| Aug 9, 2014
| 11:39 AM
Is there such a thing as a low-maintenance garden?
Some landscapers and horticulturists will tell you no – every garden needs maintenance of some kind.
For the most part, they are right.
From personal experience, I can tell you there are high-...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:03 PM
Helen Bamber's father read to her as a child in pre-war Britain, but there was nothing warm or comforting about the experience.
He read passages from Hitler's anti-Semitic treatise "Mein Kampf" and articles by Hitler's chief propagandist, Joseph...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:35 AM
College isn't just a place to get an education. It also can be a place to get a great deal.
South Florida's colleges and universities offer many freebies and deeply discounted services, including classes, cultural events and gourmet meals.
| Sep 28, 2014
| 4:42 PM
More than a century ago, Ivan Pavlov showed he could make trained dogs salivate when they heard a bell, invoking the memory of food.
But it wasn't until the 1980s that USC neuroscientist Richard F. Thompson cracked the mystery of how those types of...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Gerald A. Larue — an ordained minister who became an agnostic, archeologist, religious scholar and debunker of claims such as Lazarus rising from the dead and the discovery of Noah's ark — has died. He was 98.
The longtime USC professor of...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Apparently it is possible to have too much success.
At least that's the opinion of Vicente del Bosque, who has seen Spanish soccer achieve unprecedented levels of success in recent years.
The national team has won the last two European Championships...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:05 PM
With two-thirds of American adults considered overweight, a lot of people are trying to shed pounds. It can be a challenging journey, and many folks find that they get tripped up by a major obstacle: themselves. Here are some common ways dieters...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 8:11 PM
The Kansas City Royals might have skipped the World Series for three decades, but they have an identity now. Ladies and gentlemen, the Royals Way: a lockdown bullpen, suffocating defense and speed to kill.
The Oakland Athletics have a way, the zig-when-...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 8:28 PM
At his introductory news conference Friday, the Dodgers' new president of baseball operations confirmed Don Mattingly would manage the team next season and that a general manager would be hired.
That was about the extent of what Andrew Friedman...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:22 PM
In a week, it will be for real, whether the Miami Heat are ready or not.
To a degree, that makes the Heat like Tuesday's opponent at AmericanAirlines Arena, the Houston Rockets, a team returning with a different look, awaiting the starting line to...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:51 PM
Even as councils in neighboring cities have come to accept sharply split votes along political lines as the norm, elected officials in Newport Beach have long said they've avoided letting ideological differences get in the way of prudent decision-making....