| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:51 PM
NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has been working well into its golden years – after nearly 11 years roaming the Red Planet, it has survived more than 40 times past its warranty. But now, this trusty veteran explorer is experiencing some...
| Dec 29, 2014
| 4:08 PM
My last article quoted WebMD, which pegged the average American as 23 pounds overweight.
Current ads feature plus-sized models. Mumus are out, and large-size stretchy jeans are in. The message is, "Wear heft proudly."
Yes! Accept ourselves....
| Dec 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
If you've ever made New Year's resolutions that include adopting better health habits, you probably know they aren't easy to keep. The reason resolutions often don't work is because lasting change is usually not accomplished in a dramatic leap but through...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 7:05 AM
Surviving members of the Wildweeds, a popular '60s band who scored a regional hit with "No Good to Cry," will perform together in Connecticut for the first time in 46 years.
Singer/guitarist Big Al Anderson, a founding member of the Wildweeds who...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Anita Diamant is having a big December. Her new novel, "The Boston Girl," has been released right after the Lifetime premiere of "The Red Tent," based on her wildly successful 1997 debut.
It's easy to write dismissively of Diamant — she's a...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Ten-year-old Sadie Veselka describes her style as funky. She's got two bins full of colorful socks, which are a signature part of her style.
She also loves dragons. She makes them from paper, names them and houses them in their own room. She feeds them,...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Herbs and spices not only punch up food's appeal, they also can boost your immune system to help your body fight disease. Some herbs and spices have specific benefits, such as calming an upset stomach or aiding in blood sugar control. It's no...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 5:43 PM
For the third straight year, Glendale will host the Los Angeles Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Sunday, which raises funds for the Arthritis Foundation, and sign-ups are welcome right up to the event.
The 5K will start in front of the Alex Theatre in downtown...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Let's talk curry today. Penang, red or green curry, it's all good with me! Curry powder is a blend of spices, including turmeric.
Turmeric comes from the ginger family. This yellow-orange spice was first used as a dye until its medicinal properties were...
| Dec 17, 2014
LEESBURG — Five-year-old Bailee Alvarez got her Christmas gift delivered to her with flashing lights and sirens, along with lots of well wishes.
Thanks to the nonprofit organization Baking Memories 4 Kids, Bailee, who suffers from an autoimmune...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Irvine is often ranked the safest city in America. But it looked downright dangerous for the 14 years Lion Country Safari called it home. During that time, families drove their cars through the park — doors locked, windows up — encountering...