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Nothing says you care like a home blood-pressure monitor

December 16th, 2014
Nothing says you care like a home blood-pressure monitor This holiday, how about buying a blood-pressure monitor for someone you care about? About one in every three people has high blood pressure, also known as...

The surprising way to stay safe in the hospital

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December 16th, 2014
The surprising way to stay safe in the hospital When Kathy Day, a retired nurse in Bangor, Maine, received a diagnosis of uterine cancer, she decided to focus not only on how her condition would be treated but also on...

Last-minute questions on applying for health insurance

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December 16th, 2014
Last-minute questions on applying for health insurance The weekend brought in a bunch of questions from people who were trying to beat the Dec. 15 deadline to buy or renew health insurance by Jan. 1, but were puzzled by...

Best and worst charities for your money

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December 15th, 2014
Best and worst charities for your money 'Tis the season for charitable giving. But some nonprofits with great-sounding names don’t put enough of their money toward their mission. To be sure your generosity counts,...

Jaguar/Land Rover makes roof pillars virtually disappear

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December 15th, 2014
Jaguar/Land Rover makes roof pillars virtually disappear In an effort to eliminate blind spots, Jaguar/Land Rover has launched a research project aimed at making the car’s pillars visually disappear. Using video...

Winter skin care starts with sunscreen

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December 15th, 2014
Winter skin care starts with sunscreen In cold-weather parts of the country, barbecue grills are covered, lawn chairs garaged, and beach bags emptied. But there's one summer symbol that should not hibernate in the...

Eight classic toys that still make great gifts

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December 15th, 2014
Eight classic toys that still make great gifts We dusted off Mr. Peabody’s Wayback Machine to track the status of some classic toys that resonated with generations of children and, we suspect, still have plenty to...

'Make an Offer' lets you haggle your way to savings on Amazon

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December 15th, 2014
'Make an Offer' lets you haggle your way to savings on Amazon Following in the footsteps of Priceline (“name your own price”) and eBay (“best offer”), it seems only natural that Amazon, too, has...

8 cancer and heart tests you need

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December 13th, 2014
8 cancer and heart tests you need   Contrary to popular belief, not everyone needs a complete head-to-toe physical each and every year. And that's coming from the folks who should know: the American College of...

Top holiday gifts for couch potatoes

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December 13th, 2014
Top holiday gifts for couch potatoes What do you get that person who would rather be at home, lounging on the sofa? We all have friends and family who are happiest when they’re not doing very much. Finding the...

Health insurance deadline almost here

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December 13th, 2014
Health insurance deadline almost here If you need to get health insurance that starts Jan. 1—or want to switch plans for next year—Monday is the last date you can do it. That's the first deadline of the...

Hot drinks that keep you healthy

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December 13th, 2014
Hot drinks that keep you healthy When you’re feeling tired, cold, or under the weather, there’s nothing better than climbing into bed with a mug of something hot. In addition to being comforting, hot drinks...

End of year Cadillac bargains deliver affordable luxury

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December 12th, 2014
End of year Cadillac bargains deliver affordable luxury End-of-year deals don’t get much better than this: You can save $12,000 to $15,000—or more—on a new Cadillac. That should get you to...

Get the best cell phone plan for your family—and save up to $1,000 a year

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December 12th, 2014
Get the best cell phone plan for your family—and save up to $1,000 a year Thanks to price-war incentives and greater plan flexibility, there are more opportunities now to save a few bucks on the new, no-contract...

7 dream cars for the holidays

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December 12th, 2014
7 dream cars for the holidays If you’re dreaming of a shiny new car in the driveway this holiday season, dream big. To inspire, we've assembled a collection of mechanical sugar plums worthy of an informed...