| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Sorry, Hello Kitty, there's a new kid on the block, and she's already got a big head.
Kirimi-chan is the latest character to join Sanrio, the Japanese lifestyle brand behind Hello Kitty. But she isn't a teddy bear, a cute cat or a furry friend of any...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Washing dishes is the least fun part of any dinner party. Even if you have a dishwasher, the time it takes to rinse the plates, load and unload could be better spent downing a martini with friends.
A Swedish design firm called Tomorrow Machine has a...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:45 PM
New York's Big Gay Ice Cream is opening shop in downtown Los Angeles this spring. Hello, Speculoos soft-serve, Salty Pimp chocolate-dipped ice cream cones, Newyorkina paletas and ginger-curry milkshakes.
After two successful Los Angeles pop-ups in the...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:34 PM
What could make a chocolate bar even better? Being able to spread it on just about everything... including your fingers.
The Hershey Co., the brand behind Hershey's, has launched a new line of spreadable chocolates. And one of the varieties looks an...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:58 PM
On Monday morning, about 100 people lined up waiting to get into Dumb Starbucks, the coffee shop/maybe art installation/maybe entertainment hoax that quietly popped up Friday on the corner of Hillhurst Avenue and Melbourne Avenue in Los Feliz.
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Imagine being able to press a button and create your own chocolate bar. Hershey might be taking steps to make this chocolate fantasy a reality, teaming up with a company that has a 3-D chocolate printer.
Yes, a printer that can print chocolate. ...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 5:30 PM
Reporting from Hershey, Pa.--
After more than a century, the town that chocolate built still makes its namesake confection and remains a candy lover's nirvana.
Billed as the "Sweetest Place on Earth," the company town has grown over the last century...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 12:03 PM
It's spring break for many students, and area amusement parks are ready to take visitors for a ride — up, down, sideways and backwards.
Marylanders can take a day or weekend trip to one of these six theme parks, all within a few hours' drive of...
| Oct 20, 2009
| 2:49 PM
Santa has always had a monopoly on the good cookies. But it took Julia Usher a while to ponder the bigger issue: Why should the winter holidays get all the gingerbread? And why should something as deliciously fun as a cookie exchange be relegated to...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 7:21 AM
This might come as a surprise, but I've never been a huge fan of Valentine's Day. Don't get me wrong, I love romantic gestures and the idea of giving someone you love a gift.
But, I think the holiday puts a lot of pressure on couples to make the day...