November 27, 2006 |
For the last 10 years or so, a holiday tradition at our home has been a gingerbread-house decorating party. We provide bricks and mortar in the form of home-baked walls and fluffy icing, while family and friends bring edible decorations. As the building and landscaping commence, leftover scraps of spicy dough find their way into enough cookies to keep our energy levels up during the heavy construction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 1996
"Hatred Often Lurks in the Shadows of Mania" by Dr. Julian Lieb (Commentary, Feb. 16) is an example of misinformation which is presented in an illogical manner and stigmatizes the mentally ill. As a practicing psychiatrist for over 25 years, it has been my experience that those afflicted with manic-depressive disorder (or bipolar disorder, as it is currently named) are no more filled with hatred than the population in general. It is those who have been victims of abuse by parents and society who are most filled with rage and paranoia.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 1989
What Slaughter has to say is, sadly, very true; I have perceived what he describes. But my perception is that bigotry is but a part of a swelling tide of intolerance in this country. The mood began seeping to the surface during the Reagan Administration, which made us feel comfortable with our prejudices. Not only are blacks' civil rights being threatened, but also the civil rights of other minorities and women. What a striking coincidence that this mood of bigotry and intolerance is worsening as Christian fundamentalists are becoming more politically active.
January 25, 1987
I am overjoyed that CBS finally has decided to stop feeding my favorite show to the Cosby lion. I consider "Simon & Simon" to be an hourlong situation comedy about (hallelujah!) an adult family. (They exist, you know.) And if the two very different brothers ("same father, different mood") choose to solve a mystery or two along the way, I'm always happy to be included in the adventure. Eileen Cooley, Los Angeles
March 14, 1993
Regarding Carol Tavris' very insightful article on PMS ("You Haven't Come Very Far, Baby," March 4), it would be interesting to see what would happen if we would base the norm on women's behavior instead of men's. I wonder how much violence would disappear if women were considered the norm and men's mood swings were characterized as disorders and subsequently controlled. CINDY NEXON Calabasas
February 13, 2012 |
Among the fascinating outgrowths of the Facebook phenomenon are the psychological studies on what Facebook tells us about human behavior. One new study, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking , suggests that people experience an uptick in mood when they are on social networking sites. In the study, researchers exposed 30 healthy people to a slide show, the person's own Facebook account or a mathematical test. During each three-minute exposure, the participants underwent tests to measure several physiological processes, such as brain-wave activity, blood flow, pulse, respiration and pupil dilation, and other tests that indicated changes in mood and stress.
March 2, 2008
In response to the story about some Lipitor ads being pulled, Pfizer should remove Lipitor from the market altogether. ("Some Lipitor ads pulled," Feb. 26) My father took Lipitor and was nearly immobile. Within one week of taking the medication, he had muscle weakness, pain throughout his body and mood swings. The energetic father that I once knew could barely get out of bed. He stopped taking it and soon his symptoms cleared. He is not the only one who suffers from side effects: www.medications .com/se/lipitor.
April 8, 2003 |
Rescued prisoner of war Jessica Lynch's mood has been lifted by visits from her family at a hospital in Landstuhl -- not to mention the applesauce she had been craving and a teddy bear with a red, white and blue ribbon. In one of Lynch's first phone conversations with her parents after her rescue, she said she hadn't eaten in eight days. At Landstuhl, she put in her order: turkey, steamed carrots and applesauce. But until the applesauce, she was being fed intravenously.