| Sep 26, 2008
Daniel, 15, lives on a tree-lined street at the northern tip of the San Fernando Valley.
It is a place of whiplashing contradiction. In one direction there are elegant Craftsmans, their roots as deep as the area's historic olive groves, and tidy cul-de-...
| Aug 27, 2009
YOU MULTI-TASK all day -- text and drive, talk and type, drink water infused with vitamins. So why shouldn't your makeup do double-duty too?
A new generation of foundations aims to do just that, promising more than an even skin tone and a dewy finish....
| May 4, 2010
It was supposed to make every child a wanted child, give women control over their bodies and grant couples worry-free sex.
Such were the aspirations of health professionals worldwide when the medication now known simply as "the pill" arrived on the...
| Nov 7, 2009
Teenagers and young adults suffering from severe, scarring acne may ultimately lose the most effective treatment for the condition.
FOR THE RECORD:
Accutane's side effects: An article in Saturday's Section A about the possibility of...
| Nov 22, 2009
The holidays burst upon us every year with a veneer of joyousness, yet that bubbling of good cheer masks a series of rather dire seasonal warnings: Don't eat too many rich, fatty foods; don't drink to excess; don't forsake your exercise routine; and,...
| Feb 24, 2010
Dr. Albert M. Kligman, a dermatologist who developed the acne drug Retin-A and the antiwrinkle cream Renova but who may be remembered primarily for a series of experiments on prisoners that led to major reforms in the U.S. medical testing establishment,...
| Jan 30, 2011
It's almost February, and with luck and willpower, maybe you're still sticking with that New Year's diet resolution. Or maybe you're still gearing up to start.
But although the right diet may help you gain a svelte figure, the wrong one might be a...
| Sep 26, 2010
Cul de Sac Golden Treasury
A Keepsake Garland of Classics
Andrews McMeel: 200 pp., $16.99 paper
Pundits have long predicted the imminent death of the comic strip, even before the Internet threatened to put the daily newspaper on the...
| Jul 24, 2011
Imagine having the fountain of youth as close at hand as the bathroom. We're not there yet — but there's a burgeoning number of at-home, high-tech beauty gadgets that claim to smooth wrinkles, whiten teeth and remove hair without the need to...
| Sep 9, 2012
It's a notion ingrained early: September, the start of the traditional school year, is a time to start over. For the nonstudent, that may mean cleaning out your closets, enrolling in an exercise class or recommitting to New Year's resolutions. It's also a...
| Dec 5, 2009
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