| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Take a deep breath, meditation enthusiasts: A new study finds that research on mindfulness meditation has yielded moderate evidence that the practice can reduce anxiety, depressive symptoms and pain, but little to no evidence that it can reduce...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:00 PM
Given the sunny, body-conscious atmosphere of Los Angeles, it's no surprise to find a thriving field of locally based fitness-wear brands; many of the companies design and produce their lines from start to finish in the city. These new or growing...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Subway is known for that distinct smell of fresh baked bread. But the sandwich chain is making a big change to its signature bread recipe. Subway announced Wednesday it will stop using a chemical commonly found in shoe rubber and yoga mats in its bread. ...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:33 PM
Scientists have identified a simple, inexpensive compound that made cancer drugs more effective in mice and helped human patients weather the toxic side effects of chemotherapy.
But even as they touted their experimental results, they acknowledged...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:00 PM
At 24, professional snowboarder Elena Hight is already a two-time Olympian and in training for the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Raised near the mountains in California, she began hitting the slopes as a child and competed in her first Olympics at age...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Valentine's Day approaches. Whether you can make it across town or across the ocean, here are some romantic recommendations for every budget.
Close to home
Hotel Indigo, Santa Barbara
For an affordable, hip escape, try Hotel Indigo in the heart of...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 6:15 PM
1. Walk or bike to work once a week.
2. Don't park your car in the spot closest to the front door. Instead, find the parking stall farthest away. (Of course, take security into consideration.)
3. Stairs, no elevators.
4. Stop the impulse to email....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:52 PM
The sci-fi spectacle “Ender's Game” is available on home video Tuesday, and Hero Complex readers get an exclusive first look […]...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Lower-back pain is one of the most common adult complaints. Here's a way to roll away some of the tension in this area. Fitness instructor Jill Miller uses yoga therapy balls (or tennis balls) to massage away the tension in this low-back lengthener....
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Have you ever tried the beets and berries at Rustic Canyon? Because the dish is kind of mind-blowing when you think about it, a mess of roasted beets and purple quinoa in a rustic pottery bowl. There are herbs scattered over the top, and a few crisply...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:30 AM
I have to make sure when I get hold of happiness to seize the moment and soar to heights with it. I am grateful that I can still be joyful at times with simple and new things that were not significant to me before.
— Bien Cox, journal entry...