| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The holiday spirit is making its way to the red carpet.
We all know Lady Gaga has a penchant for dressing up like a Christmas tree (note the Vera Wang red cocoon jumpsuit and evergreen topper she wore in London on Sunday) but I'm talking about something...
| Nov 17, 2013
After giving birth by cesarean section — a major abdominal surgery — Kristine Coogan felt like she wasn't the ideal person to care for her infant that first night.
But to her surprise, Coogan said, the nurses declined to take her newborn...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Caring for babies
If we really want to see improvement in Chicago's future, we need to start with Chicago's parents and babies.
Study after study has shown that our brain's architecture is built and embellished while we're in our moms' bellies and...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:31 PM
The global incidence of girls under 18 giving birth has declined steadily for decades, but with 7.3 million children born to teenage mothers each year, the costs to their health and society remain staggering, according to a U.N. population study...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 6:09 PM
BEIRUT — The United Nations on Tuesday denounced as “barbaric” a series of recent mortar attacks on schools in Damascus, Syria's capital, that have left at least four students dead and dozens others injured.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:34 PM
El Gobierno nipón decidió hoy incrementar en 20 millones de dólares su monto de ayuda humanitaria de emergencia para paliar los efectos del devastador tifón Haiyán en Filipinas, con lo que el total de asistencia proveniente de Japón se eleva hasta los 52,...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Essayist. Actor. Activist. Author. Those are just some of the labels you might apply to Adam Richman, Alyssa Milano, Henry Rollins and Arthur Frommer, the keynote speakers for the Los Angeles Times Travel Show on Jan. 18 and 19 at the L.A. Convention...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 10:08 AM
As the death toll continues to rise in the aftermath of the powerful typhoon that swept through the Philippines last week, Southern California’s local Filipino community has been mobilizing to assist in relief efforts.
A 5K Charity Walk was held...
| Aug 5, 2013
My family's newest member popped into the world with this year's crocuses, just in time for UNICEF's report card on child well-being.
Unbeknownst to our bundle of joy, the country of his birth was down at the bottom of the list of 29 nations, with...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:12 AM
"When I was about 5 years old, I was sexually abused by a stranger. I don’t think at that age I really understood what it was that had happened to me, but somehow I knew it was wrong, and I felt to blame for letting the man touch me. The molestation...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy. Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...