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25 secret gardens and green spaces hidden around LA - Curbed LA

Los Angeles has the ocean and the mountains and the desert all within a couple hours’ drive, but there are a good amount of parks large and small that dot the city that make it easy to get a dose of nature whether you’re in Downtown or in the Valley.<p>Many of these places, especially the larger …

California

An Eater’s Guide to Los Angeles

Hollywood, the beaches, the hills, the valleys, and the wide boulevards chock full of traffic-mired cars — it's all part of the LA’s concrete jungle. This urban expanse of light, street art, towering skyscrapers, palm trees, and celebrity-riddled mansions plays host to a vibrant restaurant scene — …

Los Angeles

What to know about ADUs in Los Angeles

These small residences could help solve California’s housing shortage<p>Amid a profound housing shortage that’s driving up rents and property values statewide, California officials and real estate experts are looking to an often overlooked form of housing as a potential solution: the in-law …

Housing

Tour This Charming California Cottage and its Secret Garden

1 of 11<p>West Coast Beauty<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 11<p>California Dreamer<p>3 of 11<p>Bright & Breezy Kitchen<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 11<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 11<p>California Cool …

Living Rooms

Arts District development map - Curbed LA

The Arts District development boom just keeps going and going, with no end in sight. For most of this decade, the area has been an irresistible magnet for builders, and new projects seem to be announced almost weekly.<p>Some of those projects, including SunCal's mega development at Sixth and Alameda, …

Skyscrapers

Easy Dinner Recipes for Busy Weeknights

Everybody understands the stuggle of getting dinner on the table after a long day. For an easy weeknight dinner that you can depend on, we picked out …

The Most Beautiful Places in California

Packed with rugged good looks and natural elegance that extends far beyond the celebs of Hollywood, California is one of the most geographically …

National Parks

The raw fruits and vegetables that improve mental health, according to study

Eating raw fruits and vegetables could boost mental health and assuage depressive symptoms, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the University of …

Mental Health

LA's 24 Essential Bars, 2018 Edition

Unlike a lot of cocktail towns, Los Angeles is not beholden to any traditions. From the early days of Hollywood to the craft cocktail renaissance, it’s where innovators and adventurers have landed to make their ideas a reality. And thanks to that freedom and outside-the-box thinking, our city has …

If a happy, successful life is about developing 3 good daily habits, what would they be?

What I love about this question is that it doesn’t separate happiness from success.<p>As you alluded to in your question, you cannot have success …

8 Lean Crockpot Recipes You Should Make For Weight Loss

If you’re trying to lose weight and are frustrated with eating the same foods day in and day out, it’s time to spice up your life (and your plate). …

A Millennial’s Guide to Cocktails

The 26 Essential Korean Restaurants in Los Angeles

LA's Koreatown offers a mecca of Korean cuisine that lies unparalleled in America. While it's known as a bustling area of neon lights and nightlife, the food just happens to be so varied and excellent that even food lovers from Seoul marvel at the quality of restaurants.<p>There's a growing number of …

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Cold Showers

Cold exposure is a method of body hardening, which increases your tolerance to stress and disease. Odds are you’ve heard whispers around the water …

Hot Springs

8 Tasty Anti-Inflammatory Slow Cooker Recipes You Should Make This Month To Lose Weight

If you wake up feeling bloated, you probably consider your day over before it even began. And if that bloat lasts longer than a day, forget about …

Cooking

8 High-Protein Anti-Inflammatory Slow Cooker Recipes You Should Make In 2018 For Weight Loss

We got a slow cooker over the holidays. Ok, we got it the previous holiday season. But 2018 is the year we’re going to use it for making …

Related Maps

Palm Springs has become something of a media darling recently, as its mountain-flanked scenery and sparkling swimming pools have been splashed across the pages of publications near and far, all declaring the city to be new again, hot again, and making its triumphant return thanks to a fresh crop of …

Texas

There's a reason time seems to speed up as you age — but it's possible to slow it down

Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from the same time period — between the ages of 15 and 30.<p>That's the time period when six of the 10 most important events in a person's life typically happen, according to a 2004 study: …

6 Delicious Slow Cooker Meals That Will Build Muscle Fast

These high-protein recipes are the ultimate winter comfort food<p>When the temperature drops, there's nothing like a plate of comfort food to make you feel better about the frigid months ahead. But we're pretty sure your motivation to cook becomes nonexistent when you're forced to stow away your grill …

Cooking

14 Delicious Ways to Eat White Beans

If you're anything like me, odds are you have at least seven different cans of beans in your pantry at all times—some exciting, some not so much. …

The 50 Most Unforgettable Things You Have to Do Abroad Before You Die

Lists get a bad wrap, especially in the realm of travel, where ditching set plans and itineraries can lead to the greatest adventures. But with a …

6 Kettlebell Moves That Will Melt Your Fat Away

Rev your metabolism with these explosive exercises<p>Kettlebell training combines cardiovascular training with resistance training, utilizing continuous (and often explosive) movement and giving you no rest time between reps. What does this all mean exactly? That incorporating these six kettlebell …

Workouts

From giraffes to Airstreams: Top 9 glamping destinations in California

We love sleeping bags and tents as much as any happy camper, but there’s something beguiling about glamping — the portmanteau name for glamorous …

Medium – Read, write and share stories that matter

The 1-Pan, 3-Ingredient, High-Protein Recipe You Can Eat Any Meal of the Day

Looking for an easy high-protein, high-fiber meal that's perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? All you need for this recipe are basically three ingredients, one pan, and your oven.<p>For just over 400 calories, this roasted tofu, sweet potato, and bell pepper dish offers 34 grams of protein and 7.9 …

Food

​This Video Breaks Down Exactly How Whiskey Is Made

​From barley to barrel, this is how it happens<p>You probably don’t give much thought to your whiskey, other than the type you like and how great it tastes. (Like, for instance, this incredible whiskey sour.) But a new video from Reactions is breaking down exactly how whiskey is made, so you can …

Flavors

How to improve your mind through meditation, according to neuroscience

From "The Mindful Brain":<p>The MBSR program brought the ancient practice of mindfulness to individuals with a wide range of chronic medical conditions from back pain to psoriasis.<p>Kabat-Zinn and colleagues, including his collaborator Richard Davidson at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, were …

Michael’s Travel Journals: Things To Do In Palm Springs

For The: Luxury Lover<p>“The Ritz-Carlton Rancho-Mirage is one of my favorite places to call home base when I’m in town,” says Michael. “It has the …

Palm Springs

5 Healthy and Quick Lunches You Can Make For $5

Prep a few minutes the night before and you’ll eat like a king come noon—without straining your wallet<p>It’s no secret that brown-bagging your lunch is cheaper, healthier, and all around better than buying an overpriced, oversized sandwich at the corner deli. But even so, most of us don’t have much …

Healthy Eating

5 New Reasons to Eat in Santa Barbara

<b>Loquita</b> <br>From the same food-loving entrepreneurs as the Lark (located in a former fish market on Anacapa Street), Acme Hospitality has its hands full …