| Oct 13, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Girl Scout Cadette Troop 57 members were honored at a recent Harbor View Elementary School Flag Deck ceremony for their creation and contribution of "potty benches" for preschoolers.
"The idea came about after seeing all the adorable little ones...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:17 AM
Smoothies are an easy and healthy breakfast option.
Just throw a few ingredients into your blender and in five minutes you're ready to eat.
Just about every fast food restaurant has caught on to the smoothie fad and added them to menus. If you...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 9:44 AM
Food lends itself to good writing because, as M.F.K. Fisher so famously wrote long ago, writing about food often means writing about “other, deeper needs for love and happiness.” In defense of her craft and her subject, she declared: “...
| Apr 19, 2012
Veteran actress Cybill Shephard makes a return to TV in the Lifetime series "The Client List." She plays Jennifer Love Hewitt's mom.
The show is about a young mom (Jennifer) whose husband walks out on her and she is about to lose the family home. She...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:47 AM
Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis says that her mother would make frittatas, the Italian egg dish, with whatever leftovers she had in the refrigerator. "
That was the joke," she tells viewers in segment of her cooking show. "What's in the frittata...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 1:35 PM
J.C. Penney Co.’s effort to shake up its look isn’t going entirely smoothly – the retailer is being sued for $40 million by lighting design and branding firm Hudson + Broad Inc. over its new Fair and Square icon.
In a complaint filed...
| Apr 27, 2012
You may have suspected that Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber are not of this world. Now there's proof.
OK -- "proof" may be a bit strong. But the two pop stars will be among the faces on the alien surveillance board in "Men in Black 3," which continues the...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:29 PM
Barbara Laken last talked with her 80-year-old mother Saturday evening, when they chatted over the phone about where they would go for Easter brunch and what they would wear.
When Laken arrived at her mother's 17th-floor Gold Coast home the next...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Beleaguered retailer J.C. Penney, struggling to boost slumping sales and tanking traffic through an intense revamp, said in its annual report that the turnaround “may take longer than expected” and that the results “may be materially...
| Mar 8, 2013
It's a hot look that many people are cool to embrace: open shelving in the kitchen.
Thick floating shelves of satiny walnut or stone. Gleaming stainless steel that channels industrial loft or minimal chic ? the appeal is easy to see.
Open kitchens get...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 10:04 AM
According to conventional wisdom, spring’s the time to fluff the pillows, clear out cobwebs, and show that junk drawer who’s boss. But let’s face it: tackling a less-than-organized living space can overwhelm even the coolest of...