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  • Book review: 'The Science of Kissing' by Sheril Kirshenbaum

    Book review: 'The Science of Kissing' by Sheril Kirshenbaum
    It's late at night and you're finishing a truly golden date. You drank Manhattans and discovered that you both geek out about B-horror films and the collected works of Philip K. Dick. To top it off, you can't stop staring into each other's eyes. When...
  • Rice? Soy? Goat? Knowing your 'milk' options

    Rice? Soy? Goat? Knowing your 'milk' options
    If you've strolled past the dairy case lately, you might have noticed that it has grown to ranch-size proportions. Dozens of products are labeled "milk," and they spill over onto the nonrefrigerated shelves. Gone are the days when selecting a carton of...
  • Western Costume, closet to the stars, turns 100

    Western Costume, closet to the stars, turns 100
    To the casual passerby, there's nothing remarkable about the 120,000-square-foot former printing plant fronting a sun-baked stretch of Vanowen Street in North Hollywood. There's nothing to indicate that, just beyond the double doors, gangsters are earning...
  • Does this birth control pill make me look fat?

    Does this birth control pill make me look fat?
    Like a lot of young women, Kelsey Webb, 25, has been off and on birth control pills since she was 18. Every time she started taking them, she gained 5 to 10 pounds. "My normal weight is around 125 pounds. On the pill, I would get up to 130 or 135," says...
  • Study: Women in Their 30s Really are Friskier

    Study: Women in Their 30s Really are Friskier
    When I was growing up, various people used to tell me, "A woman really hits her sexual peak during her 30s." I have no idea why people thought that this was important information. I have no idea what the actual segue was that allowed it to come into any...
  • Elizabeth Brumfiel dies at 66; feminist archaeologist

    Elizabeth Brumfiel dies at 66; feminist archaeologist
    Elizabeth Brumfiel, a widely recognized scholar in the field of feminist archaeology who studied Aztec culture, examining not only the functional and economic significance of ancient relics but what scholars learned about changing gender roles and...
  • Virginia Fields dies at 58; scholar of early Mesoamerican art, archaeology at LACMA

    Virginia Fields dies at 58; scholar of early Mesoamerican art, archaeology at LACMA
    Virginia M. Fields, a leading scholar of early Mesoamerican art and archaeology who joined the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's curatorial staff in 1989 and devoted 22 years to making the museum a vital center of Latin American culture — partly by...
  • Things researchers find when looking for other things: What should they tell the test subject?

    Things researchers find when looking for other things: What should they tell the test subject?
    A new study finds that nearly 40% of high-tech imaging scans conducted in the course of research reveal an unexpected abnormality that could be medically worrisome. These unsought discoveries -- known as "incidental findings" --  confront researchers with...
  • Ronald Schafer dies at 53; California state parks superintendent in Los Angeles

    Ronald Schafer dies at 53; California state parks superintendent in Los Angeles
    Ronald P. Schafer, who as superintendent of the California state parks' Angeles District pushed to develop urban parks in the core of Los Angeles, has died. He was 53. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Ronald P. Schafer obituary: The obituary in the...
  • Mario Obledo dies at 78; California secretary of health and welfare, Latino civil rights leader

    Mario Obledo dies at 78; California secretary of health and welfare, Latino civil rights leader
    Mario Obledo, who grew up on welfare and later ran the California agency that administered it when he became the state's highest-ranking Mexican American official, died Wednesday in Sacramento. He was 78. The cause was a heart attack, said his wife, Keda...
  • Acclimatize yourself

    Acclimatize yourself
    Every year, well-meaning fitness magazines and newspaper articles warn that our brains will melt like ice cream if we exercise outside in the heat of the day. Triple-digit temperatures and sauna-thick humidity are facts of life in some places. But it's a...
  • Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, 38

    Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, 38
    On September 11, Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas, 38, was returning from her grandmother’s funeral in New Jersey to her home in San Rafael, California.  Raised in Houston, Texas, the University of Texas graduate had fifteen years of marketing and sales...