October 3, 2010 |
Are you losing sleep because your house won't sell? Joan Gale Frank knows your pain. She's been there. Three years ago, her home in Sedona, Ariz., sat on the market for a year, and the frustration started to eat away at her. "During that period I was going crazy, wondering when is it going to sell?" she recalled. "I ended up living in a state of limbo. I couldn't move on to the next stage of my life. " She didn't try to make new friends because, she thought, she was about to move.
July 16, 2013 |
Moving to a one-bedroom apartment from a three-bedroom house confirmed what designer Paula Smail said she long suspected: Decorating a small space is no different from decorating a larger space. "At the end of the day, your home needs to be a visual playground," Smail said. "Whatever works in a large space, works equally well in a small space as long as it is done well. " That can include using large furniture, painting walls dark colors and hanging lots of art salon-style.
October 4, 2010
Roughly 4.5 million Americans get bitten by dogs each year, and about 1 in 5 requires medical attention for bites. Who's most at risk? Among children, those ages 5 to 9 years old, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Injuries range from less serious infections to the very serious but rare rabies, a virus transmitted from the animal's saliva, as well as attacks so severe they disfigure the person and require plastic surgery....
March 26, 2008
Re "Tips ruling is made to order for baristas," March 21 As a former barista and shift supervisor at Starbucks, I am angered by the court's decision. Yes, I am a part of the class-action group that would receive additional tip money. However, the principles behind this lawsuit are outrageous. I've worked in three stores, and in every one, the shift supervisor does almost double the work of a barista. They help customers, make drinks, train new baristas and ensure that the store functions when the managers are away.
December 5, 2004
Thanks for your helpful Travel Insider on Nov. 28 ("It Takes More Than a Passport to Speed You on Your Way"). Here are a few things I've learned, especially about getting through customs and immigration when returning to the U.S. I have one of the most common last names in the English-speaking world, and officials are often looking for someone with a similar name. I have been detained long enough to miss a connection. A friendly immigration officer gave me a few tips: If you have a recently issued passport, carry your old passport as well; this helps give longevity to your identity.
October 12, 2008
I read with interest the Oct. 5 Travel section article "Tour de Sand," as this is a bicycle path my husband and I have ridden many times and always enjoyed. Under "Tips for the Road: Ride Smart," I would like to add what is the most important word of advice to any cyclist any place and any age: Always wear an American National Standards Institute-approved bicycle helmet. Marilyn Vassos Irvine
June 25, 2013 |
In the video above, Randy Abrams of security research firm NSS Labs explains why it might be worth using a password manager such as 1Password, LastPass, Keepass or PasswordBox. If you decide to try out a password manager to securely store many of your website log-ins in one digital box, here are some tips from Abrams to make your accounts even more secure. 1. Lie when setting the answers to password reset questions. Hackers can easily figure out what street you live on, what elementary school you went to and what your favorite animal is. The best bet to keep someone from resetting your password is to make up answers.
May 27, 2013 |
This weekend starts the busy time for America's theme parks. Stacy DeBroff, chief executive of Mom Central , a social media consulting firm focused on moms, has put together a checklist for families as they prepare for a theme park getaway. Park prep Dress children in bright T-shirts to make it easier to spot them in large crowds. Buy tickets online ahead of time - it's usually cheaper -- and check out park package deals. When you arrive Use your cellphone to take a photo of your parking lot section, or nearby landmarks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 2013 |
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department has received "lots and lots of tips from across the country" after an Amber Alert was issued throughout California for a kidnapped 16-year-old girl and her 8-year-old brother. "We are following up on each and every one of them that seems to have merit," San Diego County Sheriff's Lt. Glenn Giannantonio said. Authorities believe James Lee DiMaggio may be driving a blue Nissan Versa, California license plate 6WCU986, and may be en route to Canada or Texas with Hannah Anderson, 16. The body of Hannah's mother, 44-year-old Christine Anderson, along with the unidentified body of a child, were found Sunday evening in DiMaggio's burning home in the rural community of Boulevard in eastern San Diego County.