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When Grief Has a Seat at the Holiday Dinner Table

Grief expert David Kessler on the power of finding meaning during the COVID holidays
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Angelenos Are Less Satisfied Than People Elsewhere. Why and What Would Change That?

Several recent surveys and studies offer a glimpse at what's bumming us out
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Masks Are Helping Plastic Surgery Patients Hide in Plain Sight During the Pandemic

As face coverings become the norm, some people are getting cosmetic procedures out of the way
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UCLA and Other Schools Are Studying Kindness as an Antidote to a Cruel World

Inside the effort to make a fuzzy abstract an academic discipline for the mental health of humankind
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Teens and the Elderly Are the Two Loneliest Demographics. A Local Nonprofit Is Bringing Them Together

Sages and Seekers pairs older folks with high school students to combat loneliness—and, during the pandemic, their work has been more important than ever
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How L.A.’s Gymgoers Are Weighing the Pandemic Risk—and How Gyms Are Keeping Them Safe

A rising COVID-19 case count and outbreak scares haven't kept people away from the city's reopened gyms