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  • Keep the tie, lose the socks

    Keep the tie, lose the socks
    What man, as the weather warms, does not dream of jettisoning his tie and jacket? Even for many devotees of the power suit, the switch-over to short sleeves and lighter fabrics can't come soon enough. Unfortunately, this sort of seasonal informality...
  • Health Notes: Donate diapers now

    Health Notes: Donate diapers now
      Representatives of Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield affiliate HealthKeepers, Inc. and Riverside Regional Medical Center rolled up their sleeves and put their diaper-changing skills to the test as they kicked off the Diaper Change diaper drive on June...
  • Beyond cotton: Which alternative fabrics are eco-friendly?

    Beyond cotton: Which alternative fabrics are eco-friendly?
    Much as they're trumpeted by so-called eco-designers, plant-based alternatives to cotton are a minuscule piece of the fashion puzzle. Dwarfed by cotton and synthetics such as polyester, spandex and rayon, textiles made from flax, wood pulp, hemp and...
  • Sale offers fresh start, support

    To many newly single women, cleaning out the closet can be just as cathartic as sitting on a therapist's couch. The Divorcée Sale, which runs Friday through Sunday at the Resort at Pelican Hill, is a way for women to shed pieces of their past for a...
  • New TV series raise the style bar

    New TV series raise the style bar
    It's the throwback '60s style as much as the story lines that has made "Mad Men" a success. The AMC series, which enters its fifth season in 2012, ushered in a ladylike trend in fashion that has reverberated all the way to the Paris runways and inspired a...
  • Man charged in twin brother's 2007 slaying in Columbia

    Man charged in twin brother's 2007 slaying in Columbia
    When his identical twin brother went missing in 2007, Wael Ali sought to organize a search party in Howard County to hunt for clues. Later, after the discovery of Wasel Ali's body, Wael set up a memorial page on Facebook where he lamented that they'd...
  • Mall guide: South Coast Plaza

    Location: 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, at the San Diego (405) Freeway and Bristol Street. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday Known for: The largest shopping center in California,...
  • Tales from Black Friday

    Tales from Black Friday
    As shoppers find the best Black Friday deals and swipe their credit cards, The Baltimore Sun shares their stories. Deals 'better than what we thought' Shortly after 9 a.m., drivers circled the multi-level parking lots at Towson Town Center looking for...
  • 'Whipping Man' Playwright Ventures From What He Knows

    'Whipping Man' Playwright Ventures From What He Knows
    If Matthew Lopez were teaching a class on writing he might take a turn on the maxim and say: "Write what you don't know." Lopez is the son of a Puerto Rican father and a Polish-Russian mother. He grew up Episcopalian and gay in Panama City, Fla. But his...
  • Made over: From college to career path

    Made over: From college to career path
    In today's rotten economy, college kids in their sweatshirts and yoga pants need all the help they can get to nail a job or an internship. For suggestions on going from slob to sleek, I talked to stylists and job experts, then collected firsthand tips...
  • Lanvin's dreamy realist

    Lanvin's dreamy realist
    In just 10 years, Alber Elbaz has succeeded in waking the sleeping beauty that was the French fashion house of Lanvin, giving it a modern identity and a must-have status. His particular brand of imperfect glamour — fraying lace edges, exposed...