May 4, 2009 |
Whenever I heard the phrase "broken ankle," I assumed the subsequent events: cast, crutches, cast off, bit of limp, back to normal. I never considered the possibility that the ankle supports the full weight of the body. In short, the anklebone is not only connected, it had better be well-connected. Eight weeks after "the incident" that had two dogs in the doghouse around my house, I celebrated the day of "boot removal." My husband treated me to a romantic dinner and a bottle of Cabernet.
September 26, 2012 |
Repeated exposure to objects like high-heeled shoes and electric razors that are typically associated with one gender or the other biases people's perceptions of whether human faces are male or female, according to a new study. And in a twist, the research shows that exposure to female-associated objects makes faces look more male, and vice versa. It may seem strange that viewing something for an extended period of time can lead to increased perception of its opposite, but the effect is common enough to have a name: adaptation.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2009 |
The physician was wearing high heels, a tight-fitting white lab coat and lots of gold jewelry, which is not quite what you expect to see when you visit a pot doctor. Nor do you expect to see a chandelier the size of a Christmas tree in a waiting room decorated like an Indian palace. Dr. Sona Patel told me that's just who she is. Her Melrose Avenue office, she said, is designed in much the same way as her home in Hollywood. You may be wondering what I'm doing in the office of yet another cannabis specialist, given my fruitful encounter last month with a physician in Glendale.
August 6, 2010
If there’s one thing to be learned from "Sex and the City," it’s that women love high heels. Sure, they might be painful to wear and challenging to walk in (for some of us, anyway), but as the saying goes, beauty is pain . But blisters might not be the only downside to wearing high heels. In fact, the damage might be occurring higher up on the body – in the ankle, knee and hip, according to new research being presented later this month at the annual meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2000 |
Valley stores are full of dresses that gleam and sparkle like Christmas ornaments and shoes that are either gorgeous or the work of the devil, depending on your tolerance for pain. We're talking here about shoes with toe cleavage and heels high and narrow enough to induce fantasies of making a full confession so you can take them off.
May 14, 2000 |
Anyone meeting Marie Brenner last year would think she had the perfect turn-of-the-century sophisticate's life. As writer-at-large for Vanity Fair magazine, she had a flourishing, sexy career crafting serious and important articles like the one about dirty deeds in the tobacco industry that inspired the Oscar-nominated movie "The Insider." She thought of her second marriage, to venture capitalist Ernie Pomerantz, as uncommonly lucky and stable.