As 2011 was coming to a close, I suggested homeowners take a last look at doing some energy-saving improvements that could provide some relief when they filed their federal income taxes.
For a number of years, a lot of automotive enthusiasts basically implied the station wagon was dead and would forever be just a memory as minivans and SUVs took over the duties formerly assigned to
You may think having golf-course green grass requires hours of work each day, but if you want the best lawn on the block, it's as easy as coming up with a plan. The secret?
An interesting thing is happening to the midsized family sedan class: they are adding performance to their list of attributes, making these practical cars more fun to drive.
I began “fixing” things at a pretty young age.
Last week I talked about a very well-known SUV (the Jeep Wrangler) that has, in many ways, kept its original persona over time to stay a rugged workhorse while so many SUVs have evolved to have mor
Still searching for a New Year’s resolution that will not be difficult to keep? Take a good look at your houseplant collection and upgrade your plants’ existing conditions.
If you’ve been a regular reader of this column, you’ve no doubt noticed that I’m always harping on about how manufacturers love to create completely new versions of older models,
New Year's Day is usually the time when many people make their resolutions for the coming year.
When it comes to mid-sized sedans, Ford has undergone an interesting name change in recent years.
Plants are beautiful and popular as holiday gifts and decorations. Chances are one or more plants have joined your household recently, and you might be wondering how best to care for them.
We got so used to going up and down the stairs of our house without using a handrail that, after a while, we didn't realize that it was missing.
One of the benefits of how far automotive engineering has come in recent years is the fact that we have to endure fewer compromises than ever before.
A few weeks back, we took a look at Cadillac’s all-new XTS sedan, and I talked about how this roomy, technologically-advanced car did a great job of balancing traditional Cadillac virtues wit
Poinsettias are truly a living symbol of this holiday season, with 65 million plants gracing the festive scene last year.
In the midst of building all kinds of vehicles that fall easily into specific categories, manufacturers occasionally break the mold and create something that defies normal convention.
Some people just really like to shop, so the Christmas season doesn't present an unusual challenge for them. That's just not me.
These days there are not a whole lot of components of a new automobile that you can’t hand-pick to suit your lifestyle, while years ago most of your choices were primarily cosmetic in nature.
While artificial trees remain popular with many people for many reasons, I take heart that 13 million American households (2009 USDA Census of Horticultural Specialties) will choose to celebrate th
GM’s Chevrolet motor division has had a long history of success with a broad variety of vehicles, but like any other manufacturer, they’ve had their share of misses as well.