‘Tis the season for stuffing your face silly from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day, punctuated by some fattening pit stops (Chanukah, Kwanza, Christmas and various holiday cocktail parties). According to studies in the New England Journal of Medicine, although the average holiday weight gain is only one pound, it is not reversed during the spring and summer months, accounting for the increase in body weight during adulthood. Let’s leave the belly fat to Santa, and make this one a healthier, slimmer season, excluding high-calorie, artery-clogging celebratory monsters from the table.
By Rick Rutstein, Professional Design and Drafting Imagine having the power to save people’s lives. These aren’t powers that come from hailing from Krypton or getting bitten by a radioactive spider; these are the powers that come from designing a building. Even the most seemingly minor design decision an architect makes not only impact the [...]
For more than a quarter century, Popular Science magazine has devoted its December issue to the “Best of What’s New.” Two innovations out of UC San Diego are among this year’s 100 awardees.
This time of year, both seasoned cooks and neophytes, are cocooning themselves in their kitchens to prepare an impressive, bountiful (and hopefully healthy) Thanksgiving feast. It is also that time of year when assorted culinary crises abound, including everything from leaving the giblet bag in the cavity to undercooking a turkey to the point where a competent veterinarian could possibly revive it. Here is some solid gustatory advice to help you seamlessly navigate your way through turkey land. Gobble, gobble.
I have plenty of talents and I’m really not a bad cook so I’m not sure why I’ve never mastered baking. Maybe I gave up too easily when my pies ended up with the lattice crust floating like flotsam on a soupy apple sea. For years, I did everyone a favor by ordering pies from a local bakery at Thanksgiving until my younger son fortuitously married The Crust Whisperer.
By Dr. Robert Sunstein, The Sunny Smile Specialist It’s no secret that Julia Roberts has stolen the hearts of millions with her beautiful trademark smile. In a recent article at the Huffington Post, the famous grin is chronicled through movie roles ranging from her debut 1988 film, “Mystic Pizza” all the way to her more [...]
By Otto Benson, Modern Home Systems Spirits will be a little brighter this year with the introduction of the iPad Air – the latest innovation from Apple released just in time for the holidays. If you’re like many people, Apple products are a big part of your daily life. From the iPhone to the MacBook, [...]
By Dr. Nasrin Mani, La Jolla Laser Clinic The holidays are almost here, and another year has nearly come and gone. But your face doesn’t have to show it! With the right beauty treatments, aging gracefully is easy – and no one has to know your secret. Here are my top picks for getting smooth, [...]
By Stephen M. Pfeiffer, Ph.D. This January, Obamacare will become national legislation, leading the way to America’s first universal healthcare program. In addition to providing adequate care for all demographics, Hispanics are expected to particularly benefit from Obamacare according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Improved healthcare accessibility and the expansion of [...]
In one of my favorite wishful fantasies, every doctor in La Jolla cold-calls his office and experiences the response a patient gets from his staff. He’d have to disguise his voice, of course, otherwise they’d be uncharacteristically helpful.