July 22, 2013 |
Jaimee Drakewood hurried in from the rain, eager to get to her final appointment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Ever since her birth 23 years ago, a team of researchers has been tracking every aspect of her development - gauging her progress as an infant, measuring her IQ as a preschooler, even peering into her adolescent brain using an MRI machine. Now, after nearly a quarter century, the federally funded study was ending, and the question the researchers had been asking was answered.
April 21, 2000 |
Denise Williams shares a hug with boyfriend Eric Markle as they wade in the fountain at Logan Square yesterday. They said the water was cold. Weekend weather will not be conducive to fountain-splashing, with rain predicted.
December 31, 1993 |
"He's famous for walking around saying, 'I need a hug!' " Tony's staff parent says, laughing. "It's hard for him to start the day without the affection he craves. " Tony, 14, also wants to give love and attention to others. He volunteers at a retirement facility and recently assisted with an orientation program for other teenagers. His efforts have boosted his self-esteem. And he finds satisfaction in helping others whose problems are as challenging as his own. This young man, whose full name is Antonio, has a Hispanic heritage.
April 21, 1995 |
For David, 10, string is endlessly fascinating. He'll twirl it, put it in front of his face, or hold it in his hand contentedly. If no string is in sight, he'll scout around the laundry room until he locates some. The drawstring in a parka hood will do just fine. Shoelaces also fit the bill. It is difficult to assess David's I.Q. because he is autistic. Although behavior varies with each autistic individual, a common denominator seems to be compulsiveness and a need for a structured setting and a set routine.
August 25, 2011 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: I adore my husband, and our two young children, but I am at a loss as to how to see my husband's love and affection as anything other than yet another demand for my time and energy. He is loving, affectionate, kind, and passionate, but when he comes to give me a hug or anything along those lines (whether it's just a hug, or a hopeful lead-in to something else), I think, "Go the hell away and take care of yourself. " What is wrong with me?
April 5, 2013 |
'To suffer love. " This unusual line appears three times in quick order toward the end of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing . Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre's fresh, exuberant production illuminates the Bard's theme with a fullness and flourish. Much of Much Ado centers on the unwilling affection building between Beatrice (Eleni Delopoulos) and Benedick (Chance Dean), a proud maid and professed bachelor trading jaded barbs about how they will never marry, especially not each other.
November 22, 2012 |
Question: I recently found out that my boyfriend deletes all his e-mails, including ones from me. I was so surprised when I heard this because I've never met someone who doesn't keep any personal e-mails! I was also a bit hurt and upset because we've had some heartfelt e-mail exchanges, especially when we did long-distance for a year. I've poured hours of thought into our correspondences. Admittedly I am somewhat of a sentimentalist and enjoy reading old messages, or at least knowing they are available to be read at any time.
December 9, 2011
Q: I've been dating a guy for about four months. I feel really strongly for him and possibly love him. He is very laid-back. He doesn't show much affection unless I initiate it. I prefer to be physically intimate every time we see each other. Recently, things have changed. He started saying that he is tired or not in the mood, when before all I had to do was kiss him and touch his waist to get him in the mood. I feel like he is not as attracted to me, or there is some sort of problem. I told him I don't want to feel like I have to coerce my boyfriend to sleep with me - he should be making the moves.
July 19, 2011
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Make contact. You have terrific social instincts. You're likely to pull a quality new friend into your world just because you were the one who said "hi" when no one else did. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). Osho, a great spiritual teacher of the 20th century, said that all artistic activity is on the way toward becoming religious. Today your creativity will lead you to a sacred place in your own soul. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You may have trouble relating to someone until you broaden your base of acceptable commonalities.
July 22, 2015 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: My fiance likes to touch me in certain ways that I'm not a big fan of. Nothing superintrusive; more like where the hands go when we spoon. He says it makes him feel bonded and close to me. And I get that. Except I don't like the physical feeling, and at times, I feel objectified. Sometimes, I can appreciate it as a reaching out for an intimate connection. Sometimes, I resent that he's ignoring my preferences, and so the same act that makes him feels close to me makes me feel distant from him. I know you're going to ask if he has a habit of ignoring my preferences; he doesn't.