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Savvy Valentine’s Day Gifts & Gets

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Last year, the National Retail Federation reported spending for the Valentine’s Day holiday was expected to top $18.2 billion, which is an average of $136.57 per person. Romantic getaways, flowers, jewelry, candy and greeting cards aside, other findings show apparel, accessories and personal care products contributed about 1.65 billion U.S. dollars to Valentine’s Day sales in 2017. Even though Valentine’s ... Read More »

Monkey King San Diego a Late-Night Chinese Dining Destination

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San Diego’s famed Gaslamp Quarter is a bustling community filled with vibrant nightlife, which indubitably includes dining to die for. Amid the burgeoning downtown culinary scene is Monkey King, an elegant late-night Chinese cuisine eatery that swung into action in late 2017. The current iteration of Monkey King is a reprisal of a restaurant by the same name, which actually claimed ... Read More »

Epic ‘Something for Everyone’ Holiday Gift Guide

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Ah, holiday shopping—the time of year when we go toe-to-toe, elbow-to-elbow and sometimes nose-to-nose with other merry-makers seeking out the season’s latest and greatest giftables. While throngs resign themselves to the chaotic “mall crawl,” it seems the majority of holiday shoppers will forego the parking lot laments and long checkout lines in favor of e-commerce convenience. In fact, during one ... Read More »

Brunch Packs a Punch at Hundred Proof San Diego

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What’s not to love about Sundays in San Diego? With gorgeous year-round weather beckoning folks to get out and about, no matter what your plans are to see and do in the SoCal sunshine, by mid-morning you’ll have worked up quite an appetite. That’s the perfect time to head over to Hundred Proof on Park Boulevard for a bodacious brunch. ... Read More »

5 Reasons Sleep is Key for Success in Sports and Otherwise


Sleep. All people need it, most crave it, but throngs of individuals do not get the kind of restorative and rehabilitative sleep required to optimize mental clarity, focus, ideation, awareness, productivity and overall performance. The CDC actually declared “insufficient sleep” an “important public health concern.” Enter Alvaro Vaselli, founder and CEO of Nuvanna — a sleep science and productivity-driven company — whose passion lies ... Read More »

Gamified Dieting for a Healthier & Wealthier New Year

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Even during the gluttonous holidays and into the New Year “diet resolution” season, weight loss doesn’t have to be a difficult or costly endeavor. It can actually be quite profitable. One organization founded on much obesity and incentivization research,, has found a way to help dieters overcome their short-term financial woes and spur weight loss from the start by ... Read More »

Halloween Haunts Go High-Tech with AtmosFX Digital Decorations

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In some neighborhoods, each October it’s outright competition to see which house can deck out their digs in the creepiest configuration. But, even if your neighbors don’t bother with Halloween decorations, creating your own eerie abode is still an eagerly anticipated annual event for many. For those who want to go the extra mile and really make their haunted house ... Read More »

9 Gift-Worthy Fall Finds

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While fall ushers in an array of annual delights, like football, cooler weather, gorgeous foliage, chunky sweaters, and pumpkin spice, it’s also an exciting time of year for product purveyors jockeying for some consideration of their own. This seasonal competitiveness among consumer goods is understandable, since many people (like me) have already started holiday shopping in search of worthy gifts ... Read More »

Pantai Inn La Jolla an Enchanting Oceanside Escape

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With a boast-worthy motto like “America’s Finest City,” you can bet the San Diego region is replete with premium hospitality options proffering top-tier tourism.  As the 8th largest city in the United States, San Diego boasts much diversity relative to terrain, climate and more. From climbable mountains to surf-able oceans, not to mention quick drivable access into Mexico’s beautiful Baja ... Read More »