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Monday, January 7, 2008 - 11:14am

For each 1.8 degree warming of the Earth's atmosphere, 1,000 more people will die in the United States -- with 300 of them in California. Or, to be more specific, they'll die in Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield, Merced, Stockton or Los Angeles, the state's most air-polluted cities.


That's from a recent study by Stanford atmospheric scientist Mark Jacobson, which we can take one step further by throwing in a report by Children Now, examining the current health and education status of California children.


Here are some findings among our kids:



jtaylor's picture
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 2:00pm

Sometimes it's smarter to eat crunchy peanut butter on burned wheat toast than to open your mouth -- or pound on your keyboard. Cases to consider:



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Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 10:26am

Okay, whose bright idea was it to go to Disneyland and California Adventure the day after Christmas....oh, that's right, it was my idea. I thought it was supposed to be the "happiest" place on earth....well, normally it would be, but a "bajillion" other people had the crazy idea of being there the same time me and my family were there, the nerve!


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Thursday, December 27, 2007 - 9:22am

In the spirit of mirth-making and "can you believe that," here are eight medical myths and how they've been debunked (and by whom, so don't blame me).


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Wednesday, December 26, 2007 - 11:45am

Good (sober) conversation is always great to find at cocktail parties. Here is Part 1 of things you might want to ask or discuss -- before you get too comfortable (and call for your designated driver/cabbie).