December 22, 2013 |
Here are travel toiletries you won't be able to live without, though they'll leave your wallet lighter. Name: TravelBeauty.com What it does: It's a shopping website for upscale toiletry items for men and women. Get travel-size products for sun care, skin care, bath and body, hair and nails. What's hot: You can easily create your own travel kits. Start with the bag, then scroll the pages to fill it up. Don't forget to use the "on" switches in both the upper-right and lower-left corners of the home pages before you begin browsing; it will filter all the products to travel size.
December 22, 2013 |
Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin and left wing Dwight King were kicking back at team headquarters in El Segundo after a rare light day, talking about Christmas plans and trying to provide insight about a teammate and prodigy. "Who is Martin Jones?" Muzzin said, repeating the question. "Oh, he's funny. He's got some good one-liners. He knows a lot of movie quotes. He can rattle them off. " Said King: "There's no story there. " Muzzin ignored that and kept talking about the 23-year-old Kings undrafted rookie goaltender who has become the surprise story of the NHL with a dazzling eight wins in eight starts, a goals-against average of 0.98 and save percentage of .966.
December 18, 2013 |
There is growing agreement that Saturday's CIF state championship Open Division bowl game between Bellflower St. John Bosco (15-0) and Concord De La Salle (14-0) at StubHub Center in Carson might be the best high school football matchup in California since De La Salle played Long Beach Poly in 2001 before 17,321 at Veterans Stadium in Long Beach. That game between the No. 1- and No. 2-ranked teams in the nation produced the book "One Great Game. " Nine players ended up reaching the NFL, including Poly's Marcedes Lewis and De La Salle's Maurice Jones-Drew.
December 15, 2013 |
This app provides a quick visual take on popular destinations - it's like having a concierge in the palm of your hand. Name: Jetpac City Guides Available for : iPhone, iPad What it does: Analyzes public Instagram photos and turns their research into fun, bite-sized, list-driven guides to 5,000 cities around the globe. Cost: Free What's hot: It's a wild, refreshing destination guide using Instagram photos - whether you're looking for Hipster Hangouts, Bars That Women Love, Top Outdoor Places, Top Urban Spaces, Top Places to Stay or more.
December 13, 2013 |
Saturday will bring one more ripple to Betfair Hollywood Park's mostly quiet waters. So, you ask Richard Warren for a crowd prediction. It will be CashCall Futurity day, the last outing of the year for 2-year-old thoroughbreds aiming at the Triple Crown races. That's a legitimate attraction. PHOTOS:The lights go out at Hollywood Park Warren grimaces, then wrinkles his brow. You prompt him a bit. Maybe 15,000 fans? He finally shrugs and says, "Yes, maybe. It sure won't be like the old days.
December 12, 2013 |
Sunday night I was emailed the last Bowl Championship Series standings ever assembled. I didn't cry, but I sniffled. The standings were compiled and delivered, seven Sundays a season, by the National Football Foundation. You could click the short-form or long-form version, but it was always long-form for me because I wanted to soak up every nutty nuance of the standings. In the old days, one of the categories that helped pick the finalists was called "Quartile Rank. " Tennessee finished No. 1 the first year, 1998, with a quartile rank of 0.80, yet I don't remember Volunteers students printing T-shirts celebrating "We're No. 0.80!"
December 12, 2013 |
Awards season is a boisterous clamor for attention, full of prestige picture releases and endless marketing dollars strewn to support them - all with the goal of taking home a few statues early next year. But amid the ado there are exceptions: The low-budget, slow-burn films that refuse to go away and end up on nomination lists. Think "Precious," think "Winter's Bone," think "Beasts of the Southern Wild. " Filmmakers know those pictures run on charisma and not marketing dollars, but they also know that awards season is when they can shine.
December 7, 2013 |
The now-annual Grammy nomination CBS special is the award-show that isn't. No trophies are handed out, but it plays as a 60-minute teaser for what the Grammys will have to come Jan. 26 when the actual awards take place at the Staples Center. Still, it's not without some award-show-like moments. Here are a few standouts. Where's Drake? Neil Portnow seemed puzzled by Drake's eleventh-hour dropout from the lineup and admitted he didn't know what happened. "Artists and their careers, things change....
December 1, 2013 |
Can't decide where to stay? Compare hotel options against home and apartment rentals, B&Bs, hostels and more. Name: AllTheRooms.com What it does: Puts all your accommodation options in front of you. What's hot: When you type in your destination, a series of tabs appears across the top of your search results: All, Hotels, Homes & Apts., Rooms & Hostels, B&Bs and Amazing. You can easily see how many lodging options are in each tab. Get ready to do back-flips for the Amazing section.