May 4, 2018

Luck, law, large trade fairs — and lots of allergies

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We look at seasonal allergies and their financial burden, how one writer got more than lucky at poker and landed in the big bucks, and a peek behind the scenes at who really makes rules for what happens on the internet. 

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Is meditation the answer to aggressive policing?

May 4, 2018
Some first responders are focusing on their mental well-being so they can respond more compassionately to those they serve.
First responders practice guided meditation as part of Richard Goerling’s mindfulness workshop in Hillsboro, Oregon.
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Why would a former investment banker want to run Los Angeles schools?

May 4, 2018
Austin Beutner is a former investment banker, deputy mayor and publisher. We asked him about what he brings to LAUSD.
“Schools don't have a bottom line, but that doesn't mean you can't measure and hold accountable,” Austin Beutner says. Above, he attends the Alliance for Children's Rights 25th Anniversary Celebration in Beverly Hills, California.
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5 ways to treat your allergies on the cheap

May 4, 2018
Because this allergy season is longer and worse than last year.
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How one writer's book deal turned her into a professional poker player

May 4, 2018
Maria Konnikova discovered a passion — and talent — for cards.
Writer Maria Konnikova has won over $200,000 at poker.
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