Q: I recently rented an Infiniti Q60 from Hertz in Los Angeles. Before I returned the vehicle, I filled the tank within five miles of the Hertz location. I paid with cash and did not ask for a receipt. I returned the car ...Read more
Ms. Lank: I am going to take your advice and interview some agents about selling my house. How likely is it that they will negotiate how much they will charge in commission? Are the rates set by law, or can I bargain? -- L...Read more
ON THE GUNFLINT TRAIL, Minn. -- She came to the north woods in 1965 from a little farm town on the prairies of western Minnesota. She was a college kid, and she had taken a job at a resort on Hungry Jack Lake north of ...Read more
Once upon a not-so-long time ago, you heard cocktail chatter that went something like this: "Oh! Not another all-beige room!" or "Ghastly gray" or "More white???" These disparaging comments are not what homeowners like to ...Read more
Dear Family Coach: My daughter has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. She showed the signs for several years. However, recently, she has had much more trouble in school, and even with her ...Read more
SAN FRANCISCO -- Last weekend, I drove to Los Angeles from my Bay Area home. My wife and 12-year-old daughter visited Disneyland. I headed to my ideal theme park: the Porsche Experience Center in Carson.
There are no ...Read more
Several years ago, Patsy Spitta of Altadena, Calif., wanted to help her daughter afford a home -- something out of reach for many teachers like her daughter.
So Spitta, still working as a paralegal in her retirement years...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Dustin Brown and the L.A. Kings are making another run in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but away from the ice, the star right winger is making a play of a different sort: He and his wife, Nicole, have put their ...Read more
Penny Properties 101 for DummiesTracy Phillips
If you always wanted to get into real estate investing but did not have the money. This book will show you how to do it.
This book shows you how to negotiate the best possible terms with the real estate owned (or REO) department of a bank or lender, including ...
Do we – here in the USA, that is – or do we not have a child and teen mental health crisis and if the answer is yes, we do, then what should be done about it?
Without doubt, the answer is yes, we do have a child and ...Read more
Q: During the past several months I've encountered a "side blind zone system unavailable" warning while driving my Chevrolet Tahoe. Since this only happened twice, I figured it's not going to be very useful to take it in ...Read more
Mary Nichols is at the center of a vehicle emissions storm.
As the chief air regulator for the most populous state in the U.S., she is navigating a new and contentious discussion about vehicle emissions standards. It ...Read more
(UPI) Police in Massachusetts said a wild baby fox used a doggy door to wander into the home of a surprised family.
The New Bedford Police Department said animal control officers were dispatched to a home last week on a ...Read more
(UPI) A dashboard camera on a Wisconsin bus captured the unusual moment that a small black cat chased a coyote across the street.
The Milwaukee County Transit System posted a video to Facebook showing the unusual animal ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- Americans are awash in record amounts of equity in their homes, posing the question for millions: So what do we do with it?
Leave it for a rainy day or retirement? Tap into it to remodel the house? Make a ...Read more
Reader Andrea Bardack can't stop thinking about the crab cakes she and her mother had at the Watercolour Grillhouse at the Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key in Florida. And the preparation is certainly a hard ...Read more
Chicken factors into most lunches in our family. Chicken salad, cold fried chicken, chicken soup and leftover barbecued or grilled chicken. Chicken sandwiches of all manner. No wonder that I select the chicken sandwich at ...Read more
True story: Waffles are my love language. And the only things I love eating more than waffles for brunch are seafood and soul food.
So when Red Lobster said it was introducing lobster and waffles last week, my taste buds ...Read more
Never hurry and never worry. Sensible advice from Charlotte, the renowned spider, weaver and heroine. But it's a tall order -- never?
I decided to start slow, swearing off the hunch-shouldered hustle for an evening. ...Read more
At a time when so many foods are lauded as extreme and flavor-forward, it is refreshing to come upon a product that is understated and pleasant. Newman's Own Honey Apple Cider Vinaigrette offers a mild apple flavor that ...Read more
Fried food is the bad houseguest of cooking techniques: It's a crowd-pleaser, but behind the kitchen door it's messy, temperamental and leaves a foul stink. We wondered if there was a better way to indulge our fried fetish...Read more
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