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16 People We've All Gotten Dinner With

Going out to dinner with your people can be a nice change of pace from eating macaroni and cheese at home, but it never fails that the friends you normally cherish outside of a restaurant quickly turn into one or more of the unsavory characters described below. 1. Show More Summary

Have a $50,000 Wedding on a $3,000 Budget: 8 Great Secrets to a Hip and Affordable Wedding

Pick up any wedding magazine these days and you will surely think that you need to find a money tree to shake to be able to afford a nice wedding. How about Mr. and Mrs. Kanye West? If you have a spare $14-$20 million, sure you can have a wedding of the century. Show More Summary

Lose My Number, Please

The voice message left on our home phone sounded very convincing. Authoritative and with a hint of menace, the caller said that the IRS Crime Investigations Unit was about to file charges for tax evasion against us -- but if we called them back right away and could explain a few things to the caller, perhaps our imminent prosecution could be averted. Show More Summary

The Soul of Our Nation

As I write this my heart aches. I am pained by the news stories of thousands of children from Central America who have been forced to flee their homes due to violence and journey to the U.S. alone. There are 10, 11, 12 year olds or younger,...Show More Summary

What Does It Take to Turn an Art School Education Into a Successful Career?

Cynthia Sitton, Jung's Dream, 2014, oil on linen, 36 x 84 in. There have been a lot of articles and blogs lately wherein the value of an art education is called into question. People with art degrees can't get jobs in their fields, they are saddled with debt, and galleries are already overloaded with artists. Show More Summary

Why Worrying About Retirement Is Actually A Luxury

My inbox is bombarded daily with pitches from retirement planners who claim to hold the secret to my "dream retirement." They all basically regurgitate the same message: Spend less, save more, and be sure and give them your money toShow More Summary

In Order for Our Kids to Keep Learning, We Need to Keep Learning Too

How do we act on new information, when our systems and structures have been built on a foundation of incomplete or outdated information? How do we adjust what we've built in order to accommodate what we've learned? It's a question faced...Show More Summary

California Ranks 9th in the Country in LTSS 50-state Scorecard

As a physician, I've witnessed firsthand the plight of so many families whose lives are thrown into turmoil as an older parent or grandparent takes a fall, suffers an injury and experiences a sudden health decline. Without warning, families...Show More Summary

17 Slogans That Frankly Make More Sense Than the Real Ones, Pt. 5

Companies spend millions of dollars to make their products look ideal to consumers. But what if they stripped all of that away and told the truth? That's where Honest Slogans comes into play. I've been maintaining the website since its...Show More Summary

CA Lawmakers Tour Facility Where Immigrant Children Held

A group of California lawmakers got a first-hand look at immigrant children that were moved from overcrowded Texas to California and found them to be well-behaved and learning about the United States. It was one of the first glimpses we've got of some of the thousands of children who have illegally immigrated to the U.S. Show More Summary

Creating Change Personally and Professionally at Rancho La Puerta

Creating change and learning how to turn a negative into a positive is a practice that drives me on a personal and professional level. It led me to write my book, "Change Your Story, Change Your Life: A Path To Success." As a way toShow More Summary

The Alliance: The Must-Read Book of the Summer That Could Change the Way We Work

Summertime-reading recommendations are usually about escapism -- mysteries, thrillers, melodramas, romances -- meant to stand in for vacations from our everyday lives. And there is no shortage of this kind of list. But I'd like to add a different sort of book to your summer-reading queue. Show More Summary

LA's Free Summer Music Festivals - That's Right, Free

It's summertime, and the living is easy. The days are long, the beaches are calling, and there are more fun things to do right now than ever before. However, with all of the amazing summer events in LA, extra cash can unfortunately be hard to come by, which can put somewhat of a damper on your extravagant summer plans in sunny Southern California. Show More Summary

California Pizza Kitchen Revamps Decor and Menu!

all photos by Jay In 1985 I received a phone call from two casual friends who invited me to the opening of their new pizza joint. Century City attorneys Larry Flax and Rick Rosenfield told me that they had pulled together $200,00 inShow More Summary

Unsettled: Portraits by Peter Zokosky at Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Los Angeles

Peter Zokosky: Photo by Karole Foreman Unsettled: Portraits by Peter Zokosky, which opened last week at Koplin Del Rio Gallery, consists of 19 paintings that feature three distinct groups of subject matter: babies, ventriloquist dummies and stingrays. Show More Summary

Maria Shriver's -- and Bobby Shriver's -- Inconvenient Truth?

Last week Maria Shriver posted a tribute to California's groundbreaking, decade-old paid family leave. In her Huffington Post column, she wrote: We're thankful that in a few places around the country, new parents are getting some of the help they need. Show More Summary

Murrieta Immigration Protests Were Unfortunate, Unnecessary

Last week America got to know Murrieta, California - and it was not pretty. On Tuesday, jeering crowds of anti-immigrant protestors succeeded in turning back Department of Homeland Security (DHS) buses carrying undocumented women and children from Central America. Show More Summary

6 Get-Ready-for-Summer Family Ideas for the Weekend

Let's Go JULY -- Romance with Romeo and Juliet, great music at the Hollywood Bowl and the Santa Monica Pier, and a fascinating lecture about what we can learn from animals. There's always more online at The Family Savvy. Visit us for more!

Hockney Is App'd to Paint: This Artweek.LA (July 7, 2014)

The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire in 2011 (twenty eleven) - 30 May, iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper, mounted on four sheets of Dibond, 96 x 72 in. (244 x 183 cm) framed, Edition of 10 David Hockney: The Arrival...Show More Summary

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