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Why do we procrastinate, and how can we stop? Experts have answers.

If you're reading this article instead of tackling one of the many projects you meant to do during the pandemic, or before starting the report due tomorrow at work, or as an alternative to changing your car's year-old oil, feel no shame: This is a safe space, procrastinators, and you're among...

The psychics of TikTok, Cameo and Clubhouse are seeing — and making — fortunes

Maria Goncalves hosts a recurring conversation room on the audio-only app Clubhouse where she and her students use tarot cards to offer visitors advice and predictions. (Brian Contreras/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

For $15, plus a 75-cent processing fee, Hannah Macintyre is telling me my destiny.

A pandemic clothing purge is on as normal life resumes in US

Thousands of garments are stored on a three-tiered conveyor system at the ThredUp sorting facility in Phoenix on March 12, 2019. A wardrobe purge is on for some as vaccinations have taken hold, restrictions have lifted and offices reopen or finalize plans to do so. The primary beneficiaries are secondhand clothing marketplaces, and brick-and-mortar donation spots. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)

A wardrobe purge is on for some as vaccinations have taken hold, restrictions have lifted, and offices reopen or finalize plans to do so




When unbridled optimism loses its luster

July is when all that unbridled optimism of the spring, all that garden planning and vacation planning, those books to read and projects to start, seem to wither under a hot sun.

Many birds go for two broods per season

The air was as heavy as it was thick. Magnificent dark clouds rose high from the west, but there was not a drop of rain or the slightest breeze. The calm was surreal and made me uneasy. An eerie orange glow hung over my land where the birds...