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Walmart's 'Top Rated by Kids' holiday toy list of 2019

For the sixth year, Walmart turned to the real toy experts by gathering hundreds of kids, ages 18 months to 12 years, and turning them loose on the hottest new toys from suppliers like Hasbro, Mattel, Spin Master and more. Collectibles are popular again this year, as well as lifelike versions of children's favorite TV and movie characters. ...Read more

Deals & Steals: Free year of Apple TV+ with device purchase

Apple is giving away a free year of its new Apple TV+ streaming service with purchase of an Apple device.

Get a free 12-month subscription that launches Nov. 1 with purchase of a new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV or Mac.

Claim the offer in the Apple TV app (make sure the eligible device is running the latest iOS) within three months ...Read more

Toys R Us back in business

Toys R Us is making a comeback, thanks to Target, just as the busy holiday shopping season looms.

The Minneapolis retailer will support the bankrupt toy company's new online portal at ToysRUs.com and also provide fulfillment services, Target announced last week.

But the new website won't be selling toys. ...Read more

8 underrated fall destinations around the world

Planning a fall getaway? While New England states such as Maine and Vermont may come to mind first, thanks to their stunning foliage, apple orchards and pumpkin patches, there are plenty of places that make for a stellar visit in the fall months. Whether you're looking for fall foliage, Oktoberfest celebrations or simply an affordable trip, we...Read more

Answer Angel: Options abound for cleaning running shoes

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I run a lot in the woods and don't pay much attention to whether the trail is muddy or not. Of course, the shoes get dirty. Can I machine wash my running shoes?

- Katherine B.

Dear Katherine: Many running shoe manufacturers list cleaning instructions for their shoes on their website (nike....Read more

8 places that are warm in December in the US

While some folks can't wait to bust out their sleds and snow boots come winter, plenty of people prefer to ditch the chilly temperatures and flock to a warmer climate. And if you can leave your passport at home - well, that can almost seem like a holiday miracle. From sandy beaches and boat parades to boozy Santa runs and traditional tree ...Read more

Elizabeth Wellington: Diahann Carroll was the crown jewel of beauty and black elegance

Back in the day, Diahann Caroll always showed up on the scene 100% lady, complete with gloves, pantyhose and respectable closed-toe pumps. She'd wear a cute little suit. Perhaps a hat. And her lips would be that perfect nude, with just a hint of gloss. The goal was class, beauty, and elegance - to embody grace and style. And that's what Carroll ...Read more

Answer Angel: Never announce your imperfections! Fashion advice for the self-loathing friend

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: A good friend of mine, when we see each other for the first time in awhile, opens the conversation with self-criticism about her looks. "Sorry my hair is a mess." "I was running late so didn't even have time to put on lipstick." "I've put on weight since I saw you last." "I wanted to ...Read more

Corduroy makes a fresh fall fashion statement

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. - Corduroy is having an, um, a wale of a comeback.

While it regularly shows up at stores for fall in dribs and drabs, this season, the durable, often-cottony textile that boasts a distinctive striped rib pattern is trending hard. Comfortable, fashionable, cozy and cute - what could be better? The appeal is universal and ...Read more

Answer Angel: Sneakers aren't just for the gym anymore. But can you wear them to work?

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: What is your rule on sneakers/trainers/athletic shoes at work? I like to wear Converse-type sneakers with my knee-length skirts. Is it too youthful and try-too-hard?

- Suze C.

Dear Suze: There are no rules on this. Sneakers can look great with skirts no matter what your age and the only question you have to ask ...Read more

The 9 most amazing, surprisingly affordable beach destinations

Sometimes, you just need a beach getaway. Unfortunately, you also often need a thick wallet to enjoy one properly. But before you convince yourself that you simply don't have the cash for a vacation to fill-in-the-blank, take a look at our list of nine amazing beach destinations - that are surprisingly affordable.

1. CORFU, GREECE

While most...Read more

Hunt for online bargains: Marshalls launches online store

Just in time to boost fall wardrobes, Marshalls has opened an online store.

Marshalls.com will feature brand-name designer apparel, shoes and home goods similar to what is found in the chain's more than 1,100 discount stores. But the new online store also will offer a "unique mix" of fresh brands ...Read more

Elizabeth Wellington: How Jennifer Lopez's fashion inspired the real-life 'Hustlers'

When actors assume the roles of real people, part of their job is to seamlessly take on the character's sartorial style. Most of the time, the looks are decades, or even centuries, old. So contemporaries they usually are not. That means the chances of getting to play someone whose sense of style you clearly had a hand in shaping is unheard of.

...Read more

Get ready for some football at AMC Theatres

Ready for some football? Then head to AMC Theaters to watch the big game on Sunday.

Kick back in the chain's comfy recliners and watch pro football games at select theaters nationwide.

Games will be announced on Fridays.

The offer is for AMC Stubs reward members who also get to vote on games that will be shown. It's free to join the program...Read more

14 things you should know before traveling to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a beautiful, exotic destination full of culture, nature, wildlife and smiling faces. For a country with such a violent (and recently so, at that) history, the island is actually home to some of the friendliest people out there. Located between India and southeast Asia, Sri Lanka is neither quite like India nor Asia, leaving it in ...Read more

Deals & Steals: Kids eat free at IHOP with debut of Addams Family menu

Round up your gobblins and head to IHOP where kids can eat free. The chain has spooky new specials.

The chain is offering free meals for kids 12 and under with each purchase of an adult entree from 4 to 10 p.m. through Nov. 3 at participating locations. No coupon is necessary.

IHOP has introduced the Addams Family menu, which includes a kid-...Read more

Target rolling out a new loyalty program with special savings for members only

Target is introducing a new loyalty program this fall.

Target Circle will offer cash back and special savings to shoppers enrolled in the free program coming to stores on Oct. 6, the company announced on Monday.

Rewards include 1% back on all purchases, personalized coupons, early access to sales and a "birthday surprise," which ...Read more

Doreen Christensen: How to make easy money selling thrift store finds on Poshmark, The RealReal

Poshmark connects millions of buyers and sellers with new and used luxe brands, such as Chanel.

After scouring thrift stores for luxury goods, I've decided to keep a few treasures I've found. I'm regularly using a cute Fendi purse and a pair of vintage Gucci sunglasses that I scored for less than $8.

But other finds, such as a new Versace ...Read more

Top Halloween costumes for adults

Stay on trend with this year's best adult costumes for Halloween. These picks draw inspiration from movies, television shows, comic books and other pop culture.

Pennywise

If you're looking for an outfit sure to scare, this Pennywise costume will certainly frighten all the trick-or-treaters. INFO: $54.99; ...Read more

Our clothes are terrible for the environment. Expert tips for shopping smarter — and actually loving your wardrobe

Another school year often brings a new "back-to-school" wardrobe, be it uniforms or a different look for a new grade. But before you go out to buy more, consider some statistics found in author Elizabeth Cline's latest book, "The Conscious Closet: The Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good." Data like:

A third ...Read more