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Is It Possible To Spot Reduce Fat?

ric drasin | Posted 07.01.2016 | Healthy Living
ric drasin

Over the years I've trained many men and women as well as many celebrities. Each person has a different goal and a different vision of what the want ...

You Are What You Eat

ric drasin | Posted 07.01.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

They say we are what we eat. Never a truer word has been spoken and you can look around and pretty much tell who eats right and who doesn't. I look...

Big Muscles and the Big Screen -- Bodybuilders in Film

ric drasin | Posted 05.12.2016 | Sports
ric drasin

Years before I started working out with weights, I would watch movies and see people like Steve Reeves and wonder how they got that way and got into m...

Training With Arnold. History We Made Together

ric drasin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment
ric drasin

I remember walking into the door and seeing some of the greats and coming face to face with Arnold. At that point he wasn't really very well known except for some photos in the magazines. We quickly became friends and started doing some chest and back workouts together.

From The Golden Era Of Bodybuilding

ric drasin | Posted 05.05.2016 | Entertainment
ric drasin

I wanted to first introduce myself Ric Drasin from the Golden Era of Bodybuilding in Venice Beach, CA in the early 1970's. This was a very popular t...

How To Do Venice Beach Like A Local

Spot | Posted 10.16.2015 | Travel
Spot

"Venice is unlike any place I've ever lived. I love that you can't stereotype Venice residents by a certain set of qualities because you come across quite the mix of characters on any given day... Everyone coexists in this crazy, creative little town which only adds to its charm."

Ever Heard a Beatboxing Harpist? Phillip King's Unconditional Love Frequency Campaign Hums in the City of Angels

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

Los Angeles is a city full of characters, and Phillip King is no exception. A tall man who exudes positivity in his seemingly permanent ear-to-ear smile, Phillip has been bringing his distinct style to different corners of the city for the past few years, becoming something of a fixture for locals.

WATCH: L.A. Couple Befriends the Homeless With Love and Life's Essentials

HooplaHa | Posted 08.06.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Jef has not only stayed true to his roots musically, but also as a man of faith, starting Love Trade, a grassroots effort on the part of him and his wife to provide the homeless population with a small package of essentials, a grocery store card and hygienic products.

33 Ways to Bring the Beach Home With You This Summer

Hometalk | Posted 08.03.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

These simple and stylish projects will help you bring the beach back home with you, so that you can spend the whole season surrounded by shells, waves, and nautical goodness!

Lifeguard Attacked By Trio, Fights Back Fiercely

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.02.2015 | Crime

In a manner of speaking, it was no day at the beach for this lifesaver. A lifeguard at Venice Beach in Los Angeles had to save himself when two men an...

Melanie Daniel: 'Piecemaker' at Shulamit Gallery, Venice Beach

John Seed | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
John Seed

Canadian-born artist Melanie Daniel, whose work is currently on view at the Shulamit Gallery in Venice Beach, has lived in Israel for the past twenty years, including seven years in the mixed Arab-Jewish city of Jaffa. I recently interviewed Melanie Daniel to ask her about her background, her art and her sources of artistic inspiration.

A Transit App for Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.04.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

This is a true story. It's about the way many people get around Los Angeles and how more of us should navigate the City of Angels. Native Angelenos, new arrivals, older transplants like me, tourists and everyone in between.

RIGHT NEXT DOOR: Chad "Mad Chad" Taylor, Professional Juggler

Ian Spanier | Posted 06.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Yes, there are such things as professional jugglers -- and "Mad Chad" has long been one of them, having performed his first show as a teenager. Self-t...

How a Man Named Jingles Changed My Life

Ari Nessel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Good News
Ari Nessel

That was the beginning of how I started thinking how every choice I made had an impact, so with those choices, I had the power to create harm or good.

You Don't Need to Live in California to Create This Venice Beach-Inspired Living Room

Dering Hall | Posted 11.18.2014 | HuffPost Home
Dering Hall

The polarity of the mahogany coffered ceiling and floors with the stark white walls provides a rich backdrop for the selection of bold furnishings.

Get Your Sizzle On At The World's Sexiest Beaches

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 06.21.2014 | Travel

Beaches are beautiful displays of Mother Nature's bounty, but nothing cranks up the heat like some sexy humans on the sand. Travelzoo has named the...

A New Yorker's Ode to Los Angeles

Cody Lyon | Posted 08.13.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

I remember the first time I went to Los Angeles. It was sometime in the early 1990s. As we descended into LAX on the flight from New York that morning, my friend told me to look out the window.

Before You Head Over To Brazil: 2014 World Cup, Samba and Sergio!

Marlon Regis | Posted 08.10.2014 | Travel
Marlon Regis

Over 200,000 people from the United States alone, will be traveling to Brazil this summer for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, while another quarter-million f...

Venice Beach is the Best Place to Live... When You've Still Got Freedom

Carly Cylinder | Posted 07.13.2014 | Travel
Carly Cylinder

After spending a year in NYC when I was 29 years old, I found myself a little apprehensive about the the slim cultural experience and inspiration of LA in comparison to the city.

Greg Miller's Painterly Pop

Shana Nys Dambrot | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
Shana Nys Dambrot

About ten years ago, American painter Greg Miller admitted the truth -- that he's a Pop artist -- and it felt good to own it.

Snowless, Shaken and Stirred in SoCal

Elan Barnehama | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Elan Barnehama

I love road trips. They're full of possibility; they suspend time like a baseball game and exist just outside of reality. My bags were packed and I looked to the West.

The Next Anthony Bourdain: Joan Jetsetter?

Richard Bangs | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

For a time in my youth, the era of rock-star authors, Norman Mailer, Ken Kesey, and Tom Wolfe, it seemed everyone aspired to be a novelist. After Wood...

Kippy, You're So Fine: Kippy's! Non-Dairy Organic Ice Cream

Victor and Mary | Posted 01.25.2014 | Home
Victor and Mary

A vegan creamery scooping non-dairy dessert, Kippy's need not masquerade as "ice cream."

Apparently Desperation Is A Good Look

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.12.2013 | Los Angeles

Blake Grigsby wants you to kiss him not because he's Irish, but because he's desperate. Watch him and his sign reel in the ladies at Venice Beach ...

Five Florida Beaches to Truly Treasure

Visit Florida | Posted 10.14.2013 | Travel
Visit Florida

Listening to the soothing melody of the surf, watching the sunset paint the waves pink and orange, or reconnecting with loved ones: these are all treasures a beach trip can provide. But some Florida getaways offer bounty in other forms, too. Check out what you can hunt for on these gems.