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Bra help

Advice about over-the-shoulder boulder-holders

“No matter what gravity does to your boobs, I don’t think you’ll ever go to Walmart with them tucked into your pants.”

Fresh takes on ice cream sandwiches

“A full sandwich is pretty big, three inches high and six inches across.”

Summer has the Kellys exploring the boom in gourmet ice cream sandwiches. “We are baking cookies all day long, so that we can serve you the absolutely freshest, warmest cookie for your custom ice cream ...

Hydrate your hair for the summer

Summer of Love. That’s what my hubby Patrick is calling it. We’ve been invited to eight weddings of friends and family. Eight. Love is in the air. But my poor hair, it’s not feeling the ...

Learn how to cook

Date night gets cooking

“Our ‘Endless Main Course Salads’ class contains a solid hour of knifing skills.”

Dad’s Day on the Bay

“What’s not to like?” I asked. “The $215 an hour,” my daughter answered.

Father’s Day. Didn’t we just celebrate 2014’s? That’s how I felt as my daughter and I discussed some options over cappucini and a quattro stagioni (four seasons) wood-fired pizza last week at Caffé Calabria in ...

Soapmaking 101

“Because the lye is a caustic chemical, the class starts with a lecture on safety.”

My oldest daughter has been thinking artisan ever since buying handmade coconut-milk soap at a farmers’ market. “Every time I use it,” she says, “I think, I could do this.” Besides soapmaking tools and ingredients, ...

Buying stuff for a Memorial Day party is a patriotic gesture

Door decal features Abe rocking Wayfarer sunglasses with “Original Hipster” written below

Celebrate Memorial Day like a Lincoln.

Juice cleanses to feel lighter and tighter

“The real magic is that your taste buds change during the cleanse.”

“A juice cleanse is when you drink only juice for some period of time, typically three days,” said Hanna Gregor, owner of OH! Juice in Downtown (619-760-1292; ohjuicecleanse.com). “It gives your digestive tract a break, ...

On the trampoline scene in a big way

San Diego's best spots to jump for joy ... and exercise

“We turn off the main lights and turn on black lights, party lights, and fog machines.”

Apps for kids

Well-spent screen time

“Point your device at the sky and it will tell you what you see.”

PASS the fire extinguisher

Mobile fire-safety service to the rescue

“We teach people the PASS method, which stands for pull the pin, aim, squeeze, and sweep.”

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