Grit is grainy and annoying, as in: What's that grit on the countertop? It's grating, as in: Scrubbing the countertop makes me grit my teeth. It honors pluck: That girl's got grit. Perhaps it could also pinpoint one speck ...Read more
You can Pinterest, you can Instagram, you can even Houzz. But if you're looking for rock-solid renovation inspo online, you're going to want to check out the site that has the most tightly edited look on the internet -- ...Read more
The tween riding in the back seat finally asked, "What is that thing you keep moving up there?"
She had never seen "that thing" known as a six-speed stick shift, a manual transmission, a manny tranny, a handshaker, a ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Ask Chicago's chicest designer what keeps the rooms she creates looking of-the-moment, and she'll tell you: "What I care about," says Alessandra Branca, "is comfort in a home. I am not worried about what is ...Read more
DETROIT -- As complaints grow louder of gentrification in Detroit, some urban experts advise us to pay more attention to the real problem facing urban America.
That problem is the increasing joblessness and poverty ...Read more
The number of U.S. families with children owning homes fell by 3.6 million over the last decade, as rising housing prices pushed many out of the market.
The San Francisco metro area, including the East Bay, saw 31,000 ...Read more
A reader asks: "My current 401(k) balance is about the same as my mortgage balance. I am 45. Would it make sense to pay off the mortgage with the 401(k)?"
Bad idea! Looking ahead to retirement, your objective should be to...Read more
Q: I rent my home and have a signed lease. My landlord passed away unexpectedly and I am now dealing with one of her children who inherited the house. She is telling me that I need to move out early so she can sell the ...Read more
Q: A few weeks ago, you mentioned that there is a weedkiller for grass in a flowerbed. That is the problem I have. Can you suggest one that would work?
A: The Hi-Yield brand makes the simply named Grass Killer ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- How much money would you need to feel wealthy?
A recent survey sponsored by Charles Schwab asked 1,000 Americans ages 21 to 75 what level of personal net worth would make them feel "financially comfortable."...Read more
I am getting frustrated with people with unleashed dogs. I have a 6-year-old poodle-bichon, Rosie that we rescued three years ago. She is great with people, especially kids, but is very aggressive whenever we ...Read more
Has this ever happened to you? You open the refrigerator to pull out greens to make a big salad only to discover a wilted, slimy mess. That romaine, iceberg or even prewashed salad mix can't be more than a few days old, ...Read more
We're entering the height of summer's tomato season. Right now, when I visit my favorite organic farmers, any friend's home garden or a farmers' market, I am thrilled to see an abundance of sun-ripened tomatoes of every ...Read more
I've got another gem for your treasure chest. It's an Albarino, from Spain, and one of my three favorite white varietals. Veiga da Princesa Albarino might be the best one I've had in years. Even though I had this Spanish ...Read more
Authorities shot and killed a 250-pound black bear after it wandered into the heavy populated recreation area near Lord Fletcher's Old Lake Lodge in the Lake Minnetonka community of Spring Park, Minn., on Saturday ...Read more
The Pets and Vets service dog program at Tony La Russa's Animal Rescue Foundation could get up to $500,000 from Purina Dog Chow, which has launched a two-prong campaign in support of ARF's efforts to help veterans and ...Read more
(UPI) A Colorado hiker who found herself surrounded by mountain goats was recorded being licked on the head by one of the animals.
Ashby Capito of Vail said she was hiking in the Rocky Mountains with a friend last week ...Read more
Elon Musk in 2015 told the Chinese news media that Tesla might begin producing cars at a new China manufacturing plant "within three years."
Three years later, no plant has been built. Construction hasn't even started.
Taking its biggest step yet into an overseas market, electric carmaker Tesla inked a deal Tuesday to begin building a manufacturing plant in China capable of producing 500,000 cars a year.
Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk ...Read more
As much as I relish the opportunity to choose a sensational bottle of wine from a truly great wine list, there are times when it's best to turn over the wine decisions to the sommelier.
Such was the case during a recent...Read more