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Bob Crane's son recalls 'Hogan's Heroes' star's double life, grisly 1978 murder

Bob Crane may have been recognized as American hero Colonel Hogan in the hit television show “Hogan’s Heroes,” but his son Robert Crane was all too familiar with his double life at home.<p>For years, rumors have lingered of the late Hollywood star being a secret sex addict. He was murdered in 1978.<p>A …

California Bucket List is a huge hit with this reader — and it's not over yet

California Bucket List — one of the best things the Los Angeles Times has ever done. I looked forward every day to see what new adventure was awaiting me. Wish it would continue in 2018. I will miss it.<p>Thanks for bringing something so positive to my life when so much news is difficult to deal with. …

California

Where to see sandhill cranes and dizzying flocks of snow geese? Five bird festivals in the West highlight these master migrators

Even snow geese leave home in winter. The noisy white birds that call the Arctic region home travel south to California and Mexico to find good nesting spots and good eats. The geese are among the millions of migrating birds that take to the sky along avian freeways across North America called …

UC Davis veterinarian sees some of the world's most exotic patients

UC Davisveterinarian sees some of the world's most exotic patients<p>UC Davis veterinarian Dr. Jenessa Gjeltema opened her 7:30 a.m. staff meeting with a rundown of the day’s patients:<p>An armadillo, a tarantula, a Western pond turtle, a thick-billed parrot, a flamingo, a baby bongo and a Wolf’s guenon …

UC Davis

Take a Refreshing Dip in a Hot Tub Filled with Liquid Sand

It’s a fact that the world is an infinitely cooler place thanks to the things YouTubers decide to make and share with rest of the world. And that’s …

Mary Tyler Moore: The Actress Who Rethought Gender in the Workplace

1936-2017<p>To understand the complex dynamics of gender and equality in the workplace, you could read academic treatises, review statistics, absorb a million think pieces in a million magazines.<p>Or you could watch the 49th episode of <i>The Mary Tyler Moore Show.</i><p>In <i>The Good-Time News</i>, which first aired in …

Black Dahlia murder solved? Shocking new details about aspiring actress Elizabeth Short's life and gruesome death

When Elizabeth Short showed up in Los Angeles during the 1940s, the small-town girl had big dreams of becoming a movie star. However, she would only achieve fame in death.<p>The 22-year-old’s naked corpse was found in a vacant lot on January 15, 1947. Short was scrubbed, cut in half and drained of …

35 Hidden Bars Around the World and How to Find Them

Some of the world's most intriguing bars are in locations you might not expect, hidden in taco joints and noodle shops, or disguised as everything …

Stonefruit

A personal trainer reveals the 'most effective method of intermittent fasting' — here's how to get started

Intermittent fasting is changing the way people eat. But there are so many different ways to fast these days, is one method better than all the rest? Personal trainer and health coach, Max Lowery says, cutting your eating down to just 2 meals a day is the best way to tackle fasting head-on. He also …

Intermittent Fasting

Welcome to the Campiest Place on Earth

GREAT FALLS, Mont. — When a study recently found Great Falls the least gay-friendly city in Montana, one man wrote on a local news website, “Let’s keep it that way.”<p>Mermaids are totally tolerable, though.<p>Great Falls, home to 59,000 mostly conservative citizens, can be a soul-deadening place. …

Mermaids

This Gorgeous California Beach Is About to Reopen to the Public After More Than 100 Years

California beach-goers will soon have a brand new stretch of seaside to explore thanks to a landmark decision by the state’s coastal commission.<p>The …

9 stunningly picturesque oases

Sweet spots in the sun<p>Oases captivate the imagination. These unexpected dots of lushness in the middle of a desert are intriguing because of the …

How to Avoid Products That Pollute The Indoor Air in Your Home

It can be a serious problem.<p>Tackling a home improvement project? Your next remodel may pretty up your home, but it could befoul the air you …

Home Improvement

What Drives Religious Belief? It's Not Intuition

Is religious belief driven by the heart or the head — that is, is it intuition or reason that explains why people believe in god or gods? The answer …

5 incredible West Coast botanical gardens

Whether you’re a fan of succulents, Japanese irises or simply floral-fringed hiking trails, the West Coast’s botanical gardens offer some …

Wolf kills cow in California for the first time in more than 100 years

A wolf killed a cow in California for the first time in more than one hundred years, the Sacramento Bee reports.<p>A wolf killed a heifer on private property in Lassen County earlier this month, according to the California Fish and Wildlife Department.<p>“Based on GPS-collar locations, the wolf LAS01F …

Many residents return in Santa Rosa as wildfire containment grows

Residents in part of Santa Rosa were allowed to re-enter their neighborhoods Saturday as firefighters neared full containment of a series of blazes that caused mass destruction across Northern California.<p>The recent rain that swept through the fire zones of Napa and Sonoma counties — more than …

Whatever Happened to Just Being Type A?

A few years ago, Gretchen Rubin, the best-selling self-help author, pivoted from the happiness racket into the habit business with her seventh book, “Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives.” Embedded in it was a personality typing system of her own invention she called the …

Here Are 16 Psychological Tricks to Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

This Hottie Is Traveling the World in a Van, and We Want to Take a Ride

Meet Will Gregor. Where do I even begin with this very attractive man? He just finished traveling through Europe in a camper van that he calls a vanagon that he bought and refurbished himself. He is also former military and models on the side. And he's 26 and is basically living his best life. Oh, …

50 Strange But True Facts About the U.S.

The United States is a massive country, and even though it's not quite 250 years old, its 3.8 million square miles offers plenty of history. Did you know the Liberty Bell has a typo on it? Or that there are more bourbon barrels in Kentucky than humans? Check out these little nuggets of information, …

National Parks

The World's Longest Road Trip

What's the longest road trip in the world? To answer the question, we discount driving in circles, and limit the trip to continuous roadways, i.e. …

The Best Places to Visit in Slovenia

Tucked between Italy, Austria, and Croatia, Slovenia is so small you might skip over it—but that would be a mistake. Though it's roughly the size of Massachusetts, it packs a major visual punch: alpine villages, cliffside castles, emerald lakes, fields of white horses, and some of the most …

European Travel

How Lilly Pulitzer Turned a Mental Breakdown into a Fashion Empire

Palm Beach's "Queen of Prep" launched her namesake brand in the confines of a psychiatric hospital. That was just the beginning.<p>If you happened to find yourself strolling along Palm Beach's tony Worth Avenue on a warm day in the mid-1950s, it wouldn't be unusual to encounter a small rhesus monkey. …

The painful search for China’s missing children slowly gains momentum

By Simon Denyer<p>, Bureau chief<p>Congcong Zhang<p>It was around noon one October day 12 years ago, and 5-year-old Cheng Ying was waiting for her mother to collect her from primary school and take her home for lunch.<p>But her mom was a few minutes late, so Ying decided to start walking home herself. After …

China

The Exact Location of Russia's Center Was Once a State Secret

In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings armchair travels to Siberia.<p>Americans are lucky in one respect: The monument that marks the geographic center of our country may be inaccurate, but at least it's easy to visit. It's in hospitable Kansas, just off a rural highway. Russians aren't so lucky. The …

Arctic Circle

Controversial New Theory Suggests Life Wasn't a Fluke of Biology—It Was Physics

The biophysicist Jeremy England made waves in 2013 with a new theory that cast the origin of life as an inevitable outcome of thermodynamics. His …

Equations

A Vaccine For Type 1 Diabetes Begins Human Trials in 2018

A massive breakthrough.<p>A prototype vaccine, decades in the making, that could prevent type 1 diabetes in children is ready to start clinical trials …

Hike Through American History on These 7 Trails

There was no “trail” up New York’s highpoint, Mount Marcy, when then-Vice President Teddy Roosevelt climbed it on September 13, 1901, although by the …