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Are Healthy Pets for the Rich Only? We Can Do Better Than This!

(8) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 9:24 PM

I haven't sat down to do research on this subject so some of this is not yet based in hard numbers and facts. But I'm going to put it out there anyhow. With an aging and beloved Dalmatian dog (14+ years) and someone who is decidely not-rich, I am appalled...

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Is Someone Killing Your Next Pet?

(86) Comments | Posted November 9, 2010 | 12:41 PM

2010-11-09-A821459b.jpgIf you're an animal lover, and by some counts there are over 100 million of us in the U.S., please take some time this week -- National Animal Shelter Reform Week -- to educate yourself about what really goes on at your...

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Don't All Dogs Deserve Such a Second Chance?

(3) Comments | Posted September 3, 2010 | 7:29 PM

Last year, guest blogger Janet Kinosian shared the story of Nico, a shelter dog who was rescued through the efforts of Southern California rescuers and a community of animal-loving Facebook users. Since then, Nico's story has gotten even better; here, Kinosian fills us in on what's been going...

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Could You or a Loved One End Up Like Elizabeth Smart?

(9) Comments | Posted May 3, 2010 | 2:34 PM

Do you know who enters your home to install a stove-top, carpet, re-model a kitchen, retro-fit your windows? Think about it for a moment. To whom are you opening your door?

Could you or a loved one end up like Elizabeth Smart, whose father hired a day-worker who then...

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John Wayne: In Sickness and in Health

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2010 | 6:49 PM

John Wayne, one of the most famous movie stars in the world, stood in the middle of my father's Newport Beach pharmacy in 1973 shocking the daylights out of a group of Japanese tourists.

According to the dozen or so middle-aged businessmen, who, oddly, jumped onto green plastic waiting...

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Martin Luther King and War: When Truth Kills

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2010 | 11:37 PM

When Martin Luther King was gunned down on April 4, 1968 many believe those shots were a direct result of his famed Riverside Church speech "Beyond Vietnam" given exactly one year prior to the day of his murder. It was a prophetic speech, a profound speech, quite possibly the most...

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Ms. WellPoint CEO: How Much Is Enough?

(62) Comments | Posted February 27, 2010 | 12:50 PM

Why was I shocked when I saw two women sitting in front of Congress yesterday: one, Angela F. Braly, the Chief Executive of WellPoint and the other, Cynthia Miller, the company's chief actuary?

Each of them had pixie haircuts and innocent, even smarmy looks on their faces with Ms. Braly...

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Pilgrim's Progress: Billy Graham On Death, Dying And Faith

(27) Comments | Posted February 23, 2010 | 4:02 PM

It took a long time to get the following interview for AARP with Dr. Billy Graham, a most rare American icon.

His illnesses kept getting in the way and they have been difficult. As Dr. Graham says, " I have my good days, and I have my bad days."...

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Are You A Lark or an Owl?

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2010 | 11:56 AM

Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast - Oscar Wilde

Dear Benjamin Franklin, with his infamous dictum "Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise," branded the night owl - the other half of the circadian lifestyle - as somehow guilty of moral incertitude.

However,...

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Feng Shui Yourself To Sleep

(22) Comments | Posted February 2, 2010 | 9:05 AM

If, like me, you live in the West but also believe in Eastern medical thought -- things such as Chi, life-force, acupuncture and energy flow -- then consider how the ancient art of Feng Shui may affect your sleep.

Feng Shui is a complex, 3,000-year-old Chinese philosophy based on...

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What Your Sleep Position Says About You

(69) Comments | Posted January 21, 2010 | 11:32 AM

When I am alone, I can sleep crossway in a bed without an argument. - Zsa Zsa Gabor


Do you know what position you regularly take up in bed when you drop off to sleep?

According to veteran sleep researcher and New York psychiatrist, Dr. Samuel...

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Baxter, The World's Oldest Working Therapy Dog Comforted The Dying

(17) Comments | Posted November 17, 2009 | 2:04 PM

I was scheduled to meet Baxter Bussey, the world's oldest therapy dog who at 19.5 years strong was still working amidst his advanced age and arthritic pain twice to three times weekly at the San Diego Hospice and Institute for Pallative Medicine. That meeting never happened as Baxter died the...

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A Little Yin to Your Yang: Yin Yoga Brings Deep Stress Relief

(3) Comments | Posted September 23, 2009 | 4:28 PM

A softer, gentler form of yoga seems to be quietly on the rise.

From Los Angeles to London, so-called yin yoga is increasingly being taught at studio classes and yoga retreats, not to mention via books and DVDs.

The power or "yang-styled" yoga forms so popular in the West --...

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You Are Not Alone: Michael Jackson's Abusive Childhood and How to Heal If It's Yours

(20) Comments | Posted July 1, 2009 | 6:01 PM

Heal The World/Make It A Better Place/For You And For Me/And The Entire Human Race - Michael Jackson

Let's face it, millions of words will be printed and spoken about Michael Jackson in the months and years to come, about his death, his pyrotechnic life and all the things that...

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Yoga for Sleep

(2) Comments | Posted June 27, 2009 | 1:45 PM

Blessed are the flexible for they shall not bend out of shape. - Anonymous

Soft, limber, plied limbs and bodies are in a much more relaxed state than tense, tight, and rigid muscles, would you agree?

Why then do so few people take the time to limber up and stretch...

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Who Put the Lag in Jet Lag? Tips to Overcome

(1) Comments | Posted May 8, 2009 | 3:53 PM

For those who frequently fly, and who also have delicate sleep cycles, jet lag is trouble. As with everything involving sleep, some people are more affected than others, but it's a pretty good guess that if you have sleep troubles at home, jet lag will only exacerbate them.

As you...

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Ours Is a Rude Age, but Have A Nice Day

(0) Comments | Posted May 4, 2009 | 5:16 PM

Manners have always had their thoughtful admirers, along with their merely numerous ones. After all, manners -- good ones -- help grease life's highways. Parents teaching their children manners was once considered tantamount to putting shoes on their feet.

But given 40-odd years worth of toxicological reduced decorum -- what...

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Witness to Fire: Survivors of the Armenian Genocide

(4) Comments | Posted April 29, 2009 | 11:53 AM

The following article was originally published in The Los Angeles Times Magazine in May 1999. All of the survivors who tell their story below have since died.

While the descendants wait for the full acknowledgment of this Genocide (the first in the 20th Century) by the Turkish government, the...

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Kiva.org: Change The World With $25 And A Click

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2009 | 12:17 PM

Note: This blogpost starts a monthly column called Voice of the Voiceless: Heroes Among Us -- featuring an everyday person who sees a problem and jumps in to fix it, without waiting for someone else to tackle the job.

Varying months alternate with a story of someone who helps...

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Feng Shui Yourself to Sleep

(8) Comments | Posted March 25, 2009 | 1:48 PM

Feng Shui is a complex, 3,000-year-old Chinese philosophy based on the art of placement, harmony, balance, and the fundamental principle that cosmic energy (chi) unites all universal matter. In Feng Shui's energy system, nothing happens without direct consequence to something else; free-flowing chi that circulates smoothly has positive influence on...

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