This week’s suggestions include taking your dog to work, seeing “World War Z” or “Monsters University,” participating in the Great American Backyard Campout, and more.
Lucky for us, and just in time for the start of summer on Friday, the American Pie Council has announced the winners of their 19th annual APC/Crisco National Pie Championships.
Reader question: I own a business and the property. I recently decided to close my doors and retire. I put a sign in the front window closing business. A Realtor came in and asked is the property for lease and could she bring a client down to look at it. After looking at it, the client was excited. The Realtor came in the next day and told me upon completion of the lease I would owe them a commission fee. As I never asked for their help, am I obligated? They approached me and not the other way around. At least once a month people come in and ask about leasing. I do not need any help. Thanks. Barry
Weekly financial Q-and-A, with advice on combining mortgages, and blended retirement funds.
The day my son graduated from preschool, they played "Pomp and Circumstance" as the 4-year-olds proudly strutted down the aisle in cardboard caps they made themselves.
Summer officially starts Friday, and that’s the perfect season for fruit beverages. Not only are they hydrating, they supply vitamins, minerals, fiber and great taste.
Q: I recently moved to Camarillo, Calif., and bought a condo. We have recess lighting in the kitchen and bathrooms. In the attic, the insulation around the recessed lighting has been removed. Why? Can I insulate safely?
Q: My wife and I are updating our bathroom with a complete remodel. Not only do we want to bring our bathroom up to date, we want to bring it into the future with the latest technology. Music is very important to us, so what are some new plumbing fixtures we can look at that have built-in sound systems? -- Bill, California
Before you give your heart to a piece of upholstered furniture, make sure it's the real deal by asking yourself these four key questions.
Growing up in Farmington, Minn., Cass Stillman dreamed of adventures in faraway places. So a week after she graduated from college, she moved to the other side of the world: South Africa, to work as a dental hygienist. "I wanted to work someplace they spoke English," she said.
When selecting a countertop for the kitchen, it seems there are countless choices available. Let's see what some of those choices are.
When it seems so hot that you could probably fry an egg on the sidewalk, you can almost believe that you could fry another one on exposed garden soil, too. At any rate, that soil can get hot. And then we ask young, tender plants to grow in such soil -- material that heats up under the super-dry surface. These conditions are brutal and can be traced to many vegetable-garden failures.
There is nothing like having a garage sale to clean out your storage areas and bring back memories.
Weekly family rail, with laundry safety tips, a review of Hope Solo's book, and more.
Weekly Food for Thought rail, with items on food safety tips for outdoor dining, chicken recipe and food quiz.
It’s a one-third pound charbroiled beef patty, American cheese, mayo, tomato, onion, lettuce and six bacon strips woven into a bacon nest. It has 960 calories and 66 grams of fat.