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New rules cut water used in dishwasher

The latest Department of Energy proposed standards, which will become effective in January 2019, would require dishwashers to cut energy use 24 percent and water use 38 percent, leaving 3.1 gallons of water to clean an entire load of dishes in a normal wash cycle.

Life Is Beautiful to include pop-up cooking demonstrations

Three pop-up cooking demonstrations and two mixology segments each day will be among the highlights of the culinary portion of the Life Is Beautiful Festival Sept. 25-27 in downtown Las Vegas. And this year's installment of the festival, now in its third year, will have a decidedly local flavor.

Mandalay Bay to host Beer & Barrel Project

The Las Vegas Beer & Barrel Project will be Aug. 28 to 30 at Mandalay Bay, 3950 Las Vegas Blvd. South. It will start with a VIP reception Aug. 28; seminars and panel discussions, followed by a festival on the beach with beverage and food stations Aug. 29; and "Beer for Breakfast" Aug. 30.