Six DIY Halloween costumes that are easy to make

Need an easy and cheap costume for Halloween? We've got you covered. Follow these steps to make one of our spooky, or sweet, Halloween costumes that you can create at the last minute.


Halloween 2016 by the numbers

Happy Halloween week. It’s time to plan last-minute costumes, stock up on trick-or-treat candy, prepare some jokes and carve pumpkins. Here’s a look at Halloween by the numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau and from a personal finance website called WalletHub.


What’s the top Halloween costume in Kansas?

Here’s a look at this year’s Halloween season via the top Google searches for costumes, activities and trends. Harley Quinn is this year’s most popular costume in Kansas and nationwide. Pumpkin patches and Halloween decorations were searched frequently in Kansas. And the most-asked question was “When is Halloween?”


Secrets about Disney World only insiders know

The early 1970s saw some of the greatest pop-culture moments of the century: the release of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” the birth of “The Godfather” franchise, the formation of ABBA, the emergence of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust – and the opening of Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.


A perfect Mendocino getaway

Legend has it that every time a sailor is lost at sea, a mermaid weeps into the waves. Her salty tears turn into sea glass that eventually washes up on shore. These tiny drops of glass, sparkling orbs of blue, red and green that dazzle the eye, are beautiful enough to make you wish the lore were true.


Ask Mr. Dad: Missing fatherhood before it even begins

Dear Mr. Dad: My first baby is due in a few months, but I'm going to miss the birth. I've been out of work for more than a year and just landed a great job. The problem is I need to go to across the country for a six-week training that starts on my baby's due date. The company is very family-friendly, but this session is mandatory. We burned through our savings while I was unemployed, and I'm afraid that if I pass up this job, it could take months or longer to get another one. Of course, I'm sad to miss my baby's birth, but I'm especially worried about my wife. She's very supportive, but I know this is going to be hard on her. I'm feeling really guilty. Is there anything I can do?


Lori Borgman: Vacation dream home best left to your dreams

I can remember every essay I've ever read about someone closing up a summer home in the woods, by the shore or on a lake. There's a beautiful melancholy about closing windows, draining pipes, putting slip covers on furniture and saying goodbye to the memories until next year.


Ex-etiquette: Set a good example on Halloween

Q: In the past you have suggested divorced parents both go trick-or-treating with their kids. I hate my ex. We have been divorced for almost five years and she's still a selfish, obnoxious person and I don't want to be anywhere near her. I can't cover up my disgust and that can't be good for my children to witness - but we did not put Halloween in the parenting plan and we can't decide whose gets the kids on Halloween. What's good ex-etiquette?


Mountain lion kittens play for camera

These two kittens, born in November 2015, were found in a well-hidden den in a remote area of the Santa Monica Mountains by National Park Service researchers. (Courtesy of the Sacramento Bee / Jan. 14, 2016)
Mountain lion kittens play for camera 1:01

Mountain lion kittens play for camera

Check out the view from this suspension bridge 3,000 feet up 0:53

Check out the view from this suspension bridge 3,000 feet up

Shipping container transformed into tiny house 1:04

Shipping container transformed into tiny house

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Root Beer Chevy

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