| Jul 17, 2012
Richard B. Scudder
Co-founder of MediaNews Group
Richard B. Scudder, 99, co-founder and former chairman of MediaNews Group Inc., the nation's second-largest newspaper company, who also helped invent a process allowing newsprint to be recycled, died...
| Jul 21, 2012
Why is it that we crave chocolate chip cookies rather than chard? Or bread instead of broccoli? Take heart: It's biological.
"Our attraction to sweets — and salt, carbohydrates and fat — is hard-wired from the Stone Age," says Dr. David Katz,...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Da Chen hit bestseller lists in 1999 with his first book, the memoir "Colors of the Mountain." That, and its sequel, "Sounds of the River," told of the hardships he experienced while growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution.
Chen had moved...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 11:51 AM
The registrar's office at the University of Southern California is about to get very busy.
James Franco, the actor-Oscar-host-soap-star-artist-poet-novelist, is set to teach a film production class at USC next spring, according to an email sent to USC...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 10:42 AM
Recent college graduates looking for entry-level work will have an easier time job-hunting than earlier alumni, recent reports are finding. But the students who will make the most money when they emerge from school will be the ones with math- and science-...
| Apr 25, 2012
Southern author of short stories, novels
Doris Betts, 79, a novelist and writing teacher best known for short stories and novels that evoke the geography and mores of the South, died of lung cancer Saturday at her home in Pittsboro, N.C.,...
| Nov 6, 2012
As President Obama and Mitt Romney make a last-minute push for votes, First Lady Michelle Obama can already chalk up a small victory for her campaign to fight childhood obesity.
In a semi-scientific study conducted on the front porch of a Yale University...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:06 PM
Dear Liz: I'll be done paying off my car in a couple of months. What's a good strategy for redirecting that money once it's paid off? Should I use the whole amount each month to start saving for my next car, or would I be better off splitting it up and...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 3:32 PM
It's amazing, and depressing, when political compromise functions only to throw obstacles in the way of ideas that bring the greatest good to the greatest number of people.
Today's example: the long, tortuous road to bringing more retirement security to...
| Feb 15, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Santa could come early to Santa Ana’s cultural scene this year: the Institute of Museum and Library Services announced Thursday that both the Discovery Science Center and the Santa Public Library are finalists for its 2013 National Medal for...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 4:41 PM
The brains of experienced meditators appear to be fitter, more disciplined and more "on task" than do the brains of those trying out meditation for the first time. And the differences between the two groups are evident not only during meditation, when...