• MELISSA RAYWORTH Associated Press
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So many of our home-improvement and design choices are practical ones:

Anterior cruciate ligament injuries are often linked to how an athlete moves. Kicking, pivoting and landing can be important factors in tearing or rupturing this knee ligament that helps keep the joint stable. But gender and which leg sustains the injury may be key as well, according to a ne…

The number of home gardeners jumped by almost 40 percent last season, but nearly half of them won't be back this year. Most probably found vegetable gardening too much work. Or, because it was a pretty poor gardening season, they didn't have much success.

DALLAS - From colorful glass pieces giving off sparkle to lamps and mirrors that play with the light, adding glamour to a room is easy - and something people are seeking, says interior designer Jan Showers.

CHICAGO - Agatha Wieczorek has never been able to keep her hands to herself. For most kids, this can mean trouble. In Wieczorek's case, it has served her well. It was, after all, her "tinkering" tendencies that led her to a career in architecture. The 25-year-old is working toward getting he…

Nemours lionizes its founder, Alfred I. du Pont, in its presentations (the facelift includes a new 5,000-square-foot visitors center) and emphasizes both his solidarity with the gunpowder workers at du Pont's powder mill on the Brandywine River and his enduring philanthropy. He left most of …

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