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Ron Fletcher, a former dancer and choreographer who helped popularize the Pilates exercise system when he opened the first West Coast studio in 1972, died Tuesday at his home in Stonewall, Texas. He was 90. The cause was congestive heart failure, said...
In July 2010, there was an end-of-days-type hailstorm in Calgary, and my little Acura got hammered. Now I drive a car that looks like it has cellulite. I'm cheap, and I don't need an overpriced and rapidly depreciating midlife-crisis-mobile to boost my...
David Mamet, the acclaimed playwright known for characters that drop the F-bomb at every opportunity, has dropped the ultimate bomb on his fans and the creative community: He is no longer a "brain-dead liberal" but rather a "newly minted conservative."...
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My Mother's Day wish list is easy: I'd like a break from my duties as the scheduling czarina, the dubious title my family has bestowed upon me. If you'd like to de-stress Mom (if that's even possible), here are some favorite places to flee. They're...
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Young people don’t give much thought to their bones unless they’ve broken one. Yet maintaining strong bones is arguably one of the most important things men and women can do to guarantee a robust old age. Seventy-five percent of skeletal...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesLet the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...
My dog saved me. My puppy Tacoma, a Lab/pit bull mix, did it by chewing up my only pair of eyeglasses. At the time, in May 2008, I was 44 years old and weighed about 155 pounds. That was down from my peak of 180, but it was still too high for my 5-foot-...
Props like this Pilates ring can help spice up your workout by challenging muscles in new ways. To add intensity to your obliques (side abdominal muscles) and adductors (inner thigh muscles), try this new move. Sit upright on a mat or a padded, level...
L.A. UnleashedIt's been well established -- with photographic evidence provided by Times readers, no less -- that dogs have a knack for picking strange places and positions in which to sleep. But cats have them beat. After all, what animal could......
Brand XWe sashayed, squatted and sweated to find the city's exotic workouts, from dress-up disco to hipster dance classes to weight-lifting yoga. Now we need to find L.A.'s best massage. But first four spots to try: Slimmons Studio Famed weight-loss guru Richard...
Lakers BlogThis is the second post of a weekly series that helps you get to know the Laker Girls (who, by the way, officially go by one name only). Laker Girl name: Bria Years on squad: Five seasons Hometown: Los Angeles Resides in: Harbor City College/high school:...
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