| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:42 PM
When Jake Olson isn't playing football and golf for his high school, he's often offering inspiration or promoting his new book on his life.
While all his activities would be a lot for an average 16-year-old to handle, Jake is blind. When people ask...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 4:00 PM
I always hated zombies. But I liked Gordon.
He was going to be at my friend Jaime's annual Halloween party in Hollywood. I loved Halloween, and I never missed her party, but I was in New York working on a TV show. Homesick for my friends in L.A., I...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Every few months, it seems, there's hype about the latest, hottest superfood. But lots of ordinary foods, many of which are stocked in nearly every grocery store in America, are "superfoods" brimming with various disease-fighting nutrients, usually...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:31 PM
Bill Cosby, 76, has a concert special Saturday -- his first such TV show in 30 years, though he hasn't been exactly out of sight in the meantime. There were a couple of sitcoms, and a mystery series, and lately, he has become a favored guest on Jimmy...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 3:39 PM
Pope Francis has received praise from all quarters for pausing to hold a severely disfigured man. While receiving an audience in St. Peter's Square, Francis spent several minutes comforting and praying with the unnamed person, who sufferers from...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Did you know that you can get what your body needs just by eating a colorful variety of fruits and vegetables? Nature has found a clever way to highlight the nutrients in foods: Different nutrients actually impart different colors to the foods they're in....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Jhené Aiko offered a quick warning before she played her single, “The Worst.” It’s best enjoyed alone with a joint (her words).
She curled into a plush leather chair, took a long sip from a cocktail and gently swayed as the wrenching...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Even though I've been there two or three times a week with kids or grandkids every summer for 25 years, I never get tired of Storybook Land. A meandering stream, well-tended garden paths, and (yes) even a castle: It's always easy to feel the magic. But...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Who knew Angel Coulby could sing? Well, Angel Coulby for one.
"I've never had lessons or anything," the British actress said during an Oct. 15 phone interview. "I just always kind of, I don't know, somehow have been able to sing."
Coulby, probably known...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
No food is more synonymous with good vision than carrots. We've been told since childhood to liberally munch these orange vegetables if we want to protect our sight. The carrot-vision connection is not just a tale. Carrots are packed with vitamin A, which...
| Nov 30, 2013
Diabetic retinopathy affects about 28.5 percent of Americans with diabetes age 40 and older; that amounts to 7 million people. It is the leading cause of blindness in adults up to age 74 —- and in many cases, early detection can prevent it.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 2:22 PM
When the Gavin Herbert Eye Institute opens its doors to the public Tuesday, UC Irvine will become home to Orange County's first academic eye institute.
The 70,000-square-foot eye health institute, which is part of UC Irvine Health, includes 34 patient...