Wild Birds Unlimited. Bringing Birding into the Backyard

I went bird watching for the first time recently with a friend who is utterly obsessed with the Snowy Plover. A pretty inconspicuous, pale bird, the Plover is what the birding world calls a ‘wader’. Darting in and out of the sea foam as it rolls over the sand, the plover stops intermittently and pecks […]

Social Security: Two Benefit Strategies Eliminated

With the passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, two strategies to potentially maximize Social Security benefit payments were eliminated. An Overview Prior to the budget’s passage, married couples had two strategies to help maximize their Social Security benefits: “file-and-suspend” and “restricted applications.”¹ Under file-and-suspend, the higher-earning spouse filed for benefits and then suspended […]

Help An Adult Read Better

Do you remember the moment you could read? Do you remember struggling with sounds or reading over and over your favorite story and practicing words you had just learned?  For most of us, reading was a gradual process, introduced in elementary school, fine-tuned in high school, and critically important in adulthood. However, for many adults […]

Monkey House Café. Corporate and Family Event Catering at its Best

Gourmet eats, premium drinks, uncommon gifts and special events worth sharing There is nothing more satisfying than stumbling upon a hidden gem, especially where food is involved. Big restaurants widely advertised are easy to find and sometimes worth a visit, but discovering that independent establishment or that mom and pop shop that surprises and delights […]

Concierge Podiatry & Spa Newport Beach

  Revolutionizing the Nail and Foot Care Industry If you haven’t seen the popular television series Parks and Recreation, we need to talk. But what I really need to know is if you’ve heard the popular phrase coined on the show: “treat yo’ self”. For its creators, that means a cashmere scarf or crystal brooch […]

Is government policy making you (and your kids) fat? Part 3 of 3 on the Documentary Fed Up

In May 2012, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the “Portion Cap Rule.” Bloomberg’s proposed amendment to the New York City Health Code would require food service establishments to cap the size of the cups used to provide sugary beverages at 16 oz. The reaction was swift. Beverage companies, independent bottlers, and distributors all opposed […]

Upcoming Events at DiscoveryCube Orange County

Bubblefest – April 1–16, 2017 Visit Discovery Cube’s Orange County campus for the return of Bubblefest XXI! Watch the Mega Bubblefest Laser Show and witness art in motion as bubble scientist Deni Yang performs tricks and stunts with smoking bubbles, spinning bubbles, bouncing bubbles, and a laser light show. Then, learn the science behind the […]

Couples Beer-Cation

When you want a vacation and he wants beer, Carlsbad has your back. by Betsy Sanz I enjoy a good beer, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for one. My husband, on the other hand, would not only go out of his way, he would form every vacation around beer if no one […]

TAJ EXPRESS: THE BOLLYWOOD MUSICAL REVUE will tour Orange County for two nights in Segerstrom Hall

April 21-22.  Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern […]

Australian Swim School Celebrating 40 Years of Swim Safety in Orange County!

I’m going to be honest: It is my dream to see my daughters swim in the Olympics. When running through the list of activities that they would do as children, swimming was at the top of my list – way above dance class, soccer practice and piano lessons. So, when we found Australian Swim School’s […]