In the academic arena, the study of philosophy is usually broken down into the areas of metaphysics, ethics and aesthetics. The latter of these seeks to understand the area of beauty, its nature and its benefits.
When one thinks of American suburbs, one thinks of dullness and predictability, the very thing that attracts the demographic that finds the suburbs most appealing. The historical anthropological denizen of the suburbs enjoys the seeming good order of a beige and landscaped existence, where everyone seemingly plans their lives around a long commute, school for the kids, athletic fields on the weekend and turning in at a reasonable hour.
One of the classic books on success is Napoleon Hill's "Think and Grow Rich."
The SCV Jaycees (JCI Santa Clarita) call for toy and money donations for its 12th annual Santa's Helpers event at Ice Station Valencia, set for Saturday, Dec. 18.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is collecting new, unwrapped toys for children ages 1-16 until Friday, Dec. 17.
The city's new public library system becomes a reality on July 1, but as you might imagine, there is much work to be done between now and then.
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Business book author Jerry Citarella is throwing a party tonight to launch his new book "Financial Planning Your Guide to a Successful Experience" with a come-as-you-are party, featuring live music and other entertainment.
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That is certainly true where these two charmers are concerned, these little miniature pinschers are a bonded pair, and the staff and volunteers would love to see these guys go home together in time for the holidays.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The title character of "Jessie" heads in an unprecedented direction for a Disney Channel series: toward the altar.
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MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Koo Bon-hee could see the exit. For half an hour, as the doomed ferry filled with water and listed severely on its side, the crew told passengers to wait for rescuers.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.
BOSTON (AP) - Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly bombing.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Even after every momentum swing, dramatic hit and terrible relief performance in an 11-inning game, the Oakland Athletics still were unshakably confident somebody would pull them through.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Hector Sanchez had his wife and young daughter waiting in the parking lot. He had to do something to end the game.
BEIJING (AP) - Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show U.S. federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.
BRIDGETON, N.J. (AP) - At least one prospective juror in New Jersey could take a bite out of crime.
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
A single misdemeanor charge of annoying/molesting a child that was filed against a teacher at a private Valencia school was dismissed today, a District Attorney's spokeswoman said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.
BOSTON (AP) - A federal judge has blocked Massachusetts from banning the powerful new painkiller Zohydro.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday.
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Under a canopy of trees on the edge of a large field, soldiers from Bravo Battery are lying in a circle as they pore over targeting charts. Nearby, others are preparing the howitzer cannons as helicopters swoop overhead. At the edge of the circle, the platoon leader watches as the field artillerymen go through their training exercise.