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  • Watch your mouth

    Ashley Montagu wrote a thoroughgoing and readable study of our potty-mouth propensities in The Anatomy of Swearing (1967). Jesse Sheidlower published a book on our favorite expletive, The F Word, in 2009 (reviewed here). Now Grant Barrett, a lexicographer, a trained professional, not a smut hound, people, wants to know what bad words you favor, when you use them, and with whom.
  • Fortunately For Me, Old Is The New Young

    There are now more people age 65 and over in the United States than ever before, and this group is increasing at a faster rate (10,000 per day) than the general population. The only state that showed a decline in the 65-and-older demographic was Rhode...

    About This Series

    Times staff writer Thomas Curwen met Ana Rodarte in December 2005 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Over the next 3 1/2 years, he conducted extensive interviews with her and her parents, and he and Ana engaged in an e-mail correspondence about...

    America's Favorite Birth Control Method Turns 50

    America's Favorite Birth Control Method Turns 50
    A world without "the pill" is unimaginable to many young women who now use it to treat acne, skip periods, improve mood and, of course, prevent pregnancy. They might be surprised to learn that U.S. officials announcing approval of the world's first oral...