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Special to The TimesTo read the Internet ads, you'd think that our bodies were awash in "toxins" -- usually unspecified -- and that we should therefore go to dramatic lengths, such as "colon cleansing" and chelation, to get rid of all this bad stuff. Don't believe it. Or to...
Times Staff WriterSACRAMENTO — The top executive of California's biggest utility Thursday apologized to an Arizona Indian tribe, promising to atone for the company's desecration of a sacred site the tribe considers a portal to the afterlife. Chief Executive Thomas...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterUnder all the glitz and glamour that outsiders normally associate with Southern California, there's an economy where people still get a little dirt under their nails, and a big part of it involves motor vehicles. Making the cars seems almost boring...
Special to The TimesThe products: We all carry the residue of modern living deep within our bodies. We get mercury from fish, pesticides from apples and polyvinyl chlorides from that "new-car smell." A 2005 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study of more than 2,...
Special to The TimesIt takes a special product to stand out against the multitude of health remedies and gadgets pitched on late-night cable TV. Kinoki Cleansing Detox Pads have undoubtedly cleared that bar. Whether viewers are intrigued by the promise of removing toxins...
A couple of weeks ago, when the temperatures dipped into the 40s -- or as we call it here in Southern California, the extremes of human endurance -- I went shopping in West L.A. It was like base camp at Annapurna. High-heeled hotties had turned in their...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterI must have caffeine on a long road trip, preferably of the hot liquid variety. But when I try to drink from a paper cup, the plastic lid pops off, scalding my hand and decorating my shirt front. The brew gets lukewarm after several sips, and the drinking...
Tags: Lexus, Trips and Vacations, Nicole Kidman, Toyota, Travel
Times Staff WriterWhen you can get there, you can learn a lot 300 feet inside the Earth. Those missile-size icicles dangling from the cavern's roof? They don't look securely attached. No worries, our guide said; they're all as solid as rocks. Actually, they're as solid as...
Though shopping for a slow cooker might not require the time and energy reserved for more substantial purchases, like a car, the ever-increasing variety of makes and models out there can make the whole process a bit overwhelming. Whether you're looking to...
Times Staff WriterIn all her years of tending sheep in the western reaches of the Navajo range, Lois Neztsosie had never seen anything so odd. New lakes had appeared as if by magic in the arid scrublands. Instead of hunting for puddles in the sandstone, she could lead her...
Tags: Liver, Water, Infants, National Government, Environmental Issues
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterNEW YORK -- One of the signatures of a James Kalm review is the heavy breathing. The all-weather video art critic invariably arrives at the gallery or museum on his stripped-down mountain bike, so for the first few moments of his commentary, he's...
Times Staff WriterNew York — DIPPED in a garish green rubbery coating, the ornate Louis-style dining chairs from Six Inch of Belgium looked like irradiated doggy chew toys. The white fiberglass centipede reared on its legs was really Scolopendra, a 7-foot floor...
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