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24 Hours in West L.A.

(0) Comments | Posted November 22, 2010 | 7:01 PM

Shutters on the Beach held an allure for me long before I ever visited. The power lunch, see-and-be-seen casual elegance planted right there on legendary Santa Monica beach is fairly irresistible -- even to a bona fide California ocean girl. Architecture reminiscent of a Cape Cod waterfront cottage,...

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The Alcohol Controversy: Is Drinking Good for You?

(293) Comments | Posted October 5, 2010 | 4:15 PM


Understanding the effects of drinking alcohol on health and longevity is an old topic that constantly earns fresh attention, usually amid new studies that reveal both healthful and harmful effects from enjoying a few beverages.

So what is the healthiest code of conduct...

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The Spiritual Side of Ironman

(1) Comments | Posted October 1, 2010 | 5:10 PM


The Ironman Triathlon World Championship, to be held this year on Oct. 9, tests the body's physical limitations as few other endeavors can. Swimming through 2.4 miles in the ocean with 1700 other flailing athletes often unnaturally stacked -- lending the sensation, at...

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Hormone Healthy Food Choices

(25) Comments | Posted September 24, 2010 | 7:00 AM


When hormones become unbalanced, they can negatively affect our health, put us at risk for cancer and heart disease, and destroy our mood and productivity. No matter what your age, consuming the right foods is a natural and effective way to...

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Moab, Utah: Rugged, Challenging, and Unexpectedly Romantic

(5) Comments | Posted September 1, 2010 | 4:21 PM

Aside from a bevy of devoted mountain bikers who pay homage to the place every year in the 24-hour Mountain Bike National Championship, Moab, Utah, doesn't usually hover at the top of most people's vacation wish lists. That's a shame, because it's one of the most uniquely beautiful destinations in...

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The Soy Controversy

(185) Comments | Posted August 24, 2010 | 4:17 PM

The ongoing controversy linking cancer to soy -- the healthy, protein-rich alternative to meat and dairy products --is alarming. While there is some element of truth in these assertions, they are profoundly misleading.

Here's what you need to know: Not one scientific study refutes the fact that soy -- in...

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Adventure and Luxury on Kauai's Na Pali Coast

(7) Comments | Posted July 21, 2010 | 5:59 PM

Having two Ironman Triathlon World Championship races in my recent past didn't mean I could hike all 22 miles of the Na Pali Coast to remote Kalalau Beach and back in one day. People thought it was a little nuts (my ambitious, athletic boyfriend's idea! I quickly pointed out). My...

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