Breaking up with a best friend

Question: Dear Life & Style, I just “broke up” with my best friend. I know it was for the best, but we’ve known each other...

Beating to the drum of life

Behind the pupil of the human eye is a layer comprised of light-sensitive patches known as rods and cones that help the eye to...

Authentic Kosher dishes to please all

Nestled between the small shops on Ventura Boulevard is a blink-and-you-miss-it treasure called Kosher Chicks, whose simple yet authentic dishes are a welcome treat...

Conquering the art of learning

Josh Dominguez is learning to be a man of many words. It’s hard to believe the bright and chatty deaf studies major ever struggled...

Dealing with the homesick blues

Leaving home to go to school, regardless of how far away it is, can leave one feeling homesick. When the time comes to finally leave...

Sept. 11 survivor realizes true passion in life

At just 33 years old, creative writing graduate student Brian Palagallo has traveled the country, tested the waters of corporate America, witnessed a national...

Ideas to help achieve goals

Sorry to say, but this generation is accustomed to instant gratification. Thanks to iPhones, iTunes and the internet, you don’t have to work very...

Aspiring fashion stylist has deep appreciation for art

Most 23-year-old aspiring fashion stylists would flaunt working on sets with Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson and Cirque de Soleil. But humble, graduating...

Finding affordable activities for students on a budget

Question: Dear Life & Style, I have such a hectic schedule during the week, and I really look forward to the weekends. Unfortunately, being a college...

Student posesses unique passion for literature and music

Mary Estrada is looking forward to next year. “By this time next year, I won’t have to take a math class ever again,” Estrada said. On...

Best happy hours in the Valley

Finding a good happy hour in the Valley can be challenging because there are many establishments to choose from. For half-priced food and drinks,...

Financial downfall led to dramatic lifestyle change

Trips from Paris to Brazil and suites at lavish hotels, along with international cuisine and Swedish models, make for a scene resembling an over-the-top...