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HEALTH
June 22, 2009 | Judy Foreman
For centuries, love has been probed -- and of course celebrated -- mostly by poets, artists and balladeers. But now its mysteries are yielding to the tools of science, including modern brain-scanning machines. At State University of New York at Stony Brook, a handful of young people who had just fallen madly in love volunteered to have their brains scanned to see what areas were active when they looked at pictures of their sweethearts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 28, 2011 | By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Sacramento -- A push by law enforcement and consumer groups to allow parents to restrict their children's personal information on social networking sites and limit disclosure about adults has stalled in the Legislature amid aggressive lobbying by Facebook, Google, Twitter and other firms. The businesses oppose legislation that would require them to promptly remove adults' personal information from sites upon request and allow parents to edit their kids' web postings to exclude information such as home addresses and phone numbers.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2008 | From the Associated Press
IAC/InterActiveCorp Chairman Barry Diller shot back Tuesday at Liberty Media Corp. Chief Executive John Malone, saying it was "preposterous" that Malone's lawyers had filed court papers to remove him from the board in an effort to gain control of the company. "Liberty does not control IAC," IAC said in a statement. New York-based IAC owns such brands as Ask.com, Match.com, Evite, Citysearch, Ticketmaster and LendingTree.
BUSINESS
March 22, 2001 | Bloomberg News
AOL Time Warner Inc., which runs the biggest Internet service, agreed to promote Ticketmaster's service, which sells concert, theater and other tickets, to AOL's more than 28 million online subscribers. Terms weren't disclosed, AOL Time Warner spokesman David Theis said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Orange County prosecutors charged a real estate agent Monday with the rapes of three women, including two he met through a website that claims to be the largest online dating hub for millionaires, authorities said. Joseph Garcia, 47, of Irvine appeared in court, although he did not enter a plea to six counts of forcible sodomy and one count of forcible rape. His arraignment was scheduled for Nov. 3, and bail was set at $1 million.
BUSINESS
July 27, 2004 | Dawn Wotapka, Times Staff Writer
Barry Diller's Internet empire got a little bigger Monday. InterActiveCorp said it purchased a 30% stake in ELong Inc., a Chinese online travel provider, for $60 million. New York-based InterActiveCorp also acquired securities that, if exercised, would increase its ownership in the Beijing-based company to 51%. The move fits InterActiveCorp's strategy of buying Internet companies that are "competitive on a time-sensitive basis," said Daniel E.
TRAVEL
November 30, 2008 | Jen Leo
Every other new travel website claims to make your trip-planning experience easier and more efficient. TripBase.com, even though it's still in beta, actually makes it more fun. What's hot: TripBase is the Match.com of travel planning. You input what you find desirable in a destination (night life, dining, nature, attractions and shopping) and it returns destinations that you're likely to be infatuated with. Like online dating results, these outcomes may disgust you.
IMAGE
December 28, 2008 | Susan Carpenter
Housing prices are plummeting. Jobs are evaporating. And the economy, as a whole, is in free fall. But despite -- or perhaps because of -- such relentlessly bad news, there's an up side -- for daters, at least. Singles are wading into the online dating pool in record numbers, giving virtual matchmakers their best traffic figures in years -- and users even better odds for finding a snuggle buddy, a fling or the One.
HEALTH
July 13, 2013 | By Alene Dawson
Spa fans want more than sloughing off dead skin or soothing aching muscles from those pampering places of eucalyptus-scented bliss. And businesses are transforming into mind, body and soul temples of wellness to meet the demands of people increasingly eschewing traditional houses of worship and pursuing alternative paths to spiritual connection. "Spas can be inspirational places where I've seen many people have transformational experiences. With people not going as much to church, spas are a natural place to have some of these experiences," says Susie Ellis, who has worked 40 years in the spa industry and is president of SpaFinder Wellness, a marketing company.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2002 | CORIE BROWN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
USA Networks Inc., Barry Diller's media and electronic-retailing company, Tuesday reported a wider fourth-quarter loss as advertising sales declined at the company's cable television networks. The company lost $49.4 million, or 13 cents a share, compared with a $32.9-million loss, or 9 cents, a year earlier. Based largely on the success of USA's online retailing operations, revenue at the New York-based company was $1.35 billion.
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