| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Ever have that awkward talk with a romantic partner about your sexual history -- about how old you were when you lost your virginity and how many people you've had sex with? Did you tell the truth?
Well, according to an Ohio State University study on...
| Nov 17, 2012
All new cars come with warranties, from comprehensive bumper-to-bumper policies to those that cover specific components like seat belts or catalytic converters. In all, a car can leave the dealership with 10 or more warranties -- which can be a mess for...
| Apr 15, 2013
Tires carry a wealth of information on their sidewalls; unfortunately, it's all in code. Most of it is of no concern to many owners, but it can be valuable for those who want to know the seasons for which their tires are intended, those who plan to...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When the tires on their Dodge Caravan had worn so thin that the steel belts were showing through, Don and Florence Cherry couldn't afford to buy a new set.
So they decided to rent instead.
The Rich Square, N.C., couple last September agreed to pay...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Your wedding cake is supposed to be the cake that trumps all other cakes. The one that would hog all the attention in a bakery case and the cake you'll measure against all other cakes after. So what happens when it ends up being a disaster? You try to...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The tires on Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s Ford Mustang are shrieking as he jerks his car sideways at nearly 90 mph on this serpentine race track in Long Beach.
Walls are closing in on either side, leaving no room for mistakes.
As the next turn nears, Gittin...
| Nov 18, 2012
Upcycled fashion is no longer just for hard-core environmentalists. The idea of wearing items made from cast-off skateboards, inner tubes, plastic trash bags, car seat belts — even wartime bombs and bullets — is no longer considered bizarre...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The glove box can be a useful treasure chest in cars, housing everything from important papers and receipts to tire gauges and extra fuses. It's a safe, easy-to-access place for crucial items, and almost every car has one. Even the......
| Jan 29, 2013
| 4:32 AM
The shiny new black Subaru BRZ sat in our collective driveways for only a week when we realized that its standard summer performance tires weren't the best for tackling a Chicago winter. Subaru added all-season tires as standard equipment depending......
| Sep 10, 2012
| 4:32 PM
If you told me three years ago that I had written my last Dodge Viper review, I wouldn't have blinked. Certainly this noisy, crude, gas-guzzling ode to testosterone wouldn't survive an era defined by hybrids, soaring gas prices and its......
| Nov 19, 2012
| 12:24 PM
Times reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske and web producer Evan Wagstaff join city editor Shelby Grad to discuss the Times two-part series on Davien Graham, shot and paralyzed in front of his church in Monrovia in 2008....