- 15 hot toys to help kick off your Christmas shopping Toys R Us has once again unveiled its annual "Hot Toys" list for holiday shoppers. Check out what it has dubbed the "Fabulous 15" and find more at toysrus.com/hottoys.
VIDEO: Smartphone costumes make Halloween creepy, cool
This is a way to be sure to win for best costume at your Halloween party! Check out these costumes that use your smartphone to make life-like images.
This week, raise a glass to local wine, wherever 'local' is for you
This is Regional Wine Week, the sixth annual celebration of the growth of the U.S. wine industry beyond the West Coast.
BBQ My Way: Judging a chili cook-off
Dave Lobeck prepares to judge a chili cook-off by sharing his award-winning recipe, with a few secret ingredients.
Spouses of federal workers ﬁnd furlough, well, weird
Nationwide, 800,000 federal employees have been affected by the government shutdown, worrying about jobs, back pay, a sense of purpose. This means there are approximately 800,000 spouses, girlfriends, boyfriends, roommates or otherwise affected parties who have spent the past week worrying about furloughed loved ones. Congress, take my spouse back. Please.
VIDEO: Doctors’ notes, X-rays reveal Marilyn Monroe underwent cosmetic surgery
Marilyn Monroe's medical records are going up for auction, revealing that the star underwent cosmetic surgery using an alias.
Here's what I've learned about the next generation
Folks hear a lot nowadays about how clueless today’s young people seem to be. I know this to be true because a lot of what those within earshot are hearing comes from me.
Not scared to spend on Halloween: Candy, costumes by the numbers
Sixty-six percent of adults will celebrate Halloween in 2013, spending an estimated $6.9 billion dollars on the holiday, down from $8 billion in 2012. Some people will go all-out, including dressing up their pets, while others will just hand out candy at their doors.
VIDEO: Meet the woman behind the voice of Siri
Susan Bennett started providing her voice as Siri in 2005. She first started her career as a machine playing the voice of the first ATM.
Morganton, N.C., highlights outdoors, plus wine, ale and art
Chemists with a zest for the outdoors seem to be creating soft adventures for travelers in western North Carolina. I swapped my notion of science limited to test tubes after meeting at least four chemists in Morganton, a cheerful, energetic community on Interstate 40, in between Asheville and Charlotte.
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