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How to Stock a Japanese Pantry: 13 Indispensable Ingredients

Perhaps you can remember the scene in the cult classic <i>The Breakfast Club</i> when Bender and Claire have a little back-and-forth over some tuna sushi rolls. "You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're gonna eat <i>that</i>?" he asks incredulously. Well, America, we've come a long way since 1985. …

A Functional Life-Size Camping Trailer Made From LEGO Bricks

<b>Using exactly 215,158 LEGO bricks, a team of 12 professional LEGO builders spent 12 weeks and more than 1000 hours creating a life-size camping</b> …

Lego

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

12 Ideas That Prove Everyone Needs an IKEA Raskog Cart

The popular piece is useful in literally every room of the house.<p>The popular piece is useful in literally every room of the house.

And the Sea Will Tell

• <b>Author:</b> Vincent Bugliosi<p>"Grips you by the throat from beginning to end."—Cleveland Plain Dealer<br>ALONE WITH HER NEW HUSBAND on a tiny Pacific atoll, a young woman, combing the beach, finds an odd aluminum container washed up out of the lagoon, and beside it on the sand something glitters: a gold …

Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail

I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but possibly not what the …

E.coli

10 Best Tacos on the Westside

<b>10. Loteria Grill</b><br>A lot of different food options makes Loteria Grill, on the Third Street Promenade in Santa Monica, a good option for almost …

10 Best Doughnuts in Los Angeles

S'mores doughnut from Kettleglazed<p>Ali Trachta<p><b>10. Kettleglazed</b><br>Kettleglazed may be the perfect balance of old and new. It's semi-"artisanal" with a …

When Maps Lie

Tips from a geographer on how to avoid being fooled.<p>Maps are big these days. Blogs and news sites (including this one) frequently post maps and those maps often go viral—40 maps that explain the world, the favorite TV shows of each U.S. state, and so on. They’re all over Facebook, Twitter, and …

Maps

15 Tips to De-Stress Your Day

It’s a little wacky that we live in a world that glamorizes stress. When did it suddenly become okay for us to consistently be running around with frazzled nerves and a to-do list the size of a small book? We have our jobs, our side jobs, our blogs and websites, and it’s easy to understand why …

10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig most reliable for weight loss, study says

Dieters looking to maximize their chances for long-term weight loss should consider trying Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers, according to a new review of clinical trials.<p>People who used the Jenny Craig program lost 4.9% more weight after one year than their counterparts, who only got dieting …

Weight Loss

L.A.'s Best Happy Hours With Tacos

<b>Border Grill, Santa Monica</b><p>Established in Santa Monica in 1990, Border Grill was one of the early restaurants to orient Los Angeles toward the …

The Best California Weekend Road Trips

There is something really harsh about the beginning of a new year. We all need something to look forward to. Are you ready to get out of town? While you may not be able to take time off from work, there's always the weekend. Hop in the car, put on your favorite music playlist and drive to one of …

10 Healthy Snacks To Eat At Your Desk

100 Coaching Book Recommendations, Part 2: Life Skills, Productivity, Peak Performance, and Personal Finance

In my last post I shared book recommendations for entrepreneurship, leadership and management, sales and marketing, job search, career change, and biographies of business and career success. Here are more coaching book recommendations for general life skills:<p><b>Life Coaching</b><p><i>Awaken the Giant Within:</i> …

Show Time

Behind the Beautiful Forevers

• <b>Author:</b> Katherine Boo<p>In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels …

Koalas Hug Trees to Keep Cool (and Look Cute)

Turns out koalas aren’t just hugging trees so we can all marvel at how adorable they are — they’re actually hugging trees to keep themselves nice and …

Boeuf Bourguignon

<b>Servings: Serves 6</b><p>Ingredients<p><b>Kitchen Supplies:</b><p>9- to 10-inch, fireproof casserole dish , 3 inches deep<br>• Slotted spoon<p><b>Boeuf Bourguignon:</b><p>6 ounces bacon<br>• 1 …