Recipe: Peppermint dream mug cake

It's midnight. You could really go for something sweet, but you want to sleep in the near future. What do you do? Make a peppermint dream mug cake!

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 07:57am EST

UPS design lab puts boxes to the smash test

It looks like a torture chamber for cardboard and bubble wrap. At a lab in suburban Chicago, UPS Inc. tests new packaging designs by dropping, shaking and smashing boxes with brutal-looking equipment. The point is to see what type of packaging can withstand the trip from supplier to customer, protecting the delicate products inside.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 05:09am EST

Review: 2 giant phones decent, but not for size

Over the past few years, smartphones have gradually gotten bigger and tablet computers have gotten smaller. So it should come as no surprise that devices in between are starting to emerge.

Thursday - 12/13/2012, 04:40am EST

What you need to know when returning gifts

Kathy Grannis, spokesperson, National Retail Federation

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 09:59am EST

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It's OK to re-gift, but do it right (VIDEO)

Ever think about re-gifting a present you just don't want? Is it ever OK?

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 06:10am EST

‘Now I got this big hole': Vandals put a damper on family's Christmas

Vandals ruined the lights and decorations of one family.

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 06:00am EST

Poll: Santa Claus is a tax-paying Democrat concerned about the 'fiscal cliff'

It seems the story of Santa Claus is an American- centric tale in which jolly St. Nick is burdened by American taxes, votes Democrat and overwhelmingly approves of the lives most Americans led in 2012.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 02:38pm EST

Retailers see decent holiday shopping season

Peter Coy, economics editor, Bloomberg Businessweek

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 10:55am EST

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Holiday gifts for pets following high-tech trend

A holiday present for Fido or Fluffy used to be an extra table scrap or a new squeeze toy. But as with gifts for their human counterparts, pet presents are becoming increasingly high-tech.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 08:46am EST

Pet apps make clutter-free gifts for owners

Apps aren't just for people anymore. Here is a roundup of popular pet apps for mobile devices. The cost of apps ranges from free to a few dollars.

Tuesday - 12/11/2012, 08:18am EST

Best fitness gifts for under $100

Fairfax Hackley, personal trainer

Monday - 12/10/2012, 04:38pm EST

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FedEx prepares for the company's busiest day

As people scramble to finish their holiday shopping, shipping companies are scrambling to get packages to their destination.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 01:41pm EST

FedEx expects busiest day of year Monday

WTOP's Dick Uliano reports.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 10:52am EST

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DVDs make great stocking stuffers

WTOP's Film Critic Jason Fraley reports.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 10:25am EST

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What are the best gifts for cancer patients?

It can be tough to find the perfect present, and even more so when the recipient is dealing with a serious illness. Here are some gift ideas for cancer patients.

Monday - 12/10/2012, 07:07am EST

Avoiding risks real Christmas trees pose during holidays

The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department has put out a list of fire safety tips to keep holidays bright and families safe.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 10:05am EST

Holidays bring added stress in midst of divorce

Surviving the holidays is hard enough as people juggle shopping, work and family. It gets even more complicated when a married couple has filed for divorce.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 09:48am EST

Lack of 'must have' toy hurts holiday retail sales

What's the hottest toy for the holidays this year? Well, there doesn't seem to be one.

Sunday - 12/09/2012, 04:27am EST

Give the gift that gives back

Can't find that perfect gift for the person in your life who really doesn't need anything? We've got an alternative type of gift-giving.

Saturday - 12/08/2012, 06:59pm EST

Four-legged family members receive holiday gifts, too

Holiday shoppers are not just buying for friends, family and co-workers. It turns out they're also shopping for their four-legged family members.

Saturday - 12/08/2012, 07:36am EST
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