5 tax credits for wintertime energy efficiency
If you're looking for ways to lower your heating bill and make your home more energy efficient this winter, now is a good time to act. Make certain home improvements before the end of 2011, and you can claim a federal tax credit when you file next year.
- SLIDESHOW: 10 most dangerous toys As you shop for the kids and grandkids this holiday season, keep an eye out for potentially dangerous toys. The nonprofit consumer watchdog group World Against Toys Causing Harm, or WATCH, has released its annual list of the 10 worst toys.
Guide to this year's hottest gift: The tablet
Tablet computers and e-readers are extremely popular and are expected to be strong sellers this holiday season despite a weak economy. But the array of models and brands can confound many potential gift-givers. Check out this guide to tablet-giving on any budget.
So much turkey! Thanksgiving by the numbers
This Thanksgiving, millions of Americans will gather to eat, celebrate and give thanks. The U.S. Census Bureau has put the holiday in perspective with some key facts and figures about Turkey Day and all its trimmings.
In sugar shock? 5 things to do with leftover Halloween candy
When Halloween is over and your kids are still candy-eating zombies, you may want to get the sugary temptations out of their sight (and yours.) So what do you do with the leftover treats? Here are some ideas.
Study: Drivers think texting is dangerous, but still do it
Almost all motorists believe texting while driving is dangerous, but more than a third of them do it anyway, according to a study released Monday.
Tips to help parents judge books for children
While the book-protesting actions of motivated parents and school boards make headlines, what gets lost in the shuffle is what goes on in each of our homes. As Banned Books Week begins, one librarian offers tips for parents weighing what kind of reading material to share with their children.
List of richest people in America released
The economy may be down, but the wealth of America’s richest is up by 12 percent, to nearly $1.53 trillion, Forbes magazine said this week in unveiling its list of the 400 wealthiest people in the country.
Let's play ball without scandals
The Big 12 announced a TV deal with Fox that would bring in more than $1 billion over 13 years.
Recent scandals reveal college football is ethically challenged and inadequately regulated.
How to conserve water during drought
In a time of drought, you can do your part by following these steps to conserve water both indoors and outdoors.
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