| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Ever wonder why some people, even under adverse circumstances, set goals and achieve them effortlessly? Some of them, undoubtedly, are hard-wired to succeed. They just set themselves in a direction and their mind handles the rest.
But that ability is...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:39 PM
CANNES, France — The Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky has made only seven features in his nearly half-century career, but his legendary midnight movie "El Topo," a wigged-out peyote western that played to New York audiences for months in 1970,...
| May 18, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Hedda Bolgar, a psychologist old enough to have attended Sigmund Freud's lectures in Vienna but youthful enough to have treated patients until just a few weeks ago, has died. She was 103.
Her mind was sharp, her zest for work keen, and her social...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 9:51 AM
NEW YORK — Does Woody Allen have regrets?
His new film, "Blue Jasmine," amplifies the air of concentrated self-examination that has long been a hallmark of his work. Though marked by buoyant moments of wry humor, the film is devastating in its...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:23 PM
It's a story that is captivating people on both sides of the Atlantic.
On Feb. 28, the Desert Sun newspaper reported, a man was discovered unconscious in a Motel 6 in Palm Springs. He was taken to the hospital, where he awoke in the emergency room. ...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 5:34 PM
SAN DIEGO — A college student mistakenly left in a Drug Enforcement Administration interrogation room for five days without food or water will receive $4.1 million from the federal government to settle his claim for maltreatment.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 8:09 AM
A UC San Diego student who was forgotten in a Drug Enforcement Administration interrogation room for five days without food or water described the incident as a "really, really bad, horrible accident."
Daniel Chong, 25, will receive $4.1 million from...
| Aug 1, 2013
Talking about your shrink isn't just for Woody Allen characters anymore. Once the kiss of death for a political career, announcing that you're in or about to enter therapy has actually become go-to damage-control strategy for public servants.
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:47 PM
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, 70, announced Friday that he will enter a “behavioral counseling clinic” on Aug. 5 to deal with issues relating to the multiple sexual harassment allegations against him. Although details of his treatment plan are...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:42 PM
In 40 years of interviews as a journalist, I've never met anyone quite like Hedda Bolgar.
The pioneering psychoanalyst, who attended lectures by Sigmund Freud as a young woman and fled Vienna for the United States when the Third Reich entered Austria,...
| Feb 4, 2013
Evelyn Freeman, a pioneer in the field of aging who in the twilight of her life helped people cope with the challenges of getting older, has died. She was 96.
Freeman, who was the longtime director of the senior counseling program at what was then called...