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  • Try this Panda Express-style orange chicken recipe for dinner

    Try this Panda Express-style orange chicken recipe for dinner

    We all have our guilty pleasures. Chances are, Chinese fast food, eaten straight out of the container, is one of them. Below you’ll find a recipe for crispy, sweet and spicy orange chicken inspired by the popular Panda Express dish. Our version includes orange juice, orange zest and orange marmalade...

  • Jaime King and Jamie Chung celebrate Wei beauty launch at NeueHouse in L.A.

    Jaime King and Jamie Chung celebrate Wei beauty launch at NeueHouse in L.A.

    WEI Beauty unleashed its new Golden Root Multi-Action Anti-Pollution Mist at a luncheon on Wednesday at NeueHouse in Los Angeles. Actresses Jaime King and Jamie Chung helped celebrate the launch, which was also attended by influencer Cara Santana who is recently engaged to actor Jesse Metcalfe....

  • Kendall Jenner responds to Vogue España ballerina critics by disabling her Instagram comments

    Kendall Jenner responds to Vogue España ballerina critics by disabling her Instagram comments

    If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all. This seems to be Kendall Jenner’s message to her Instagram followers — only, even her most avid supporters can no longer comment on her page, as she’s disabled all comments following the backlash she received for her Vogue España...

  • Bruce Springsteen on keeping life honest, real in 'Born to Run' autobiography

    Bruce Springsteen on keeping life honest, real in 'Born to Run' autobiography

    Anyone who has ever experienced the uniquely soul-stirring amalgam of musical celebration, spiritual rejuvenation, intellectual provocation and physical release-to-the-point-of-exhaustion that is a concert by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will feel right at home in the 508 pages of “Born...

  • Prada rethinks the classics for spring 2017

    Prada rethinks the classics for spring 2017

    Miuccia Prada isn’t so shy after all. You know all those peek-a-boo show bows she’s famous for, the quick blink-and-you-missed-her half-steps from backstage? It turns out, they have nothing to do with reticence or stage fright. Rather, Prada just may not be into going out there to soak up the applause....

  • La Mer brings luxury touch to the makeup counter

    La Mer brings luxury touch to the makeup counter

    Plain old foundation just won’t cut it anymore. This was La Mer’s thinking, too, and on Oct. 3 the brand will bring its first major makeup collection to market. The 50-year-old company’s signature Creme de la Mer is getting pigmented counterparts in the form of a foundation that’s being introduced...

  • Ashley Graham, Danielle Brooks and Gabourey Sidibe step up for Lane Bryant's fall campaign

    Ashley Graham, Danielle Brooks and Gabourey Sidibe step up for Lane Bryant's fall campaign

    Furthering its efforts to break stereotypes of plus-size women, Lane Bryant will on Monday launch a fall ad campaign titled “This Body Is Made to Shine.” “With previous campaigns we’ve helped disrupt the dated and ridiculous views and depictions of the ‘perfect’ body displayed in the media. With...

  • Facebook encourages visits to physical retailers through customizable ads to local inventory

    Facebook encourages visits to physical retailers through customizable ads to local inventory

    The world of digital advertising might be “mobile first,” but it’s increasingly setting its sights on the physical realm.This week, Facebook introduces a new mobile ad capability that aims to encourage in-store traffic and purchases — while also courting bricks-and-mortar advertisers. The product...

  • How to plan a beer crawl along the Metro Red Line

    How to plan a beer crawl along the Metro Red Line

    Bar crawls are fun, but the logistics can be tricky, especially when you’re looking for craft beer, as the best destinations for beer in the city are often spread wide and thin. So forget about parking or a long chain of Uber rides and explore L.A.’s craft beer scene with the help of public transportation....

  • The price of free speech in Bangladesh

    The price of free speech in Bangladesh

    In February this year the authorities in Bangladesh took Shamsuzzoha Manik, a 73-year-old publisher, into custody for publishing a book titled “Islam Bitorko” (“Debate on Islam”).  His arrest and the shutting down of his stall marked a sour moment in the nation’s largest book fair, Ekushey Boi...

  • Mild little Japanese shishito peppers are having their moment

    Mild little Japanese shishito peppers are having their moment

    Go to almost any Japanese restaurant, and shishito peppers are as much a staple on the menu as bowls of edamame. Quickly sauteed until the vibrant green peppers soften and begin to blister, they’re often served in a small bowl, seasoned with soy sauce and a maybe a touch of vinegar, and garnished...

  • Where did the chimichanga, the glorious deep-fried burrito, come from anyway?

    Where did the chimichanga, the glorious deep-fried burrito, come from anyway?

    Recently, UNESCO designated Tucson as  a “capital of gastronomy,” naturally inspiring articles on the Arizona city’s long food heritage, as well as local chefs' use of ingredients from the Sonoran Desert like amaranth, cactus pads, tepary beans and cholla  buds, a superfood of de-spined, dried...

  • John Scalzi on writing great big books

    John Scalzi on writing great big books

    Writer Alan Moore, perhaps best known for the classic “Watchmen” graphic novel, has this month released a novel, “Jerusalem,” to generally very positive reviews. There are many words to describe the novel (“epic,” “Joycean,” “vast,” and “show-offingly brilliant” are some of them) but the one word...

  • Farmers market report: Pears are in season. We have recipes

    Farmers market report: Pears are in season. We have recipes

    What’s in season: Most of the pear crop grown in the United States is concentrated in California, Oregon and Washington. With a season that generally extends from August through late October, Bartletts are the most prevalent pear grown in California. In addition to Bartletts, other varieties you’ll...

  • Initially, she seemed a hot mess. And she was. Welcome to L.A. dating

    Initially, she seemed a hot mess. And she was. Welcome to L.A. dating

    It’s difficult to explain the downtown Santa Monica bar scene to an outsider for the joy and misery it has brought me over the years.  It is often the quintessential L.A. experience: $11 beers, ocean sunset views, upscale atmosphere, Ray-Bans, perfect hair and absurd cleavage.  Full of the most...

  • Meditation takes many forms. Quietly ponder these insights

    Meditation takes many forms. Quietly ponder these insights

    Scientific and secular supporters of meditation are using the ancient practice as an aid for modern afflictions such as high blood pressure, insomnia, depression and anxiety. “Thirty million Americans have tried meditation. It’s in the mainstream and it’s good for your mental health,” said Varun...

  • Gene Luen Yang wins a MacArthur grant 'out of left field, but in the best way'

    Gene Luen Yang wins a MacArthur grant 'out of left field, but in the best way'

    Gene Luen Yang was awarded the MacArthur Fellowship for his work as a graphic novelist and cartoonist. The week the fellowship was announced, the former high school teacher was set to embark on the book tour for the second in his series of comics for middle graders, “Secret Coders,” designed to...

  • Fashion plate Bill Murray launches golf collection

    Fashion plate Bill Murray launches golf collection

    Carl Spackler wasn’t much of a looker. The greenskeeper played by Bill Murray in the 1980s cult hit “Caddyshack” opted for a dirty T-shirt, combat boots and a camo bucket hat — complete with chin strap — as he waged war on a marauding gopher. But while his fashion choices may have been dubious,...

  • Bobbi Brown starts mobile makeovers with Uber for riders in L.A. and New York

    Bobbi Brown starts mobile makeovers with Uber for riders in L.A. and New York

    The only thing standing between a woman and a perfect look is a pothole. This, along with Bobbi Brown and an arsenal of her makeup artists, of course. Tomorrow, 40 of the brand’s makeup artists — 20 in New York City and 20 in Los Angeles — will partake in the Bobbi Brown x Uber Retouch campaign,...

  • Khloe Kardashian’s denim for curvy women to launch next month

    Khloe Kardashian’s denim for curvy women to launch next month

    Khloe Kardashian has been flaunting her slimmed-down figure lately in tight jeans, and the wardrobe choice could be explained by more than a need for comfort or desire for narcissism. The third-oldest sister in the ubiquitous Kardashian-Jenner clan is partnering with fashion executive Emma Grede...

  • Comic book creators unite for 'Love Is Love' to honor victims of Orlando attack

    Comic book creators unite for 'Love Is Love' to honor victims of Orlando attack

    The comic book community is coming together for “Love Is Love,” a comic to honor those killed in June’s Orlando attack. Organized by writer Marc Andreyko, “Love Is Love” will feature more than 100 one- to two-page stories from some of the biggest names in comics. Contributing creators include Phil...

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  • Don't leave money on the table: Know your Social Security facts

    Planning ahead and getting an accurate picture of your options may be the key to getting the most out of your retirement. However, a survey commissioned by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) aimed to better understand how much Americans know about Social Security retirement...

  • Conserve energy and save money this fall by weatherizing your home with these easy tips

    Conserve energy and save money this fall by weatherizing your home with these easy tips

    Cooler seasonal temperatures can have an impact on not only your home, but also your wallet. Along with adjusting your thermostat as the cooler weather embraces much of the country, weatherizing your home also has a direct impact on the amount of energy required to maintain a comfortable temperature...

  • Get growing and plant cool crops for an extra inning of healthy harvest

    Get growing and plant cool crops for an extra inning of healthy harvest

    The growing season isn't over with the arrival of cool weather. Until the first hard frost hits, you have time to plant, pick and plate delicious homegrown cool-weather crops – and save yourself some money in the produce aisle. Favorable fall conditions mean growing cool weather crops is comparatively...

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