Carolina Living

Cool tools

Gadgets can make your trip more enjoyable

Buying a car

Decide your ‘must-haves,’ then compare dealers and prices

Solid lighting solutions

LEDs meet (and exceed) 2014 lighting efficiency standards

Rethink the way you pay

Money-saving tactics help you get the best deal

Inspired doors and windows

HGTV designer provides tips for decorating doors and windows for the holidays

Thwarting thieves

Steps to take before hitting the road

A sweet winter treat

‘Hot Chocolate On A Stick’ is fun to make and fun to savor

Wedding planning

Set a budget and choose a location sooner rather than later

Protecting your home’s electrical system

Advances in outlets help prevent electrical hazards

Cooking efficiently

Clever methods help you cut energy costs for holiday meals

Vehicle necessities

Cover unexpected occurrences with these important kits

Seasonal affective disorder

For some, winter’s short, dark days affect mood

A healthier holiday

Offer to bring a low-calorie dish to the festivities

Auditing Energy

Small measures add up to real savings