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January 10, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
How are those new 2014 workouts going? Need a little inspiration boost? We talked to four prominent trainers and fitness personalities in hopes of finding keys to helping you work out - successfully - for years to come. Harley Pasternak, 39, has trained superstars including Lady Gaga and is a bestselling author whose latest title is "The Body Reset Diet. " He has a master's in exercise physiology and nutrition sciences from the University of Toronto. Americans are over-exercising and underactive, Pasternak says.
October 22, 2009 | Kevin Baxter
If the stodgy old Yankee Stadium was the House that Ruth Built, then the glistening new ballpark next door is the House the Three Stooges Inhabit. Because in addition to changing addresses this season, the team has changed attitudes thanks to the winter additions of free spirits A.J. Burnett, Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira. And that, more than anything else, may be the best explanation why the newly relaxed Yankees find themselves a win away from their first World Series in six years.
July 8, 2010 | By Ken Dilanian, Tribune Washington Bureau
Defense Secretary Robert Gates praises the general for his 'strategic insight and independent thinking.' The poetry-quoting, blunt-talking Marine once said it's 'fun to shoot some people.' Marine Gen. James N. Mattis, an erudite combat veteran known for quoting poetry and openly expressing his enthusiasm for "killing the enemy," has been selected to take over U.S. Central Command, the Pentagon announced Thursday. Mattis would replace Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, who is in Afghanistan as the U.S. and NATO's top military officer there.
May 27, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times staff writer
The clean, crisp modern lines of "Tron" have been replaced by the chaotic, rose-colored acid trip of "Alice in Wonderland," but outside of an extensive cosmetic makeover, little has changed now that Disney California Adventure has rethemed its nightly dance party from ElecTRONica   to the Mad T Party. PHOTOS: Mad T Party at Disney California Adventure The shiny new look seems tailor-made for the short attention spans of the wall-to-wall under-25 crowd of mostly high school and college kids who have made the alcohol-infused and music-centric outdoor rave a wildly popular success at the Anaheim theme park.
July 14, 2010 | By Cindy Fang, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Learning Assembler is fun.
April 11, 2013 | By Craig Nakano
For proof of how fast the business of design is changing, look no further than Fab. The site launched in 2010 as a TripAdvisor-Foursquare-Yelp social-networking hybrid called Fabulis was aimed at gay men. But having burned through most of its start-up cash, it regrouped in February 2011 with just three employees and a new mission to be an online design store. “We started selling underwear. We sold Emeco chairs . We sold random stuff,” said Bradford Shellhammer, the company's co-founder and chief design officer.
November 1, 2008 | Todd Martens
Bruce Springsteen chose Friday to unveil a Halloween-inspired blues rave-up, a song that came days after the artist announced he would not be able to have his annual Halloween display at his Rumson, N.J., mansion because the high volume of visitors caused too much disruption for the neighborhood. "If you grew up in Central or South Jersey you grew up with the 'Jersey Devil,' " Springsteen wrote on his website,, where the song is available for a free download. "Here's a little musical Halloween treat.
October 26, 1986
The secret word is imaginative. "Pee-wee's Playhouse" is great Saturday morning fun. Thank you, CBS. Agnes C. Santiago
March 28, 2004
Jane Engle's "Flying the Frugal Skies Can Be Fun" [March 21] is incorrect in calling Southwest the "granddaddy of discount carriers." She must be too young to know that the true pioneer in that area is Pacific Southwest Airlines. As early as the 1960s, a time when other carriers were still taking themselves too seriously, PSA offered discounted fares, no-frills service, colorful cabin decor and fun-loving, stylishly attired crews. The fun ended in the 1980s when PSA was taken over by USAir.
December 24, 1994
It is tough enough to rank college football teams, but for anyone to nationally rank high school teams is a total joke. No one on either coast has any idea of how the teams compare. Unfortunately, instead of being for fun, they are part of the all-too-early "winning is everything" mentality. BRYAN SHAUN Malibu
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