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Healthy Drinks: Doesn't Get Any Better Or Tastier Than These Smoothies

Healthy Smoothie Recipes<p>Whether you're staving off hunger or fighting wrinkles, these blended beverages pack a good-for-you punch<p>Jonathan Kantor<p>Instructions for all recipes: Combine ingredients and blend until smooth.<p>Assemble the recommended nine servings of fruits and vegetables on your kitchen …

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Five free apps to get more battery life out of your phone

"My phone is about to die."<p>Thanks to my job, this harrowing low-battery experience is something I am used to and always prepared for. I take my charger with me everywhere I go and keep an extra one at work.<p>Yes, our smartphones are "smart" and enable us to video-chat, play games, take pictures and …

'The Office' producers release Seth Rogen, Adam Scott auditions

Back in fall 2003, the producers of the<p>NBCremake of the British hit"The Office"were looking for comic actors to work at their fictional paper company. Eventually, the top roles went to relative unknownsRainn Wilson,Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski andSteve Carellin the star-making role of Michael …

5 Great Things to Do Outdoors in L.A. This Week

Spitting directly in the two-faced Janus of climate change and a wretched summer, Drenched 5K Race gives you the chance to beat the heat harder than …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

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It's Frustratingly Rare to Find a Novel About Women That's Not About Love

"Literary girls don't take road-trips to find themselves; they take trips to find men."<p>I came of age without a literary soulmate. Growing up, I read every book recommended to me. Nick Carraway's lucid account of the 1920's seduced me. Huck Finn's journey up the river showed me the close link …

Protein: The Best Sources

The Dietary Reference Intake (DRI) for protein is .8 grams per kilogram of body weight, says Lisa Young, PhD, RD, a nutritionist in New York City, and author of <i>The Portion Teller</i>. If you’re trying to lose weight, she recommends upping your intake to 1 gram per kilogram of body weight (that comes to …

Easy Meals and Easy Recipes

Cedric Angeles<p>Lemon-Tarragon Halibut en Papillote<p><b>The Situation:</b><br>Important Business Dinner<p><b>Perfect Meal to Make:</b><br>Lemon-Tarragon Halibut en Papillote<p>The right meal (and the proper presentation) shows you're sophisticated and serious about your career, and that you have creativity and flair. Sealing fish …

The Best Places In L.A. To Enjoy The Outdoors

<i>We really are blessed in Southern California with some pretty spectacular and dramatic geography—and the weather to enjoy it most days of the year.</i> …

The Top 28 Best Healthy Snacks

Nibble away with these healthy snacks that all clock in at 100 calories or less.<p>Todd Huffman<p>Computer screens, dogs, your paycheck: Some things should only come in size XL. But at snack time, smaller really can be better—even if your appetite feels super-sized. It's just a matter of figuring out …

The 10 Easiest Pasta Meals Ever

Make any of these tasty (and healthy!) pasta recipes in less than 30 minutes!<p>Con Poulos<p>Roasted Pepper-Corn Pasta Salad<p>This orrechiette pasta dish has a few of our favorite things: roasted red pepper, roasted corn, and avocados. Topped with fresh lime juice and cilantro, this pasta salad is as …

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Why you’ll share this story: The new science of memes

More and more of the things that set the internet on fire are of that species of charmingly moronic pairing of text and image that allows even the post-literate to feel like they have partaken of a shared cultural moment. And now, scientists are beginning to understand how the curiously addictive …

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100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

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