Jewish Journal

7 Best off-the-radar bars in L.A.

By Julie Bien

November 4, 2014 | 12:50 pm

The only sign for The Verdugo.

The Verdugo, Glassell Park: Finding this place is tricky. It's in a residential neighborhood and doesn't have a sign with the bar's name. You'll just have to trust me that it's worth... read on

  • Food for your hair

    By Julie Bien

    October 28, 2014 | 3:40 pm

    Before you high-tail it to a swanky salon to fix a hair emergency, take a look at your kitchen cabinet and fridge. You might already have your no-cost hair remedy at home. Here are six common kitchen ingredients and how to use them to salvage your lovely mane.

    -COFFEE: We've all... read on

  • 5 Ways to slim-down in one week without crash-dieting or binge-exercising

    By Julie Bien

    October 16, 2014 | 10:47 am

    It happens to everyone. An important event is coming up and lo-and-behold, that fancy dress you were planning to wear is just a wee bit snug--or very, very snug. If you have only one week to undo the damage, here are 5 ways to lose a few inches without losing your sanity. And there... read on

  • 6 Surefire ways to unwind at the end of the day

    By Julie Bien

    October 9, 2014 | 11:14 am

    Take a short walk outside after dinner:

    Not only does walking after dinner help you digest, the extra oxygen makes you feel better and more relaxed. And there's no need to make it a marathon walk--just 10 minutes around the neighborhood is enough to help you clear your mind, get... read on

  • 8 Best urban parks, gardens and lakes in L.A.

    By Julie Bien

    October 8, 2014 | 1:48 pm

    Silver Lake Reservoir, Silver Lake

    The two mile circumference of the reservoir is one of the most popular jogging and walking spots on the north-east side of town. If running along the sparkling blue water isn't up your alley, you can do yoga in the grassy field that borders... read on

  • 15 mind-blowing facts about the 4th of July

    By Julie Bien

    July 1, 2014 | 10:11 am

    It's that time of year again! The one where we gorge ourselves on watermelon, beer, corn-on-the-cob and barbecue. We all know the 'reason for the season' (no, not THAT season), but here are some other mind-bendingly interesting facts about the 4th of July and American consumption.... read on

  • 5 Things to do today to celebrate Earth Day 2014

    By Julie Bien

    April 22, 2014 | 1:28 pm

    1. Recycle your old clothing and books by donating them to a Goodwill or Salvation Army store. Not only do you get a tax deduction for the donation, but you keep bulky items out of landfills AND you help others by providing affordable, gently used goods.

    2. Reduce packaged food... read on

  • 10 Savory and Unique Hamantaschen Recipes for Purim

    By Julie Bien

    March 12, 2014 | 10:54 am

    This ain't your bubbe's hamantaschen! Shake up your Purim party with modern, savory takes on a classic holiday treat. 

    1. Try these kimchi dumpling hamantaschen

    2. Spice things up with whole wheat and meat empanada hamantaschen

    3. Enjoy these sushi hamantaschen with... read on

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