| 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 11, 2011
| 6:23 AM
Ranch getaways provide families the chance to blend rustic pleasures, outdoor pursuits and unplugged relaxation. Round up your clan and consider these five places.
1. Ranch at Rock Creek, Philipsburg, Mont. Spend the night in a Trapper Tent, a half-...
| 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...
| Jan 5, 2011
We have a soft spot for idiom blends.
It might date back to the time a friend warned us not to put the barn door before the horse, which, if memory serves, was her way of saying to take things one step a time. Sure, "Don't put the cart before the horse"...
| Mar 15, 2011
Is there a better snake-oil salesman in America today than Timothy Ferriss, author of the blockbuster best-seller "The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich?"
I certainly hope not.
In the book, now on self-help best-seller...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 8:02 AM
Illinois’ adults have grown more obese than ever, according to the latest “F as in Fat” report released today by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. Last year the report ranked Illinois 28th...
| Aug 19, 2011
Bankrate.com recently released a list of the top 10 states for foreclosure based on June numbers. Many on the list aren't a surprise, but a few — such as Idaho — are.
Other states on the list were Nevada, Arizona, California, Utah, Michigan,...
| Oct 12, 2010
| 1:01 PM
Over a plate of eggs from a free-range, hormone-free, vegetarian-fed, organic chicken, I pondered the carbon footprint of my beer consumption.
I recycle bottles and cans, sure; but is that enough to offset all the water, energy and other resources that...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 7:48 AM
Young women may be flocking to the “Twilight” books and films, but the publishing world's gain is feminism's loss. The series offers bland, inert role models for young women. The gals of "Twilight" mainly sit around and sigh, waiting for the...
| 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...
| May 10, 2011
| 8:59 AM
Throughout his life Dr. Bill Bunn has had a wealth of experiences. He attended Yale, entered the Navy at the end of World War II, attended medical school and went into practice with his dad as a cardiologist. Eventually Bunn wore a multitude of hats in...