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  • Americans' happiness score

    Americans' happiness score
    We're No. 6! That's according to new data from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, which on Tuesday released results of a survey measuring quality of life in 36 industrialized nations.
  • Meghan Daum: Madonna's tone-deaf tattoo

    Meghan Daum: Madonna's tone-deaf tattoo
    There goes Madonna, classing up the joint again. To show her support of Malala Yousafzai, the 14-year-old Pakistani girl shot and critically wounded by the Taliban because of her advocacy for girls' education, the Material Girl (a.k.a. Madge, Esther,...

    Dispatch from the land of boring weather

    Dispatch from the land of boring weather
    When it comes to the relationship between Southern Californians and massive storms like Sandy, the conventional wisdom is that such weather (“such” meaning the kind not commonly found in Southern California) can give rise to just a tiny bit of...

    Meghan Daum: Robin Williams as alien felt like home

    As sitcoms of its era went, "Mork & Mindy" was neither the best nor the worst. It may, however, have been among the sneakiest in its social commentary. A "Happy Days" spinoff that ran from 1978 to 1982, its premise was that Mork, an alien from the...

    A Word, Please: We literally can't stop changes in usage

    Recently, Los Angeles Times columnist Meghan Daum wrote about the word "literally." It's not OK, she argued, that the Oxford English Dictionary expanded the definition of "literally" to include "informal, used for emphasis while not being literally true."...