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20 things to do when you need a smile

20 things to do when you need a smile

Wake up on the wrong side of the bed? Need to put on your positive pants? Some days just don't turn out the way we may have planned. Whatever the case may be, here is a list of things you can do when you need a smile.

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Posted: Nov 11, 2:31 p.m. | Updated: Nov 15, 2:25 p.m.
Eight ways to cut holiday travel costs

Eight ways to cut holiday travel costs

Gas prices are down, which will reduce some of the financial hurt of driving over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house for the holidays. But if one must fly, airline prices are still lingering around "expensive." Here are some tips compiled from similar lists on the web on how to save on holiday air travel.

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Posted: Nov 11, 2:25 p.m. | Updated: Nov 14, 7:30 p.m.
Five secrets to a happy home

Five secrets to a happy home

Home should be your heaven on earth, but does it feel that way? Chances are good with kids running around, many days feel more like a circus than heaven, but that doesn't mean you can't make your home into the haven you crave. Implement these 5 ideas to cultivate a happier home today.

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Posted: Nov 11, 2:13 p.m. | Updated: Nov 13, 8:30 p.m.
'Cool' kids often don't fare well as adults

'Cool' kids often don't fare well as adults

Socially precocious youths who are popular and ahead of their peers don't seem to fare as well after the final school bell rings, according to research from the University of Virginia.

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Posted: Nov 11, 1:57 p.m. | Updated: Nov 12, 8:30 p.m.
'Nightcrawler' spurs question

'Nightcrawler' spurs question

In the newly released film "Nightcrawler," actor Jake Gyllenhaal plays slimy freelance journalist Lou Bloom, who becomes a freelance videographer driven by the credo of, "If it bleeds, it leads."

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Posted: Nov 11, 2:20 p.m. | Updated: Nov 12, 3:00 p.m.
Cyborg cockroach to the rescue?

Cyborg cockroach to the rescue?

RALEIGH, N.C. — Spotting a cockroach is typically a disgusting experience, but such a sighting could elicit feelings of hope in the near future.

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Posted: Nov 11, 1:43 p.m. | Updated: Nov 11, 7:30 p.m.
Protect baby monitor from hacking

Protect baby monitor from hacking

Camera-enabled baby monitors feel like the ultimate security item. These high-tech monitors allow parents to see, not just hear, their children from across the house, and now with internet-connected IP cameras, all the way across town via smart phone. However, this technology comes with a price.

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Posted: Nov 5, 2:23 p.m. | Updated: Nov 9, 2:17 p.m.
Social media fueling cost of raising kids?

Social media fueling cost of raising kids?

Children aren’t cheap, and your Facebook feed isn’t helping matters. A new survey says most moms are worried about the nearly $13,000 it costs to raise each child per year, and social media might be adding to that cost.

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Posted: Nov 5, 2:39 p.m. | Updated: Nov 7, 10:30 a.m.
Tolls coming to interestate near you?

Tolls coming to interestate near you?

In the last decade, about half of the 1,000 miles that have been added to the nation's interstate highway system are tolled, said Robert Puentes of The Brookings Institution on "The Diane Rehm Show."

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Posted: Nov 5, 2:34 p.m. | Updated: Nov 6, 8:30 p.m.
How the religious voted Tuesday

How the religious voted Tuesday

The winners of Tuesday's state and local elections have a variety of influences to thank for their victories, including campaign spending and press coverage, but the religious beliefs of voters also played an important role.

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Posted: Nov 5, 2:44 p.m. | Updated: Nov 6, 6:30 a.m.
Americans pessimistic, but is economy bad?

Americans pessimistic, but is economy bad?

In September, Gallup reported that American investors were more optimistic than they have been since the fall of 2007, but according to a recent survey done by CNN and ORC International, only 38 percent of Americans are even somewhat optimistic about the economy.

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Posted: Nov 5, 2:17 p.m. | Updated: Nov 5, 9:00 p.m.
Orchestra accepts triple-dog dare

Orchestra accepts triple-dog dare

TRIPLE-DOG-DAREVILLE — I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy food. I prefer to both taste my food and keep my sweating to a minimum while eating.

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Posted: Nov 5, 2:57 p.m. | Updated: Nov 5, 4:30 p.m.

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