| Sep 29, 2013
While some social media outlets are dealing with issues of privacy (is the government reading our timelines?), Twitter is going public (with plans for an initial public stock offering). And during the recent attack on a mall in Nairobi, Kenya, both the...
| Jul 14, 2013
By the time she reached her mid-30s, Susan Woolson came to a sad but realistic conclusion: She just wasn't the type of woman who could fall in love.
What's more, she was starting to doubt that the type of love that made other women fall to their knees...
| Jul 13, 2013
Spa fans want more than sloughing off dead skin or soothing aching muscles from those pampering places of eucalyptus-scented bliss. And businesses are transforming into mind, body and soul temples of wellness to meet the demands of people increasingly...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The Flintridge Preparatory School community is mourning the loss of Scott Studenmund, a 2008 alumnus who died Monday in southern Afghanistan’s Zabul Province during military engagement.
Studenmund was one of five servicemen killed in what is...
| Dec 24, 2013
So. Turns out the only thing the prototypical American milquetoast Walter Mitty needed to get happy was a little stubble and a lavish travel budget.
In director Ben Stiller's earnest-but-screwy go at "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," Stiller himself...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 11:07 AM
As a director and star trying to extend into new territory, Ben Stiller is his own best friend. With wild and crazy films like "Zoolander" and "Tropic Thunder" in his past, Stiller's taken a different turn in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," but,...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 7:53 AM
In Ben Stiller's earnest but screwy go at "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," the actor-director takes the role of the daydreaming, "Yes, dear" fellow introduced in a wee but hardy 1939 James Thurber short story. Thurber sold it to the New Yorker,...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 1:36 PM
There's one strict rule in the Smith household — no fewer than 12 hugs a day.
And Walter and Barbara are only too happy to adhere to this self-imposed dictum.
The couple, both 83, rarely leave their cheerful Newport Beach home without their...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Among the frequently asked questions on Yelp's website, there's this: "Will Yelp remove or reorder bad reviews if a business pays for sponsorship?"
And the answer: "No. You can't pay us to remove or reorder your bad reviews — it's just that...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 5:43 AM
When it came time to arrange her housing situation at Columbia University in New York, Katie Chang — who co-starred with Emma Watson in 2013’s “The Bling Ring” and co-starred with Sir Ben Kingsley in the upcoming “A Birder&...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 12:02 PM
If it looks like a relationship, and it feels like a relationship, Sarah Millett has learned, it does not necessarily mean it's a relationship.
Millett, 26, feels battle-scarred from the ambiguous romances that have dominated her dating life, when...