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The Importance of Hydration

September 15, 2014


For the last few days, according to my weather app, Los Angeles has been in an “excessive heat warning.” At 8 PM, it’s 90 degrees, and my dog, who is used to a more temperate climate, is boycotting her walks. In the interest of hydration, we’re both drinking a lot of liquids.

Pantone-inspired beer packaging





Water Guilt

September 12, 2014

Kristen Martincic

We’re in the midst of one of the worst droughts on record in California, and I should think about it more while luxuriating in the shower. I’ve grown accustomed to never keeping the water running while brushing my teeth, but I flush the toilet more often than is advised. I wonder whether I ought to be rinsing my plastic orange juice container before recycling. I need to pay attention.

Shower Stall by Kristen Martincic


We Remember

September 11, 2014

Andrew Burton:Getty Images

At a hotel in Toronto for the film Festival, I was zipping up my suitcase watching the Today Show, getting ready to return home to San Francisco. 5 terrifying days later, I was finally able to find a flight back, and for the first time, we were handed plastic cutlery to eat with our in-flight meal.
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Photo of Sam Pulia, mourning over the name of his cousin who was killed in the South Tower. Andrew Burton/Getty Images


Kitchen Essentials

September 10, 2014

Adam VoorhesNo ice cream?

Photo by Adam Voorhes

What We’ll Be Wearing in 2015

September 9, 2014


Apple unveiled its new iWatch today. Right now, it may not seem like we need one, but resistance is futile. We will all be wearing some sort of gadget like this eventually. The iWatch won’t hit stores until early 2015, but with a very sleek design and a range of band styles, it’s going to be a huge hit. Sign me up.


What’s Your Deal Breaker?

September 8, 2014

Julia Blackburn

Surly with waiters. What’s one of yours?

Planned Parenthood by Julia Blackburn

End of Week Zen

September 5, 2014

Jeffrey Brown

Illustration by Jeffrey Brown

Joan Rivers, RIP

September 4, 2014

Joan Rivers

There’s a wonderful documentary from 2010 about Joan Rivers called Piece of Work. Until I saw it, I had no idea of her relentless drive and hustle. She refused to give up or give in. And that was part of why Joan Rivers was relevant until her last breath. I really admire that. What a pioneer. What a life.


Love the One You’re With

September 3, 2014



Cover Up

September 2, 2014

Franco Matticchio

For our most recent contest, Keep a Lid On, readers were invited to name a time when it was wise to take a breath and not vent. Congratulations to Beth, who left us with a vivid image:                           Continue reading »