October 29, 2012 |
Halloween is my favorite time of year. And I love to be scared. Over the years, I've been through my fair share of theme park mazes, independent haunted attractions and backyard spookfests. I even dress up every Halloween as a chainsaw-wielding maniac in a hockey mask and scare the neighborhood kids at the haunted house on our block. So I like to think I've seen it all - from the mundane to the extreme. But I've never experienced anything like McKamey Manor . > Photos: Inside the McKamey Manor backyard haunt in San Diego On Friday night I went through the backyard haunt tucked behind the three-bedroom, brick-and-stucco home of Russ and Carol McKamey in an otherwise ordinary San Diego subdivision near Poway.
March 10, 2011 |
A study on how people use social networking websites such as Facebook confirms what many of us suspected. Women who post loads of photos of themselves on their sites are conveying some strong personal characteristics, according to new research. These women are more likely to base their self-worth on appearance and use social networking to compete for attention. The study involved 311 men and women with an average age of 23. In order to better understand aspects of social networking behavior, the researchers looked at the amount of time subjects spent managing profiles, the number of photos they shared, the size of their online networks and how promiscuous they were in terms of “friending” behavior.
December 1, 2012 |
Amy Neiman and her husband, Alan, were in Mexico in November during the Dia de Los Muertos holiday. Near the Templo de Santo Domingo de Guzmán in Oaxaca, they saw people gathered for a parade, and one couple in particular stood out. "I was struck by the colors, the creativity, the seriousness of the young people," Neiman said. The woman's gown is made from Styrofoam cups, paper plates and plastic utensils. The Venice resident used an iPhone 4S. To submit your photos, click the upload button below.
November 29, 2011 |
Digitally-altered photographs in magazines and beyond -- a pimple fuzzed out here, a crooked nose reshaped there -- can be nice to look at. But as photo retouching has become more widespread, scientists worry that such idealized images have negative effects too, making people less satisfied with their own, less-than-perfect looks. When the website jezebel.com publicized apparent alterations to a photograph of the singer Faith Hill from a 2007 Redbook cover, readers recoiled . This summer, the American Medical Assn.
February 28, 2014 |
With one of its two big fish gone, BermanBraun has changed its name to Whalerock Industries. The Santa Monica TV production and digital media company, owned by veteran media executive Lloyd Braun, made the announcement Friday. Braun's founding partner, Gail Berman, cut bait late last month, prompting a name change for the company that employs 150 people. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll Braun separately announced that he has elevated Andrew Mittman to run the company's newly combined film and scripted TV divisions. Mittman has been in charge of the firm's small film unit since 2009.
HOME & GARDEN
April 28, 2012 |
The first thing people often said when I told them that I, single and 30, was moving to Los Angeles: "Aren't you worried about dating? They're even worse out there than they are here. " Implicit in this statement was a reminder that I was already too fat to captivate quality New York men. Did I really want to punish myself further by trying to find a husband in L.A.? When I hit 35, I decided it was time to venture online. On dating sites, where one can control one's image with the precision of a world-class branding firm, I could lead with "I'm not skinny.