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The Camera's Secrets: Ricardo Valverde's Visionary Images

Max Benavidez | Posted 07.29.2014 | Arts
Max Benavidez

Was this an intentional early assessment by the artist of the visual vocabulary of photography -- that a photograph or the act of photographing can literally sear your vision?

6 Surprising Ways City Life Affects You

Posted 09.24.2013 | OWN

It gets under your skin and goes to your head. And we're not just talking about the stress. (But it's not all bad news.) By Jena Pincott It May ...

If They Believe, Even the Most Disadvantaged Children Can Achieve

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 08.05.2013 | Good News
Stuart Muszynski

Much has been written about the cycle of poverty and under-achievement in urban schools. But too few stories have appeared about the most at-risk students who have risen to the occasion to graduate, achieve and contribute to their schools, communities and families.

Happiness Is A Choice

Ira Israel | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Although I often find scientific means of measuring happiness analogous to trying to measure milk with a ruler, it is clear from the research of scholars such as Martin Seligman and Ed Diener that there are definitely factors and choices that contribute to overall happiness.

Happiness Research Ranks Commuting Low: My Car-free Commute (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kirsten Dirksen

The rewards associated with longer commutes -- a bigger house, a higher salary or better schools -- don't fully compensate for the sacrifices we end up making by working so far from home.

illy issimo Perks Up the Arts

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Fabio Periera

"Oh, art is too hard," Andy Warhol once sighed, perhaps hinting at the struggle most artists endure to create. After all, one's talents and gifts may ...

What I Want From LA in the Next Decade

Marc Porter Zasada | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Marc Porter Zasada

Over the next 10 years, I want you to become a city -- that's right, a real city, like London or New York, Paris or Tokyo. Okay, maybe a collection of cities.