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California is now really, truly, officially screwed by drought

We tend to complain about precipitation in the winter: It’s cold, it’s depressing, it can make getting around dangerous and not fun. But as …

$10,000 and a bout of madness nets you this gold-plated Xbox One

What does one get for the eccentric billionaire who has it all? A gold-plated Xbox One from famed retailer Harrods of London is a start, and it turns out that Harrods is selling <i>just that</i> in its London store right now. Of course, that kind of bespoke game console experience comes with a hefty price …

U.S. Recognizes A South Korean StarCraft Player As An Athlete

South Korean Kim Dong-hwan, a professional StarCraft II player, has received a special U.S. visa, normally reserved for baseball players and other athletes.<p>The five-year P-1A visa given to the video game player last week is for "internationally recognized athletes." This follows another visa given …

Mysterious smart ring project gives smartwatches the finger

A high-tech ring that promises to replicate many of the features found in the latest crop of smartwatches, but without strapping a brick to your wrist, is now one step closer to reality. Smarty Ring, a project that launched on Indiegogo last month, has blown past its funding goal to produce a ring …

Ranking 107 Los Angeles Neighborhoods By Popularity With Home-Seekers In 2013

Boy, it seems like end-of-year wrap-up time comes earlier every year! Our first entry for 2013 comes from listings site Trulia, which crunched the numbers on which neighborhoods had the most listing views in Los Angeles (keep in mind that that's probably correlated with more listings in a …

Marijuana Strains Like OG Kush Are Meaningless, Expert Says

... he even disputes the commonly held notion that the two polar types of weed, indica and sativa, produce opposing effects -- specifically that …

Pesto-Crusted Salmon

Preparation<p>Heat the oven to 400°F. Pulse the bread in a food processor to make breadcrumbs. Remove about 1/2 cup of the crumbs and reserve them. Add …

Seafood

61 Easy Pasta Recipes for Weeknight Dinners

Lose the jarred sauce—we're confident you won't need it with these easy pastas in your weeknight dinner arsenal.<p>When it comes to quick and easy weeknight pasta, you can lose those jars. And boxes. And packets of powder (ew). There’s no need for the pre-made stuff, because you can pack serious …

Cooking

Where To Go Ice Skating Outdoors In L.A. This Season

We may not get snow in L.A., but that doesn't mean we can't get into the holiday spirit. 'Tis the season for peppermint mochas and a good dose of ice …

10 Veggies That Seriously Rock Roasted (Besides Brussels Sprouts)

Our friends over at Jezebel had their minds blown by the greatness that is roasted brussels sprouts today, and while this method of cooking is hardly …

The Best Hangover Foods in Los Angeles

<i>Hitting the clubs (and the bottle) can be fun and all, but the morning after, not so much. Here are 10 of our favorite spots around town that offer</i> …

The Best Date Bars in Los Angeles

<i>L.A. is a notoriously difficult city to date in, so we thought we'd make it just a little bit easier by gathering a list of some of the best bars to</i> …

Exceptional Salmon

Fry bacon (or pancetta) in a lightly oiled, heated frying pan. Cook until the bacon begins to go from crisp to hard brown, then remove and drain on a …

Seafood

Your Guide To The Best Restaurants In Thai Town

<i>Even though Thai Town is nestled in the heart of East Hollywood and is a mainstay for some of the top-tier Thai cuisine in town, we have to admit the</i> …

10 Surefire Signs You're Not From L.A.

<b>10.</b> The 7-Eleven is three blocks away. You actually walk there.<p>Michael Locke / <i>LA Weekly</i> Flickr pool<p><b>9.</b> You complain about how vapid the Westside is, …

Here’s a GoPro Video of a Chick’s Ass In Yoga Pants Jiggling During a Motorcycle Ride

Scaled-up electric toothbrush technology could wirelessly charge electric cars, says Volvo

The Volvo C30 plug-in takes 2.5 hours to charge<p>An electric car is already more convenient to 'refuel' than gasoline and diesel vehicles: You simply …

Electric Vehicles

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Sales<p>There's a whole lot of style goodness on markdown right now.<p>20 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Don't Miss!<p>Style<p>These five style rebels swear by them.<p>14 …

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Tom Ford's 10 Grooming Commandments

Clothes alone don’t make the man. Skin and hair are just as important. Which is why Tom and his team of lu whizzes have created a new line of top-shelf grooming products, out this month. But before you rush to the store, memorize Ford’s master grooming guidelines.<p><i>10.</i> "No need for deodorant. I like …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …

Cooking

Emily Ratajkowski by Terry Richardson for GQ's 2013 November Issue

No doubt a massive radio hit in its own right, Robin Thicke’s Pharrell- and T.I.-assisted single<p>No doubt a massive radio hit in its own right, Robin Thicke‘s Pharrell- and T.I.-assisted single “Blurred Lines” was no doubt further cemented in our brains thanks to its explicit Emily …

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30 Vegetarian recipes you can cook in 30 minutes or less

We love healthy food, especially if it can be made quickly and easily on busy week nights. It doesn't always have to be summer salads that are quick …

Healthy Eating

2015 Cadillac Escalade

Because Escalade, that's why.<p>There is a certain internet meme that properly, tersely, and fully explains the existence of the Cadillac Escalade. With vulgar charm, it addresses the critical and common question of “Why would someone want an expensive Yukon/Tahoe/Suburban?” (In fact, it’s a solid—if …

Tahoe

2014 BMW Alpina D3 Bi-Turbo

Coming soon from Alpina is its powerful, customized take on the 2014 BMW 3 Series: the D3 Bi-Turbo.<p>Coming soon from Alpina is its powerful, customized take on the 2014 BMW 3 Series: the D3 Bi-Turbo. Unveiled just last month at Frankfurt’s IAA, the D3 Bi-Turbo incorporates upgrades like a bigger …

Native Americans Counter Racist Iconography With Racist Baseball Caps

If you’ve missed the controversy, everyone from <i>Sports Illustrated</i> to Barack Obama has weighed in on the latest hot topic in football. It’s not concussions. It’s the team name Washington Redskins. Today, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI) has released a report of their own on the …