September 17, 2015 |
As head football coach at Penn State, James Franklin supervises 125 players who are between the ages of 17 and 22, a group that he says may be "the most unpredictable group of people on the planet. " And what those players may do off the field worries Franklin to where it is something that "you lose the most sleep over," he said Tuesday at his weekly teleconference with the media. The scrutiny of college football players is intense. The coach said they can make mistakes like any other student, but "it doesn't get the same type of reaction.
September 16, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I'm a few months pregnant and married to a man I love with all my heart. We have a young son together. For the past couple of months, I have had severe morning sickness, and my husband seems to resent me for it. He complains that I "don't do anything anymore," but I have been so ill that some days it's all I can do to get to work in the morning. I try to help out as much as I can, but it doesn't seem to be enough. Lately he has shown no interest in me or the pregnancy.
September 11, 2015 |
Weird as it seems, heartbeats may help predict who might become a criminal. A new study, which analyzed data from 710,000 men, found that those whose hearts beat unusually slowly when they were around 18 were 49 percent more likely to be convicted of violent crimes and 25 percent more likely to be convicted of nonviolent crimes as adults than those with the most rapid beats. Those whose hearts beat slowly were also at higher risk to become assault victims and to be injured in accidents.
August 25, 2015 |
Matthew Lee, 29, a Ph.D. student from the University of Pennsylvania's nursing school, received a Fulbright Scholarship. His research focuses on how video games can be applied to therapeutic use. Lee, a Cerritos, Calif., native, previously was awarded an International Game Developers Association scholarship for his work with video games and mental health. He has eight years of experience in developing games and was trained as a game designer. In 2014, he founded game design studio AFK Studios, which was invited to the 2014 G-20 Global Business Challenge in Australia to talk about how video games could address global challenges with water-related issues.
July 24, 2015 |
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care has leased 23,000 square feet at a Cherry Hill office park owned by an affiliate of Bala Cywnyd-based Endurance Real Estate. UBHC will operate an outpatient hospital at Colwyck Property's office park at 57 Haddonfield Rd., Markeim Chalmers vice president Scott Martin, who served as the health-care provider's broker, said Wednesday. UBHC's lease at the office park, in space previously occupied by the Internal Revenue Service, is worth $2.5 million over its initial five-year term, Martin said.
June 12, 2015
SO MUCH OF personal finance is personal and emotional. During a recent online discussion, a reader asked a question about a situation that's all too common. And as part of a regular feature on family financial disagreements, I want to address the issues that the person raised. * The background: This is a story about two brothers. Their parents have provided significant financial support for the children of the elder son. The parents are helping him pay his bills, because he is unemployed.
June 8, 2015 |
When Stephen Weber saw an ad seeking participants to help determine whether online games could improve brain function, it was, well, a no-brainer. The Drexel senior would get paid for what sounded to him like playing Nintendo. Maybe it could even help him remedy his weakness in math, he thought. So he signed up for a University of Pennsylvania study on "the effects of Lumosity on brain activity and decision-making behavior. " There's much more at stake here than the fortunes of an industry whose revenue is expected to hit $6 billion a year by 2020.
February 2, 2015 |
Every Sunday night after she steps out of her shower, 16-year-old Emma texts a nude selfie to her boyfriend. He has promised to destroy it within five minutes. Michael, 18, knows about the dangers of drinking and driving, but figures a couple of beers won't put him over the edge. After an evening of partying with friends, he tucks himself behind the wheel of the 1989 Honda Civic he borrowed from his brother. The police pick him up 30 minutes later for erratic driving. Alice, 14, who goes to a school for the academically talented, texts until 4 in the morning instead of studying for tomorrow's midterm science exam.
January 28, 2015 |
THE NFL, a moneymaking machine, is passing up a chance to rake in some extra cash. On Saturday, the head of officiating told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio that the Seahawks had been notified that they would be penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct if running back Marshawn Lynch made any obscene gesture during the Sunday's Super Bowl. Lynch has been fined twice for grabbing his crotch after scoring a touchdown. In a truth-is-stranger-than-fiction report on ESPN.com, the NFL website store was, until very recently, selling a Seahawks collage of five photos that included a pic of Lynch grabbing something other than a football after scoring in the NFC Championship Game.
January 5, 2015 |
A new year brings fresh resolutions. Lose weight, get more exercise, keep a neater house - wait, aren't those the same as last year's? And the year before that? Ninety percent of New Year's resolutions fail, even for people who are high achievers in other parts of their lives. That's why, on Jan. 1, lots of resolutions are, well, repeats. Sound familiar? "Part of the problem is the way resolutions are phrased," says Caroline Arnold, author of Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently, a self-help book on effecting behavior change.