Whit Cook shares his favorite hot spots on West 3rd Street in Los Angeles: As a New Yorker, I think of Los Angeles as being very spread out. Then again, every city in America is spread out compared to Manhattan. For the most part, I actually like its spread, and even the driving sometimes, too—sans traffic. It’s no surprise, though, that I find myself craving the walkability of New York whenever I’m visiting its West Coast counterpart. After all, life is much easier and more enjoyable when everything you need is within walking distance. So, you can imagine my delight when I recently happened upon this exact combination, an easy to navigate neighborhood that still has a plethora of options and that diverse LA vibe: East meets West Third. I was fortunate enough to visit LA’s West Third Street neighborhood this fall and can say from first-hand experience over three packed days of activities that this neighborhood is one of these aforementioned rarities. Its … [Read more...] about The Best Things To Do, See and Eat in LA’s West 3rd Street
Just what the doctor ordered
Tony Paul The Detroit News Published 5:02 PM EST Nov 25, 2018 The margin for error in soccer can often be so slim. Early in the season, Michigan State's men's team was winning most of the close ones, but late in the season, it couldn't find a break — and went winless over its final four games, including a 1-0 loss in the Big Ten tournament opener against Maryland. Turns out for the Spartans, that skid, and that last loss in particular, might've been just what the doctor ordered. "Losing to Maryland might've been a blessing," coach Damon Rensing said. "That gave us 10 days to kind of reorganize, and almost have another preseason and get ready for another season. "That ended up preparing us for this run." NCAA TOURNAMENT BRACKET The "other" season is going swimmingly, as the Spartans won at No. 13 Georgetown, 1-0, on Sunday afternoon to advance to the NCAA Tournament's Elite Eight. That's the second upset Michigan State has pulled this postseason, following last round's … [Read more...] about MSU men’s soccer ‘rights the ship,’ advances to fourth Elite Eight in six years
Josh Linkner Detroit Free Press Business Columnist Published 5:30 AM EST Nov 11, 2018 If you have a burning headache, you’ll do whatever it takes to subdue it. If it’s 3 a.m. on a cold, snowy night and you are out of pain killers, you’ll bundle up, drive to a 24-hour pharmacy, and desperately pay nearly any cost to alleviate your pain. Vitamins are a different story. They are a nice-to-have, not a gotta-have-right-now. You certainly won’t race out in the middle of the night for them. You’ll think twice about the cost, get to them when convenient, and likely forget them altogether on a semiregular basis. As a marketer, entrepreneur, or business leader, ask yourself … are you selling aspirin or vitamins? It turns out that selling vitamins is roughly 10 times more difficult since you are marketing an non-vital product. Vitamin purchases lack urgency, are frequently price-sensitive, and offer the customer … [Read more...] about Marketing success might depend on finding the pain point
Maybe you think you’re doing your boss a favor by skipping that vacation… or just “forgetting” to use those comp days and sick days that seem to be always adding up. Think again! Research shows that taking vacations makes us happier, healthier, and more productive, according to Women’s Health, the leading resource for women’s health news. Dr. Leigh Vinocur, a board certified emergency physician and national spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians, stated that vacations are linked to our health, happiness and productivity. From high blood pressure, obesity and heart disease, what might be a prescription to treat this long list of ailments? Dr. Vinocur says, “Take regular vacations.” Women’s Health lists some of the benefits to planning (and enjoying) more time off this year, advising us that regular vacations can prevent a heart attack, make you smarter, improve your sex drive and make you thinner. … [Read more...] about Vacation Is Just What the Doctor Ordered, According To Women’s Health
Kate Silver, The Washington Post Published 9:42 am CDT, Thursday, August 30, 2018 Want to minimize jet lag so you can be fully rested for your travels? Follow these helpful hints to prevent jet lag >>> Want to minimize jet lag so you can be fully rested for your travels? Follow these helpful hints to prevent jet lag >>> Photo: Simon Watson, Getty Images Work to align your sleep schedule with your destination: less Work to align your sleep schedule with your destination: ... more Photo: Stock Photography Time your light exposure right: Circadian rhythms are influenced by sunlight. When traveling east, your biological clock will be behind. "Melatonin and avoiding bright light in the evening can help with advancing our biological clock," he says. "Similarly, bright light exposure after waking up also will help … [Read more...] about Want to minimize jet lag? Here’s what the doctors order.