| Dec 4, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Santa and his reindeer have some company this year: military fighter jets. And that has some people very unhappy, saying it is a thinly veiled marketing video aimed at children.
NORAD is equating jolly old St. Nick and the military in the minds of kids,...
| Dec 3, 2013
Being 50 minutes late for his first meeting with Pope Francis was nothing unusual for Russian President Vladimir Putin. That's just the way he is — a character trait that provides some insight into his attitude toward power.
When Putin arrived...
| Nov 28, 2013
Depression is alarmingly common in older Americans. It's highly treatable, but a number of obstacles, led by a nagging generational stigma surrounding mental health, often stand in the way of proper care.
About 20 percent of people ages 55 and older...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 5:05 AM
RENTON, Wash. On and on went Russell Wilson.
From the offensive line to backup running back Robert Turbin to even backup tight end Luke Willson. Listing just about every offensive player on the Seahawks was how Wilson responded when asked about his MVP...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 4:00 PM
Ever wonder why some people, even under adverse circumstances, set goals and achieve them effortlessly? Some of them, undoubtedly, are hard-wired to succeed. They just set themselves in a direction and their mind handles the rest.
But that ability is...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Giving Santa Claus and his reindeer a military fighter jet escort on Christmas Eve amounts to manipulative military marketing aimed at defenseless young minds, a Berkeley child psychologist says.
In case you have been working today instead of paying...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Though investigators believe Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman Adam Lanza may have taken his motive to the grave, some mental health experts are looking at a disturbing storybook authored by Lanza a decade before the massacre for clues as to why he...
| Nov 20, 2013
The day Benetra and Charlton Johnson received the progress note from their son's kindergarten teacher with the phrase "assault on another child," the couple knew their traditional, authoritarian brand of parenting wasn't working for Creighton, who has...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 3:36 PM
Q. We have discovered that our 17-year-old son recently went to school, checked in, and then, a short time later, left. To our knowledge, he’s never done this before. His explanation was that he was bored and just wanted to have some free time. We...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:38 PM
One of the most problematic words in America’s post-1960s parenting language is "cooperate."
"I want my children to cooperate," a parent tells me. She tells me this in the midst of complaining that her kids rarely do what she asks them to do....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
He's the older guy in class. Old enough for you to notice. But he notices you, too, like he notices everyone else — your face, your gestures, where you sit, your race.
It's only after he's taken this unconscious roll-call that Steven Czifra...