February 3, 2013 |
If you're thinking about getting married, it can be important to consider whether you and your intended are financially compatible. The National Foundation for Credit Counseling has identified some key issues for couples to discuss: •How much debt do each of you have? Before you tie the knot, lay it all out for your partner to see: What you owe on credit cards, vehicle and student loans, and any other debt. "Don't hide anything, as that's really getting off on the wrong foot," the foundation said.
April 27, 2012 |
It may take half a decade for the couple in "The Five-Year Engagement"to make it to the altar, but the romantic comedy will quickly outrun the competition to the top of the box office this weekend. The movie starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt is expected to debut with a solid sum of $18 million to $20 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. The film about a troubled relationship is likely to perform far better than three other movies hitting theaters this weekend.
February 22, 2012 |
Jason Campbell and Yenicia “Jenny” Montes held a party for 162 family members and friends at an exclusive Dominican Republican resort. Sounds like a nice gesture, although things might have gotten a bit awkward when the wedding that the guests were expecting never took place. The Oakland Raiders quarterback and his fiancee had been planning their wedding for more than a year. But, Campbell told the Washington Post, he and Montes made the decision to "put things off" after discussing it for a couple of weeks.
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December 22, 2011 |
Reporting from San Juan Bautista, Calif. -- On the darkest day of the year, a hushed crowd in a dim church awaited a few minutes of sheer brilliance. It was just after dawn Wednesday, the day of the winter solstice. Outside the 200-year-old mission at the heart of tiny San Juan Bautista, Native American drummers sang, urging the sun to rise. Inside, dozens of parishioners rubbed the sleep from their eyes. A woman stood up and sang in cadences haunting and solemn — phrases in no known tongue, she said, but "the language of the heart.
October 20, 2011
Celebrate life by remembering the dead at the storied Hollywood cemetery's 12th annual Dia de los Muertos festivities. Learn about the ancient tradition of honoring the dead with ceremonial altars through lectures and musical performances. Several art exhibits and more than 100 traditional altars will be on display. Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Noon to midnight Sat. $10, children 6 and younger free. (323) 447-0999. http://www.ladayofthedead.com .
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October 10, 2011 |
Not long after she began studying to become a mortician, Amber Carvaly started to dream about death. In one dream, she found herself in an embalming room surrounded by gleaming silver tables. In another, she found herself in a cemetery, and in a third, her grandmother had died and, as her mother stood by, Carvaly let out an ear-piercing, heart-wrenching scream. Each time she awoke in her studio apartment in Eagle Rock scared, yet strangely reassured. Weeks into a demanding curriculum on such topics as the cultural history of undertaking, preparation for embalming and funeral ceremonies, she hadn't grown numb.