10 Kid-Friendly Destinations On Melrose Avenue | Melrose Ave LA

Sure we have some of the liveliest bars, funkiest gift shops, and fashion-forward boutiques in Los Angeles, but Melrose Avenue is a family-friendly place, too. So forget the babysitter when you’re planning your visit; pack up the kiddos and check out these fun for all ages Melrose businesses. Let’s start with the obvious: kids love toys. And so do a lot of adults which means you’ll really have to control your credit card! Deep breath before entering Puzzle Zoo. It’s all here: action figures, c
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Suicide Is a Tragic Hollywood Story That Needs a New Ending

Many Los Angeles residents are in another at-risk category: creatives. Studies by the U.K.’s Office for National Statistics and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute showed that people working in the arts are 25 to 50 percent more likely to die by suicide. “We have written about the ways in which journalists ignore the role of contagion in their reporting and how that can be a source of further risk for those who are vulnerable,” Romer says. “Those in the creative community who are currently in a crisis moment may be especially vulnerable because of their greater ability to empathize and identify with the deaths of celebrities" such as Spade. So what do these trends and statistics mean? They mean we need to talk about suicide, especially in L.A.
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