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What a world without mirrors would be like

Mirrors on a wall in Jim Rash's back yard are featured March 13, 2012. Recent Oscar-winner and actor Jim Rash recently redesigned his Westside home exterior and garden spaces to create more room for entertaining. (Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Jamie Perez

April 13, 2015

Every morning, 22-year-old nutrition major, Lindsey Bundrant, stands in front of the mirror for five minutes evaluating her skin. Picking out every blemish she can find, she stares at the person reflected back at her.She continues her morning by washing her face with La Roche-Posay cleanser, applying ...

Fitness Friday: Making life last with the help of wheat grass

Fitness Friday: Making life last with the help of wheat grass

Jamie Perez

April 10, 2015

Contrary to what many people think, cows are not the only species that eat grass. Humans can eat it too, and it is considered a super food considering the amount of benefits it carries. Wheatgrass is used to make medicines. It's used as a good source of nutrients including vitamin A, vitamin C, vitami...

Living out someone else’s dreams

Fathella's wall was initially yellow, but while renewing her lease, she asked the manager if she could repaint the wall blue. Wynnona Loredo / Staff Photographer

Esmeralda Ramirez

April 6, 2015

Ayat Fathella, 21 and the youngest of four siblings, came to the US from Kuwait in Oct. 2012. She is study civil engineering, and plans to graduate Fall 2017, but it’s not what she wants. "It's my mother's dream, not mine," said Fathella. Fiend and fellow civil engineering major Nour Abdullah, 2...

Having a relationship with relationships

A temporary separation may sound appealing to couples grappling with relationship issues, but experts say in most cases, it is ineffective. (Peter Bernik/Fotolia/TNS)

Kathleen Johnson

April 4, 2015

Romantic relationships play a big role in creating the life that they envision for themselves. As we begin to get older, we start to put more thought and effort towards finding that significant other. We begin to think about what type of parter we are looking for, and who we see ourselves wanting to...

Fitness Friday: Cross training your way to better health

Robert Reed, 15, warms up with a jump rope before a CrossFit class for teens in Loyalhanna, Pa. (John Heller/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Jamie Perez

April 3, 2015

Utilizing and exercising every muscle in the body is something CrossFit is known for. With high intensity workouts, this is definitely not an activity to be taken lightly, especially for those who are inactive when starting this type of training. With specialized programs and workouts of the day (also kn...

Getting over the mid-semester bump

Getting over the mid-semester bump

Madeline Sensibile

April 3, 2015

It is already week 11 and spring break is just days away, but you're probably still in need of a pick-me-up to get you through the next few weeks. Waking up every day early and going to sleep late just to get assignments done can get super rough on the mind and body. Luckily, by doing a few daily exercises,...

Eating your way through a road trip

The long road to Pullman, Wash., has a reputation for being boring, but there are several quick side trips that offer spots for scenery and a little exercise. (Craig Hill/Tacoma News Tribune/MCT)

Cicely Chisholm

April 2, 2015

Spring break is upon us, and then only a month later it’s summer. It’s the season of music festivals, intense heat and road trips. If you’ve never been on a road trip, I highly suggest you remedy that right away. Living in Los Angeles grants us a lot of close-by destinations that are usuall...

Crafting your own flower crown

Crafting your own flower crown

Esmeralda Ramirez

April 2, 2015

Here are a ten easy steps to make your own flower crowns at home that are easy and perfect to wear for music festivals. Before we begin anything make sure to have the following items:Fake flowers of any size/shape/colorFlower wireWire cutter Hot glue gunScissorsFelt (any color will work)All of these items can be purchased at a hobb...

Dating requisite: must love raves

Illustration by Thomas Gallegos

Jamie Perez

April 1, 2015

Internet dating has gained acceptance over the past couple decades. With the on-the-go lifestyle that society manifests and the divorce rate at a staggering 50 percent, research shows that 1 in 10 Americans turn to online dating. The most popular dating websites include eHarmony, Match, Our Time, OkCupid and Christian Mingle, amongst many others. Many dating web...

Three beaches to help you chill out this summer break

Westward Beach is featured in movies, TV shows and advertisements. The rock bluffs above the beach is a popular whale watching and hiking trail, on Saturday, March 7. Photo credit: Brooke Holland

Brooke Holland

March 31, 2015

Living in southern California, it’s forever an endless summer. If you’re looking for an L.A. beach spot for sunbathing, swimming or surfing, look no further than Malibu. Here’s the guide to three breathtaking Malibu beaches that are worth a drive down Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). El Matador State Beach ...

Back up plans for spring break

300 dpi 3 col x 7.75 in / 146x197 mm / 497x670 pixels Philip Brooker color illustration of a beachfront pool in Miami's South Beach. The Miami Herald 2003

Aiyi Kang

March 30, 2015

Semesters are long and students are more than ready for a break. We've reached that time of the year again when we escape our grueling study schedules to indulge in a week of rest, relaxation and belligerent day drinking. If you still haven't booked your flight, or not so sure where to go here's a list of...

Ways to make life easier at music festivals

The crowd cheers for the band Haim on the first day of the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Calif., on Friday, April 18, 2014. (Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times/MCT)

Brooke Holland

March 30, 2015

If you're planing three days of mischief and musical bliss at a spring music festival, it's important to pack for the main event. We've put together five essential items that will get you through the fun, heat and crowds. This roundup of all-things festival is sure to have you fully prepared whether...

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