| Jan 10, 2014
| 5:00 PM
In 2014, I am going to read "War and Peace" again, cut out added sugar and recommit to meditating at least 20 minutes every day.
In truth, by June, I am likely to have only started Tolstoy's tome, consumed less sugar — and paid attention when I do...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Lush smells, comfy semi-dark rooms and a sense of self-indulgence make a spa treatment appealing. But here are three treatments that aim to do more than merely pamper.
Hot oil and needles
If acupuncture seems more doctor's office than salon, perhaps...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:00 PM
If you're like many Americans, you made a resolution to lose weight and get in shape in 2014. And, if you're like many Americans, you'll step on the scale a few days into your new diet and throw your hands up in discouragement at the lack of "The...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Tom Daley, Maria Bello and Bob Harper all announced to the world that they are gay or in same-sex relationships this past week. The overwhelming reaction? A collective shrug.
And that's progress, gay activists say.
In fact, the Olympian, the actress...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 9:49 AM
NBC's singing competition "The Voice" is whittling down the contestants and making up some ground in the ratings. Tuesday night's live elimination episode drew 11.9 million viewers and a rating of 3.3 in the key 18-49 age group, up 10% from last week,...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:14 PM
"American Idol" winner Ruben Studdard concedes that his weight loss on "The Biggest Loser" was less than stellar, leading to this week's elimination and marking the second time he was eliminated from the show for failing to lose enough weight.
| Nov 29, 2013
| 2:30 PM
You'll feel like Superman after this press-and-pull exercise that works most of the major muscle groups in your body. Demonstrated here by Long Beach fitness instructor John Garey who uses it in his "Core Total Body Tone With Tubing" DVD, it's a great...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In its first 10 years Disney Hall became more than a home for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, it also became a destination for photographing advertisements and filming commercials, television shows and movies.
Howard Sherman, vice president of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 3:00 PM
UCLA Health encourages a little goofing off on company time. But inefficiency is the last thing on the agenda.
At least three days a week, employees from 10 departments at UCLA Health facilities gather as the music gets cranked up for a 10-minute...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:06 AM
As an eighth-grader, Jillian Michaels weighed 175 pounds, and classmates mooed at her.
Boy, is she getting even.
"The Biggest Loser" star, 60 pounds lighter, comes to South Florida for the inaugural Sweat USA, a fitness convention that includes big-...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:39 AM
It looks like "The Biggest Loser" is tipping the ratings scales a bit less than the last time around.
The NBC weight-loss reality show, which opened its 15th season Tuesday night on NBC, drew 7 million viewers and a rating of 2.2 in the key 18-49...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Ruben Studdard says "American Idol" gave him a career. Now, he wants "The Biggest Loser" to give him a life.
Studdard -- nicknamed "The Velvet Teddy Bear" partly for his girth and his cuddly, cheerful, happy-go-lucky demeanor -- said he is returning...