Chanting’s healing power in combat, and when it’s over
By Shannon Sexton
Struggling with issues around deployment, PTSD and re-entry into civilian life, both vets and recruits are searching for new ways to cope. Some are finding that mantra chanting reduces their anxiety and lifts their spirits both during and after deployment.
Preliminary research concurs that yoga and [...]

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The best way to clear toxins

By Marita Schauch, B.Sc., N.D.
The liver is our largest gland, weighing about three pounds, and is one of the body’s vital organs. It performs more than 500 functions, including: synthesizes plasma proteins, cholesterol and vitamin D, stores glycogen and iron, destroys old blood cells, makes and breaks down hormones, regulates [...]

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What you eat tells a lot about your personality

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By Elizabeth Cantwell
Review by Abigail Lewis
The title alone may be enough to make you curious about this slender volume of poems, but just wait until you start reading. Start anywhere. I began at the beginning: “And in the space inside your head, between your eyes and your ears, an entire planet throbs,” writes Elizabeth Cantwell. [...]

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Get up… so you can get down
By Elyse Glickman
There’s new movement in morning workouts that’s literally winning raves. Matt Brimer and Radha Agrawal, founders of Daybreaker, have brought their New York party to Los Angeles, shaking things up for morning people intent on celebrating the dawn of a new day.
A Daybreaker party has everything [...]

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Committing to Someone Else’s Pleasure

By Wendy Strgar
Saying the words “oral” and “sex” in the same sentence will turn heads in almost any crowd. Even with a blush, most people engage and want to hear more.
Oral sex is at once one of the most desirable sexual experiences and the one that still carries enough discomfort [...]

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How sustainable can a vegan diet be if a substantial portion of it must be shipped from elsewhere?

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By Laura Owens

Will the real health wrecker please stand up? Just when you think you’ve figured out the worst culprits (trans fats, simple carbs and cholesterol), along comes a new finding.
A growing number of experts say weight gain, heart disease and many other illnesses are not caused by high cholesterol, but by underlying inflammation. So [...]

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In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony

Written and directed by Kerry Candaele
Following the Ninth is a history-packed paean to Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor. In this dramatic composition, passion and violence resolve in the final movement—the section commonly referred to as “Ode to Joy”—with a chorus singing words adapted from an 18th-century poem [...]

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Rustic organic vegan in Studio City

By Genie Davis
The Beatles sang “Here comes the sun…and it’s all right.” But if the Fab Four were singing about SunCafé Organic Cuisine in Studio City, they’d have to change their lyrics from “it’s all right” to “it’s just great.”
All grown up and moved from a previous location on [...]

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