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Lisa Lillien has the world on a plate. The Los Angeles author and entrepreneur sits atop the multimillion-dollar "Hungry Girl" empire that includes TV shows on the Food Network and the Cooking Channel, several bestselling cookbooks and a daily email blast...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesCracked heels, chapped lips, scaly legs, fissured hands, skin so tight and parched it practically hurts to smile. All can be brought on by dry, hot Santa Ana winds common in the fall or by the cold weather and heated rooms of winter — and...
If you've had it, you would know. Chronic itchiness -- often the result of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema or allergies -- disrupts sleep, dims pleasure and limits activities. Just as much as chronic pain does. Now it's official: A study...
Tags: Pain, Skin Conditions, Symptoms, Allergies, Physical Conditions
Culture MonsterMark Swed reviews Long Beach Opera's overly silly but marvelously performed Surrealist double bill of Martinu's "Tears of A Knife" and Poulenc's "The Breasts of Tiresias."...
L.A. NOWMatthew Lopez went to the Wal-Mart in Porter Ranch on Thursday night for the Black Friday sale but instead was caught in a pepper-spray attack by a woman who authorities said was "competitive shopping." Lopez described a chaotic scene in......
L.A. Times Tech BlogThis probably sounds familiar: You're out to dinner with friends, and everything's fun, until you get that itch. It's been 20 minutes, and you really want to check Facebook, or Twitter, or Foursquare or email. Forget about wanting; this is......
I was in Marine Corps boot camp early in 1970 and developed a bad case of jock itch. My drill instructor, although an extremely harsh and seemingly uncaring guy, had warned us all of this possibility and suggested using Listerine. It worked beautifully,...
Lakers BlogIt took only a few sprints up and down to court to make Lakers guard Steve Blake quickly realize what remaining sidelined for the past week because of chickenpox did to his conditioning. Still, it was good enough for the Lakers to expect he'll return to...
The Hero ComplexThey say Hollywood is a dog-eat-dog kind of town, but the stars of the 1977 cult classic "Kingdom of the Spiders" took that mentality to a whole new level by literally trying to devour their competition. The film, which finally......
Stinging nettle URTICA DIOICA At first glance, the leaves of stinging nettle appear as inviting as mint, but casual contact transmits a burning sensation that can linger for days. The hairs are packed with a potent brew of histamine, acetylcholine and...
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The Sacramento BeeOnce his purchase of the Kings is finalized, Vivek Ranadive should take a pick and a shovel, perhaps borrow a battering ram and a bulldozer, and obliterate the section of Sleep Train Arena that houses the team's basketball operations. While this is...
The Jamestown Sun, N.D.However welcome they are after a long winter, sunshine and springtime do bring with them some unwelcome visitors that spread disease -- ticks. Health officials from the North Dakota Department of Health and Central Valley Health District are reminding...
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