| Jun 20, 2011
Work is, by its very definition, not fun. I know this because I looked it up in the dictionary and spotted nonfun words like "labor" and "exerts" and "effort." I also know this because I work, and have done so since realizing that money is necessary to...
| Jul 6, 2011
Nationwide, the age-65-and-older population increased by 15 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to a recent Brookings Institution analysis of 2010 Census Bureau data. But many major U.S. cities are aging much faster than that. Some 31 metro areas,...
| Oct 6, 2010
| 7:06 PM
Bed bugs have been invading metro areas across the country and this region isn't immune.
On the Peninsula, hotel chains, private residences and at least one apartment building have had recent reports of the pests which are about the size of an apple...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 7:49 AM
For the U.S. team at the World Track and Field Championships, this was a day to reprise ancient history.
Lashinda Demus became the first U.S. champion in the women's 400-meter hurdles since Kim Batten in 1995.
Jesse Williams won the first U.S. medal...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 3:34 PM
I struggled to keep my cool, though I wanted to pull my hair out.
There's nothing worse than traveling with a petulant adolescent, especially when the trip isn't all about her.
It was autumn 2004. We were in Colorado Springs for my older daughter...
| Jun 26, 2011
Gasoline prices per gallon in the West*
New Mexico 3.61
*Source: AAA; prices (rounded)...
| Jun 26, 2011
To make sure your road trip doesn't hit the skids, check out these apps:
Subscription app SmartFuel can help you find cheap gas nearby or along your route — including at Costco — using Oil Price Information Service data to...
| Jul 15, 2011
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
July 30 is the deadline to register to compete in the Epson World Shootout Underwater Photo Grand Prix. Both pro and amateur...
| May 19, 2011
| 7:38 PM
The FBI is seeking DNA from the convicted Unabomber to determine if he was responsible for the long-unsolved Tylenol murders, linking two of the nation's most shocking crimes from the last three decades.
But it was unclear whether investigators were...
| Aug 14, 2011
SAN ISABEL NATIONAL FOREST, Colo. — The map taunted me. Its squiggly elevation lines — invisible markers of humiliation — pointed to both my failure in reaching the summit of 14,196-foot Mount Yale and my even more disastrous efforts...
| Oct 18, 2010
It's unbearable to wear clothing with tags. It's impossible to use scissors, no matter how many times you try. All mushy or soft foods are unbearable - not because of the flavor, but the consistency.
Depending on whom you ask, it's either common...