| Apr 6, 2010
She's a global traveler, career woman, trendsetter and mother. How does Pink Tartan Founder do it all while looking so chic? Kimberley Newport started Pink Tartan and says, "I think every woman should feel comfortable in what they wear, and forces...
| Mar 4, 2010
We all want to be a standout. Sure, we'd love to be recognized for our brilliance, professional achievements, sparkling conversation and multiple virtues.
Good luck with that.
But for starters, why not go for standout status in an easier area: style and...
| Mar 21, 2010
Patrick Nyaleta was a cow herder by the time he was 6. Like many rural Kenyans, his father measured his wealth in cattle and needed his children to tend them.
One day, Patrick threw a rock at a wayward cow, killing it — the Kenyan equivalent of...
| Apr 5, 2010
You can have a brilliant idea — roller skates for cats, for example — but if the public doesn't buy into it, the idea is worthless.
Take medical alert jewelry.
What It Is
The notion goes back more than 50 years, when simple bracelets and...
| Mar 24, 2010
| 7:05 AM
Spring is here and savings are in bloom at Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie. Today's fashions are from:
White motorcycle jacket $34.80
Platform strappy sandals $24.80
Dark wash indigo skinny jean $14.50
Silver circle necklace $ 6.80...
| Mar 28, 2010
The wanderer: (Top row, center) This handy pendant will send one of two messages: "I am an adventurer through and through" or "Yes, I am lost that often." Cost: $97; individualicons.com
The big kid: (Bottom row, 2nd from right) Here's a refined way to...
| Apr 15, 2010
Hooray, it's Income Tax Day! How will you celebrate?
What, you say you're not in a partying mood? Gee, what a surprise.
Let's see, is there any upbeat news on the tax front? Well, roughly three out of four of us get a refund from the feds. If you're...
| Oct 20, 2009
| 12:29 PM
HOUSTON, Texas - Owner and artisan of the elite Sheny Designs Vilma Tschen is pleased to announce her grand opening weekend event, which will benefit the Pink Ribbons Project, scheduled for Friday, October 23, 2009 from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, October...
| Nov 18, 2009
| 10:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- Children's toys carrying the Barbie and Disney logos have turned up with high levels of lead in them, according to a California-based advocacy group -- a finding that may give consumers pause as they shop for the holiday season.
| Nov 25, 2009
| 6:22 AM
Three and a half years ago, their daughter was murdered in a fire at her home.
Just days ago, Bette and Bob Barrett's home was burglarized, and the few physical memories they had left of their daughter were also stolen.
The Barrett's were essentially...
| Nov 30, 2009
| 12:31 PM
Two teen-aged girls punched a woman in the head during a robbery at a trolley stop and made off with a necklace, police said Monday.
The victim was standing on a trolley platform in the 8200 block of La Mesa Boulevard around 11a.m. Sunday when she was...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 10:09 AM
When she was in college, Joan Hornig set a big goal: to earn enough money by age 50 to allow her to give back to the world. In 2003 she met that goal, two years ahead of schedule.
Because Hornig, 54, came from a modest background, she learned to design...