Washington, D.C., has gone through a gigantic sea change over the past several years, from a city of modest middle-class incomes and homes to a metropolitan area having many huge homes with elaborate interiors, reflecting the opulent lifestyles of the people within One way to see how our concept of informal living has changed is to trace the evolution of a Washington favorite, the so-called Florida room. Back in the 1950s and ’60s, the first Florida rooms were considered a big improvement over…
Tips form dorm room upkeep
Within the past month, how many of you eagerly arrived at your dorm move-in ready only to step into the rays of fluorescent lighting and a room scarred with an unfamiliar smell courtesy of previous tenants?
Bartow commissioner hoping new logistics panel addresses county railroad concerns
Bartow’s commissioner is hoping a new legislative panel studying how to more efficiently move freight through Georgia can address some long-standing county transportation issues as well.
14 Casting Directors on How to Impress in the Audition Room
We asked Artios Award-nominated casting pros from “The People v. O.J.” to “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” for their top acting advice to actors preparing for a big audition.
A peek inside SF’s living room: Muni Diaries founders talk about how it all started
For 11 years now, Muni Diaries co-founders Eugenia Chien and Tara Ramroop have been tapping San Francisco's bus-riding community for tales that both restore and destroy faith in humanity.
Answer Man: Marshall, Marshall Marshall
Dear Answer Man, I am confused about the Marshalls store opening in the Goldenhill Shopping Center. Wasn’t Marshalls in Rochester once already?
What is to be done with the boys who retreat to their rooms?
In Japan, the number of young men who shut themselves away is estimated, variously, at 250,000 and one million
Griz Notebook: Montana looking for post answers, Yagizhan Selcuk should soon be eligible
As nonconference play is nearing its end, an important question hangs over the Montana men’s basketball team.
Isolation In Seniors: How To Help
Seniors living in the Flintridge area and elsewhere usually receive plenty of advice on ways to lower their risks of injury from falling or other common household accidents, such as getting equipped with a monitoring device or receiving 24-hour care. Unfortunately, there’s another condition that isn’t discussed as often but actually can be as damaging,... Read More
Answer to anti-Semitism, UI panel says: 'We are not going to shut ourselves down'
Behind black-framed glasses in a University of Iowa classroom Thursday, Connie Berman shared she has children near the Pittsburgh neighborhood that over the weekend experienced the deadliest attack on Jews in American history, and she pleaded for answers.
I asked why Arizonans 'the' our freeways. You had some good answers
I proposed one theory about why we call our freeways "the 10" or "the 51." Readers wrote with their own theories.
How to Hang Drapery Panels
When hanging your drapery panels there are two key tips to keep in mind. 1) How high to hang the rod. 2)How long the rod should be. These...
Answer Man: Bright headlights are reason to glare
Answer Man: There is talk about increasing lumens in headlights of vehicles. Isn’t that going to further blind drivers of oncoming traffic? Are they also going to change windshields to
How seniors in Allegheny County combat social isolation
When you zero in on the Allegheny County residents who are 75 and older, the rates of living alone grow. Nearly half of them (roughly 53,000 people) live alone, and it’s more common among women, according to the 2014 State of Aging in Allegheny County report. Living alone puts seniors at an increased risk for social isolation, according to the report.
How to Clean Polyurethane Panels
Many of our customers have seen photos of stone and brick style polyurethane panels used as kitchen backsplashes, and wondered if they’d be hard to clean. The good news is that they’re not. In fa…
A room-by-room guide to the right lightbulbs
Lighting a room doesn’t take much effort, but lighting it properly, well that’s a whole other thing. A center-mounted ceiling light isn’t enough anymore, not when you want lighting for tasks, ambience, security, and more. Consumer Reports asked four lighting designers from across the country for room-by-room lighting advice. Not surprisingly, they all said energy-saving LEDs are the way to go. A lighting fixture in the…
How Do Solar Panels Work?
A photovoltaic cell is the technology that’s used to convert the sun’s energy into electrical power.
Room-by-Room Lightbulb Guide
How to find the best LEDs for every room of your house from the lightbulb pros at Consumer Reports.
Stone Panels, Inc.
Approximately 51,000 sq. ft. of StoneLite® limestone panels were installed on the exterior. The majority were 5’x5′ with a 12″x12″ bullnose “V” running the full height of each panel, but the pieces only weighed 130 lbs., including the attachment system. Lower levels feature panels fabricated with reveals, ornate limestone cornices on the 8th level, and limestone column covers and pilasters for the upper floors Contact: Mike…
How 2 Communities Prevent Social Isolation
One of the co-housing locations is in Denmark, one is in the U.S.