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  • Coping with bedbug infestations

    Coping with bedbug infestations
    There's just no denying it any more. Itchy, gross bedbugs are back in the United States, and their rapid spread has many thinking an epidemic is well underway. Residents of New York, Chicago, the Midwest, Alaska and elsewhere are currently coping with...
  • Should Chicagoans filter their drinking water?

    Should Chicagoans filter their drinking water?
    With new findings on emerging contaminants, lead and hexavalent chromium in local tap water, it's natural for Chicago-area residents to wonder if they should be filtering the water they drink. And, if so, what filter should they use? Most officials...
  • Designing principles

    Designing principles
    So you've decided to put in a garden. Planning is more than choosing which flowers or vegetables you want. A successful garden needs careful consideration. That starts with the most basic question: What are you trying to do? "Assess your needs and...
  • Don't let the bedbugs come home with you

    Don't let the bedbugs come home with you
    The less a frequent traveler thinks about hotel rooms, probably the better. But let's indulge for a moment. All the comings and goings mean hotel rooms are prime candidates to host the tiny creature that has been getting plenty of press lately: the...
  • Sacramento Valley: A haven for birds – and birders

    Sacramento Valley: A haven for birds – and birders
    It was like a lottery-winning moment for birders. I looked up through the windshield, and there it was: brown and striped, gliding toward a tangle of reeds a few feet from our car — an American bittern. Bitterns are common at Gray Lodge Wildlife...
  • 10 family-friendly places to visit in the West

    10 family-friendly places to visit in the West
    Man does not live by bread alone, and families can't count on theme parks for all their adventures. Here are 10 relatively unthemed Western destinations, all best enjoyed in the company of a 10-year-old: Cable cars, San Francisco: Of the three routes...
  • Designer Michael Kors sticks to reality

    Designer Michael Kors sticks to reality
    Having dinner with Michael Kors is like having dinner with Auntie Mame. When you sit down with him, you know nobody is going to be at a loss for words or laughs. Over hamburgers and vodkas a few nights before his spring runway show last September, he was...
  • NASA is only one of the attractions on Florida's Space Coast

    NASA is only one of the attractions on Florida's Space Coast
    With the future of manned NASA missions uncertain, diversions along the Space Coast of Central Florida are becoming less about space and more about the coast. Not to worry. Towns such as Melbourne, Cocoa Beach and Titusville offer plenty of coast to...
  • The new meat: Meat with panache, Protein with panache, Meat goes natural

    The new meat: Meat with panache, Protein with panache, Meat goes natural
    Even as more Americans embrace sustainable food, meats often remain the final frontier. Grass-fed, pastured and organic meats can produce wonderful meals, but they can be hard to find, more expensive and a challenge to cook just right. Still, with a...
  • Malaysian Tioman Island shirks most development, thrives on natural beauty

    Malaysian Tioman Island shirks most development, thrives on natural beauty
    Even when you tell people where Tioman Island is — that it's a patch of jungle off the east coast of peninsular Malaysia — you'll still get no glimmer of comprehension. Fine with me, because that makes Tioman everything I want in a castaway...
  • Sunshine State charms: 21 things to do on your Florida vacation

    Sunshine State charms: 21 things to do on your Florida vacation
    Some of the best attractions in Florida — the beaches, sunsets and environmental gems — remain blissfully unchanged over time. Yet there are always new diversions, from museums and attractions to quirky stops that shout "only in Florida."...