November 23, 2013 |
With millions of turkeys thawing and piles of stuffing waiting to be prepared, Thanksgiving is one of the riskiest times of year for food safety. Bacteria can be lurking anywhere in crowded holiday kitchens, spread by cross contamination or undercooked food. That's why epidemiologists see a spike in food-borne illness in November and December. Companies such as poultry producer Butterball join government agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in stepping up efforts to educate consumers about the potential dangers of the annual fall feast.
November 21, 2013 |
A first chance has given Arizona Cardinals Coach Bruce Arians a second wind. Arians was an interim coach last season when he led the Indianapolis Colts to the playoffs, then became the first fill-in to be named NFL coach of the year. Ten months ago, the Cardinals became the first NFL team to hire him as a head coach, and clearly he's invigorated. "There's no doubt about that," Arians, 61, said by phone Thursday. "The hours are still the same, but it doesn't feel the same. " Said his son, Jake: "When he was in Pittsburgh [as Steelers offensive coordinator]
November 8, 2013 |
True confession: I sometimes (OK, fine, often) waste a lot of time on dumb stuff. Which probably explains my interest in Twitter. You undoubtedly heard that Twitter had its IPO (that's initial public offering for non-business-school types) Thursday. It went well, as The Times reported : “Twitter sold 70 million shares at $26, raising $1.82 billion, making it the largest IPO from a U.S. technology company since Facebook last year.” It also went well for the Big Tweets at Twitter, with the stock owned by cofounder Evan Williams, the company's biggest individual shareholder, worth $2.56 billion based on Thursday's closing price.
November 8, 2013 |
Scott Disick's mother, Bonnie Disick, died Oct. 28 after a long illness, according to recent reports. She was 63. The cause of death was unclear. The "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star, 30, who is boyfriend to eldest sister Kourtney Kardashian, 34, reportedly flew from L.A. to New York with his girlfriend to attend his mother's Oct. 30 wake, according to E! News , Us Weekly and People . PHOTOS: Meet the Kardashians Radar Online, which first reported the story, quoted a source as saying that Disick was "devastated" by the loss because he "was very close to his mother.
November 5, 2013 |
When the 1980 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (commonly known as the DSM-3) was being prepared, psychiatrist Allen Frances lobbied for the inclusion of a new diagnosis: masochistic personality disorder. His push failed, and by the time the fourth edition came out in 1994 (edited by Frances), he was glad it had. He no longer believed such a condition existed. Masochistic personality disorder, as Frances had conceived it, "diagnosed" those whose typical behavior brought them unhappiness by "self-sacrifice in the service of maintaining relationships or self-esteem.
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October 31, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - Videotapes released Thursday by a federal court show mentally ill prisoners in California being forced from their cells by guards who douse them repeatedly with pepper spray. Some of the inmates are being forced to comply with medication orders; others are to be moved to new cells. The six tapes, created by guards abiding by a state policy to record all cell extractions, were shown in court in October as part of a lawsuit by inmates' lawyers seeking a ban on the use of pepper spray against the mentally ill. The tapes were ordered released by U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton, who is holding hearings on the issue in Sacramento.