| May 8, 2012
"I'm looking for something that can be made for a dime, sold for a dollar, and is habit-forming." That line from an otherwise forgotten play was designed to get a laugh, and it probably did. But these days, the laugh is on you: The big airlines have...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 5:35 AM
Helping a friend or family member celebrate a special occasion is easier than ever thanks to a website hitting Indianapolis.
It’s called Boomerang (rang.com). The website not only helps you remember events, but more importantly, it helps you...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 1:45 PM
Today I'm playing the sucker so you don't have to, or at least that's what I figured when I ordered a $25 deal-of-the-day subwoofer online recently from Best Buy.
A subwoofer is the grunt of any home theater system, the speaker that reproduces low-...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:01 AM
Wal-Mart wants you to forget Black Friday this year. Instead, the store is kicking off some of its hottest "Black Friday" deals on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, beginning at 8 p.m.
The retailer says its best deals will be on electronics, tablets, TVs,...
| Oct 7, 2012
My little boy never had the chance to meet his Grandpa Jim, who — like too many other combat veterans of the Vietnam War — died too early and too young 23 years ago from pancreatic cancer.
But that hasn't stopped him from melding snatches of...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 10:35 AM
Stores are falling over themselves this holiday season to lure shoppers in with deals like matching online prices, extending layaways, and even making their own tablets.
What that means for shoppers is likely the best season of discounts in years.
| Aug 22, 2012
When Apple became the largest U.S. company in history this week, individuals were kicking themselves for missing out and they wondered if they should be buying Apple now to fortify their future.
But as analysts debate whether Apple is priced to buy or...
| Aug 23, 2012
Spike Lee's movies generally attempt too much, try too many things, canvass a larger array of characters and situations than even a loosely structured story line can easily accommodate. And that's one of the gratifying traits in his work.
| Sep 8, 2012
At 4 years old, my little boy is still too young to have put together a bucket list of his own.
But Owen's known for a long time one of the places he really wanted to go.
Sitting at the kitchen counter with his new iPad some 2 years back, he began...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 9:42 AM
The Geneva Sound System Model XS is an extra-small travel alarm clock that looks about as modern as "Mad Men."
A travel alarm clock, circa 1960s, was a neat little foldaway case, often trimmed in faux leather like the Model XS. Inside resided a windup...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 10:57 AM
In an age when there are "baby apps" for the iPad and HBO is reissuing classic children's books as made-for-TV musicals, it's nice just to take the kids to visit some goats. Some hard-working, big-eating goats.
My husband and I spent a weekend soloing as...