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Get fit and remotivated with a new moon workout, or a wine-and-yoga class

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By now, if you’ve stuck to those New Year’s resolutions to get healthy — well, kudos. For everyone else, here are some motivational happenings around town that may get you...

We're putting a wellness spin on Valentine's Day gifts

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Stuck for a novel Valentine’s Day gift idea for the wellness buff in your life? From a staycation that involves guided meditation to chocolates that trim the excess sugar pounds,...

Fear of commitment? A new service lets you sample L.A.’s hottest workouts

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From stretching in Valencia to a wellness event in South Bay, a way to try 10 different gyms a month to a camp for women that — literally — rose...

5 ways to upgrade your walk: our favorite new fitness gear

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Going out for a leisurely stroll doesn't really require more than an old pair of tennis shoes, but if you're after some real fitness, you might consider an upgrade. Here's...

Treadmill classes are calling: Bring on the sweat, rain or shine

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Los Angeles has has so many great places to run outdoors. So why are so many people paying to run indoors? That piece of gym equipment that everyone loves to...

Actor Mark Wahlberg's two-workout, seven-meal day starts at 3:15 a.m.

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Actor Mark Wahlberg schedules everything to the minute, from his wake-up at 3 a.m. — yes, 3 a.m. — to his bedtime at 7:30 p.m. After all, the chiseled 47-year-old...

Don’t just age. Age well. It’s one of 4 wellness events happening now

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Aging with pride, biohacking, a ride to raise money for breast cancer patients and a personalized massage at the touch of an app: Here's what's happening in L.A.’s health and...

We’ve got fitness inspiration from Halle Berry’s trainer

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In most of Peter Lee Thomas’ conversations, the question invariably sneaks in: What’s it like training Oscar-winner Halle Berry? “People want to know how she gets into that kind of...

Can’t Kondo? Declutter your way for your own sanity

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For anyone who’s struggled to keep up with Marie Kondo’s “life-changing magic” of tidying up, author Gretchen Rubin has some words of comfort: Relax. There’s no single best way to...

The Mother’s Day gifts fit moms really want (no peonies, please)

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Consider this a plea from all of us active moms: Please, please, please, no more pajamas, perfume or peonies for Mother’s Day. Instead, we’d rather have clothes, gear and goods...

Booze + Pot: Increased risk for college students elevates need for campus prevention

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Simultaneous use of alcohol and marijuana is riskier than using either substance alone, because their effects can interact and cause excessive depression of the central nervous system. This can result...

Ontario intends to join B.C.'s proposed class action against opioid manufacturers

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The Ontario government says it plans to join British Columbia's proposed class action lawsuit against dozens of opioid manufacturers.

Binge eating while binge watching can be a hard habit to break

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'If someone has always had popcorn or candy when they're at home watching TV, then as soon as they switch on the remote they think 'What should I eat?'”

These parents went into debt to get their children private, long-term drug treatment

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Parents of drug-addicted children are cashing in retirement savings, remortgaging houses and sinking into debt to pay for private long-term drug treatment. A leading addictions researcher says the 28-day, publicly funded...

Mothers in Metro Vancouver group angry at woman they say sold their donated breast milk

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Dozens of women are upset breast milk they donated may have been sold for profit without their knowledge by a mother who said she needed it for her own children.

Procrastinating genius: did da Vinci have attention disorder?

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Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci's litany of exquisite but unfinished work shows he probably had an attention disorder common to modern society.

When teaching climate change, tackle the myths along with the facts, researchers say

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New research shows that an effective way to make adults more interested in climate change is to teach their children about it in school. More classes have been tackling the...

To reduce dementia risk, eating well and exercising do more than puzzles and pills

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If you want to save your brain from the ravages of dementia, keep the rest of your body well with exercise and healthy habits rather than relying on vitamins or...

Harvard professor: Community mentors make difference for DACA recipients

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After studying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients for seven years, Harvard Graduate School of Education Professor Roberto Gonzales has seen, through their eyes, all the good and bad of the landmark...

NCAA’s first openly transgender swimmer Schuyler Bailar finds his real self and flourishes at Harvard

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This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. Schuyler Bailar ’19 is excited about being excited about the future. More than four years ago, during a...

Plaque honors students who helped 16 flee Nazis to study at Harvard

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A small group gathered Tuesday in Harvard Yard to mark the reinstallation of a bronze plaque honoring Harvard students from the 1930s who helped 16 refugees from Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia to flee...

In a world of possibilities, still thinking of home

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This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. The student body of Harvard College outnumbers the population of Dalton Brunson’s hometown of Jackson, Ala. “I grew up...

Harvard grad shines spotlight on underrepresented artists

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This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. La’Toya Princess Jackson may be most at home onstage or in a recording studio. But when the writer,...

Two Harvard seniors reflect on four years of mistaken identity

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This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. Getting to know someone is a lot easier when you accidentally get her mail and emails, her W-9s,...

Harvard study shows exactly how poverty impacts children’s success

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Social scientists have long understood that a child’s environment — in particular growing up in poverty — can have long-lasting effects on their success later in life. What’s less well understood is exactly...

Musical about 2011 Egyptian uprising to premiere at American Repertory Theater

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Love. Music. Freedom. These are the universal themes at the heart of “We Live in Cairo,” a new musical by Daniel and Patrick Lazour, which is having its world premiere at the...

Harvard grad student earns master’s, wins Miss Massachusetts International Pageant

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This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates. Nicole Johnson’s secret to being her best self? Keeping busy. It’s what fueled her journey to Harvard in...

Incoming HAA president is looking at the job from a global perspective

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Meeting alumni where they are has been a priority for every Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) president since John Quincy Adams led the organization upon its founding in 1840. Today, with around 60,000 Harvard...