Taking educational dip

by Judy Lowe -- This week we look for books, learn Spanish and find out how your kids' knowledge of math and science stacks up against students' from around the world. Presidential more…

Take me out to the ballgame

by Judy Lowe -- I'm finishing up my vacation as I write, so this week's websites mirror my mood -- i.e., they're less than serious -- at least one is downright silly more…

Alternatives wake up from Napster

by Judy Lowe -- Want to make up your own poll and get people to take it? Conduct an Internet search at blazing-fast speeds? Find a recipe for authentic Italian bread soup? more…

Looking for food, culture, friends?

by Judy Lowe -- This week we're using the Web to find people, maybe win big bucks by playing along with a TV game show, look at the history of roller coasters more…

You've got lots of mail!

by Judy Lowe -- Today we look at how to effortlessly check multiple e-mail accounts, follow the action in the Tour de France, discover the best breakfasts in L.A. and the most more…

Hitting All-Star sites

by Judy Lowe -- The Midsummer Classic. While tomorrow night's All-Star Game has now turned into a three- or four-day extravaganza, it's the game itself that's the focus for serious fans. The more…

Celebrating Independence

by Judy Lowe -- On the day before the Fourth, we look at independence, fireworks and celebrations in Philadelphia and Boston. Also Tall Ships, humor and traveling with tots. Dancin' in the more…

Clean blue-plate special

by Judy Lowe -- Report cards. Your mom always told you that cleanliness was next to godliness, and health departments tend to agree. If you're heading to the Big Apple on vacation more…

Picking America's next veep

by Judy Lowe -- Who'll be VP? There's a long list of potential vice presidential candidates for both George W. Bush and Al Gore and plenty of speculation on who will be more…