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To get rid of head lice, comb them out instead of using Nix, Rid, or other chemicals

September 8th, 2014
To get rid of head lice, comb them out instead of using Nix, Rid, or other chemicals Many parents, desperate to get rid of a case of lice crawling around in their child's hair, will dash out to the pharmacy to buy Nix...

How do I use my smart phone as a Wi-Fi hot spot?

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September 7th, 2014
How do I use my smart phone as a Wi-Fi hot spot? Q. In 30 best travel gadgets for your summer vacation you advised setting up your own hot spot by using your phone as a personal  Wi-Fi hot spot so that other...

"Knee Defender" battle puts blame on passengers

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September 7th, 2014
"Knee Defender" battle puts blame on passengers In a little over a week recently, three flights made unscheduled landings delaying and disrupting hundreds of travelers and their plans when passengers battled over the...

Why you should avoid home warranties

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September 6th, 2014
Why you should avoid home warranties It's possible that you've bought your share of home warranties—service contracts that promise to cover appliances and other items that break down in your home. You probably...

Time to sack the sports-TV blackout rule

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September 6th, 2014
Time to sack the sports-TV blackout rule As the National Football League kicks off a new season, an old rule may be benched for good. Sports fans have long griped about TV blackouts of local games. The NFL and other...

Will circular smart watches win you over?

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September 6th, 2014
Will circular smart watches win you over? This morning, Motorola unveiled its entry into the smart-watch arena. Photos of the round-faced Moto 360, which runs on Google's new Android Wear operating system, have been...

What should you do with your summer photos?

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September 6th, 2014
What should you do with your summer photos? Labor Day has passed. The kids are back in school. So, it may feel like summer is over, even though there are a few weeks until fall officially arrives. But you can still...

The best ellipticals for every budget

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September 6th, 2014
The best ellipticals for every budget If you’re in the market for an elliptical, you should know it’s a complex machine with lots of moving parts. That's part of the appeal, since it makes for a complete,...

Vicodin and other prescription painkillers will soon be harder to get

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September 6th, 2014
Vicodin and other prescription painkillers will soon be harder to get U.S. healthcare providers write more prescriptions for Vicodin and other narcotic painkillers that combine the opioid hydrocodone with acetaminophen...

What's your favorite way to read?

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September 6th, 2014
What's your favorite way to read? Since we’re about to talk literature here, allow me to paraphrase Gertrude Stein. A book is a book is a book. Or is it? We’ve been wondering how bookworms are reading...

Roku 3 tops Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast in streaming player shootout

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September 6th, 2014
Roku 3 tops Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast in streaming player shootout Quick—when was the last time you rented a DVD or Blu-ray? For a growing number of us, it's probably been a while, since more...

Don't become a moving company victim

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September 6th, 2014
Don't become a moving company victim A recent complaint New Jersey officials filed against a moving company illustrates why you must investigate movers carefully before deciding which one you’ll trust to handle...

6 semi-gloss paints that make your front door shine

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September 6th, 2014
6 semi-gloss paints that make your front door shine A new coat of paint is all it takes to kick up your home’s curb appeal from drab to fab. In fact, just painting the front door, window trim, and shutters can...

Top treadmills for every budget

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August 11th, 2014
Top treadmills for every budget You can spend $400 on a new treadmill or 10 times that amount. Based on our latest treadmill Ratings of more than 40 models, paying top dollar will get you top...

What to do after your home is destroyed

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August 11th, 2014
What to do after your home is destroyed What can a homeowner expect in the aftermath of a major catastrophe—say a fire or tornado that destroys a home completely? Pam Johnson, a Property Field Adjustor with USAA...