Tuesday, August 20

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Resilience drives army vets’ trek to South Pole

Temperatures dipped far below zero as the team of 12 people dragged sleds filled with supplies through the icy white terrain. Months earlier, they had been trained how to eat, dress and ski in order to survive the harsh environment and ski through their 13-day trek to the South Pole. Read more...

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David Shapiro, a UCLA professor emeritus in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, studies psychophysiology and health psychology.

Professor traveled world as soldier, scholar

A collection of black and white photographs lie scattered on a table in front of David Shapiro in his UCLA psychophysiology lab. He picks up a picture, yellowing with age, of a young man grinning broadly and wearing a crisply pressed military uniform. Read more...

Photo: David Shapiro, a UCLA professor emeritus in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, studies psychophysiology and health psychology.

David Shapiro, a UCLA professor emeritus in the department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, studies psychophysiology and health psychology.

Joe Recsnik, the director of the Westwood Wellness Center, wants the Nirvana Tea Lounge to be a space for people to talk and learn about natural medicine.

Nirvana Tea Lounge provides integrative medicine

The aroma of freshly brewed tea wafts through a room with bold red curtains surrounding soft lounge chairs and pillows, a calm contrast to the busy street with cars swiftly passing just outside. Read more...

Photo: Joe Recsnik, the director of the Westwood Wellness Center, wants the Nirvana Tea Lounge to be a space for people to talk and learn about natural medicine.

Joe Recsnik, the director of the Westwood Wellness Center, wants the Nirvana Tea Lounge to be a space for people to talk and learn about natural medicine.