| Feb 28, 2011
You use seat belts, right?
Most people do. The undeniable safety advantages, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's ubiquitous "Click It or Ticket" campaign, the fear of seeing those flashing lights in your rearview mirror all help...
| Jan 2, 2011
If the slippery sustainable-seafood issue still leaves you unsure about the right fish to eat, join the club.
The situation remains complex and its explanation could make for a long, boring treatise. Fortunately for seafood fans, journalist Paul...
| Mar 9, 2011
Planning the family trip to Ireland caused anxiety for the foodies in the group. After all, the Emerald Isle rarely conjures up images of good food. Guinness, yes. Gourmet goodies — not so much.
Twelve touring days later, we all agreed to set the...
| Dec 9, 2010
Dear SOS: When I was in Ketchikan, Alaska, last year, I ate at Annabelle's Keg and Chowder House and had the best seafood chowder. I would love to have the recipe.
Dear Ellen: Annabelle's was happy to share its recipe for this...
| Dec 9, 2010
Seitan Wellington, it's what's for dinner this holiday season. At least it is if you're vegan, interested in becoming vegan, trying to balance your meat-heavy diet or just hanging around in the Spork Foods kitchen. Founded four years ago by sisters...
| Mar 24, 2011
A carload of friends and I are heading west on Ventura Boulevard on the lookout for the Studio City restaurant and lounge Firefly. Where exactly is it? We're scanning the south side of the boulevard for the facade. (I could have found the address and...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 12:45 PM
On a sunny Saturday morning in November, about 25 people from toddlers to seniors pose for photos against the backdrop of Panama City Beach, their surfboards — in myriad colors — stuck into the white, sugary sand.
Shutters snapped and...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 2:37 PM
With the computer an ever-increasing tool for people to build and maintain relationships, it might be a surprise that a people-person like Marian Allen doesn't own a computer.
"I don't have time to sit down," she says. "I'm just a doer. I can't sit...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 8:40 AM
NOTE: This is a blog about two guys attempting to lose weight over a six-week period. They kicked off their weight loss "strategies" on Monday.
Friday was rough. The morning oatmeal lasted until about 11 a.m., but then the cravings hit for something...
| Jul 31, 2011
Beauty lovers, there's a whole world out there of websites brimming with pretty little pots, palettes, creams and bottles of fragrant concoctions. Sure, the mega-beauty websites – Sephora.com, Beauty.com, Ulta.com — have a wealth of products...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 4:50 PM