| Jan 3, 2011
Remember how fun it was when you were a kid — jumping up and down, swinging your hips and rolling around on the floor? It was really just stealth exercise, and it can be just as fun for adults with the help of the products reviewed below.
| Feb 17, 2011
| 8:15 PM
If you have stabbing pains in the head, maybe it's because you were stabbed in the head.
That's what Li Fu, a Chinese man in Yunnan province found out when he visited the doctor complaining of splitting headaches: There was a broken-off 4-inch knife...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 3:36 PM
Our neighbors to the north have concluded that marijuana makes you hungry and gives you the munchies. The study out of the University of Alberta found that small doses of marijuana's active ingredient, THC, boost the appetite of terminal cancer patients....
| Apr 21, 2012
Walking into the Forteza Fitness club in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood is like strolling into a cultural time machine.
On some days, the time machine takes us back to Victorian England, circa 1895, as instructors teach bartitsu, a mixed martial art...
| Sep 13, 2011
| 11:20 AM
Poor posture can make you look 10 pounds heavier. It could sabotage a promotion. And slumped or hunched shoulders are a major reason why back pain affects 80 percent of Americans at some point in their life.
"Poor posture isn't just disrespectful; it...
| Nov 1, 2011
Q: Raw garlic in recipes (salad dressing, pesto) gives me an upset stomach. Is there any way to tame the garlic to be more palatable?
Janet Cornell, Glen Ellyn
A: Assuming you don't have some sort of allergy or issue with eating garlic, I'd try cooking...
| Dec 6, 2010
| 12:33 PM
It began, as so many love affairs do, in Paris.
Kathleen Hackett was living in a tiny apartment, studying French and longing for a chandelier like the ones she spied at the city's renowned flea markets. Stephen Antonson was making frequent trans-Atlantic...
| Jun 15, 2011
Maida Heatter appears on the front cover of many of her nine cookbooks, surrounded by sumptuous spreads of cookies, cakes and pies.
I was always struck that here was someone who stands by her products. Little wonder the legendary dessert maven and...
| Jun 14, 2011
Dessert royalty Maida Heatter has recipes everyone will enjoy, including this cheescake marvel of a dish.
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 8 hours
Note: Adapted from "Maida Heatter's Cakes." Heatter advises that the correct oven...
| Nov 16, 2011
Proceeding majestically from kitchen to table with a gloriously golden turkey practically bursting with stuffing on its platter is an iconic moment in everyone's Thanksgiving dreams. You can do it for real, if you plan properly and take steps to build...
| May 18, 2012
State bar: An article in the May 17 LATExtra section about the California Supreme Court considering a request by the state bar to allow an illegal immigrant to practice law said that Sergio C. Garcia had passed a written test and a moral examination. It...