Would You Floss for $8,000?


Today’s topic is not pretty, but unless you have $8,000 earmarked for your friendly neighborhood periodontist, it could prevent

Use Science to Slash Your Home Heating Bill


Got big heating bills this winter even though you keep the thermostat set at “Brrrrrr”? Science may be able

A Burst of Steam and a Cup o’ Joe


If you are a regular reader of this column you know there are two appliances that get a daily

Holiday Shopping Guide for Whole Family Gifts


Whether your family tree is a small sapling or a mighty oak, it can get spendy to buy an

An Ounce of Prevention is Cheaper than a Pound of Cure


If the terms Snowden, NSA and “top secret information” ring a bell, it’s possible that you follow the national

Put Your Freezer To Work


Whether you have a stand alone unit or yours is part of your refrigerator, your freezer is either costing

Holiday Gift Guide for Kids Ages 3 to 7


Since the day our grandson, Eli, was born four years ago, my husband and I have done our best

The Best Inexpensive Overnight Deal in The OC


I have traveled a lot in the past 22 years. My American Airlines account shows more than 1.3 million

Why I’m Crazy about Amazon Prime


It’s been more than five years now since I first looked into a membership service offered by Amazon.com called

The Best Slow Cookers are Amazingly Affordable


The year after I was married in 1970, the Rival Co. introduced a new kitchen appliance, the Crock Pot.

The Best Thing I Ever Bought – Best Inexpensive Steam Vac

Dear Readers: Of all the columns I’ve written, the one on the care and feeding of the carpet in my

Laptop Computer So Inexpensive You’ll Think It’s a Misprint


You’ve heard it and you may even believe it—that you get what you pay for. While that may be

So Disgusting I’m Embarrassed To Tell

Shopping for a vacuum cleaner can be a mind-numbing experience because there are so many makes and models to choose

The Best Inexpensive Stroller

Update: The First Years Ignite Stroller is no longer available for

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So Disgusting I’m Embarrassed to Tell – Best Inexpensive Vacuum

While I am a very busy person and not 100 percent organized, I do pride myself on cleanliness to the