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Best Face Weed

Cannabis is one of nature's most powerful healing plants. Ancient cultures used it for everything from hemorrhoids to hair loss. Our 21st-century medical paradigm is particularly fond of its capacity to treat pain and inflammation, which is what makes Mackenzie Medicinals Topical Face Serum such a phenomenal product. My neighbor......
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Best Ballet Class for Over-the-Hill Dancers

It's so humbling, adult ballet. As if staring at your Lycra-clad body in a mirror for 90 minutes isn't harrowing enough, there's the actual ballet part. Because ballet is hard — like, really hard — and because you're nowhere near as strong or flexible as the teenage version of yourself,......
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Best Free Workout

Just down the block from Fix Café, past the elementary school, hidden behind a wild and sometimes grassy knoll (drought depending), is a super secret and extra bitchin' slew of stairs that doubles as a shortcut to the backside of Elysian Park, as well as a highly effective ass workout......
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Best Body-Toning Class for the Pathologically Lazy

There's this teeny, tiny exercise studio that has these machines that vibrate, like really hard, and a lot. The machines are called PlateFit, and they were designed for Russian astronauts to stay in shape in space, but they're now being used by L.A. fitness fanatics to keep their bodies smokin'......
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Best Astrological Bodywork

Ryan Seaman is a maestro when it comes to massage. He's strong, intuitive and likes to dig really (really) deep, bending the laws of space and gravity and physics to reach otherwise inaccessible nooks and crannies in desperate need of touch and release. He's also notably shamanic, which means that......
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Best Shoes

How rad is the Palatines? The elegant, minimalist, fashion-forward footwear, designed by local lady Jessica Taft Langdon, is super reasonably priced, considering the old-school craftsmanship (they're handmade in L.A.) and the quality of the soft, yummy leathers from which they're made. Sold in a handful of thoughtful, well-curated boutiques throughout......
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Best Stationery

Muji is like the Japanese Ikea, except for office supplies. And travel gear. And housewares. And clothes. Forget the showrooms, the primary colors or the Swedish meatballs. OK, maybe it's nothing like Ikea. No matter. Muji, now conveniently located in Hollywood, has the world's most bitchin' collection of pens and......

Best Kundalini Class

Arguably the most esoteric of the yoga lineages to make its way to the West, Kundalini yoga is beginning to infiltrate the mainstream. Still, just because A-list celebrities are dipping their toes into the deep, rich waters of this ancient yogic form doesn't make it more accessible. Enter Taylor Jap......

Best (Slightly Sadistic) Pilates Instructor

Hunt Pilates in Sherman Oaks is home to a British import named Antony Ferguson who loves to make you hurt. A former professional rugby player with a background in classical ballet (yes, really), Ferguson puts his students through their slow, measured, excruciating paces with a refined flair for alignment tips......

Best Psychedelic Journey That Won't Leave You Hungover

While I could gush for eons about Melissa Schade's every dance class at the Sweat Spot in Silver Lake, let us focus our attention on her warm-up, which doubles as a vision quest. Schade leads her Thursday and Saturday morning classes through an intelligent unfolding of isolations, extensions, crunches, planks......