| Aug 27, 2011
Dear Answer Angel: I was invited to a wedding shower and the invite explicitly said, "No gifts please." Does that really mean don't bring a gift or should I buy something? What? Thank you!
— Empty handed?
Dear Empty: "That really means don't bring...
| Nov 21, 2010
Holiday travel is right around the corner, and you probably already dread some of the beauty pitfalls.
Try to breeze through airport security with regular-size beauty products and you may find yourself pulled to the side of the line, in your stocking...
| Jun 10, 2011
Plant sales offer splendid opportunities to buy a variety of plants – often unusual and/or heirloom varieties hard to find anywhere else, and a chance to talk shop with fellow gardeners.
Most sales are held rain or shine; each listing has contact...
| Apr 14, 2011
Spring flowers. Easter season. The royal wedding. That's three good reasons that you might be thinking about hats.
But here's the best reason of all: Put one on and you're a standout.
We spend so much time debating what to wear: the perfect dress, the...
| Aug 20, 2011
College-bound freshmen are bombarded with checklists — from their schools, big retailers, bloggers and websites — detailing the many many things they'll need when they move into the dorm.
But you don't actually believe you need all the stuff,...
| Jan 21, 2011
What should I do if I don't get credit for the coupons I hand the cashier? I've had several experiences at Target where the cashier took my coupons, but when I read my receipt, I notice that not all the coupons went through. I have no...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 8:43 AM
Using coupons seems straightforward when you first start to clip. Save $1 means save a buck — how complicated is that?
But once you've mastered the basics, you may notice that the serious couponers are saving more. They're out there applying...
| Oct 22, 2010
| 3:38 PM
GLENDALE-- Nestle is recalling some packages of 'Raisinets' chocolate covered raisins over a potential peanut allergy risk, the company announced.
The recall only affects 'fun size' mini-bags of the treats, which are typically handed out to trick-or-...
| Jun 28, 2011
| 9:38 AM
Starting Tuesday, it will be illegal in the U.S. to sell or even donate a crib that fails to meet the toughest crib safety rules in the world.
Newly required safety tests are so stringent that few cribs in American homes — even those that have...
| Aug 14, 2011
Joyce Pennington opened a letter from the state recently and got some unexpected news: At the end of this month, she will be dropped from an Illinois program that helps pay for prescription medications.
The 62-year-old Midlothian woman, who has severe...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 1:47 PM
Dear Answer Angel: Is it OK to wear shorts to work? Not short shorts, obviously — but the Bermuda length ones I've seen that often come with a matching tailored jacket, so it looks like a suit? And then what kind of shoes do you wear? Can you wear...
| Apr 24, 2011
| 9:09 PM
Alarmed by studies showing children are vulnerable to toxic chemicals found in scores of consumer products, the nation's largest pediatrician group is joining a growing campaign to overhaul how the U.S. regulates hazardous substances.
In a policy...