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  • How to lose weight — by working around the house

    By Jonathan Fong

    2 weeks ago

    It’s January again, which means it’s time for New Year’s resolutions. (Can I hear an unenthusiastic “yay”?)

    One of the most popular resolutions every year is to lose weight. But before you get a gym membership or vow to lay off the pastrami, keep in mind that there’s an easier...

  • The Accidental Gardener

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 8, 2016 | 6:46 am

    The pale blue-and-white house we'd lived in for the past 25 years was finally beginning to show some wear. To be honest, a lot of wear. It had likely been going downhill for a while, but as aging appears stagnant in real time, I only noticed how run down it looked when we returned...

  • Living off the land

    By Judy Zeidler

    June 24, 2016 | 12:31 pm

    When I think of the original baby boomer, I think of our friend Jay Farbstein. He is an architect specializing in the design of large government buildings, and he lives on his family’s original property off Sunset Boulevard, in a rural area of Pacific Palisades.

    He grew up...

  • Recipe: Pappardelle with long-cooked asparagus and basil

    June 6, 2016 | 1:00 pm

    My father, may he rest in peace, was a champion Yankee gardener, as proud of his vegetables as he was of the considerable flowerbeds that surrounded his bayside home. He did almost all the work himself -- preparing the beds and cold frames, planting, transplanting, weeding,...

  • 6 Garden-starting tips to give your kids green thumbs

    May 13, 2016 | 2:08 pm

    Spring has finally come to our neck of the woods, and we're beginning to take the tiny shoots from our mini-greenhouse in our basement out into the world. I want my daughters to know where their food comes from, but growing a kid-friendly garden means more than just planting...

  • Using early Zionists’ script, Jewish volunteers aim to empower West Bank Palestinians

    June 16, 2015 | 2:56 pm

    They dig their fingers into the dirt, their knees bearing into the ground as they embed sprigs of thyme in identical rows. The sun beats down on the small plot, and the work can be tedious, but these volunteers — most of them American, most of them Jewish — plant with a purpose.

  • Gardening

    By Michelle Azar

    June 10, 2013 | 10:16 am

    I was out gardening yesterday  Did I really just start a sentence like that? I promise, I have never actually gardened in my life, except at kibbutz camp maybe when I was 12. Something about weeds and watering And sunlight.

    So yesterday, I was outside looking at the dry mud and...


    By Annie Korzen

    August 3, 2011 | 1:40 pm

    I do love a low price, and you can’t get lower than Zero.  The good news is that there are a gazillion useful items out there that are just yours for the taking: everything from moving boxes to mature trees.  And we all know how irritating immature trees can be.

    The enlightened...

  • Welcome to the neighborhood

    By Mrs. Shoshana F

    June 26, 2008 | 5:16 pm

    When I moved in to my husband’s house, I became a full-fledged member of a community I knew nothing about. The house we live in has been in my dear husband’s (DH) family since his grandparents lived there. When we were dating, I scouted out the important stuff: the grocery store,...

  • Community-supported agriculture grows on local Jews

    By Jane Ulman

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Every Wednesday at noon, the Westside Jewish Community Center becomes a market where families pick up fresh, seasonal and certified organic fruits and vegetables grown by farmers who are part of a community-supported agriculture (CSA) project established by the Tierra Miguel...
  • For the Kids

    By Abby Gilad

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Being Green

    Do you have a backyard? Is it green and full of flowers and trees? In Matot-Masei, we learn that God believes green space is an absolute necessity. God tells the Israelites: "Set aside some of your land for the Levites, so they can build towns. Make sure that there is...