Rose Magazine’s health and wellness issue hits stands Sunday

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Pick up Rose Magazine’s health and wellness issue on Feb. 13 inside the Pasadena Star-News. If you’re a Sunday Star-News subscriber, you’ll automatically receive the magazine with your morning delivery.
On the cover of this issue is instructor Molly Ryan of Pasadena’s newest yoga studio YogaHop, which blends traditional flowing yoga poses with high-energy music and an upbeat pace.
Inside the magazine, you’ll find all our regular departments, including the very best of events, dining and shopping in the Pasadena area.
Drop us a line and let us know what you’d like to see covered in future issues of the magazine.
Our March/April issue features:


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Health and wellness: Rose Magazine February issue hits the streets today with Valentine’s goodies

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The February issue of Rose Magazine, which focuses on health and wellness, is out today!
Inside — among our regular departments and guides to the best events, shopping and dining in Pasadena — you’ll find:
  • Crucial things to know before taking your first step in the Pasadena Marathon
  • A community clinic that’s turning the notion of free-clinics-as-last-resort on its head
  • A primer on loose-leaf teas, with teapots that are truly works of serviceware art
  • The best Valentine’s Day cards ever, crafted by local Anemone Letterpress
  • Our regular Shop the Block feature, this time showcasing boutiques in Sierra Madre
  • Healthy cupcakes — and you won’t have to travel the world over to get them
  • A riveting and revealing column by our resident mommy blogger on the pain of postpartum depression
Pasadena Star-News subscribers receive the magazine automatically with their newspaper.
If you’re not a subscriber, you can pick up a copy at Vroman’s or select spots around town, like the Convention Center and the Star-News office, 911 E. Colorado Blvd. Contact us and we’ll make sure you get a copy!
To get future issues delivered direct to your home or office, subscribe to Rose Magazine.
You can also peruse the entire February health and wellness issue below:

That’s genius: Caltech’s John Dabiri tells us why you should care about a brainless, boneless creature

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Rose Magazine cover subject John Dabiri is only 29, and he’s already racking up serious accolades, like this one from the White House, for his research on jellyfish. Dabiri isn’t a biologist — he’s an associate professor of aeronautics at Caltech, where he and his team study the movement of jellies for inspiration that has some surprising potential to change the way we live.

If you think the 650-million-year-old creatures only matter when they’ve got their stinging tentacles wrapped around your leg, Dabiri’s research would solidly suggest otherwise.

His analysis on the way creatures swim, pump and propel themselves underwater includes human-oriented applications in:

  • Underwater vehicles, particularly military uses
  • Wind energy and how it is harnessed
  • Mass mixing and movement of the oceans, connected to climate change
  • Human heart diagnostics, with potential for treating heart disease

Visit the Caltech Biological Propulsion Laboratory Web site to see some of the research tools that allow Dabiri and team to study jellyfish, both in the lab and out in the ocean, including a 40-meter tilting water channel (that generates waves) and some really fancy underwater camera and laser systems.

The animation below, courtesy of Dabiri, shows the movement and forces of water created by a moon jellyfish as it interacts with the ocean around it. (Photo above by Walt Mancini / Staff)

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