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  • Finding the good in a horrible cat

    Call me crazy, but I wish to adopt Lux. I'm referring to the 22-pound Himalayan cat who recently made headlines by angrily charging his Oregon owners, forcing Lee Palmer, his girlfriend, his 7-month-old son and their dog (yes, the dog) to take refuge...
  • Poor health can cost you dearly in retirement

    Poor health can cost you dearly in retirement
    People in poor physical health may need as much as 20% more in annual retirement income than those in good shape, according to a new study. An unhealthy person earning $80,000 a year may need to replace up to 96% of his or her income -- or $76,800 -- in...
  • Class of the month: REV60 Zen

    Class of the month: REV60 Zen
    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...
  • Daylight saving time may have health costs

    Daylight saving time may have health costs
    Whether we like it or not (polls say most of us do), it's time to start saving daylight again. Depending on whom you ask, our March Madness of the "spring forward" variety was invented to conserve energy, or to make pleasant summer evenings a little...
  • Want six-pack abs like in '300'? Think thousands of reps.

    After the film "300" hit the screen in 2006, Google trends showed a threefold increase in searches for "six-pack abs." And every magazine with the word "muscle" in its title shared a version of a "Secrets of the '300'" workout. But there are no...
  • The music moves violinist Christine Wu — a lot

    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...
  • The bridge exercise helps lift and tighten lower body muscles

     The bridge exercise helps lift and tighten lower body muscles
    What do you think about when you're working out your glutes? If you're like most, you're just counting reps, waiting for the whole thing to be over. But fitness expert Tosca Reno, author of the new book "The Start Here Diet," says you could be cheating...
  • Defining the subtleties of grief

    Defining the subtleties of grief
    In the weeks after her mother's death, Gloria Ciaccio was steeped in grief. Numb and shocked, Ciaccio cried a lot, fought the urge to call her late mom on the phone, and felt like doing absolutely nothing. But though overwhelmingly sad, Ciaccio was...
  • Differences between men and women can impact their risk of heart disease

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I know that heart disease is the leading killer among men and women, but is it true that men and women have different risk factors for heart disease? ANSWER: You're correct that heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and...
  • LAFD recruit program is suspended

    LAFD recruit program is suspended
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti suspended the city's firefighter recruitment program Thursday amid concerns about mismanagement and nepotism, including new emails that show special recruitment workshops were organized for relatives of department insiders....
  • 'Pre-hypertension' is a new term to identify people at risk for high blood pressure

    Q: I'm 60 years old. My blood pressure is around 130/80. In the past, I've always been told I have normal blood pressure. Now my doctor says I have "pre-hypertension." What does this mean? Do I need treatment? A: I can understand your confusion. Here's...