Spring is finally here! It s time to put away all those heavy coats and dark colors and freshen up your look. Before you hit the department stores, consider updating your glasses. New eyewear is a great way to express your personality, define your personal style, and give yourself a fresh new look. [caption id="attachment_8731" align="alignright" width="280" caption="(Magnivision)"]
While working on a story in 2007, magazine writer James McCommons thought it would be fun to take the Amtrak. He remembers the ride, which took him from Milwaukee to Sacramento up to Seattle, as going really well half of the way and then taking a turn for the worse, ending several hours late with a dining car devoid of food. [caption id="attachment_8734" align="alignright" width="280"...
Is your house a hidden treasure? [caption id="attachment_8727" align="alignright" width="280" caption="(File photos; illustration by Gerry Fey)"]
Remember what it was like preparing for your firstborn child? Most people use every bit of those nine months beforehand preparing for the new addition. [caption id="attachment_8729" align="alignright" width="200" caption="(Photo courtesy of Guilford Publishing)"]
[caption id="attachment_8441" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Completed in 1915, the headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry called The House of the Temple dominates the 1700 block of 16th Street in Washington, D.C. Modeled after Turkey s Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the building is open to the public and houses Scottish Rite offices, ceremonial rooms, a museum of Scottish Rite...
Erickson Retirement Communities has jumped into the social media landscape with a new Facebook page ( ). Called Erickson Living, the page provides visitors an opportunity to discuss relevant issues, share favorite photos and videos, chat with other visitors, and get instant updates about what is happening at Erickson-developed campuses throughout the...
[caption id="attachment_8432" align="alignright" width="280" caption="Jacklyn Laird with her grandchildren. Front row: Alexis (12); Kayden (9); Kira (11). Back row: Jacklyn ( Nana ) and Chance (15)."]
In a time when many industries are cutting costs and tightening their belts, the self-help industry is not only surviving the recent economic downturn, it s thriving. Americans can t seem to get enough of all those books, DVDs, and seminars promising health, wealth, and inner bliss. [caption id="attachment_7532" align="alignright" width="200" caption="(File photos; Illustration by...
Over the last decade or so, American retail shelves have buckled under the weight of foreign-made consumer products. With cheap overseas labor bolstering corporate profits, the once-familiar Made in USA imprint seems to have faded into obscurity amidst the abundance of manufactured goods from places like China, Taiwan, and Korea.