| Mar 2, 2011
What it is: A German maibock — a style breweries usually trot out for a few months each spring. The heavy malt in a maibock makes it a bit thick and savory for summer heat, but lacking roast or heft, most maibocks are too light during the coldest...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 2:20 PM
For most of us, buying a car — yes, even a used car — is one of the biggest purchases we'll ever make.
Sure, a shiny new vehicle is the dream. But the reality often is a dinged pre-owned ride bought with the hope that it will not turn into...
| Mar 11, 2011
The confusion over today's sizing seems to be a passionate topic for many readers. Here are some of the comments we received in e-mail and on Facebook in response to our column, "What size are you?"
"I am a 36 in one brand of jeans and 38 and 40 in...
| Mar 10, 2011
You pick up an article of clothing and the numbers are everywhere: 42, 46, 12, 10. What do they mean? How can a person know what to look with so many different sizes listed on the tags?
"It can be very intimidating trying to wrap your head around the...
| Feb 10, 2011
You want to throw out your stuff, find more stuff, recycle your stuff. Amid all these contradictory impulses, it's Answer Angel to the rescue.
Dear Answer Angel: I have a closet full of clothes in a number of sizes: thinner, heavier, out of style, you...
| Jan 28, 2011
Pink it and shrink it.
Just a few years ago, that was the idea. That's the amount of thought professional sports leagues put into the products they offered their women fans.
They'd just take the popular men's stuff — the boxy t-shirts, player...
| Mar 4, 2011
Our article about what seems to be a lack of females over the age of 35 in television commercials prompted several reader e-mails and Facebook comments.
Lauren wrote: " According to commercials, all women over 30 are busy moms and all men are idiots...
| Feb 28, 2011
"I WATCH TONS OF TV. I DON'T WANT TO WAIT FOR MY SHOWS, AND I DON'T WANT TO FOOL WITH A COMPUTER."
Stick with cable. Easy to use and costs less than buying your favorite shows episode by episode.
"I JUST WANT TO WATCH THE SHOWS I WANT TO WATCH."
| Feb 28, 2011
HOW IT WORKS:
* You get a small box, such as an Apple TV ($99; apple.com/appletv), Roku ($59.99-$99.99; roku.com) or Boxee Box from D-Link (about $199; boxee.net/buy).
* Connect the box to your TV via HDMI or standard cable, and hook up the box to...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 1:17 PM
Cell phone safety warnings are generally designed for a large man with a big head who talks less than half an hour a day.
The average toddler's head, however, weighs about half as much and is far more susceptible to the microwave radiation the phone...
| Mar 19, 2011
That guy Jack, of beanstalk fame? He was small potatoes. If you want real magic from beans, look no further than what has become of the lima bean and dairy empire of Orange County's Segerstrom family. It morphed into the gold of commercial real estate,...