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Learn, compare, deal on appliances

Unless you’re an expert in spin cycles, buying an appliance could leave you dizzy. To make the process easier, here are answers to the appliance-buying questions you’ll probably ponder, from “When should I buy?” to “Do I really need a warranty?” REPAIR OR REPLACE?

Traditional Mindanao weaves on exhibit in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO — The Hinabi Project (THP) from September 18 to November 24 will exhibit a unique collection of textile work from the island of Mindanao, curated in the historic Craftsman The Mills Building & Tower in this city. This work comes from the

Growing Up ‘Modern’: Ariel Winter on Family Turmoil, Online Shaming and a New Life in College

“I went through a really bad chapter,” says the 19-year-old actress who started acting at 4, landed a role on the Emmy-winning comedy at 11 and emancipated herself from an abusive stage mom at 15. Now the social media firebrand is off to UCLA

Delhi govt imposes blanket ban on manual cleaning of sewers, offenders to be booked under culpable homicide

Delhi social welfare minister Rajendra Pal Gautam on Monday announced a blanket ban on manual cleaning of sewers and warned that anyone found violating the rule will be booked under culpable homicide. He also said that a committee had been formed to find out

Reckitt bets on ‘smart’ products to renew innovation mojo

SLOUGH, England (Reuters) – Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L) is betting on connected consumer products as part of a push to show investors its innovative approach can still drive growth. In an interview at Reckitt’s global headquarters outside London, Chief Executive Rakesh Kapoor dismissed suggestions that

Modern slavery risk on rise in European supply chains

The European migrant crisis is forcing a sharp rise in human rights risks in European supply chains. This includes the UK and Germany, which have moved up from ‘low’ to ‘medium’ risk in the annual Modern Slavery Index, released by global risk consultancy Verisk

‘Modern Family’ Co-Creator Steve Levitan On When & How ABC Comedy Will End

After lengthy negotiations, ABC in May renewed Modern Family for two more seasons, taking the Emmy-winning comedy’s run to ten seasons. That will likely be the show’s final chapter, according to co-creator/executive producer Steve Levitan. While a 10-year run was not something he and fellow co-creator Christopher Lloyd had envisioned

Escaping From a Dire Diagnosis on Match.com

When my best friend since childhood wound up back on the oncology unit for her third relapse, I decided it was time to start online dating. I knew from Nance’s prior hospitalizations that talking about lymphoma and PET scans was not her idea of

When to Get the Best Deals on TVs and Kitchen Appliances

You don’t need to be a data scientist to know that holiday sales are great opportunities for bargain shoppers—but to understand precisely when you can snag the best deals, a little bit of big data goes a long way. That’s why Consumer Reports teamed

PICTURE BOASTCARDS Brit holidaymakers have ditched traditional postcards to brag about trips on social media

Millions of British holidaymakers are replacing postcards with ‘boastcards’, according to research. Seven in 10 people admitted they no longer send or receive the traditional paper postcards, preferring to share holiday memories online instead. SWNS:SOUTH WEST NEWS SERVICE 3 34 per cent will upload