| Sep 26, 2014
Earlier this month, the National Book Awards released its nonfiction longlist, and it included only one book written by a woman. None were biographies of women. The longlist reinforced a widely held notion within the publishing industry that because men...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Skin-baring fashions, increased leisure time and acceptance of the idea of a "healthy tan" may have a lot to do with the rising numbers of new melanoma cases each year, suggests a new study.
Researchers found that increasing U.S. melanoma rates track...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:14 AM
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Thursday a federal grant to strengthen and expand services for Virginians experiencing dementia.
The following is excerpted from the state's news release:
The $441,131, three-year grant from the federal Administration...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Perhaps the least interesting thing about Megan Ellison, Gigi Pritzker and Molly Smith is that these game-changing film financiers happen to be the scions of three of America's wealthiest families -- a status that's more Trivial Pursuit factoid than it is...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 2:53 PM
Florida had the worst voter lines in the country in 2012, and a lack of resources at some precincts contributed to those long waits to vote, studies from the U.S. General Accounting Office and a New York think tank revealed.
The GAO study surveyed...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:33 AM
For the past 30 years, I've been urging my students to put themselves in the shoes of people who lived in the past. So why do we make fun of Americans who do that as a hobby?
I'm talking about military re-enactors like Eric Frein, the 31-year-old man...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Sonia Rosales pushes a cart laden with hundreds of pounds of soiled linen, shampoos and cleaning supplies through the JW Marriott hotel at L.A. Live, wrangling 20-pound inserts out of duvet covers, cleaning bathrooms and folding towels.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 8:09 PM
An attorney for Jahi McMath said Thursday that new diagnostic tests indicate the girl deemed brain-dead after a tonsillectomy last December is showing evidence of brain activity.
Chris Dolan held a news conference to disclose testing results that he...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 2:39 PM
In her 28-year career, Dr. Deborah Axelrod says she's had just one patient whose advanced breast cancer inexplicably vanished.
The patient, Ann Fonfa, endured multiple surgeries to remove cancerous tumors that kept growing back. All the while, Fonfa...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 10:01 AM
A.R. Gurney is one of the most produced playwrights at the Westport Country Playhouse with 14 mainstage works. Now it can add another title to its list — a world premiere.
Artistic director Mark Lamos — and a longtime Gurney collaborator...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:23 AM
A new study shows that having casual sex could be good for a person's self-esteem and general well being, but that's only if the person involved has positive feelings toward non-committal sex, according to Refinery 29.
The study, recently published in...