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Put the claws away, ‘Tiger Mom’ parenting may not pay off

Put the claws away, ‘Tiger Mom’ parenting may not pay off
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; Credit: Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images A new study published in the Journal of Family issues takes a close look at Tiger Mother parenting in China and found that it’s not working. The study is believed to be the first empirical measure of this style of parenting in China, and in the sample of 589 Chinese […]

Local civil rights activists demand Daniele Watts apologize to the LAPD

Local civil rights activists demand Daniele Watts apologize to the LAPD

Daniele Watts attends a Janelle Monae concert at Club Nokia on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, in Los Angeles.; Credit: Todd Williamson/Todd Williamson/Invision/AP It’s been nearly a week since LAPD handcuffed, detained and released African American actress Daniele Watts in response to a complaint of indecent exposure. Watts has since filed a complaint with the department. […]

Apple will not unveil personal smartphone, tablet data to help police investigations

Apple will not unveil personal smartphone, tablet data to help police investigations

Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. ; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple announced new privacy policy on Wednesday and it will no longer be able to share private data stored on iPhones and iPads running on […]

New HMO plan wants to keep prices low, make money, and take on Kaiser. Is it possible?

New HMO plan wants to keep prices low, make money, and take on Kaiser. Is it possible?

A pedestrain crosses a street at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on September 7, 2012 in California.; Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Anthem Blue Cross is teaming up with Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the UCLA Health System along with several other high-profile hospitals to create a new health plan in Southern California. The plan, called […]

New campaign looks to boost tips for hotel workers

New campaign looks to boost tips for hotel workers

Housekeeper Tarasita Cain changes the sheets at hotel in downtown Los Angeles.; Credit: KPCC / Sanden Totten For many consumers, hotel tipping is an imperfect science. Now, Marriott brand hotels have teamed up with Maria Shriver in a campaign to boost tips for hotel housekeepers. The effort, titled “The Envelope Please,” places envelopes in 160,000 […]

Polls show Scots torn over vote for independence from U.K

Polls show Scots torn over vote for independence from U.K

Duncan Thomson, Brian McCutcheon, John Patterson and Arthur Murdoch, from King of Scots Robert the Bruce Society, hold the Scottish flags as they prepare to vote in the Scottish independence referendum on September 14, 2014 in Loch Lomond.; Credit: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images Later this week, Scots will vote on whether to secede from the […]

Classic filmmaker’s ‘showmanship’ honored in new book

Classic filmmaker’s ‘showmanship’ honored in new book

“Showmanship: The Cinema of William Castle” by Joe Jordan The mastermind behind 56 feature films, including House on Haunted Hill, Strait-Jacket and The Tingler is now the central figure in Joe Jordan’s new book “Showmanship: The Cinema of William Castle,” which provides production background to some of Castle’s most infamous stunts. Castle could perhaps be […]

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

Can NFL’s Roger Goodell repair the tarnished shield?

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell looks on prior to the start of the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on May 8, 2014 in New York City. ; Credit: Elsa/Getty Images According to an Associated Press source, the video showing NFL player Ray Rice punching his now-wife was delivered to […]

The Narcissist Next Door

The Narcissist Next Door

“The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed—in Your World” by Jeffrey Kluger. Angelenos should be expert in recognizing narcissists. Hollywood is rife with them, from Kanye West to Miley Cyrus to the next reality TV star at your local bar. Now author Jeffrey Kluger has […]

Remembering Jazz great Gerald Wilson

Remembering Jazz great Gerald Wilson

Musician Gerald Wilson poses for a portrait during the 41st NAACP Image awards held at The Shrine Auditorium on February 26, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for NAACP Yesterday, Los Angeles lost a piece of its living history. The terrific musician Gerald Wilson passed away at the age of 96. […]