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Study Finds Nothing Special About Breakfast

Maybe we don't need to eat our Wheaties. Linda Wertheimer talks to Emily Dhurandhar, lead author of a study that finds breakfast may not be the most important meal of the day.<p>Transcript<p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:<p>Breakfast is the most important meal of the day or maybe not. A new study in the American …

The Deep Art of A Hard Day's Night

A cinematic masterpiece disguised as a generic rock-and-roll film turns 50.<p>I first saw <i>A Hard Day’s Night</i> in a junior-high music class, and it thrilled me. When the schoolday ended, I booked it—as we said at the time—to the library, where I voraciously stuck in front of my face one write-up after …

The Best Weekend Getaways For Angelenos

<i>When you're itching to get out of L.A., but you don't have the time or funds to commit to something major, a quick weekend getaway is the way to go.</i> …

This Will Make You Smarter

• <b>Author:</b> John Brockman<p>Edge.org presents brilliant, accessible, cutting-edge ideas to improve our decision-making skills and improve our cognitive toolkits, with contributions by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, Steven Pinker, and more. Featuring a foreword by New York Times …

Women's Health

19 Things You Didn't Know About Orgasms<p>Everything you've ever wanted to know about your big O: namely, how to have one—or your best one yet<p>Shutterstock.com<p>How long does it take to cross the finish line? Which positions make you most likely to climax? And is it really possible to have an orgasm …

Los Angeles aims to make Obamacare universal in more than just name

Even with new law, 31 million remain uninsured, and Californian cities have become the epicentre of innovative programs<p>On a sunny weekday morning just east of downtown Los Angeles, a crowd of about 75 people rallied outside the LA County/USC Medical Center. They toted signs with slogans like …

Foods with Natural Melatonin

We know that inadequate sleeping is associated with changes in diet—people tend to eat worse—but what about the opposite question: Can food affect …

Vitamin B12 Necessary for Arterial Health

The cardiovascular benefits of plant-based diets may be severely undermined by vitamin B12 deficiency.<p>Subscribe to Videos Discuss Republish<p><i>Below is</i> …

Skin cancer: Genetic mutations 'warn of risk'

<b>Scientists say they have taken a step forward in understanding why some people are at greater risk of skin cancer because of their family history.</b><p>A newly identified gene mutation causes some cases of melanoma, a type of skin cancer, says a UK team.<p>The discovery will pave the way for new screening …

Cancer