| Jul 27, 2010
| 6:41 PM
Until three years ago, Kenneth Maxwell enjoyed Banquet chicken and turkey pot pies so much he ate them three or four times a week. They were easy to prepare, and Maxwell could eat one for lunch and quickly return to work as an electrician.
| May 31, 2010
| 5:37 PM
Chris Stilianessis has learned a lot about Danielle Staub from watching "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" this season.
Viewers will remember Stilianessis as the father who invited Danielle to a benefit for his baby daughter, who was fighting a rare...
| May 6, 2009
The number of swine flu cases in Mexico is stabilizing. In the U.S., though more people are being diagnosed with the virus, cases have been mostly mild, claiming two lives. And health officials have backed off on closing schools where students are sick....
| May 8, 2009
A nearly perfect cast more than compensates for the over familiarity of elements of Lymelife, the umpteenth coming-of-age drama to roll out of Indiewood in recent years. Derick Martini's film has the gangly, awkward boy crushing on the cute girl next...
| May 17, 2009
Curiosities of Literature
A Feast for Book Lovers
Herman Graf/Skyhorse Publishing: 288 pp., $22.95
This totally silly literary miscellany is "loosely inspired" by Isaac D'Israeli's 1791 bestseller "The Curiosities of Literature." It is...
| May 18, 2009
In Sebastian Fitzek's wildly implausible but mesmerizing mystery thriller, "Therapy," the fragmented chapters wheel and turn in unpredictable directions, the reader always plunging after a narrator who disappears around the corner.
Four years after his...
| Jul 22, 2009
Some people are going to fairly great lengths to avoid infection with H1N1 influenza. But the best way to curb respiratory illnesses is to keep little hands clean. Very little hands. And very clean.
Scientists at the Cochrane Library looked at 51 studies...
| Jul 22, 2009
Reading up on health and safety topics could be the last thing on your teen's to-do list. That's why informed, proactive parenting can make such a difference, especially in high-risk areas like driving, relationships, and mental health. While your...
| Jul 10, 2009
Have you and your spouse stopped having sex? Are you using the right protection to avoid serious illness? Are you happy at work? What about your financial situation? Strapped for cash?
You must -- MUST -- divulge these and other personal aspects of...
| May 23, 2009
The story of this Juliet, an American pit bull terrier, has its share of tragedy. She was kenneled with an Orange County veterinarian because her owner was hit by catastrophic illness. When poor health and medical bills took their toll, the owner sadly...
| Jun 7, 2009
Natalie Fullerton's parents were thrilled to watch their year-old daughter bounce back from a double-lung transplant. Within months, she was mimicking her sister's ballet poses and gleefully repeating the word "purple."
Her father, Leslie, carefully...