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The Best of Life: Readers' Thoughts on Living Well

The Best of Life: Readers' Thoughts on Living Well

In 1989, Bert and John Jacobs designed their first t-shirt. Now they have a thriving business. We’ve all seen, or own, their famous t-shirts that proclaim, “Life is Good.” I’ve thinking about the explosion of the “Life is Good” t-shirt business, and even the “LIG” response to “How’s it going?”Now with the Best of San Diego Party by San Diego Magazine upon us Friday, August, 28, 6-10 at the NTC Promenade in Point Loma (BE THERE!!!), there’s a great deal of discussion going on about just what is “the best,” and what living the good life means. Here in San Diego, we know we live in the best place on Earth, but just what can we do to insure we are living the best life, the good life,...

Posted Friday, August 28, 2009, 01:34PM | Permalink

Are You a Compulsive Shopper?

Are You a Compulsive Shopper?

I never pay retail. It’s the way I was brought up. Oh, there’s the occasional item I just “have to have” that’s not on sale, but it’s rare for me not to search the Internet, comparison shop or find out when an item is going on sale. Now, through Twitter...

Posted Monday, August 17, 2009, 01:01PM | Permalink

The Psychology of Tattoos

The Psychology of Tattoos

The world is divided into two kinds of people: those who have tattoos, and those who are afraid of people with tattoos. Honestly, I was raised to be among the latter group. After all, who did I know growing up in Newark, New Jersey, the Weequahic section, who had tattoos? Sailors,...

Posted Monday, August 17, 2009, 02:00AM | Permalink

Exercise: Good for Your Body and Mind

Exercise: Good for Your Body and Mind

San Diego is home to many “bests.” Healthcare, restaurants, schools, communities, retail centers, recreation, beaches and weather — it’s hard to deny that we are America’s Finest City. One organization San Diego certainly can proudly claim as a “best”...

Posted Friday, August 7, 2009, 05:57PM | Permalink

Comic-Con: What a Show!

Comic-Con: What a Show!

In a 1943 survey, comic book readers were usually boys under the age of 18. That was long before Comic-Con’s first convention, at the U.S. Grant Hotel in 1970. Then, a whopping 300 people attended what was called the “Golden State Comic Book Convention.” Today, things are...

Posted Friday, July 24, 2009, 04:39PM | Permalink

What Sex in Our City?

What Sex in Our City?

Stand-up comedian Phyllis Diller once joked about her sex life: “A terrible thing happened to me last night again — nothing.” According to recent surveys on the sexiest cities in America, many San Diegans might have the same complaint.The old quip may be true that...

Posted Friday, July 17, 2009, 12:14AM | Permalink

The Skinny on Dieting

The Skinny on Dieting

DR. SAN DIEGOHow many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? It’s an old joke and the answer will teach you a great deal about dieting.How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? Just one ......

Posted Friday, July 10, 2009, 05:54PM | Permalink

The iPhone Personality

The iPhone Personality

DR. SAN DIEGOEver since the pantheon of Apple design, the iPhone, was released a couple of years ago, it seems all I’ve heard is, “What? You don’t have an iPhone?”Well, I am finally joining the technology elite and will be...

Posted Friday, June 26, 2009, 07:50PM | Permalink

Parents: No Hovering Around Your Kids

Parents: No Hovering Around Your Kids

According to an April, 2009 report from SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments)/ARJIS (Automated Regional Justice Information System), crime statistics demonstrate that our city is “one of the safest places to live, compared to other large metropolitan areas in terms of violent...

Posted Friday, June 19, 2009, 06:52PM | Permalink

How to Manage Your Anger!

How to Manage Your Anger!

DR. SAN DIEGOYou’ve seen the tradition at Jewish weddings where, right after becoming “man and wife,” the groom smashes a glass with his foot. But paying someone to break an entire set of stemware when he’s spitting mad...

Posted Friday, June 12, 2009, 01:12PM | Permalink

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