| Sep 23, 2011
Your neighbor cranks up his leaf blower early in the morning. A barking dog keeps you up at night. Family members complain your home theater is surrounding them with sound.
Many neighborhoods and homes have noises that disturb the peace. But the good...
| Sep 21, 2011
Cindy Kolick had to quit the professional theater, her passion for 30 years, after dementia symptoms made navigating the stage difficult.
At age 52, she was diagnosed with younger onset Alzheimer's disease six years ago, nearly a decade after the first...
| Nov 16, 2011
Henry Kelin, 73, is an active man who walks and plays golf regularly. But after he turned 65, he felt fatigued, less energetic and lost his sexual desire. His testosterone level tested low, so he questioned whether supplements would make a difference....
| Nov 18, 2011
Jan Ziegler can spot the veterans by their measuring tapes. "The first year, people pick a tree that's too tall," said Ziegler, who owns Ziegler Christmas Tree Farm in Elgin. "They look smaller in the field. So the next year, they measure."
| Oct 21, 2011
Take the new home you eyed five years ago but could not afford because your budget didn't allow you to go over $300,000. Add stone countertops, taller ceilings and other goodies. Welcome to your new home. And you still haven't spent more than 300 grand....
| Oct 15, 2011
| 12:49 PM
Two pals get to switch lives in the most literal sense in this sometimes more-crass-than-amusing comedy from director David Dobkin - who put his first big imprint on the genre with "Wedding Crashers" - and "The Hangover" writers Jon Lucas and Scott Moore....
| Aug 3, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
The grass is always greener, whether you’re a highly paid, married father of three (like Dave, played by Jason Bateman) or a sexual dynamo making zilch as an actor and getting high all day (like Mitch, played by Ryan Reynolds)....
| Apr 26, 2007
Picky people, those home buyers. They get their way, especially in today's buyer's market, where houses for sale outnumber the buyers.
If you really want to sell your house, employ the army of stagers, real estate agents and handymen ready to help you....
| Dec 14, 2007
Yes, housing starts are down and inventories are up. But it's not all bad, say those in the industry. In fact, many liken it to an overgrown garden, where production houses have spread like dandelions and spec builders used seeds (proceeds) from...
| Oct 7, 2009
| 4:32 AM
Hollywood's hottest comedic actress, Leslie Mann, hosted the Lacoste and Vogue 2009 Pink Croc collection Monday night to benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. And her costar was her Time "Man of the Year" and Hollywood powerhouse husband, Judd...
| Aug 13, 2008
| 4:26 PM
Imagine this. You???re driving home one day and you see this: A man is outside a home, holding a dog by the scruff of its neck. The man is pummeling the dog mercilessly. What do you do? And what should......