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  • '30 Lessons on Loving' taps into wisdom of elderly

      '30 Lessons on Loving' taps into wisdom of elderly
    When it comes to getting advice from the elderly, gerontologist Karl Pillemer has done his research. As professor of human development at Cornell University, he created The Legacy Project in 2004, devoted to seeking practical advice from thousands of older Americans. It resulted in his 2011 book, "30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans" (Plume).
  • Obama plays India card in Asian dance with China

    NEW DELHI Behind the pomp and largely behind closed doors, one issue lurked in the background of President Barack Obama's visit to India: China. The United States is working to renew its relationship with India in part because the White House hopes...

    Los Angeles, other school districts serve students dinner as busy, needy families show demand

    Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. For the nearly 100 enrolled in the after-school program, another meal is served: supper. The nation's second...

    UCI clean-energy pioneer Norman Rostoker, 89, dies

    UCI clean-energy pioneer Norman Rostoker, 89, dies
    UC Irvine professor Norman Rostoker, a nuclear fusion pioneer who sought practical applications for clean energy, died on Christmas Day in Irvine. He was 89. Considered the father of breakthrough nuclear fusion techniques, Rostoker pursued the use of...

    Jury selection could be key to whether Tsarnaev gets life or death in Boston Marathon bombing

    To try to save him from the death penalty in the Boston Marathon bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's lawyers will probably look for jurors who are intellectually curious and eager to learn about other cultures and religions. Prosecutors, in turn, will no...