| Apr 4, 2012
| 3:00 PM
The addition of four national retailers — Anthropologie, J. Crew, MAC Cosmetics and Lululemon Athletica — at Harbor East could solidify the Baltimore waterfront neighborhood as one of the region's top shopping destinations, local retail...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 8:50 AM
When most people think of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, businesswoman is not the first word that springs to mind.
It's usually not the second or even the third.
But that's exactly what the pint-sized breakout star of MTV's Jersey Shore is.
| May 18, 2010
Forgetting to read the fine print. Not packing a change of clothes. Confusing a.m. and p.m.
In a previous column, I asked you to tell me about your worst travel mistakes. Did you ever!
And if I could generalize about the types of screw-ups most common...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 8:49 AM
As I pulled the lever on the giant slot machine inside the ship's glitzy casino for a chance to win our next cruise for free, my wife and I shared a nervous glance that said -- for once -- we were on the same page about our vacation ideas.
| Dec 8, 2008
Wondering what to wear at the holiday party to lure a new love for '09? That expensive, sequiny dress? A handsome new holly-green vest and some knock-'em-dead after-shave? Too bad fashion writers don't read science journals. Instead of just lecturing on...
| Mar 14, 2010
We turn to cosmetics to look our very best, but sometimes all that lathering, slathering, powdering and painting can do more harm than good. • Certain ingredients in personal care products can cause redness, itching, swelling, acne and other...
| Mar 29, 2010
Some consumers are more than willing to pay higher prices for organically grown food and other products. But is the extra dollar worth it? The answer may depend upon personal priorities.
By definition, organically grown foods are produced without most...
| Dec 18, 2008
| 9:28 PM
Looking to beef up your mojo this holiday season?
Burger King Corp. may have just the thing. The home of the Whopper has launched a new men's body spray called "Flame." The company describes the spray as "the scent of seduction with a hint of flame-...
| Jan 22, 2008
Organic and natural personal care products are hot sellers -- and getting hotter -- as more big consumer products firms and retailers rush to supply growing demand for natural toothpastes, skin creams, soap, shampoos, makeup and the like.
| Jul 18, 2010
The days when taking home a souvenir from your favorite hotel meant a bad logo T-shirt or golf visor are long gone.
How about a Rebecca Minkoff bag? The W Hotel's stores have one in an exclusive shade of turquoise. A pair of Band of Outsiders pajamas?...
| Jul 25, 2010
Are there multiple shampoos in your shower caddy? Old face creams gathering dust in your cabinet? Have you been accused of having a bathroom that looks like a Sephora store?
Most important, does any of this make you a "cosmoholic"? Yes, there is such a...