| May 23, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Former International Cycling Union President Hein Verbruggen said Monday he knew nothing about suspicious drug test results by Lance Armstrong, denying nationally televised allegations by Tyler Hamilton of a cover-up by the UCI. Hamilton, an Olympic...
| May 20, 2011
| 8:32 PM
Men, it's your health and happiness or hers. Women, it's your health and happiness or his. At the end of the day, if there's housework to be done (and there's always housework to be done) and you’re both employed (as almost 52% of married couples...
| May 20, 2011
At the farthest fringe of the Inland Empire, southeast of the hardscrabble town of Hemet, lies the world center of summer grapefruit, one of the least known and most fascinating of California's agricultural niches. The major commercial grapefruit...
| May 16, 2011
Whenever I hear about some amazing way to boost resting metabolism, my male-bovine-droppings detector goes berserk. Take the perennially popular one stating that 1 pound of muscle burns an extra 50 calories a day while at rest — so if you gain 10...
| May 15, 2011
Weight gain by children as young as 5 years old — and up through their teen years — can influence their health later in life, according to a recently released study spanning a quarter of a century.
Following kids and teens ages 5 to 19 years...
| May 13, 2011
Sometimes you just want someone to tell it to you straight. You may look and feel better than your grandmother or even your mother did at 50 but the idea that 50 is anything like 30, Tracey Jackson practically screams, is either a marketing scam or a line...
| May 11, 2011
| 4:33 AM
It has been years since I looked through “The Los Angeles Book” and even longer since I read it. Then several weeks ago, I bought a copy so I could point out a particular photo of Chavez Ravine to a......
| May 9, 2011
"Nobody in our family has a flat stomach, Carolyn," my dad stated authoritatively. A scientist, he generally gave us The Last Word on Every Subject. I looked up from my rounded belly. "Well, I still wish mine were flat," I told him as we sat at the...
| May 8, 2011
What Happened to Goodbye
Viking: 416 pp., $19.99, ages 12 and up
Sarah Dessen is something of a rock star in young adult fiction. Her bestselling coming-of-age novels are warmly written explorations of teens in transition that...
| May 8, 2011
Whether perusing the beauty and personal care products at Target or Whole Foods or shopping online at Sephora, consumers are increasingly encountering the phrase "paraben-free."
What exactly does paraben-free mean, and why might it matter? We take a...
| May 6, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Oprah Winfrey is about to help usher Chaz Bono into his latest role - as a transgender icon....