| Nov 22, 2009
This year, I've grouped my list of Top 10 tech toys into price ranges. Keep in mind that the prices listed are the suggested retail, and you may be able to find better deals.
$100 or less
New Super Mario Bros Wii ($50)
One of the season's hottest games...
| Sep 13, 2009
NASCAR has made do without a Gordon, an Earnhardt and a Stewart at various times in its annual Chase for the Big Spittoon, so postseason star power isn't quite mandatory as far as the folks in Daytona Beach are concerned.
That said, it wouldn't hurt...
| Sep 15, 2009
Wash your hands early and often. That's standard advice for preventing the flu. But that's not always practical.
If hand-washing isn't possible, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests using alcohol-based hand rubs.
| Sep 17, 2009
| 11:46 AM
Fayetteville, N.C. -- The vision in Vincent Worrell's left eye was blurry. The hearing in his left ear was bad. Two of his upper teeth were missing. There was a hole in his left shoulder, a surgical scar on his lip, shrapnel in his face and a metal pin in...
| Sep 20, 2009
There really wasn't much Apple needed to do to its iPod nano, which the company claims is the world's best-selling MP3 player.
It has been able to display photos and play video for a few years, and part of the reason it's so popular is because it's small...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 4:15 PM
I wasn't due for another month when my water broke. Neal and I lay there naked and shocked in a puddle of amniotic fluid. We were an hour from the hospital, at Neal's house in Beach Haven. The bedroom was warm but my teeth chattered.
"Oh, God," I said....
| Jul 17, 2009
PITTSBURGH -- The nation's first double hand transplant patient can wriggle his new fingers a litte bit now and grab a tennis ball, but what he really wants to do is be able to feel his wife's hands when he holds them.
Jeff Kepner held hands with his...
| Jul 27, 2009
Students of the fine art of pointing fingers know that the key thing is to not make yourself look like an idiot in the process.
By that standard, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System just flunked.
In a lawsuit filed this month in...
| Aug 7, 2009
From the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean, beach eats seem to be the postcard view of Florida's casual dining. But it's the water views of the St. Johns River that define much of Central Florida.
The serpentine liquid highway slowly moves through...
| Sep 16, 2009
Add an extra challenge to classic push-ups by performing them on the unstable surface of a foam roller. Begin doing them on your knees until you develop the necessary strength to do straight- leg push-ups.
1. Kneel on a padded surface or on a mat....
| Aug 14, 2009
| 10:33 AM
Sometimes we just don't want to think about all that could go wrong during a surgery, but in the absence of information our minds play tricks on us, blowing some things out of proportion and ignoring the true threats we may have some control over.
| Oct 7, 2009
Pan-fried pork and scallion mini buns (Sheng jian baozi)
Total Time: 45 minutes plus rising time
Servings: Makes 32 mini buns
Note: You can find ground pork with a higher fat content at many Asian markets, or ask your butcher to grind fat into...