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Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 11:41 pm

These days, a truly great smartphone is the one that runs the software and apps best suited to their daily needs. Here’s your guide to the best offerings of the holiday seaso

Do you remember the last time you used your phone to actually make or take a call? All kidding aside, the truth of the matter is that today we rely on our phones more and more for web browsing, e-mail...
Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 01:13 pm

For every iPad out there, there’s a panoply of stands, cases and connectors to help each early adopter personalize and get the most out of their fancy new device

It goes without saying that 2010 is the year of the iPad.Despite the recession-y conditions in which it was unveiled, Apple’s new tablet device has been the most successful product launch in the...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 09:35 pm

The year’s best children’s books

Books open a world of discovery in ways even the coolest toys can’t achieve. This season, tempt a kid to turn off the TV and find an adventure in words and pictures on a printed page. These accl...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 11:42 pm

Color, technology and hippos help the holidays shine bright

One of the great pleasures of the holiday season is driving around the neighborhood taking in display upon display of festive lights. Decorating one’s home is a pleasure all its own, an annual a...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 08:16 pm

The perfect Christmas tree does exist. Here’s how to bring it home

Want a Christmas tree that’s more than just a reason to dust off old ornaments? Start by considering an overall color scheme, says Michelle Workman, a Los Angeles-based interior designer who has...
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010 01:37 pm

Ecowise gifts hit the road

Conserving resources, eating organic, using non-toxic cleaning products and recycling everything humanly possible – it’s 2010 and it seems like every household has gone green. The next ste...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 09:13 pm

From a full-blown electric vehicle to a set of spark-plug cufflinks, auto enthusiasts will get a charge out of these car-crazy gifts.

Auto aficionados tend to be a breed apart from mere motorists. No, motor oil does not course through their veins, but their interest in all things vehicular runs much deeper than that of the average d...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 02:02 am

Nonprofits ask their community for a helping hand

Give what’s in your heart. It’s a phrase that, when applied in the figurative sense, precisely summarizes what most social service agencies ask of their donors, hoping that in those hearts...
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 01:55 am

Grab the shredded coconut, old photos, sequins and a trusty glue gun and get ready for a Christmas to remember

Reluctant to dig out the same old, tried-and-true holiday decorations that helped usher in the aughts?Indulge. It’s time to switch up that worn-out Christmas routine. Head to the craft store ins...
Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 04:03 am

Throwing a party dosen’t have to be expensive or wasteful. Here are some simple tips to make a holiday shindig ‘green’ without spending a lot of dough.

Arriving at Pat Smith’s home for her holiday party, one might think her little tree, perched on a table and adorned with a delicate strand of lights, is an homage to “A Charlie Brown Chris...

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