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Archive for September, 2010

By By Tom Ripley By Tom Ripley OK, the 2011 car-model year is not expected to set sales records. The U.S. economy is dragging like it has a bad cold — and this cold is hanging on. Experts predict that U.S. car sales, which stood at a robust 16… Read more

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Provided by Winston Churchill once said, “there is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction.” The same reasoning applies to home refinancing. You can improve your financial situation with a mortgage refinance — as long as you… Read more

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CAUGHT! Fugitive was arrested on Oct. 18, 2010   Name: Craig B. McNair Age: 21 Height: 5′ 4″ Weight: 125 Last known address: 119 Littleton St., Springfield Wanted for: Assault to Murder, while armed with… Read more

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By Karen Tina Harrison for Bright Smile Beautiful You  Our first reaction to fashion shows: “Who can wear that?” Our second: “How can I make this work for me?” Here, top beauty pros share shortcuts for making fall runways’ makeup and hair looks… Read more

By Ella Brooks  Make over your health. Sounds daunting, right? It doesn’t have to be. “The key is to break it down into smaller goals that you can find success with, and build upon them,” says Beth Reardon, a registered dietitian and the director… Read more

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By Eve Glicksman Content provided by  Mary Poppins knew that a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. What she likely didn’t know was that it may cure hiccups, too. That, and breathing into a paper bag, are among the folksy remedies that… Read more

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By Ella Brooks  It’s no secret that candy and soft drinks wreak havoc on your teeth. But even healthy snacks can put your oral health at risk, says Dr. Patricia Meredith, a dentist in Iowa City and a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry. Get… Read more

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By Diane Griffith Content provided by  It always feels good to give to charity. It feels even better when what you give is your time and energy. When you join a walkathon or marathon, everyone wins. You get exercise and your cause gets much-needed… Read more

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By Lila Havens Content provided by  Unfinished work. Messages piled up. Looming deadlines. Just thinking about it is enough to make you break a sweat. Having a schedule that is out of control is a sure road to stress. It may be tempting to escape… Read more

By Tricia TaskeySPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — A Springfield teacher is bringing her expertise to the national spotlight.  Julia St. Martin is one of 100-plus teachers across the country to be part of the “Teacher Town Hall Forum”  – a… Read more

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By Gail Belsky It only takes a second: You bump into one of your dinner guests, and her wine splatters onto your tablecloth. You overfill your mug with coffee and spill some on your pants. Your puppy doesn’t make it outside in time and … you know… Read more

By Madonna Behen  Finding the right day-care center requires a balance of many practical issues: location, cost, hours of operation. And you of course also want a nurturing staff. “But bottom line, your child’s health and safety is what matters… Read more

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By John BrandonProvided by Far future predictions of tech gadgets rarely work out. Not many of us ride a jetpack to work or step into a transporter to beam over to France on a whim, and the flying car is still a figment of the imagination (if not… Read more

in partnership with Being invited to a wedding is fun, but it can also be a minefield of unfamiliar etiquette. How do registries work? What’s okay to ask the bride? It’s all too easy to make a mistake — and in real life, there’s no “undo” button… Read more

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Name: Timothy Bynum Age: 37 Height: Weight: Last known address: Girard Ave, Springfield, MA Wanted for: Indecent Exposure Drinking Alcohol From an Open Container Failure to Attend Jury Duty (2 counts) Anyone… Read more