May 15, 2013 |
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing "Happy Birthday" twice). Dr. Jonathan Fielding heads L.A. County's Department of Public Health , which is bigger than some states' health departments. A pediatrician by training and the head of the county's health programs since 1998, Fielding is such a believer that he and his wife, Karin, turned savvy investments into a $50-million gift last year to UCLA's School of Public Health.
April 22, 2013 |
He's the guy getting a lot of ear action. Tony Hale is back as the vice president's boy Friday in HBO's political comedy "Veep. " In the midst of Washington chaos, he's never too far from Selina's (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) ear, ready to whip out hand sanitizer from his beloved man purse or scour her closet for the perfect clutch. If needed, he'll even take a bullet for the veep - or at least a sneeze. The patsy role is one the actor has made an art. He'll also reprise his role as socially awkward Buster Bluth in the highly anticipated resurrection of "Arrested Development," which will premiere on Netflix in late May. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments And later this summer he'll appear opposite Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock in the comedy flick "The Heat.
October 17, 2012 |
Spoiler alert: That monthly time for women, long depicted by feminine hygiene companies as a glorious period -- so to speak -- of skydiving, dancing and smiles galore, is really nothing like that at all. This is relevant because Richard Neill, a man, recently reached this conclusion on his own after years of having “felt a little jealous” of women. Mightily displeased, Neill went on British company Bodyform's Facebook profile and voiced his disillusionment in a ranting post that has since gone viral.
March 13, 2012 |
Janelle Ricci hasn't been sleeping well. It's been more than a year, in fact, since she's had a decent night's sleep. Ricci, 21, a design student at Burbank's Woodbury University, says pressure to perform can keep her up for days at a time. Her longest stretch, she told me, was staying up for about 64 hours straight during one particularly stressful period. "It really affects my life," Ricci said. "I've started falling asleep at work. I sleep through my classes. " She's not alone.
HOME & GARDEN
December 17, 2011 |
Know what I hate? Boat parades. I understand the allure, the fun-house reflections off the water. Pink palm trees. Blue reindeer. But boat parades don't remind me of Christmas. What boat parades remind me of is Victoria's Secret ads. Or Republican National Conventions, when they used to be down in Miami Beach. You know what we need more of? Well, everything, but you know the one holiday activity that should increase? Poker games. There's something about all that green felt. Reminds me of those funny tuxedos elves wear.
July 11, 2011 |
This November, voters in San Francisco are expected to weigh in on a controversial topic: whether parents should be allowed to circumcise their baby boys. The proposition, backed by members of an anti-circumcision group that calls its members "intactivists," has ignited heated debate. It's hardly a new issue. Historians have found evidence of circumcision dating to ancient Egypt. Since then, the practice has gone in and out of public favor for myriad reasons, including hygiene, religion, cultural norms and beliefs about masculinity.