October 17, 2012 |
Wednesday morning on CNN, Candy Crowley defended her moderation of Tuesday's presidential debate -- and in particular, her on-the-spot fact-checking of Mitt Romney's claims about President Obama's response to the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. During the debate, Romney alleged that Obama had taken weeks to describe the incident as a terrorist act. Crowley intervened, saying that the president “did in fact” call the attack an “act of terror” in his comments the following day and encouraging Romney to move on. Her assertive performance has drawn howls about "liberal media bias" from the right, including from Rep. Paul D. Ryan, who accused her of backtracking on the Libya issue.
October 16, 2012 |
Trick-or-treating connoisseurs should head to San Francisco come Halloween for a ghoulish jaunt that involves the least walking, the most candy and the safest streets for kids, according to a new report. Despite its hilly geography, San Francisco tops the list of best trick-or-treating cities from real estate website Zillow. The company weighed four variables in deciding its rankings: local home values, population density, walkability of neighborhoods and crime rates. Fog City - especially the Presidio Heights and Sea Cliff zones - has high-priced homes likely occupied by wealthy residents more likely to give out hefty tubs of candy, according to the report.
October 13, 2012
Re "Soda giants' machines to post calorie counts," Business, Oct. 9 The so-called Western diet that has been invented mainly in America and is now spreading worldwide is responsible for declining health, including increased rates of diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Soft drinks are nothing more than liquid candy. Established guidelines from reliable sources recommend diets having a foundation of fruit and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and various other foods, including nuts and some fish.
September 21, 2012 |
Everything bicycle, from components to frames to accessories, was on display at the Interbike trade show in Las Vegas this week. Assistant business editor David Colker gives an inside look at the show, which featured the products of 750 companies from around the world. Among the trends he reports on as the show wrapped up Friday: electric bicycles and electronic shifting. ALSO Handmade bicycle industry is on a roll Renegade bike race in L.A. tunnel goes mainstream In L.A., slow and steady is the pace for Flying Pigeon bicycle
September 15, 2012 |
If we needed any more evidence that the world is going to heck in a handbasket, it would of course be the recent episode of "Toddlers and Tiaras," the reality show about kid beauty pageants, in which 4-year-old Destiny “smoked” a candy cigarette as she aped a song from the movie “Grease.” Outrage ensued. It's the controversy that won't go away: Now we have an interview this week in which Destiny's mom was taken to task by HLN TV's Nancy Grace for allowing her child to pretend-smoke.
September 10, 2012 |
Janet Jackson, Jason Biggs and more celebrities stepped out for the grand opening of Dylan's Candy Bar at the Original Farmers Market on Saturday. Owner Dylan Lauren , daughter of designer Ralph Lauren, brought her New York City-based candy institution to Los Angeles, transforming what used to be a Bath & Body Works into a colorful candy wonderland. The opening was a veritable free-for-all for candy lovers. Children and adults stuffed tins with chocolate gummi bears, rainbow sour belts and jelly beans in every imaginable color.
September 9, 2012 |
Dylan's Candy Bar, a New York sweets-selling institution, celebrated its Los Angeles expansion on Saturday with a celebrity opening at shopping destination the Original Farmers Market. Janet Jackson, Marcia Cross, Blair Underwood, Mario Lopez and other family-friendly stars packed the colorful space and cheered on its proprietor, Ralph Lauren's stylish and, clearly, candy-loving daughter Dylan. "We've been trying to open here for years," Lauren told the Ministry of the storefront, "and it's right for the entertainment industry because we film a lot of the things out of the store.
September 7, 2012 |
The first Christmas news release of the year has crossed our desks here at Nation Now -- and it was almost enough to make us reach for the Halloween candy already clogging the supermarket aisles and have a good cry. The Outlets at Anthem , which bills itself as an upscale factory outlet in Phoenix, announced that it's kicking off the nation's holiday season by hosting America's tallest fresh-cut Christmas tree, soaring to 110 feet. The kicker? The unveiling will take place Oct. 25. That's almost a week before Halloween.
HOME & GARDEN
September 5, 2012 |
When single-dose laundry detergents entered the market earlier this year, they were hailed for their efficiency. Not only do they use less water and less packaging than traditional detergents but they also are more convenient for consumers, who can drop a soap capsule into the washer -- no measuring or pouring needed. But products such as Tide Pods, All Mighty Pacs and Purex UltraPacks now are being blamed for hundreds of calls to poison-control centers, which report that children are mistaking the small, brightly colored capsules for candy.
September 2, 2012 |
Omega Seamaster Planet Ocean 600M Skyfall When Daniel Craig returns to the big screen as James Bond this November, Omega will be returning as his wristwatch of choice. In celebration, the brand has created a limited-edition (5,007 pieces) version of the Seamaster Planet Ocean watch that will appear on-screen. Although it doesn't include a wire garrote, Geiger counter or laser-beam cutting tool (functions found in various Bond watches of the past), it is water-resistant to 2,000 feet, has a green-lighted minute hand and diving bezel dot and a 007 logo at the 7 o'clock position.