| Aug 25, 2011
Does work have you wiped out? Or could you simply use a break from everyday life, but don't have time to spend a week in a spa or fly off to the south of France? Rejuvenation is at hand -- we have some ideas to help you recharge your batteries.
| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Last summer, Laguna Beach resident Christopher Ryan Smith emailed family and friends with exciting news: He was embarking on an African adventure.
Over the next few months, his emails recounted the highlights. One day he was paragliding near...
| Sep 9, 2011
FORT ATKINSON, Wis. — I've been trying to think of the term for that particular experience of entering a seemingly small space only to discover it's much larger. Until I can remember the right word for that phenomenon — if the word really...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Amanda Wroten used to have handicapped plates on her car. Now, the personalized tag on her 2010 Ford Escape reads, "MY SUMIT."
That message serves to remind her how far she's come.
Once a 200-pound high schooler with hereditary knee problems severe...
| Jul 8, 2012
Since he was a young boy growing up in upstate New York, Blaze Sanders always said he wanted to be an astronaut. He's doing his best to live up to his dream.
Sanders, who has a degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University, worked as a...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 11:56 AM
When a man willingly jumps from 24 miles above the Earth and lives, there is going to be some buzz. On the heels of Austrian Felix Baumgartner's record-setting "supersonic" skydive from the stratosphere last Sunday, the skydiving community in Maryland...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:14 PM
Due to the need for costly renovations, the city of Newport Beach will not accept a donated bronze sculpture once displayed at Fashion Island.
The Newport Beach Arts Commission unanimously voted Thursday to decline the Irvine Co.'s donation of...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 12:50 PM
When the time finally arrived for the much-anticipated Champs Sports matchup between Florida State and Notre Dame, the moment was punctuated with streaks of pink smoke across the dusk skies, over the Florida Citrus Bowl, Thursday, courtesy of the world-...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 3:45 PM
Walking through the Sparr Heights Community Center in Glendale on Thursday, Jay Fragoso was interrupted mid-stride.
“Jumping Jay,” a guest called out, beckoning him over for a handshake.
It is an appropriate moniker for a man who, at 72,...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 3:30 PM
I was heartened to read your story on Andrew Soliz and his Native American sweat lodges ("A spiritual place to sweat," Feb. 10):
I was a lucky participant at one of his sweats, and they are run with integrity, safety and the utmost respect for the...
| May 10, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The Social Security Disability Insurance system is supposed to provide a financial safety net for workers and their families in the event that a serious medical impairment prevents them from working ("Judges sue Social Security over 'quotas' on disability...