| Mar 29, 2011
From the Amercian Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals: The ASPCA estimates the average cost of basic food, supplies, medical care and training for a dog or cat is $700 to $875 annually. Over the life of a 14-year-old dog or cat, the cost...
| Mar 31, 2011
I recently welcomed a new addition to my family – a Mini Schnauzer named Linus. He is a great companion and brings joy to my life. However, pets, like kids, are quite the added expense, so I’m always on the lookout for coupons and discounts...
| Oct 18, 2009
Dawn is coming soon. The lights are off, the sound system silent and the beasts of the Monterey Bay Aquarium have the place mostly to themselves: the otters, the anemones, the octopuses, the great white shark in the big tank, the lame young albatross in...
| Mar 28, 2010
My wife let me go to India on a cultural exchange program on one condition: Bring back plenty of presents.
True to my word, I arrived home in California after a month in Delhi feeling like Santa — my giant duffel bag full of sparkly bangle...
| Mar 28, 2010
Prayerful angels carved from oak, grinning terra-cotta cherubs and gold pocket watches with time on their hands. All are stacked on the cobblestones of Arezzo's Piazza Grande.
Through the shutters of my hotel window, I watch vendors unload a treasure...
| Mar 28, 2010
The early bird may get the worm, but Camila Barrera Daza and boyfriend Kristian Kalva got the best deal by being among the last, not the first.
In the final minutes of the Saturday farmers market near their apartment in the Vila Madalena neighborhood...
| Apr 6, 2010
| 4:39 PM
It first hit me at midnight on New Year's Day. It was finally 2010, our wedding year. July 10, seemed like a real date for the first time -- and one that was coming up faster than I'd anticipated.
Where had the time gone? I thought of what so many...
| Apr 1, 2010
| 10:51 AM
The 24 Hours of Adrenalin Solo World Championship is often a grueling showcase for the world's toughest bikes and riders, but the event last summer in Canmore, Alberta, was something special. Greg Martin, a 37-year-old firefighter from Ketchum, Idaho, won...
| Feb 21, 2010
Name: Yurtopia's yurbuds
What it is: Personally sized earbud enhancers that are comfortable, stay put and provide crystal-clear sound at lower volumes (to protect hearing). Yurtopia founder and chief executive Seth Burgett's frustration with his own iPod...
| Aug 5, 2009
Might that season pass you purchased to a marine-life theme park near you be partly responsible for an annual slaughter of dolphins in Taiji, Japan?
That's an assertion made in a controversial new documentary, one that suggests that all "captive dolphin"...
| Feb 23, 2011
| 6:35 AM
The major excitement of my shopping week -- let's be honest, of my week in general -- came on Friday when Whole Foods sold organic, free range chickens* for $1.69 per pound. I dug into the "bulk meat savings fund" and bought 10 chickens for $93. That...