Health & Fitness

Innovative sunglasses are a sight for active eyes

The end of winter is the official start of sunglass season, as the sunlight lingers and people stay out and play longer. This year sees a number of innovative lightweight polycarbonate models available for the athletically minded outdoors person, from surfers to cyclists.

L.A. Walks

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Find a walk near you

Nobody walks in L.A.? Ridiculous! This is a series of articles exploring the many opportunities for walking in (and around) a city of 3.8 million.

Five Questions

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Mental Health

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'Forest bath' is way to let nature cleanse away stress
'Forest bath' is way to let nature cleanse away stress

Shinrin-yoku is the name given to the Japanese art of "forest bathing," contemplative walks through the woods that reconnect the individual with nature and can lead to decreased stress, natural mood elevation and even a stronger immune system. This means of mobile meditation has been recognized...

Mind & Body

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  • Gluten-free baking from Kristine Kidd
    Gluten-free baking from Kristine Kidd

    The early generation of gluten-free baked goods tended to be imitations, often not very good ones, of cakes and cookies usually made with wheat flour. Kristine Kidd, cookbook writer and former Bon Appetit magazine food editor, is among those trying another tack: She looked at the flours that...

  • Acid reflux raises serious health concerns
    Acid reflux raises serious health concerns

    For most, acid reflux is a burning annoyance. Left unchecked, for some it can become a deadly cancer.

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