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Author champions the rejection of self-deception

Cortney S. Warren, an associate psychology professor at UNLV, has written a book about the lies we tell ourselves — the ways in which we deceive ourselves, sometimes consciously but usually not — and the havoc self-deception can cause in our lives, our relationships and our careers..

Black & White Party raises $130,000 for AIDS group

“It was an extravaganza.” That’s how Antioco Carrillo, executive director of Aid for Aids of Nevada, popularly known as AFAN, describes the three days of parties last month that raised money for adults and children affected by HIV/AIDS in Southern Nevada.

How to handle senior gambling problems

Dear Savvy Senior: How can you know when someone has a gambling problem? Since my father died a couple years ago, my 76-year-old mother spends a lot of time at an Indian casino near her house playing slot machines. — Troubled Son

Love’s power, unbound by psychological reductionism

As I ride the express elevator down the back nine of my life, I do what a lot of middle-age baby boomers do: I seek, treasure and cherish regular doses of nostalgia. Nostalgia is what finally takes me to see the film version of the Broadway hit “Jersey Boys,” a jukebox musical telling of the band the Four Seasons.

Let us know about your holiday bazaar

Shoppers love variety, and they want to know where to find it. If you’re putting on a bazaar this holiday season, check our rules and then send us your information.

Goodness, snakes alive! Appeasement failed!

Leave rattlesnakes alone. They don’t want to bother you anymore than you want to bother them. Pretty good libertarian rule.

EDITORIAL: Firefighter recruitment

Southern Nevada local governments so rarely enact money-saving efficiencies that it’s tempting to applaud even the slightest spending reduction. But a well-intended attempt to consolidate some administrative functions is such a missed opportunity, it makes us wonder whether officials understand the problem they’re trying to address.

No way to win

On Monday, in Courtroom 1 of the James R. Browning U.S. Courthouse on Seventh Street in San Francisco, the final steps in repealing Nevada’s 12-year-old ban on gay marriage are scheduled to begin.

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