| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Your favorite guitar player wishes he could play like Joe Satriani. Those righteous riffs you hear when Metallica is on the radio? Satriani taught that band's Kirk Hammett and many other metal greats, including Steve Vai and Larry LaLonde, to play.
| Dec 26, 2013
| 1:39 PM
We’re in the home stretch now, just a few more days until the ball drops, the holidays are over, and we can get back to some semblance of normalcy. Whether 2013 was a banner year or one you’d rather just put behind you, there are plenty of...
| Dec 18, 2013
An email with the subject line "OMG" recently came from one of our mothers, and it contained chilling information about the HPV vaccine. "200 people have died from it," Mom claimed, "and it does not even last long enough to prevent cervical cancer."
| Dec 17, 2013
| 1:04 PM
When Deepak Chopra writes a diet book, you might guess it’s not just a list of what to eat and what to avoid. “What Are You Hungry For"” is indeed not a grocery list with recipes.
“Your body will achieve its ideal weight on its...
| Dec 15, 2013
Re "FDA to phase out antibiotic use by farms," Dec. 12
Not giving antibiotics to healthy animals is a good first step, but not raising animals for food is an even better solution.
Antibiotic-free or not, meat tends to be high in cholesterol and...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 8:12 AM
While some might hold out for designer fashions or a luxury car topped with a red bow, food lovers may be just as thrilled by a gift of roasted hazelnuts, chile-spiced salt or Singaporean beef jerky.
Well, that might be carrying it to extremes, but at...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Hipster foodie friends are so hard to buy gifts for. They have exceptionally high standards, like to make most things themselves, and gravitate toward items labeled with the words rare, Brooklyn, limited, organic or artisan.
Meeting all the necessary...
| Dec 11, 2013
Gimme Some Sugar Custom Cake Studio recently expanded its business model with Gimme Some Sugar Bake Shoppe, a dessert destination for guests craving nostalgic and seasonal treats, offering custom and prix fixe menus available daily. Even those with...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:52 AM
When Katy Perry's short-lived marriage to Russell Brand ended, she coped in a way we can relate to, as she told Marie Claire. "There were two weeks of my life after I found out the truth of my marriage where I was like, 'OK. All right. I can't feel this....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 2:15 PM
So here we are in our Southern California understanding of winter, dining on patios under heat lamps and letting in the T-shirt-wearing heater repairman even though he showed up an hour late.
To survive this cold it's only natural to turn to soup.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Jay Z and Beyoncé are two of the latest celebrities taking the plunge into a vegan lifestyle. The rapper announced on his lifestyle blog that he and his wife would embark on a 22-day vegan challenge Tuesday, one day before his 44th birthday.
Jay Z began...