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Justin S. Rhodes

Calorie for Calorie, Fructose Packs On More Pounds

Justin S. Rhodes | May 28, 2015 | Science
More kids today are eating highly processed foods and drinks instead of fresh fruits, vegetables and prepared foods. Does the source of the calories matter? I used to think not. I used to think that what we are eating is fine but that we just need to eat less of it. However, I've proved myself wrong.
Alex Simon

Great Conversations: Bryan Singer

Alex Simon | May 28, 2015 | Entertainment
I interviewed filmmaker Bryan Singer for Venice Magazine in late 1998 to discuss his Stephen King adaptation, Apt Pupil. It was somewhat awkward for me, as Bryan and I had been classmates at USC and he was both the first contemporary and first film school comrade I'd ever interviewed.
Steve Horn

Revealed: Energy Transfer Partners' 'Pipeline-for-Prostitute' Landman

Steve Horn | May 28, 2015 | Green
A DeSmog investigation has uncovered the identity of a land agent and the contract company he works with that allegedly offered to buy an Iowa farmer the services of two teenage sex workers in exchange for access to his land to build the controversial proposed Dakota Access pipeline.

Best Burger Restaurants in America | May 28, 2015 | Taste
There are few foods more all-American than the hamburger, which is why we consider it our civic duty to bring you the best examples of this national treasure from across the country.
Joel Epstein

For a Better L.A., Be Disruptive

Joel Epstein | May 28, 2015 | Los Angeles
To succeed in the startup space, be disruptive. That was the lesson of this morning's TechFire Ignite 2015 program at the Santa Monica Bay Woman's Club.
Jeff Schweitzer

Inflammatory Claims About Inflammation

Jeff Schweitzer | May 28, 2015 | Science
We all appreciate the elegance of simple solutions to complex problems. But we know too that simplicity can often masquerade as truth, hiding a more nuanced reality. Such is the case with inflammation, where pseudoscience, exaggerated claims, false promises, and dangerous oversimplification have dominated for too long. Here is a...

14 Creative Ideas for a Lawn-Free Yard

Houzz | May 28, 2015 | HuffPost Home
The lawn has enjoyed decades of popularity, and while there are still plenty of things to love about a great lawn, that expanse of green can sometimes be more trouble than it's worth. Check out these 15 inspiring examples of yards using gravel, stone, native plantings and more.
Brian Moody

Certified Pre-Owned: Do or Don't?

Brian Moody | May 28, 2015 | Business
There are three types of answers I just can't stand to hear. Any answer that begins with an all-knowing "So...," "Yes and no," or "It depends," all drive me completely bananas. On the surface, these answers seem weak and evasive, but dig deeper.
Janell Burley Hofmann

The Summer of Risk

Janell Burley Hofmann | May 28, 2015 | Parents
Years ago, a wise and trusted friend -- a veteran mother - told me that the summer before sophomore year of high school was the summer for crossing over, the summer of risk, the summer when all of those things you were scared about in junior high didn't seem so bad.
Alexandra Villarreal

Jim Parsons Carries "An Act of God," Broadway's Latest Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy

Alexandra Villarreal | May 28, 2015 | Arts
Studio 54 boasts a legacy of irreverence. The opera house turned television studio turned disco club became one of the sexiest venues in New York City during the '70s, kenneling the coolest cats in the country. Bianca Jagger straddled...
Jeff Pollack

Live & Dangerous: Governors Ball 2015

Jeff Pollack | May 28, 2015 | New York
The famously muddy festival, held yearly on Randall's Island in New York, will take place from June 5-7 and features a stacked lineup for fans of pretty much any genre. Headliners for this year's fest include well-known acts - but we think it's the emerging acts that everyone will be talking about.
Dave Johnson

Fast Track Hits House Next Week; Clinton Must Speak Up

Dave Johnson | May 28, 2015 | Politics
The House is expected to vote on fast track trade promotion authority as soon as next week. If it passes, the corporate-negotiated Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a done deal -- even though it is still secret. Why is presidential candidate Hillary Clinton still silent on this? The Money Wants TPP --...
Bethany Neumeyer

A Letter to Myself Before I Became a Mom

Bethany Neumeyer | May 28, 2015 | Parents
First of all, having kids is going to be hard. Really, really hard. You are going to be tired. Scratch that. You are going to be exhausted. Plan on nine consecutive months of never once completing a full sleep cycle. Seriously.
David Ongchoco

Young & Entrepreneurial: Let the Adventures Begin with the Adventure Bucket List Founding Team

David Ongchoco | May 28, 2015 | Travel
Everything started when the trio all entered the same entrepreneurship pitch competition back in 2014, where Ryan ended up winning first place and Blake was awarded runner-up. After Blake and Rita showed interest in joining Ryan, the Adventure Bucket List team was born.
Christa Craven

An Open Letter to Those Who Have Been Called Out for 'Joking' About Sexual Violence

Christa Craven | May 28, 2015 | Women
These kinds of threats are NOT a joke, and it is time that college and university administrations and campus police (all police, really) stop considering them as such
Harlan Green

The IRS Data Theft and Putin's Red Notice

Harlan Green | May 28, 2015 | World
It has to be more than a coincidence that the recent cyber theft of IRS tax data has been traced to Russian criminals. IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers are part of a sophisticated criminal operation.
Becky Tountas

Does It Really Get Better Than This?

Becky Tountas | May 28, 2015 | Parents
She still sits in my lap, snuggling her little head into my shoulder, and she gives me the best hugs and kisses. I can feel my heart melting when she places her hand in mine. How can it get better than this?
Shari Medini

How to Entertain Your Kids for Free This Summer

Shari Medini | May 28, 2015 | Parents
To save your summer and your sanity, I've rounded up a few free (or almost free) activities that you can do with your children over the next few months.
Phil Chan

Paloma Herrera's Swan Song

Phil Chan | May 28, 2015 | Arts
She entered the stage to a roar of applause, pausing on the tips of her toes, exhaling and taking in the cavernous Metropolitan Opera House. Was this the title character Giselle, breathing in a new day and unaware of the tragic fate before her, or a veteran performer relishing her final moments?
Damian Bazadona

The Most Powerful Force in Successful Advertising Campaigns

Damian Bazadona | May 28, 2015 | Business
There are three primary ingredients to building anticipation: low supply, high demand, and some kind of an advance commitment -- some moment of "waiting." I'm not talking about creative word-smithing or witty ad slicks. This is about being organizationally patient and strategic.