| Jul 26, 2013
| 9:00 AM
For two decades now I’ve been researching and writing about materialism and consumer culture, and I think it is fair to say that over the last several years, I’ve suffered from B. B. King’s lament: The thrill is gone.
| Jul 3, 2013
Six to seven years in the making, Imperial County Behavioral Health Services is ready to move forward with changes to how it targets and treats mental illness in the community.
The county Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a reorganization...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:23 PM
It's a story that is captivating people on both sides of the Atlantic.
On Feb. 28, the Desert Sun newspaper reported, a man was discovered unconscious in a Motel 6 in Palm Springs. He was taken to the hospital, where he awoke in the emergency room. ...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:27 PM
There's nothing like a summer vacation to rest and relax. Except when it's not restful or relaxing. Vacation can be a stressful time, especially for parents, says the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. "There is social pressure on families to...
| Apr 9, 2013
If you were a girl in the 1950s, Annette Funicello was the ideal of feminine goodness, your fantasy best friend forever. If you were a boy, she was your dream date, demure, doe-eyed and just different enough to set hearts pounding.
The most adored of...
| May 13, 2013
| 8:12 PM
Fame was never her intent, Dr. Joyce Brothers often said.
She was not yet 30, new to stay-at-home motherhood and struggling to help her husband stretch his pay as a medical resident when she came up with an ambitious plan: Transform herself into a...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 10:10 AM
The main vehicle for a search for truth is a meditation practice. Meditation is not something we do for 30 minutes a day, but a state of awareness to be maintained minute to minute throughout our day. A total awareness. That means no more mechanical...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:55 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Getting face time with the family doctor could soon become even harder.
A shortage of primary care physicians in some parts of the country is expected to worsen as millions of newly insured Americans gain coverage under the...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Two years ago, Susie Katz's husband of 47 years died.
"He was a total partner in everything," she says. One of the things the 74-year-old missed the most was the ability to share little German expressions they both understood. Life without him "felt...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Residents unhappy with the La Cañada Unified School District's response to student threats, as well as its apparent hopes to seek another parcel tax, turned out at the school board meeting Tuesday to express their views.
The first discussion took...
| Apr 18, 2013
It’s FCAT week, as many of you know, and my son is in third grade. This is his first major standardized test, but he has been calm these few days and prepared each morning. He's even getting up early and getting ready without any prodding from...