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Here are the dead giveaways to spotting a liar

Have you ever bent the truth? Maybe embellished a résumé or failed to mention an after-work outing to your significant other? That fib may have bailed you out of some explaining you didn't want to do. But what if you're on the receiving end of someone else's lies? Then what? Experts who study deception...

  • Veda MeLA gathers yoga enthusiasts

    Veda MeLA gathers yoga enthusiasts

    Los Angeles is a leading center for all things yoga and a natural location to unite leaders aiming to shape future trends. Which is why dozens of yoga enthusiasts filed into lecture rooms, exhibitor booths and yoga studio spaces in downtownLos Angeles recently for the first-ever Veda MeLA, the...

  • Are you brave enough to get off the ground with aerial yoga?

    Are you brave enough to get off the ground with aerial yoga?

    Just thinking about a relatively new sort of yoga, called aerial yoga, made my heart race. I finally convinced myself that I'd stop short of anything that felt too off-balance or too acrobatic and went to Kinship in Highland Park. I needn't have worried; aerial arts — people high above the floor...

  • 17 gifts that will guarantee a healthier 2016

    17 gifts that will guarantee a healthier 2016

    The holidays are here, and we’ve got plenty of gift ideas to keep everyone happy. Skip to gifts for: Kids, pets, cooks and the socially conscious as well as those who are into home décor and amazing experiences. And you’ll find even more holiday gift ideas here. Luci Lux Inflatable Solar Light ...

  • From a bicycle seat, she can really see Los Angeles

    From a bicycle seat, she can really see Los Angeles

    Get a whole new view of the bustling city of L.A. through the Ovarian Psycos Bicycle Brigade, a supportive cycling community for women of color.

  • This workout is like a rave, mashing up fitness with art

    This workout is like a rave, mashing up fitness with art

    Shay Kostabi was a dancer and choreographer who found fitness. Her boyfriend, Jesse DeYoung, was a trainer who became a photographer. And an idea was born. Why not meld fitness and art? They founded the Local Skill, an "artistic fitness collective" that enables them to tap their creative roots...

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    Telehealth: Patient care via smartphone

    If you can't find a doctor who makes house calls, telehealth might be an appealing option. Telehealth — using electronic information and telecommunications to support long-distance healthcare — was once primarily used by people in remote areas who might have to travel for hours to see a doctor....

  • Feeling sick? How about a house call from a doctor? A new app, Heal, makes it happen

    Feeling sick? How about a house call from a doctor? A new app, Heal, makes it happen

    When Dr. Renee Dua's son was 7 months old, she and her husband had to take him to a hospital emergency room for what ended up being a non-threatening condition. Still, it took eight hours of waiting around to be told that. "I wondered why two reasonably intelligent people would have to go through...

  • Why do we like scary movies? It's an escape and adrenaline rush, expert says

    Why do we like scary movies? It's an escape and adrenaline rush, expert says

    New York City psychologist Linda Hamilton theorizes that the reason some of us love horror movies is that it takes us out of our normal life.

  • We're far more afraid of failure than ghosts: Here's how to stare it down

    We're far more afraid of failure than ghosts: Here's how to stare it down

    I sat at the edge of my seat, waiting to be called up. Hands freezing, heart racing, I tried to slow my breathing and calmly remember what to do. Breathe, got to breathe. The instructor called my name. I walked to my spot, inhaled and expanded my rib cage. Nodded. And began to sing "Shenandoah."...

  • An accidental hike in Griffith Park leaves a confirmed city girl wanting more

    An accidental hike in Griffith Park leaves a confirmed city girl wanting more

    My first hike happened by accident. It was forced upon me, sort of. It was the Sunday when the eclipse of the super blood moon took place. My husband and I planned to take our daughter to see it at Griffith Observatory, where live classical music would be played. I thought it seemed like a great...

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