| Aug 18, 2014
| 3:32 PM
By now, many Floridians know that Amendment 2 — the medical marijuana question on the ballot in November — isn’t really about whether Granny should be legally allowed to relieve her arthritis with a harmless toke now and then. It’s...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Somewhere, Billy Joel is cringing. While the title of Rob Reiner's "And So It Goes" seems intended as take-it-on-the-chin affirmation of life's inevitable detours and potholes, the movie itself feels like a surrender -- to the kind of geriatric...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 8:16 AM
Back pain is no more likely to strike on cold, rainy days than in fair weather, according to a new study from Australia.
Temperature, humidity, wind direction, precipitation and air pressure were not linked to the onset of lower back pain among close...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:43 AM
Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. said Friday it would buy European rival Shire for $55 billion and reincorporate in Britain, allowing the company to slash its tax rate in the latest move by an American firm to shelter its foreign earnings.
| Jul 19, 2014
Dear Amy: Due to family issues stemming from my mother's death, I have severe trust issues with people. I don't like getting close to people because everyone I grew up with has either abused me in one way or another, lied to me about major things (such as...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:51 PM
A massive pharmaceutical merger that will send the headquarters of a major U.S. drug maker overseas ramps up pressure on Congress to curtail the ability of companies to shelter foreign earnings.
Illinois drug maker AbbVie Inc. said Friday that it...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:20 AM
We stood on the edge of the precipice, stunned momentarily by a sign we had not anticipated when we arrived for our long-planned plunge into the Gorges du Verdon, the French version of the Grand Canyon near Provence.
In dire terms, the sign warned of...
| Jul 7, 2014
It's not often that I get to experience a story from its beginning to its end. The exception is the rags-to-riches tale of a pit bull named Sweetie Grace.
Roberta Miller, Sweetie Grace's owner, called me last week to tell me that she had spent the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
Many of us have trouble parting with our possessions--even when we no longer need them. I have a collection of greeting cards I've been storing since childhood and will probably never look at again. My husband owns a few pieces of...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Megan Gaynes noticed the horse when she pulled up to the auction in Mira Loma. He was standing in a pen, his head down, his right hind leg swollen.
Gaynes, who runs a horse-rescue organization, feared the gelding was in such bad shape that he might hurt...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:30 PM
In her 1999 book "The Whole Woman," a follow-up to "The Female Eunuch," Germaine Greer declared, "It's time to get angry again." She was addressing feminism, about which she has long been rigorous and even unorthodox, but the phrase is emblematic of her...