vitamins and minerals — all in a single, portable, gulpable serving.
Health-minded consumers seem to have bought the claims — and with...