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  • Exercise data reveal a couch potato nation

    Exercise data reveal a couch potato nation
    Americans are stuck in chairs and on the couch, spending eight hours a day with their metabolic engines barely idling, according to data from sensors that scientists put on nearly 2,600 people to see what they actually did all day. The results were...
  • Beck seeks the 'most essential, elemental sounds' in 'Morning Phase'

    Beck seeks the 'most essential, elemental sounds' in 'Morning Phase'
    By the time that Beck Hansen finished his lush, melancholy new record, "Morning Phase," he had become so consumed by the process that he says he'd caused brain damage. "I've heard each song about six or seven thousand times, to the point where it's...
  • Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority

    Obama backs away from a Republican budget priority
    WASHINGTON — Seeking to present a unified Democratic front in an election year, President Obama is backing away from a proposal to restrain spending on entitlement programs, focusing instead on economic priorities likely to please his party's base....
  • 'Child's Pose': A director and a writer with some real mother issues

    'Child's Pose': A director and a writer with some real mother issues
    Romanian new-wave director Calin Peter Netzer ("Medal of Honor") and screenwriter Razvan Radulescu ("The Death of Mr. Lazarescu") were bouncing around ideas for a film about a dysfunctional family when they began talking about their own relationships with...
  • Brisk walking, light tennis can reduce women's stroke risk, study says

    Brisk walking, light tennis can reduce women's stroke risk, study says
    Get moving is the message for yet more evidence of health benefits. This time researchers found that women who took part in moderate exercise, such as walking briskly or playing tennis, resulted in a significant reduction in risk of having a stroke. And...
  • Programs to prevent psychological problems in troops questioned

    Programs to prevent psychological problems in troops questioned
    Many federal programs aimed at preventing psychological problems in military service members and their families have not been evaluated correctly to determine whether they are working and are not supported by science, says a new report commissioned by the...
  • Before an empowered sheriff's oversight commission, an influential one

    Before an empowered sheriff's oversight commission, an influential one
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors can set up a citizens’ oversight commission that's meant to keep tabs on the sheriff, but it can’t imbue that commission with any power that the board itself doesn't already have. The sheriff is an...
  • The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who wins, who loses, why it matters

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Who wins, who loses, why it matters
    As President Obama travels to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the one-day summit is expected to focus partly on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an ambitious 12-nation trade...
  • East-sigh story: Just where is the Eastside of Los Angeles?

    East-sigh story: Just where is the Eastside of Los Angeles?
    Everyone is certain where the Eastside is. It's east of the L.A. River. Of La Brea. Of La Cienega. It's east of wherever the Westside stops. But where is that? Just look at the street signs. Fold a map of the city in half. Fold it nine times. Ask your...
  • Colin Farrell turns romantic in the fantasy film 'Winter's Tale'

    Colin Farrell turns romantic in the fantasy film 'Winter's Tale'
    Colin Farrell wanted a cigarette, but he didn't have one on him. He was sitting poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel, which seemed like the kind of place where one smokes. So he asked a pretty hostess if she had a pack; she did not. "You want a cigarette?"...
  • Letters: One sandwich, hold the rubber

    Re "Subway to remove bread ingredient," Feb. 7 It is appalling what the Food and Drug Administration calls safe. To my surprise I find that the FDA-approved chemical azodicarbonamide, considered to be "safely used" in food, is used in some Subway...