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Test Drive: 2017 Volkswagen Passat

In a crowded midsize sedan market, the Volkswagen Passat is a standout for its German engineering at an affordable price point. Starting at just $22,440, the sedan – built in Chattanooga, Tenn. – is loaded with advanced technology, including many driver assistance systems that are often found in more expensive models. And its base engine is fun

Rob Corddry’s 1975 Ford Pinto

Massachusetts-born Rob Corddry is an actor, comedian and writer who has appeared in hit films such as “Hot Tub Time Machine,” “Warm Bodies” and “Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay.” A longtime correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” Corddry also created and starred in the Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Childrens Hospital” on

Test Drive: 2017 Mazda6 Grand Touring

With a starting price of just $21,945, the 2017 Mazda6 is one of the least expensive midsize sedans on the market, yet is hands-down one of the most fun to drive. For 2017, the Mazda6 now has its vehicle dynamics control system, G-Vectoring Control, as standard equipment, as well as numerous sound-absorbing materials for a

Car-Inspired Gifts Mom Will Love

Another Mother’s Day is upon us and figuring out what to get mom year after year can be a daunting task. Why not get her something creative, beautiful and offbeat inspired by the automotive world? Harveys Seat Belt Bags These purses and bags made from cool-colored seat belts caught my eye many years ago. I

Test Drive: 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, a five-passenger sport-utility vehicle, comes in two trim levels and has two engine choices: a 2.4-liter engine in the base model and a more powerful 2.0-liter engine as an option in the base model and standard equipment in the limited models. The Santa Fe can be ordered in front- or

Test Drive: 2017 Honda Ridgeline

When it comes to pickup trucks people think Chevrolet, Ford, Ram – and maybe even Toyota and Nissan – but most people would never think of Honda. The Honda Ridgeline, first introduced in 2005 as a four-door short cargo bed truck, has been completely redesigned for 2017. The latest Ridgeline is available as a front- or

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Beat Back Jet Lag

Whether you’re traveling for fun or to get stuff done, a change in time zones and schedules can make it challenging to keep up your energy level. The following tips can help. Getting a good night’s sleep is an obvious start. Deploy those hotel blackout curtains – and try a technology blackout as well –

5 Heart Healthy Recipes You’ll Love

Celebrate your heart – and your health – with these heart healthy recipes from the American Heart Association.

Test Drive: 2017 Subaru Outback

The latest Subaru Outback keeps getting better and more luxurious with a new Touring version. The Outback, which is available in both four- and six-cylinder versions, features more safety equipment, including standard reverse automatic braking and high beam assist. All versions now use a continuously variable automatic transmission. Our test drive was in the Limited

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Stay Fit on the Fly

The Whitney Peak Hotel in downtown Reno, Nev., has a rock climbing park with the world’s tallest artificial climbing wall and a 7,000-squarefoot indoor bouldering park. From the fitness center at the Park Hyatt in Tokyo, 47 floors up, you can get a 360-degree view of the city while you take Pilates, aqua walking and