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  • Psychotherapist borrows horse sense for book on human behavior
    Psychotherapist borrows horse sense for book on human behavior

    Psychotherapists have plumbed all sorts of relationships in their quest to understand and improve human communication, so perhaps it was only a matter of time before they studied horse sense. Herd behavior, changing habits, building trust — it seems that people have a lot to learn from Equus...

  • Two legs and many hands on the grueling Badwater route
    Two legs and many hands on the grueling Badwater route

    Every mile, a gold Chrysler minivan waited for Lisa Smith-Batchen. It carried her pit crew, armed with water spray bottles, wet towels, body cream, calorie-dense food, new shoes (for when the rubber on hers melts) and bags of ice. The crew members paid their own way to help with the run.

  • After jolt of a medical crisis, support is key as patients choose paths
    After jolt of a medical crisis, support is key as patients choose paths

    Every health crisis is different, but most have one thing in common: You are blindsided by the bad news. "It's a time of upheaval, you feel out of control, anxious, you just don't know what to do next," says Amy Madnick, a licensed clinical social worker with UCLA Health...

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'Close Your Eyes' looks at normal moments amid nuclear horrors

Chris Bohjalian is a master of depicting the small moments — the inevitable routines — that follow in the wake of a trauma. In "The Light in the Ruins," an 18-year-old girl crafts clothes for two dolls as she watches Axis warplanes fly over Tuscany. In "The Double Bind," after a young woman...

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Events: Doner Revolution pop-up, $1 oysters, talking Baker-to-Baker

Doner Revolution chef Farid Zadi is hopping on the Carb & Nation food truck for a one-night-only Algerian menu. The truck will be parked at Angel City Brewery in downtown L.A. Aug. 2, from 5 p.m. to midnight. The menu will include New York-style halal chicken, lamb, falafel, chorizo-stuffed...

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