| Dec 14, 2009
Re-gifting isn't an inherently bad idea, but the very idea that somebody is off-loading his or her unwanted holiday or birthday junk makes a re-giftee feel dirty and unworthy. Far worse is the deep, searing pain of the re-gifter -- the guilt, the shame,...
| May 9, 2011
If you live in Los Angeles or other fashion-forward places where people are eager to try new things, you have seen them: people running around in shoes that look like gorilla feet, modern ninja footwear or high-tech surf booties.
They are the newest...
| May 9, 2011
Barefoot running has become a hot fitness trend thanks to evidence that it can reduce injuries and strengthen feet. But ironically, many "barefooters" prefer to keep their feet covered. Fear of injuries from broken glass, rocks and other sharp objects...
| Jan 5, 2011
| 12:01 PM
Did you promise to get active in 2011? If you have a taste for the offbeat — swamp soccer, anyone? — these one-of-a-kind sporting events can help you keep that promise and travel at the same time.
The World Bog Snorkeling Championship
| Aug 23, 2010
The Santa Monicas. The San Gabriels. The Santa Anas. Los Angeles and Orange counties are loaded with mountains and mountain trails that are begging to be hiked, run and biked. You could conceivably do these activities in tennis or running shoes, but those...
| Sep 5, 2010
What is it about Taryn Rose's shoes that gets her whisked to the White House and persuades sex-bomb Angelina Jolie to entrust the surgeon-fashionista with her tootsies? Rose wouldn't tell all. But, grinning, she did divulge some of what goes into making a...
| May 22, 2011
It happens every year. Spring arrives, and flowers appear — and not just in your garden but on all kinds of fashion accessories. This year, the fashion bloom is especially bountiful.
Designers including Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino and Juicy...
| Mar 4, 2008
| 4:27 PM
Who's going to break the news to "The Donald"?
Golf, a sport that had such a bright future that Donald Trump invested millions of dollars in luxury courses across the country, is now sinking in popularity faster than vinyl records.
Last year alone,...
| Dec 31, 2007
Every Dec. 31, thousands of people make resolutions to start weight training, only to wake up New Year's Day and remember they can't stand the sight of dumbbells. That's why we made sure that none of the simple, innovative, compact strength products...
| Oct 5, 2009
"Ouch!" "Oooh!" "Oww!" "Omigod, that hurts!" Those grunts of pain and anguish weren't coming from us -- a group of 10 people running barefoot on a concrete pathway at Central Park in Huntington Beach early one recent Saturday morning. They were being...
| Nov 22, 2009
The holidays burst upon us every year with a veneer of joyousness, yet that bubbling of good cheer masks a series of rather dire seasonal warnings: Don't eat too many rich, fatty foods; don't drink to excess; don't forsake your exercise routine; and,...