Life & Leisure News Life & Leisure News from en 60 Vaccine skeptics are in denial To the editor: My child is a student at Waldorf School of Orange County, and it's unbelievable that 41% of kindergartners started the school year unvaccinated. Just recently a Waldorf parent told me that no one is talking about the measles epidemic — not one conversation. ("Once easily... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 18:35:00 -0600 L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Easy dinner recipes: Three simple roast chicken ideas You can never have too many easy dinner recipes for chicken. It's such a versatile bird, and lends itself to so many flavorings. And did I mention how easy it is to prepare? Check out these options: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:30:00 -0600 L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Oscars 2015: Director Alejandro G. Inarritu sees the 'Birdman' in us all Some writers say they don't set out to make a statement but to ask a question. For Alejandro G. Iñárritu, director and co-writer of "Birdman," there were plenty of questions — about ego and id, self-worth, purpose and identity — just not the kind usually found in a... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:30:00 -0600'Birdman'%20in%20us%20all L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Michelle Obama sparks head scarf uproar First Lady Michelle Obama's sartorial choices don't usually stir up controversy the way they did on Tuesday when she appeared with uncovered hair as she and President Obama visited Riyahd to pay respects to late Saudi King Abudllah and meet his successor, King Salman. She wore no head scarf... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:25:00 -0600 L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Death toll climbs to 7 in explosion at Mexican children's hospital An apparent gas explosion early Thursday destroyed part of a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens more. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:25:00 -0600's%20hospital L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Islamic State's latest deadline passes with no word on hostages As another reported deadline passed, Jordanian authorities said Thursday they were seeking proof that a captive air force pilot was alive before releasing a female militant as part of a proposed prisoner swap. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:23:00 -0600's%20latest%20deadline%20passes%20with%20no%20word%20on%20hostages L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Jobless claims hit 15-year low In a positive sign for the labor market, initial claims for jobless benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 15 years, the Labor Department said Thursday. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:22:00 -0600 L.A. Times - Fashion & Style LAX: Qantas' sleek first-class lounge is newest at Bradley terminal At the new Qantas first-class lounge at Los Angeles International Airport, you can relax, eat, work, freshen up with a shower -- all in remarkable style. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:15:00 -0600'%20sleek%20first-class%20lounge%20is%20newest%20at%20Bradley%20terminal L.A. Times - Fashion & Style Take the scenic route with Polaris RZR off-road excursions in Las Vegas Forget about driving fast race cars at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Now you can head out into the desert for an off-road excursion on a Polaris RZR. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:15:00 -0600 L.A. Times - Fashion & Style The Carpetbagger: Clothes and Character: ‘Theory,’ ‘Selma’ and ‘Hobbit’ Talking with costume designers about how their choices affected actors and their films. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:01:29 -0600,%E2%80%99%20%E2%80%98Selma%E2%80%99%20and%20%E2%80%98Hobbit%E2%80%99 NYT > Arts ArtsBeat: Sam Waterston to Star in ‘The Tempest’ in Central Park The Public Theater’s free Shakespeare in the Park program will offer “The Tempest” and “Cymbeline” in Central Park. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:00:46 -0600 NYT > Arts Only in Vegas: A $30K Valentine's Day package at Andrea's Andrea's, the Asian restaurant named for the wife of Wynn Resosrts chairman and CEO Steve Wynn, has a $30,000 Valentine’s Day package for couples in the mood to indulge. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0600$30K%20Valentine's%20Day%20package%20at%20Andrea's L.A. Times - Travel Camera catches photos of rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite Next time you go to Yosemite National Park, look for a new and rarely seen visitor: the Sierra Nevada red fox. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:00:00 -0600 L.A. Times - Travel Queen Elizabeth makes first Long Beach visit during Queen Mary's 80th year The Queen Mary will spend at least part of her 80th birthday with a royal relative. For the first time, the modern-day Queen Elizabeth will dock aside the historic Cunard ship-turned-hotel in Long Beach next Thursday. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:45:00 -0600's%2080th%20year L.A. Times - Travel Motherlode Blog: Helping a Perfectionist Child Worry Less and Do More Perfectionism can take a high toll on children who see it as the only route to living up to their own and their parents’ high standards. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:44:11 -0600 NYT > Fashion & Style