Health & Wellness

Organizations and governments are trying to address nutrition insecurity through innovative approaches like doctors prescribing produce and farmers matching EBT dollars at markets.

from Greater LA

For the first time, the Food and Drug Administration this month authorized the sale and marketing of an electronic cigarette. The e-cigarette is from a company called Vuse.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Selma Blair made a name for herself in the late 1990s and early 2000s as one of Hollywood’s top young supporting actors, taking roles in popular movies like “Cruel Intentions” and…

What happened when Selma Blair got an experimental stem cell transplant for multiple sclerosis

Selma Blair made a name for herself in the late 1990s and early 2000s as one of Hollywood’s top young supporting actors, taking roles in popular movies like “Cruel Intentions” and…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

An elementary school in L.A. County was built on a contaminated site and made its community sick — How that community came together to demand change, and a controversial plan to build a new school.

LA’s toxic secret

An elementary school in L.A. County was built on a contaminated site and made its community sick — How that community came together to demand change, and a controversial plan to build a new school.

from Bodies

People who spend money on experiences, like vacations and dinners with friends, are happier than those who spend money on materialistic possessions, like a new handbag or new poster to…

People buy things to compete and stand out, but a new handbag won’t make you happier, says professor

People who spend money on experiences, like vacations and dinners with friends, are happier than those who spend money on materialistic possessions, like a new handbag or new poster to…

from Greater LA

LA was one of the biggest oil-producing regions in the world 100 years ago. Pictures from that time show forests of oil derricks dotting the landscape.

20,000 oil wells in LA County can cause health problems for nearby residents

LA was one of the biggest oil-producing regions in the world 100 years ago. Pictures from that time show forests of oil derricks dotting the landscape.

from Greater LA

The average smartphone user unlocks their device 50-80 times a day, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

Why phones are like donuts and drugs, and how to be more disciplined in your usage

The average smartphone user unlocks their device 50-80 times a day, according to the National Bureau of Economic Research.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Grieving is important and complex; there is no one “right way” to do it.

The fallacy of Kubler-Ross stages of dying

Grieving is important and complex; there is no one “right way” to do it.

from Second Opinion

The data surrounding workplace burnout is alarming. We’re working on average 30% more than we did pre-pandemic.

Why more people are quitting their jobs than ever

The data surrounding workplace burnout is alarming. We’re working on average 30% more than we did pre-pandemic.

from Life Examined

Workplace burnout is not new. Many professions are particularly demanding, and even more so during the pandemic.

Is overwork literally killing us?

Workplace burnout is not new. Many professions are particularly demanding, and even more so during the pandemic.

from Life Examined

On today’s indie spotlight, we share “Infinities,” by Boen Wang. It’s about mental illness, toxic workplace environments, Egyptian Rat Screw, and the nature of infinity.

Indie Spotlight: “Infinities”

On today’s indie spotlight, we share “Infinities,” by Boen Wang. It’s about mental illness, toxic workplace environments, Egyptian Rat Screw, and the nature of infinity.

from Bodies

Abortion rights advocates nationwide cheered when a federal judge blocked Texas’ strict abortion law last week. But that celebration was short-lived.

Texas’ abortion law is on again, off again. What’s the current court ruling?

Abortion rights advocates nationwide cheered when a federal judge blocked Texas’ strict abortion law last week. But that celebration was short-lived.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Early trials show that the medication, which people are supposed to take at the onset of symptoms, could cut coronavirus-related deaths and hospitalizations by half.

Merck’s COVID pill treatment costs $700 per patient and is 50% effective. What could it mean for vax uptake?

Early trials show that the medication, which people are supposed to take at the onset of symptoms, could cut coronavirus-related deaths and hospitalizations by half.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In the new series “Dopesick,” which premieres on Hulu on October 13, Michael Keaton plays Samuel Finnix, a salt-of-the-earth country doctor in Appalachia.

To create Hulu’s ‘Dopesick,’ Danny Strong fell down the Purdue Pharma rabbithole

In the new series “Dopesick,” which premieres on Hulu on October 13, Michael Keaton plays Samuel Finnix, a salt-of-the-earth country doctor in Appalachia.

from The Business

Pregnancy poses unique mental health challenges that we need to address urgently.

Pregnancy, mental health, and more

Pregnancy poses unique mental health challenges that we need to address urgently.

from Second Opinion

CicLAvia is revisiting its first-ever route this Sunday. “It focuses on Main Street and Broadway. And then we're taking Seventh Street all the way over to MacArthur Park.

Roll, run or walk in downtown this Sunday. CicLAvia returns to ‘Heart of LA’ route for 10th anniversary

CicLAvia is revisiting its first-ever route this Sunday. “It focuses on Main Street and Broadway. And then we're taking Seventh Street all the way over to MacArthur Park.

from KCRW Features

The World Health Organization approved the first-ever vaccine for malaria on Wednesday.

World Health Organization approves first-ever malaria vaccine. Can it be a game-changer?

The World Health Organization approved the first-ever vaccine for malaria on Wednesday.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Pfizer and BioNTech have officially asked the FDA to approve their COVID-19 vaccine for use in kids ages 5-11.

Will US kids be eligible for COVID vaccine by Thanksgiving? Pfizer seeks FDA approval

Pfizer and BioNTech have officially asked the FDA to approve their COVID-19 vaccine for use in kids ages 5-11.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The LA City Council passed a sweeping vaccine mandate on Wednesday, requiring businesses and city employees to check your vaccine status when entering many indoor public locations,…

LA’s vaccine mandate: How the rules affect you, and who’s exempt

The LA City Council passed a sweeping vaccine mandate on Wednesday, requiring businesses and city employees to check your vaccine status when entering many indoor public locations,…

from Greater LA

The legalization of marijuana in several U.S. states has had a huge impact in the ongoing legal debate about whether or not to decriminalize other recreational drugs.

How a small mountain community copes with drug addiction

The legalization of marijuana in several U.S. states has had a huge impact in the ongoing legal debate about whether or not to decriminalize other recreational drugs.

from Life Examined