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The key to a happy life? Gratitude that goes beyond Thanksgiving

The importance of gratitude goes beyond a picture-perfect Thanksgiving tableau. Many experts believe that feeling grateful is also beneficial to your health. “Gratitude is good medicine,” says Robert A. Emmons, professor of psychology at UC Davis and founding editor in chief of the Journal of Positive...

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  • Hacking your health at the new Bulletproof Labs in Santa Monica

    Hacking your health at the new Bulletproof Labs in Santa Monica

    The first thing Dave Asprey will tell you about his newly opened Bulletproof Labs in Santa Monica is that it’s not a gym. Rather, he says, it’s the world’s first “human upgrade” facility dedicated exclusively to biohacking, or tweaking your biology for better performance. At first glance, the light-filled...

  • Do-it-yourself gels and strips can do the job, experts say

    Do-it-yourself gels and strips can do the job, experts say

    According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Americans spend more than $1.4 billion on teeth-whitening products annually, so don't be surprised if you find yourself amid their ranks and browsing the enormous selection of gels and strips, rinses and toothpastes — online or at the local...

  • Food-borne parasite infections on the rise in L.A. County

    Food-borne parasite infections on the rise in L.A. County

    Health officials warned this week that an unusually high number of patients in Los Angeles County have been infected with a parasite that causes a severe stomach illness and can last for months if not treated. Between June and Aug. 1 this year, 14 people in the county had been diagnosed with the...

  • A great workout hike — with stunning views

    A great workout hike — with stunning views

    The Verdugo Mountains separating the communities of Montrose and La Crescenta from Glendale and Burbank rise sharply and present impressive city and valley views. Here’s a brisk hike that will get you to the top in a hurry — huffing and puffing. Go early in the day to beat the heat. Take lots of...

  • Maybe this is why you can't lose the weight

    Maybe this is why you can't lose the weight

    After decades of pushing single plans and products that didn’t prove effective for a large chunk of the population, the health and wellness industry is finally zeroing in on more precise solutions tailored to the individual. Here’s a look at some of the latest programs, tools and products designed...

  • Despite complaints, judge says Aliso Canyon natural gas facility can reopen

    Despite complaints, judge says Aliso Canyon natural gas facility can reopen

    A state appeals court judge ruled Saturday that Southern California Gas Co. can resume operations at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, the source of the biggest methane leak in the country’s history. On Friday, L.A. County had been granted a temporary restraining order that would have...

  • Here's your chance to work on your yoga handstand

    Here's your chance to work on your yoga handstand

    Free yoga, sound therapies, and motivational workshops and workouts. Here are a few upcoming wellness events you’ll want to know about: To celebrate the rebranding of Culver City's Goda Yoga as SoulPlay Yoga, new owner Nathania Stambouli is opening her doors to a free hour-long vinyasa class Saturday,...

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