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June 21, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Want to get more health benefits from green leafy vegetables? Then don't keep them in the dark, say researchers at Rice University. In a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, researchers suggest that consumers can maximize the anti-cancer properties of their veggies by exposing them to light for 12 hours a day, and by eating them four and eight hours after first exposing them to the light. Why, you ask? Well, it might come as an unsettling surprise to know that the cabbage you just tossed into your refrigerator crisper drawer is still alive, and will probably remain so for about three days after you take it home from the supermarket.
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February 24, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 It happened so fast that Paramount's Joe Brown must have jet lag. Last week, Paramount Coach Matt Howard emailed more than 50 colleges letting them to know that the 6-foot-4, 320-pound Brown had improved his SAT score and was now NCAA eligible. He included links to Hudl, grades and a transcript. On Wednesday, UTEP made an offer. In the afternoon, right before he was heading home, Howard got a call from Miami. The school wanted Brown to come to Miami on a flight the next morning.
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TRAVEL
August 4, 1991
Harry Nelson's article, "Finding Ways to Minimize the Effects of Jet Lag" (June 30), slid past what I have found to be the best way to control jet lag. My secret is to start thinking in destination time as soon as I'm airborne. I have been to Germany three times in recent years, plus a few California/Midwest trips, so I know whereof I speak. Whether or not I can sleep on the plane, I have never had any trouble. Certainly I'm sleepy by 9 p.m. when I return, but that's because I've been up for 24 hours.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 15, 2014 | Randall Roberts, Pop Music Critic
Beyonce, "Beyonce" (Columbia) Though she certainly doesn't need the press, Beyonce's self-titled new album is a daring, and notable, pop album. Through 14 tracks and 17 accompanying music videos, the Houston-raised singer proves that she still rules not just pop but R&B - and that she might be absorbing husband Jay Z's way around a rhymed stanza. At times it's progressive: "Haunted" during a break feels like Madonna's "Ray of Light" sessions, chopped-and-screwed Houston-style.
TRAVEL
December 20, 1987 | JUDITH MORGAN, Morgan is a La Jolla free-lance writer
I was reeling from jet lag that first morning in Sydney after a long night's journey into day. Because my hotel room was not ready, I was ushered into a lofty lounge to join other early arrivals crumpled on sofas. They, too, had crossed the Pacific and broken through the clouds at dawn, the busiest hours for in-bound international flights. "It has to do with where we are in the world," a hotel clerk said apologetically, as he welcomed me to Australia.
TRAVEL
March 13, 1988
When travelers become disoriented because of the sunrise, sunset and/or the living habits of a new time zone, the result can be jet lag. A survey by Upjohn Co. indicated that 90% of the people who suffer jet-lag symptoms were hit by daytime sleepiness and fatigue, 78% couldn't sleep at night, 69% had trouble concentrating, 66% had slowed reflexes, 50% showed irritability, 47% had upset digestive tracts, 44% were hungry at odd hours and 31% were depressed.
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November 15, 1986 | LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Times Staff Writer
A Navy sleep researcher has found ways to manage some of the effects of jet lag--including reaction times and short-term memory problems--by controlling the environment in a plane cabin and feeding passengers large doses of a sleep-inducing substance found in protein-rich foods. The research was commissioned by the commandant of the Marine Corps, who wants troops being rushed to far-away trouble spots to be well-rested.
TRAVEL
June 30, 1991 | HARRY NELSON, Nelson is a former medical writer for The Times.
Jet lag is the price most of us pay for getting to the other side of the world quickly--unless we know how to soften the punch. One survey of international air travelers reported that 94% suffer from jet lag, half of them with symptoms described as severe. Poor concentration, irritability, upset digestion, hunger at odd hours, depression, daytime sleepiness and fatigue and inability to sleep at night are the complaints most often reported.
NEWS
December 24, 1990 | MARLENE CIMONS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Just before the space shuttle Columbia streaked into orbit earlier this month, its seven astronauts underwent an unusual middle-of-the-night ritual. In Houston and at Cape Canaveral, they were exposed to carefully timed periods of simulated daylight for several nights straight. The idea was to help the astronauts' body clocks--which researchers believe are directly affected by cycles of light and dark--adjust more quickly to their scheduled 1:30 a.m. launch.
SPORTS
February 27, 1998 | From Associated Press
Patrick Roy still complained about jet lag in the aftermath of the Winter Olympics. The Phoenix Coyotes might think otherwise after Roy stopped 27 shots for his 40th shutout as Colorado completed a back-to-back sweep with a 3-0 victory Thursday night at Denver. "I was surprised because, to tell you the truth, I felt lousy the last three days and was thinking how am I going to play this game," said Roy. "Last night was pretty good, but I was getting up at 1 a.m. and 4 a.m.
SPORTS
October 17, 2013 | By Mike Bresnahan
SHANGHAI - It finally hit Steve Nash almost a week after leaving Los Angeles. Fatigue. The Lakers are close to the end of their China tour. They're ready for it. "Today I felt about as jet-lagged as I've felt," Nash said Thursday. "But just keep plugging away. " The Lakers play Golden State in an exhibition Friday and head home immediately after the game, complete with a quirky twist. They land at 10 p.m. Friday, three hours before their 1 a.m. Saturday departure from China, a 12-hour flight and a 15-hour time change adding up to a reversal in time.
SPORTS
October 11, 2013 | By Ben Bolch and Mike Bresnahan
The Lakers departed Friday for their trip to China for a pair of exhibition games, and it will be an exotic first for several players who have never traversed the Great Wall or navigated a heavily censored Internet. But for Kobe Bryant, it's eight more days in familiar territory. Make that frighteningly familiar territory. The Lakers superstar is mobbed by basketball-crazed fans every time he visits China, which has become an annual summer stop on his Nike promotional tour.
NEWS
September 26, 2013 | By Jay Jones
The MGM Grand in Las Vegas is expanding the wellness program at its Strip hotel, offering healthful snacks, purified tap water and an air purification system, among other perks, to guests who choose those accommodations.   The entire 14thfloor of the MGM Grand's main tower now boasts rooms and suites embracing the hotel's Stay Well program . A total of 171 rooms - more than four times the number with which Stay Well began in October - offer various special features. Wellness experts at Delos created the 17 in-room enhancements.
SCIENCE
June 21, 2013 | By Monte Morin
Want to get more health benefits from green leafy vegetables? Then don't keep them in the dark, say researchers at Rice University. In a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology, researchers suggest that consumers can maximize the anti-cancer properties of their veggies by exposing them to light for 12 hours a day, and by eating them four and eight hours after first exposing them to the light. Why, you ask? Well, it might come as an unsettling surprise to know that the cabbage you just tossed into your refrigerator crisper drawer is still alive, and will probably remain so for about three days after you take it home from the supermarket.
NEWS
May 22, 2013 | By Jay Jones
Fans of Asian food can sample dishes from a variety of nations without any jet lag during a visit to Richmond , British Columbia , the city that's home to Vancouver 's international airport (YVR). Within three blocks along Richmond's Alexandra Road -- in the suburb's Golden Village district -- 200-plus restaurants feature styles including Cantonese, Szechuan, Korean, Malaysian and more. While many are small “holes in the wall” tucked into strip malls,  the food befits the city's residents, two-thirds of whom are of Asian descent.
OPINION
May 2, 2013
Re "Gov. Brown as Robin Hood," Column, April 29 In his column casting doubt on Gov. Jerry Brown's demand that money be shifted from better-off school districts to ones that have a higher share of disadvantaged students and English learners, George Skelton's poison pen writes - with no attribution other than "some" in Sacramento - that Brown was "cranky" after returning from his trip to China because of jet lag. Skelton notes speculation that...
NEWS
March 5, 1989 | JEANIE STOKES, United Press International
A quick "dose" of light rather than a handful of pills may soon prove to be the answer for people who suffer from sleeping problems after a long jet flight or working the swing shift. Dr. Howard Roffwarg, president-elect of the American Sleep Disorders Assn., predicts that the most effective ways of resetting sleep cycles will likely be based on understanding how changes in body temperature and light affect the brain's wake-sleep cycle.
NEWS
February 10, 1991 | RICH MENDELSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
I left New York at noon on Monday, alone. I returned from the Philippines 77 1/2 dizzying hours later--with my new 10-month-old daughter. In the interim, I traveled 20,000 miles. I slept a total of 13 hours. I changed diapers in the cramped bathroom of a 747. I got stuck in rainy-season traffic in Manila. I spent five hours in Japan, never leaving the airport. Someday, when Samantha has grown up, I will tell her that I went to the ends of the Earth for her, and back.
TRAVEL
February 17, 2013
Here's a new - and outlandish - item for Catharine Hamm's On the Spot column about "surprise" hotel fees ["Will Warning Work?" Feb. 10]. I have been assisting by email a friend in China who is booking hotels and airfares for herself and several clients for a multi-city trip here. Her panicked emails are arriving with increasing frequency as she tries to book an upscale but practical trip for her clients. The latest email wailed about a hotel's notice of $35 a day for a "refrigerator fee. " What nonsense is this?
TRAVEL
February 10, 2013
Regarding "Super NOLA" by Millie Ball, Feb. 3. So in New Orleans, evening wear for women consisting of only a coat of paint is acceptable attire and not "tawdry"? Alex Fernandez Lakewood I enjoyed the Travel section article on New Orleans. I have been there only once, in 2008. I know you can't list all the great restaurants, but under "Whassup?" I would add Jacques-Imo's Cafe in Uptown New Orleans (8324 Oak St., http://www.jacques-imos.com ). Opened in 1996, it is one of the hottest tickets in NOLA for anyone looking for "real N'awlins food.
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