background img


Looking for a Mother's Day hint to drop?

Here’s a luscious idea that has fewer calories that chocolate, smells as good as a bouquet of flowers, and always fits the giftee perfectly. How about a day of pampering, a few hours with no cares or concerns, a time when you are the center of the universe? And how about doing all that at the very posh but not outrageously priced Four Seasons Spa in downtown Denver?

Continue Reading

Burt's Bees founder wants to donate national park

TOWNSHIP 3, RANGE 8, Maine—Maine sportsmen were outraged when Roxanne Quimby, the conservation-minded founder of Burt’s Bees cosmetics, bought up tens of thousands of acres of Maine’s fabled North Woods—and had the audacity to forbid hunters, loggers, snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles on the expanses.

Continue Reading

Mobile-phone programs track steps, beats and calories

No smart-phone application — at least not yet — can accelerate heart rates, inflate muscles or trim waistlines. To accomplish that, bodies must be moved, not just thumbs, and calories watched. While apps alone can’t transform a beer gut, they at least offer quite a bit of guidance, and they are legion, offering everything from […]

Continue Reading

What does your purse say about you?

An inventory of a woman’s handbag can reveal her age, the roles she plays in her own life and, sometimes, a glimpse of her soul. That’s the thesis of “The Contents of Her Purse,” a documentary that treads the line between wry humor and sociological treatise. The movie is the centerpiece of “The Purse Chronicles,” […]

Continue Reading

SpaFinder Deal Days Bring Great Discounts for Mom

With a nod to the recession and knowledge that price is one of the main things keeping people from getting more massages and facials, local day spas and exercise studios are offering half-price treatments and classes during upcoming spa weeks. It’s a chance to try a ballet-style fitness class, get that pedicure you’ve been putting […]

Continue Reading