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Gym instructor Javier "Coach Java" Martinez, far right, trains clients how to run using resistant bands at the Fhitting Room boutique fitness studio, Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in New York. Owner Kari Saitowitz was a marketing executive before she quit to raise her two children. She started taking high intensity training classes and decided to open a studio of her own. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

“We started this with zero dollars,” says Brittany Blum, co-owner of yoga studio Ritual San Francisco. Ritual opened earlier this year in a 1,000-square-foot studio that is inside a large gym. Ritual’s owners negotiated a deal with the gym, paying it a percentage of sales instead of a monthly rent.

FILE - In this July 17, 2014 file photo, Senate Consumer Protection, Product Safety and Insurance subcommittee chair Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., questions witnesses during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCaskill is pushing some of the country’s largest retailers and online companies to drop dubious dietary supplements and vitamins, especially those promising seniors protection from memory loss, dementia and other age-related mental problems. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)

“Frankly, I think there’s a special place in hell for someone who markets a product and says it will cure Alzheimer’s,” McCaskill told The Associated Press. “And that’s essentially what these scammers are doing and they’ve had assistance in that.”

FILE - In this April 26, 2011 file photo, doughnuts are displayed in Chicago. The Obama administration is cracking down on artificial trans fats, calling them a threat to public health. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday that it will require food companies to phase out the use artificial trans fats almost entirely. Consumers aren't likely to notice much of a difference in their favorite foods, but the administration says the move will to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attacks every year. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Scientists say there are no health benefits to the fats, which are used in processing food and in restaurants, usually to improve texture, shelf life or flavor. They can raise levels of “bad” cholesterol and lower “good” cholesterol, increasing the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.

FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2014, file photo, the HealthCare.gov website, where people can buy health insurance, is shown on a laptop screen in Portland, Ore. A government data warehouse stores information forever on millions of consumers seeking coverage under President Barack Obama’s health care law. That's raising concerns about privacy at a time when major breaches have become common. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

“Data in MIDAS is maintained indefinitely at this time,” says a government privacy assessment dated Jan. 15. The information stored includes names, Social Security numbers, birthdates, addresses, phone numbers, passport numbers, employment status and financial accounts.

Results from the 2014 survey were announced Monday. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment says that 13.6 percent of adults currently use pot. Of those, more than a third said they use pot every day.

FILE - In this April 25, 2013, file photo, attorney Michael Evans, left, listens in his office in Denver, as his client Brandon Coats talks about the Colorado Court of Appeals ruling that upheld Coats being fired from his job after testing positive for the use of medical marijuana. Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it, but the state’s highest court could change that Monday, June 15, 2015, in a decision with national implications as more states authorize marijuana use for medical or recreational purposes. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

The state Supreme Court ruled Monday that a medical marijuana patient who was fired after failing a drug test cannot get his job back. The case has big implications for employers and pot smokers in states that have legalized medical or recreational marijuana.

Matthew Fiorillo, owner of the Ballard-Durand funeral home in White Plains, N.Y., plays with his dog Lulu on the funeral home's lawn on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Lulu, a goldendoodle, is one of an increasing number of dogs used in funeral homes to comfort mourners. Funeral directors say the dogs, usually trained therapy animals, can lighten the often awkward, tense atmosphere at a wake or funeral service. (AP Photo/Jim Fitzgerald)

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. | Sandy Del Duca was mourning the death of her father when Lulu, a curly haired goldendoodle, came bounding down the stairs at the Ballard-Durand funeral home. Del Duca thought Lulu was simply the pet of funeral home owner Matthew Fiorillo, who she was meeting to make arrangements. But the dog also works […]

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