| Oct 1, 2011
More than 100 prisoners, many shaved and tattooed, crowded into the hard pews of the Men's Central Jail chapel and craned their necks to get a good look at "The Man."
Sheriff Lee Baca, the top authority figure in Los Angeles County's troubled jail...
| Jan 8, 2012
You know it's tough out there when fashion and beauty executives think that even a model's body isn't good enough to sell clothes or that a celebrity's natural face isn't up to par, even with makeup.
The website Jezebel reported in early December that...
| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:31 PM
The fireworks at Disneyland had ended. It was past closing time and the crowds were pouring out the gates, but we lingered.
Layla Alshawi, the 63-year-old mother of our friends, didn't want to leave. She hugged a light pole, joking that we would have...
| May 23, 2011
Midway through the HBO docudrama "Too Big to Fail," the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York despairs that ordinary Americans "have no idea the whole thing is about to fall down."
He's referring not to the stock market, which already was plunging...
| May 30, 2011
If you answered no, hooray for you! (And, by the way, what planet are you from?)
But if you answered yes (like any normal member of the human race), you're likely heartened by the arrival of vacation season. Just the ticket for a little...
| Jun 20, 2011
In the last four years, my 42-year-old husband has had three mountain biking-related surgeries. He's had more busted fingers, dislocated shoulders and other injuries than I can recall.
For a long time, the sport and his habit of hurting himself were...
| Jan 18, 2012
Wylie W. Vale Jr., a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla and an internationally renowned expert on brain hormones who led a team of Salk researchers that discovered the brain hormone that triggers the body's reaction to...
| Mar 8, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder .... Maybe you could, or should, just screen yourself for these conditions. A study published online Monday in the Annals of Family Medicine found that a simple 27-item...
| Jan 15, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Consumers have gotten more optimistic since the holidays, but experts are divided over the extent of the increase. The 72.8 preliminary index of sentiment for January, as reported by the Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers, was up slightly...
| Jan 25, 2010
| 4:34 AM
Sometimes, all it takes is a little connection to get things moving. Characters came together throughout this episode, titled âStrange Bedfellowsâ â some for the better, and some for the worse, but all of which set forward a nice, exciting...
| Nov 11, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Growing up in a stressful environment isnât conducive to becoming a well-adjusted adult. Studies have shown that people who were constantly stressed out during childhood have an increased risk of being depressed. How exactly are the two related?...