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Valentine's Day story: Optimist readers submitted their romantic photos for a "You and Your Sweetie" Valentine's Day contest

Valentine's Day story: Optimist readers submitted their romantic photos for a "You and Your Sweetie" Valentine's Day contest

Mazda5 is the most fun compact SUV

Mazda5 is the most fun compact SUV

Mazda5 Now in its second generation, the $21,795 Mazda5 is powered by a 2.5L inline-four with 157-hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. Sharing its platform with the nimble Mazda3, the Mazda5 is easily the most fun-to-drive vehicle in its class.
Hawaii Island's night lights

Hawaii Island's night lights

Improving visibility a must in winter

Improving visibility a must in winter

Drivers have to do all they can to prevent poor conditions from compromising safety
Photos: Magnificent Masada

Photos: Magnificent Masada

Photos: Taking in Norway's natural beauty

Photos: Taking in Norway's natural beauty

Lima, a city of chaotic bliss

Lima, a city of chaotic bliss

I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Although 23 years have gone by since we left, I cherish each of my visits to my hometown. I recently came back from a trip and this time I saw the city and lifestyle through a different lens.

Road salt keeps drivers safe, but plays havoc with vehicles

While road salt may save countless lives from icy accidents, it does take its toll on a vehicle's paintwork and exterior trim. During the winter months, road-spray can quickly build up on headlights and windows.
Luxury SUV is roomy with a view

Luxury SUV is roomy with a view

Long or short drives in BMW X5 xDrive35i are pure joy for drivers and passengers

Great gifts for gardeners

The right present will be enjoyed for years to come