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  1. From vintage to city chic: holiday decor trends

    Home and Garden

    For those who love to decorate, there's no time like the holidays for adding fun, festive touches to our living spaces. This year, there's something for many tastes and styles. A look at the trends you'll see at stores:

    Christmas past

    Jazz Age-style motifs are a strong trend this holiday, and this beaded tree swag ornament hits the trend head on.
  2. Lights, action! Homeowners have more options for holiday lights

    Home and Garden

    Clark Griswold would be proud. Thanks to advances in lighting technology, suburban dads (and moms) across the country have a lot to choose from when it comes to creative ways to deck their halls for the holidays this year. Forget about white incandescent lights and animatronic reindeer. Think lasers. Think smartphones. …

    Homeowners looking for something unique in holiday lighting can find it in projected laser lights. Using small spotlights, thousands of tiny pinpoints of red, green or red and green lights are projected onto a home or any other hard surface.
  3. From This Day: From spontaneous kiss to matrimony


    TAMPA — She went with a couple of girlfriends; he flew to the Bahamas with a buddy. By Saturday afternoon, they were part of a pack of 20 Tampa singles lounging around the Atlantis resort, drinking, splashing, gambling. And kissing.

    Renier Gobea took Michelle Burrell to Havana to see where he grew up, to meet relatives he hadn’t seen in 30 years — and to ask her to marry him. The South Tampa couple wed Sept. 26 at Durham Ranch in St. Helena, Calif., in the Napa Valley.
  4. Editorial: Florida's rights restoration slowdown


    Florida's shameful distinction as the nation's leader in barring felons from voting does not serve public safety or the economy of the state. This outsized problem was highlighted again this fall as a national advocacy group called attention to how felons across the country were being excluded from the 2014 midterm …

  5. Editorial: Hard truths behind rosy job numbers


    Friday's jobless report was good news for the nation and for Florida, as the unemployment rate continues to fall and the broader economy shows signs that the sputtering recovery is at least holding together. But the outlook on jobs, incomes and housing in the Tampa Bay area paints a far more complete and unsettling …

    Friday’s jobless report was good news for the nation and for Florida, but the outlook on jobs, incomes and housing in the Tampa Bay area paints a far more unsettling picture for the region. Gov. Rick Scott and local leaders need to charter a smarter course to ensure the economic rebound is an opportunity for all.

    Fla transportation leader is Public Official of the Year

    Governing Magazine has named Florida Transportation District 1 Secretary Billy Hattaway one of its Public Officials of the Year for 2014. The annual award recognizes excellence in state and local government....


    Yes, this is Tom Hardy. And yes, he is going to be on your TVs soon.

    Two new shows announced that we're excited about: 'Taboo' with Tom Hardy and Hulu's 'Difficult People'

    Two new shows announced today, two wildly different concepts, two reasons to get very excited....


    Feeling kind of blah or just want to keep it low-key? Whether spring, summer, winter or fall, a scarf is an easy game-changer that can jazz up any outfit.

    Tutorial: The Boa, the European and 23 other ways to wear a scarf

    Hey guys! Today, we have a special treat -- a guest blog by Largo High School freshman Ketrin Gavani, who spent the day shadowing me in the pursuit of a possible journalism career. ...