BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — When high jumper Ty Butts was growing up, her favorite athlete was U.S. track and field star Jackie Joyner-Kersee, winner of six Olympic medals from 1984 to 1996.
Now, after competing in the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, and entering 2020 as an Olympic hopeful herself, Butts was waiting in line alongside her husband, Paralympian Roderick Townsend, at the seventh annual Gold Meets Golden event at the Virginia Robinson Gardens and Estate in Beverly Hills,...
The past year has been a memorable one for U.S. swimmers, one highlighted by major championships, iconic records being shattered and the first athletes being named to the 2020 U.S. Olympic Team.
The biggest event of the year was the 2019 FINA World Championships in July in Gwangju, South Korea, where Americans brought home 30 total medals across pool and open water competitions.
Open water swimmers Haley Anderson and Ashley Twichell opened the event on July 13 by posting top-10 finishes in th...
LOS ANGELES – Caeleb Dressel was omnipresent in the swimming world this year, and that again was the case Sunday at USA Swimming’s 16th annual Golden Goggle Awards.
Olympic ice dancers Maia and Alex Shibutani, presenting the award for Male Race of the Year, drew laughs when they repeated his name four times among the five nominees, before ultimately naming the 23-year-old Olympian as the winner for his 100-meter butterfly semifinal race at the FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea....
At the 2019 FINA World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea, Regan Smith was nervous — and understandably so. The 17-year-old’s breakthrough, world-record-setting 200-meter backstroke landed her the lead-off leg on the women’s 4x100-meter medley team, swimming alongside a trio of Olympic champions in Lilly King, Kelsi Dahlia and Simone Manuel.
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After a longtime local passed away, residents paid tribute by helping her feline friends.
When my husband and I moved into our Toluca Lake apartment, the words of our new landlady, Judy Coates, caught me off guard almost as much as her galactic cats fanny pack did: “I want you to be neighbors.”
I quickly learned her reasoning — she lived next door and could see into our dining room from her kitchen window.
Our frequent interactions with Judy were unlike any other tenant–landlord ...
Research finds taking and sharing pictures can enhance wellbeing.
For something touted as a simple, modern way to connect, having a social media presence is complex. It can feel like a necessary evil—you want to stay in the loop and see your sister’s cat photos, but it’s easy to get sucked in and stumble upon a friend’s polarizing political discussion, or two, along the way.
The negative side of social media consumption is nothing new. After all, research indicates social media creates unreal...
One Saturday I was walking in my front door when my phone buzzed. It was a Facebook messenger notification from my boss. That’s strange, I thought. It wasn’t completely out of the norm to hear from her this way, since I worked remotely, but not on a weekend.
The note said to let her know when I had a few minutes. A sinking feeling. Had I done something wrong? I wrote her back and took a seat. I’m glad I did, since her next message was shocking: My co-worker had passed away in her sleep and wa...
Meghan Markle knows how to harmoniously blend the old and the new—a skill that will serve her well in making her new royal house with Prince Harry at the historic Nottingham Cottage feel like home. The property, designed by famed architect Sir Christopher Wren, is known for its coziness (in fact, Prince William had to stoop to avoid hitting his head on the ceiling when he lived there with Kate Middleton). Markle's love of natural light, neutrals, and exposed hardwood floors shines through on ...
From all the save-the-dates on my refrigerator, you’d think I was a wedding-attending superstar. But looks can be deceiving. I’m ashamed of the number of my friends’ weddings I’ve RSVP’d “no” to. The worst part? They came to mine.
You're all moved in. Now that the coast is clear, who's coming to visit? That's right, your parents. Whether you've painted the town red or your eyes are red from your main gig and side hustles, it doesn't matter. You're stuck. While you've enjoyed nights on the town, it's probably not mom and dad's thing. Fortunately, Los Angeles is full of activities that cater to all types of visitors. Spare yourself the Hollywood Walk of Fame and instead opt for these five things to do during your parents...
When Coco Chanel said “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury,” she might as well have been talking about a cruise ship. At its best, a cruise is an ultimate luxury. Anyone can get behind the nowhere-to-be and nothing-to-do lifestyle. Those never-ending ocean views don’t hurt either.
While baseball may be called America’s favorite pastime, road trips come a close second. Perhaps, because instead of athletic ability, you need only time, a driver’s license, and access to a vehicle before you can hit the open road. Whether you’re driving from Maine to Key West along U.S. 1, or across the desert on the famous Route 66, one thing’s for certain: Road trips are about the journey more than the destination.
The first time I remember hearing Helen Reddy’s 1972 hit “I Am Woman,” I was on a camping trip with my Girl Scout troop. The empowering message of “I am strong, I am invincible, I am woman” became the anthem of our weekend as we pitched tents, canoed, and cooked dinner over the campfire.
When L.M. Montgomery wrote “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers” in Anne of Green Gables, she noted the delightful complexity of the month that’s so often watered down to a one-dimensional celebration of pumpkin spice. While we love a good latte, we know there’s more to October than that.
Even if you’re not a Seinfeld fan, chances are you’ve heard the phrase “No soup for you!” In the show’s famous episode, the soup stand’s chef, who is a stickler for ordering properly, screams the phrase out of exasperation when George asks what the chef considers to be too many questions. Still, the crew keeps coming back to the soup stand, and George eventually gets to eat the dish Kramer was praising.