| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:25 PM
My intention is not to rehash the deadly journey of the shooter. I won't even mention his name because he did nothing worth crediting him for. His name should be forgotten but what he did should motivate all of us to reflect on the circumstances that fuel...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Fifty years ago Monday, Sylvia Plath, a 30-year-old American living in England, put her head in her oven and committed suicide. Her two children were upstairs; her husband, the poet Ted Hughes, had left her after a tempestuous relationship. Her poetry and...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 5:18 PM
This is kind of embarrassing to admit, but until just recently I was under the misguided impression that a Pulitzer Prize in poetry might actually entitle a gal to a little literary respect.
Good thing I had the nice folks at British publisher Faber and...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Hot! hot! hot! That's the word on spice. Not just in the culinary world but in the scientific community, as well. Flavor is the least of it, although that's certainly reason enough.
Take cayenne pepper, that red chili loaded with capsaicin, which makes...
| May 26, 2013
This weekend's Memorial Day proclamation from President Barack Obama was like so many other gracious sentiments commemorating America's war dead.
And like all the others, whether delivered by a president or by some junior councilman from the smallest...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 10:08 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Taking common antidepressants during pregnancy doesn't increase a woman's risk of having a stillbirth, according to a new study of over one million Nordic women.
The drugs, known as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors,...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 4:51 PM
Did you know that the World Health Organization predicts that by 2030, more people will suffer from depression than any other medical condition?
The incidence of depression has skyrocketed in children and adults since World War II; depression affects...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Toxicology tests show that Adam Lanza had no alcohol or drugs in his body when he shot and killed 20 first-graders and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Dec. 14.
The tests were conducted as part of the autopsy by state Chief...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Q: I have been diagnosed with serotonin syndrome brought on by a drug interaction between Cymbalta, gabapentin, tramadol and a low dose of Prozac. It caused me a lot of problems, including agitation, dizziness, muscle spasms and joint pain so bad my...
| Jan 31, 2012
One first date ended when he got so drunk he went in for a kiss and knocked her off her bar stool. After she regained consciousness, he skipped out on the bill — only to reappear in the parking lot, begging forgiveness: "Don't blame me! Blame the...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Starting this weekend and continuing Jan. 14 and 15, the noncompetitive Scandinavian Film Festival L.A. boasts a “smorgasbord of Nordic cinema” with features, shorts and documentaries from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden —...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 10:59 AM
Alyssa Bustamante, a Missouri teenager, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison, plus 30 years, for killing her 9-year-old neighbor, simply because she wanted to see what it was like....