Living

Living

Those retirement calculators may be all wrong

A research firm found that online calculators gave wildly varying projections for a hypothetical 40-year-old’s post-retirement income. Experts say these calculators, though good as a starting point, are no replacement for a human financial planner.

Pets

The last free-ranging library cat in Illinois

Even before you enter the stately limestone library with leaded glass windows and copper-colored trim, you see signs of the local celebrity. Not at eye-level - look lower, and there, hovering in the shadows behind the glass door, are two ice-green eyes, staring up at you with frank curiosity.

Home & Garden

Style at Home: Contain your happiness: Beautiful bouquets brighten your home

Life is sweeter when we allow ourselves simple indulgences every day. For me, it's starting every morning quietly, with coffee in a cup made by my great niece, watching the sunrise reflect on the lake. It's melting into a hot bubble bath after a long day. It's filling my home with treasures that brighten my heart and make me smile, like beautiful bouquets of fresh flowers.

Travel

Into the Wild(woods) of New Jersey

Beach vacations, done right, have a magical way of getting you to eat, drink and do things you'd normally steer clear of on a regular weekday. Take roller coasters. I hadn't been on one in years, ever since a wild ride on the Phantom's Revenge at a Kennywood school picnic left me dizzy for weeks.

Home & Garden

How two dreams became one Seattle dream home

SEATTLE - You work and work, imagine and plan, launch your son into adulthood and then ... It Is Time. Time to build your very own grown-up Dream Home. Pavel Lobanov and Mila Lobanova were there: They had a divine high-up site in View Ridge (which did not earn its name accidentally). They had a highly recommended architect (design principal Rick Mohler of Mohler + Ghillino Architects). And they had a budget for building (though it was tight).

Home & Garden

Ask Angie: Best siding choice for golf course homes

Dear Angie: We live on a golf course and golf balls always hit our house. We need to replace the siding, but it doesn't make sense to do it with the same product that'll get damaged over and over again. Is there a product that won't crack or show damage when hit by a golf ball?

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Videos

Why this 90-year-old’s empanadas are better than yours

Mario the empanada man, as he is known at The Palace, is a whiz at making these meat turnovers. Though he's 90, he hands them out to neighbors and newcomers at the retirement home.​
José A. Iglesias jiglesias@elnuevoherald.com
Why this 90-year-old’s empanadas are better than yours 1:03

Why this 90-year-old’s empanadas are better than yours

Veterinarian removes brain parasite from kitten's nose (Graphic Content) 0:52

Veterinarian removes brain parasite from kitten's nose (Graphic Content)

Team USA will demonstrate footvolley at the Rio Olympics 0:44

Team USA will demonstrate footvolley at the Rio Olympics

How to Make a Mojito on National Mojito Day 1:01

How to Make a Mojito on National Mojito Day