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  • Thanksgiving treats that won't ruin your diet

    Thanksgiving treats that won't ruin your diet

    A traditional made-from-scratch Thanksgiving feast isn’t for everyone. For those who would prefer to lighten their day-of workloads, or have the option of healthful dishes for vegan and gluten-free guests, here are some easy and nutrient-dense products that can be bought in advance, stored easily,...

  • Anaheim Legionnaires' outbreak grows; 11 cases linked to Disneyland visits

    Anaheim Legionnaires' outbreak grows; 11 cases linked to Disneyland visits

    The number of people diagnosed with Legionnaires’ disease after spending time in Anaheim or Disneyland increased to 15, Orange County health officials said Wednesday. The victims were infected between late August and October, officials said. Two patients have died, though neither of them visited...

  • In California, an unexplained increase in valley fever this year

    In California, an unexplained increase in valley fever this year

    This year is shaping up to be the worst on record in California for people infected with valley fever, a lung infection caused by a fungus found in soil. State health officials announced earlier that 2016 broke the record for the most valley fever cases reported since the state started keeping...

  • Why powerful men make women watch them masturbate

    Why powerful men make women watch them masturbate

    There’s one disturbing and confounding thing that many of the powerful men who have been accused of sexually harassing and assaulting women have in common: They like to masturbate in front of women. The sexual misconduct allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, screenwriter and...

  • Walk the footpaths of the Hansen Dam Recreation Center

    Walk the footpaths of the Hansen Dam Recreation Center

    Hansen Dam Recreation Area in Lake View Terrace is a popular spot for swimming, horseback riding, golf and soccer. But it’s also a wide-open space laced with footpaths. Here’s a circular walk that will give you a good feel for the place without wearing you out. 1. Enter by turning southeast from...

  • Stay fit without leaving the house, with this creative workout gear

    Stay fit without leaving the house, with this creative workout gear

    Can’t get to the gym? Fitness pros have come up with effective and transportable at-home exercise equipment that will counter just about every excuse. Although Erika Rayman was an avid runner, it wasn’t until she regularly performed a series of intense squats with a trainer that she noticed a difference...

  • We tried Aerospace, the sleek new cardio-boxing gym in West Hollywood

    We tried Aerospace, the sleek new cardio-boxing gym in West Hollywood

    What if the anger about our unjust world was taken out in a boxing class instead of by devouring cake, writing anxious posts on social media or crying into a pillow? This past month, after the bad news vortex, my air punches at Aerospace High Performance Center, a new boutique boxing gym in West...

  • The 9 worst things you can do to your teeth

    The 9 worst things you can do to your teeth

    It’s that scary time of year — sugar season. You might know it as Halloween, when Americans are predicted to buy $2.7 billion worth of candy, according to the National Retail Federation. However, dentists and wary parents know the holiday is the unofficial launch of a sweets bacchanal that starts...

  • Kobe, Bezos, Gladwell to speak at next week's Super Bowl of wellness in L.A.

    Kobe, Bezos, Gladwell to speak at next week's Super Bowl of wellness in L.A.

    Next weekend’s Summit LA 17 in downtown Los Angeles is aimed at inspiring people to live better and more creative lives, whether it’s by racing home to declutter after listening to the queen of organizing, Marie Kondo, learning about cleaner living from Jessica Alba, or sitting in on a panel about...

  • How Guru Jagat helps you get your groove back in a techy and complex era

    How Guru Jagat helps you get your groove back in a techy and complex era

    Guru Jagat may be the new model for a thoroughly modern, multimedia yogi and the fresh, female face making the Kundalini yoga tradition increasingly popular. In her new book, “Invincible Living: The Power of Yoga, the Energy of Breath, and Other Tools for a Radiant Life” (Harper Elixir), Guru Jagat...

  • Health officials declare hepatitis A outbreak in L.A. County

    Health officials declare hepatitis A outbreak in L.A. County

    Los Angeles County health officials declared a hepatitis A outbreak Tuesday, days after a public health emergency was announced in San Diego County, where at least 16 people have died of the highly contagious virus. Case numbers are still small in L.A. County, with only 10 people infected as part...

  • 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights re-opened hours after police shooting forced closure

    5 Freeway in Boyle Heights re-opened hours after police shooting forced closure

    A stretch of the northbound 5 Freeway in Boyle Heights and Lincoln Heights was shut down for more than 10 hours Sunday morning after California Highway Patrol officers shot and killed a knife-wielding pedestrian on the freeway, officials said. The CHP received a call at 11:50 p.m. Saturday about...

  • L.A.'s hot new swim workout includes a hip-hop soundtrack — underwater

    L.A.'s hot new swim workout includes a hip-hop soundtrack — underwater

    You don’t have to be a talented swimmer to channel your inner athlete at L.A.’s hot new water workout, SwimTeam. Even swimmers with very basic freestyle skills can use this a low-impact circuit training class to improve their stroke and get a heart-pumping cardio and strength workout. And unlike...

  • Guilt-free ice cream? Count us in!

    Guilt-free ice cream? Count us in!

    Summer might be unofficially over, but it still feels like ice cream weather. Indulging in the frosty confection doesn’t necessarily mean abandoning that diet plan. Brands are offering functional, high-protein and lower-calorie versions of the traditional dessert, removing processed sugar and incorporating...

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