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Almond joy: Nutty aphrodisiac for Valentine’s Day

Catharine L. Kaufman

Tying first place on the A-(phrodisiac) List, knocking the lowly oyster (loaded with mercury, cadmium and PCB’s) out of the running, and neck-and- neck with bittersweet chocolate is the divine, heart-healthy, nutrient-dense almond. Here are this beaut’s sexy little secrets to help revv up your sweetie’s engine for Valentine’s Day and always.

A grim fairy tale


I was recently reading a fairy tale to my tiny grandchildren …..

Achieve the Impossible: The Low-Stress Home Renovation


By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction The possibility of experiencing only a low level of stress while renovating your home might seem as remote as experiencing unbridled joy while stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the 5. And, of course, there are going to be some aspects of home renovations that you would rather do without, such [...]

Performance Reviews: How to Make Them Measurable and Meaningful

Employee training seminars in La Jolla

By David Workman, At one time or another, most of us have worked with someone who is chronically five to ten minutes late, spends hours of valuable work time on Facebook, and has no problem letting other workers pick up his or her slack. Some of these coworkers may even believe they should be [...]

There’s more cookin’ than the food


My husband is having an emotional affair. There, I’ve said it. Actually, if we’re being perfectly honest, it’s THREE emotional affairs and they’re all with cooking show honeys. I will refer to them as the Southern Sweetie, the Pioneer Person, and the Italian Temptress.

Science meets food: Salk’s gustatory experiment

Catharine L. Kaufman

A holistic medical pioneer in ancient Greece nearly 2,500 years ago, Hippocrates prescribed that food be used as medicine since it was the most powerful healing agent against diseases. That philosophy is embraced by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, which recently launched a wellness series.

Unleashing Excellence through Creativity


By Kevin Yaley Nurturing our students’ creativity is an important part of the Francis Parker School mission. At Parker, instruction in the arts helps students develop qualities essential for success in college and beyond. By practicing performing and visual arts, our students learn the essential skills of flexible thinking, risk-taking and persistence. That’s why we [...]


The energy-savvy couple owning this Del Sur home earned $16,131 in incentives and is saving 124% monthly by powering their home & electric vehicle (EV) with solar.

“As you grow older, you’ll find the only things you regret are the things you *didn’t* do.” –Zachary Scott By Martin Learn, President, Home Energy Systems Earlier this year, I introduced this column with compelling ways solar electric (PV) systems can help property owners slash energy costs, improve property values and qualify for solar tax [...]

2014 Home Design Trends


By Rick Rutstein, Professional Design and Drafting Remember Jennifer Beals’ character dancing like a maniac in her converted warehouse home in Flashdance? Well, warehouse living is becoming popular again. In addition to the trend of readapting existing structures like warehouses, factories and old churches to create dream homes, new technologies, new materials, and new [...]


straight teeth

By Dr. Joe D’Angelo & Dr. Ashley Olson How many times have you said these words to yourself: “If I knew then what I know now …”? Perhaps you wouldn’t have slathered yourself in baby oil and baked in the sun for hours. Maybe you would have taken school more seriously. Perhaps you would have [...]

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