| May 14, 2014
| 9:31 AM
At a recent poetry night at Maryville Academy's Bartlett campus, 17-year-old Charlene used words to express her pain over a boy who broke her heart.
"This can't be the same dude that once made me smile," she read as her peers looked on, ending the...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:17 AM
The lights are low and the bass is thumping, but the cycle room at Rev Cycle Studio in McHenry Row is no dance club. Halfway into the studio's Rev60 Zen class — a "fusion" of 40 minutes of cycling and 20 of yoga — a dozen cyclists are pedaling...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Christine Wu appeared in one of the year's most viral videos thus far: Billy Ray Cyrus' hip-hop remix of "Achy Breaky Heart." She played the electric violin — while doing a backbend.
Wu, who lives in Santa Monica, is breaking new ground in the...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Source: Cleveland Clinic
Aging affects multiple organ systems, from the heart and lungs to your bones and metabolism. Of all the changes, musculoskeletal issues have the most impact on the aging senior's sport. These include:
| Apr 18, 2014
In the quest for identity, we often reach backward in time, toward our ancestral roots, in the hope that they will help us gain a footing in the present. We romanticize rootedness and are nostalgic for a past we may know nothing about because we believe...
| May 16, 2014
| 5:00 PM
Dr. Howard Murad, whose El Segundo-based company makes his eponymous skin-care products, has become a vocal proponent of painting, drawing and sculpting for overall well-being.
Murad, 75, was inspired in 2008 when retinal surgery forced him to spend a...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:34 PM
The endless hum of whirling slot machines washes over the food court at the Sands casino in Bethlehem, as Yuli Cui of Flushing, N.Y., reads a Chinese newspaper.
Huddled at a table with her friends, Cui, 50, plucks a tangerine from the bagged lunch she...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:52 PM
The Sunshine State isn't the most "fertility friendly" state in the nation, but it isn't the the worst state to be in if your seeking fertility treatments or help, either.
That title belongs to Alaska, Wyoming and New Hampshire.
| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
After years as a fashion makeover maven, Suze Yalof Schwartz aims to remake meditation.
"Why could there not be a Dry Bar for meditation, where you could go in and come out and feel amazing?" she asked herself as she began to delve into meditating to...
| May 31, 2014
Yoga ends with the word "namaste," and though I'm willing to bend into up-dog and sweat through down-dog and collapse into dead-dog, honestly, when it comes to "namaste," I decline. I do bow to the divine in my fellow dogs. But saying so — in...
| May 9, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Whether it was years of swimming, too much sitting at the computer or too much driving, life was taking its toll on my body. My shoulder was messed up beyond belief; the pain seeped down my right arm and across my back, up into my neck.
With a mile-and-...