March 5, 1991
Since before the Gulf War began, the armed services have been planning ways to help soldiers and families with the strains and pressures of their homecoming. Among potential problems: * Returning troops may have FANTASY EXPECTATIONS of what they'll find when they're finally reunited. * Wives who are MORE INDEPENDENT after handling things alone for months may be reluctant to give up the freedom.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 24, 1999 |
Scientific research, above all, is supposed to be practical. That's one reason certain members of Congress are refusing to fund a modest NASA satellite called Triana that would fix a steady gaze on Earth from space--giving the folks back home an opportunity for real-time, round-the-clock navel gazing. Unlike other satellites that take patchwork snapshots, Triana would beam back a live image of the whole planet, 24 hours a day.
October 29, 2007 |
Doctors treating cancer patients should try harder to help them deal with the emotional toll the disease exacts, a panel convened by the Institute of Medicine said last week. The panel's experts recommended that cancer care providers systematically screen patients for emotional distress and other mental problems and connect them with people who can help.
October 6, 1987 |
Some people, psychologists observe, get overly emotional even in reacting to mundane events. Others, however, remain unperturbed even under the most trying of circumstances. These levels of feeling characterize a person's emotional life. People who live with deep emotional intensity seem to have a more complex sense of themselves and lead lives that are more complicated than do those whose emotions are less strong. People who have the deepest lows also have the loftiest highs.
HOME & GARDEN
November 29, 2007
Re "Natural, Ethereal at Every Turn," [Nov. 22] about the collection of hand-turned wood bowls owned by Ann Ehringer: I have long believed that one is or is not born a collector, not unlike golfers, sailors and fishermen. I am not a collector per se, but I do count about a half-dozen calabash bowls and other treen objects acquired over the years among my most prized possessions.
January 19, 1990 |
Finally, it was over. After all the suspicions, the investigations, the court proceedings, it was over. Six years. Time enough for careers to be made, fortunes earned, reputations ruined and reputations restored. And so it was for all those intertwined in the judicial saga that began in August, 1983, and became known as McMartin.
March 4, 2006 |
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Show Your Bones" (Interscope) * * * 1/2 Karen O doesn't need your kicks. She's in search of something more -- a wailing, shrieking, panting, purring romantic as likely to slow down for a bit of raw emotional truth as explode right off the stage.
January 31, 1990 |
Two Orange County high schools have taken steps to ensure that violence and poor sportsmanship don't mar their athletic contests. At Foothill High School, administrators have clamped down on a group called Reamer's Screamers. The group's members, named for Foothill basketball coach Jim Reames, often painted their faces, wore basketballs on their heads, nets around their necks and joined the cheerleaders on the court during team introductions.
February 4, 1987 |
About 80,000 cases of serious emotional abuse of children were reported in 1986, although most Americans recognize that repeated yelling and cursing at a child lead to long-term emotional problems, a child welfare group reported Tuesday. Even so, the figure represents only a fraction of the number of children who suffer verbal and psychological mistreatment, said Ann Cohn, executive director of the group, the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse.
October 20, 1994 |
In the first study of its kind on human subjects, scientists from UC Irvine and a Long Beach veterans hospital have determined that people tend to remember emotional events best because of stress hormones such as adrenaline activated during and after the experiences. The research, to be published today in the scientific journal Nature, showed that drugs known as beta blockers, which block the adrenaline system's response, impaired people's long-term memories of emotional stories.