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Home Tips: DIY Grooming

Living in a lockdown can expose a lot – including your roots. So it’s no surprise that a month into the coronavirus pandemic, grooming gear is being snapped up with an urgency usually reserved for toilet paper and sanitizing wipes. According to Nielsen data, hair clipper sales have shot up 166 percent from this time last year while hair dye sales have increased 23 percent. With salons shuttered and Americans becoming do-it-yourself stylists faced with unkempt hair, chipped nails and scruffy stub

Design Trends in a Post-Pandemic World

If you want to know how the coronavirus pandemic has impacted home design, take a seat. Since panic over possible toilet paper shortages erupted in March, sales of bidet attachments have skyrocketed — increasing more than 300 percent at San Francisco-based Brondell, the Los Angeles Times reported. And home experts foresee built-in bidets becoming an increasingly popular item even after the crisis has passed. What other design trends are likely to emerge in a post-pandemic world? Here are five th

Out and About: Catalina Island

Escaping Los Angeles for a weekend or day trip is simple. Doing so without driving? Not so much. Which may make Catalina Island, located “26 miles across the sea,” the ideal getaway for the asphalt-fatigued. About an hour by ferry from Long Beach, San Pedro or Newport Beach, Catalina Island is nestled among California’s Channel Islands. For more than a century, this idyllic destination has been renowned among Angelinos for its wildlife, pristine beaches and isolated coves. What do the towns of A

Streaming: Stuck-at-home Thrillers

Locked doors are meant to keep bad things out. But what happens if the bad thing is already trapped inside with you? (Hence the iconic horror movie scene in which the imperiled teenage heroine is told the frightening phone calls are coming from “inside the house!”) So given the pandemic-induced lockdown, what better time to share a claustrophobic scare with fellow quarantined family members and self-isolating roommates? You may even find yourself relating to the characters in these confined thri

Puppy-Proofing Your Home

It’s the gift that keeps on yipping and chewing. For a lot of people, January means having to create a safe, secure home for the adorable, huggable bundle of newborn fur they received during the holidays. However, puppy-proofing your place can be harder than it seems. Here’s the scoop, so to speak, on how to make your home a healthy, happy one for the latest member of your family.

Puppies love to chew – not just on treats, toys, and shoes, but also on cords, cables, and wires. Owners should ens

10 Comic Book Endings That Just Gave Up

Telling a story is like pulling a heist and as any supervillain will tell you: there are plenty of reasons why you might give up mid-plot. Maybe you can't find the wi-fi password for the quantum accelerator. Maybe there's a tell-tale sonic boom, accompanied by a big blue blur—or worse, a large bat lurking among the clouds. Or your best pal decided to "try a new direction."

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Comics can be that way, too. Consider these examples

Top 10 Heat Hacks To Stay Cool that Won’t Burn The Planet

Sweltering heat, wildfires, droughts — it’s hard to stay cool on an open grill. Yet, as climate change roasts the planet, many of the energy-intensive tools we use to combat the heat are only fueling global warming. Chief among them? Air conditioners, which are growing in popularity as temperatures climb. Yet AC gorges electricity — which is still primarily produced by fossil fuels — and emits greenhouse gasses called hydrofluorocarbons. So the hotter the Earth becomes, the more our response wil

How To Green Your Getaway: Tips For This Summer Vacation Season

Traveling can be exhausting – especially for the planet. Hotel housekeeping devours water and electricity, tour groups trample and pollute, and unless you’re camping in your backyard, even getting to your destination will cough and hack emissions into the ever-warming atmosphere. But after two years of pandemic-induced “staycations,” what’s a pent-up but ecologically conscious traveler to do? With summer vacation season upon us, here are five tips for managing your carbon footprint — wherever yo
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