April 21, 2016 |
Blame "the bracelet incident" on the brain, Philadelphia fans, because human beings can be helpless during a terrible hockey game, unable to resist the sense of release that comes with joining a crowd booing or throwing something on the ice. The key to Monday night's rain of light-up bracelets at the Wells Fargo Center, experts say, would be finding Patient Zero, the first disgruntled Flyers fan who sparked the latest municipal embarrassment by...
April 20, 2016 |
The South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative on Monday announced pilot programs to develop better-coordinated care for people with mental-health and substance-abuse disorders. Among the recommended pilots underway or soon to be launched are: conferencing on complex cases, sharing protocols and quality measures across the region, the integration of psychiatric specialists into emergency departments, and recovery-oriented housing. The collaborative, started in 2014, includes Cooper University Health Care, Inspira Health Network, Kennedy Health, Lourdes Health System, and Virtua.
April 17, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Recently, an engaged couple that my boyfriend and I dine with semiregularly bailed at the last minute on long-standing dinner reservations at a nice restaurant. Their cancellation was so last-minute we couldn't have canceled the reservation even if we'd wanted to; fortunately, another couple was included in the reservation and the four of us were able to enjoy dinner together. The guy texted all of us, saying that dinner wasn't "in the cards" for them due to wedding-registry activities.
April 1, 2016 |
Few local musical artists have worn as many masks or shed as many skins over the last decade as Michelle Zauner. The singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist - a Eugene, Ore.-to-Philadelphia transplant, who turns 27 today - has fronted the now-defunct indie-synth-pop Post Post , the lyrically challenging emo-core Little Big League , and now her softly buzzing synth-and-sequencer-driven Japanese Breakfast , a solo project releasing its...
March 17, 2016 |
While I'm away, readers give the advice. On having a child with a short-tempered partner: Having a child will increase stress, which, in turn, is likely to make any poor behavior far worse and may place the hypothetical child in direct danger. How often will a child not do what this parent wants, and how far will he or she go when a display of temper still doesn't get results? I was married to someone with an explosive temper. After much soul-searching on my part, we adopted a child together.
March 9, 2016 |
A former Malvern Preparatory School swim coach and counselor was sentenced to five years' probation Monday after admitting she tried to seduce a high school student, in part by promising to get him into Harvard University. A Chester County Court judge also ordered Emily Feeney, 41, of Wayne, to register as a sex offender for 15 years under Megan's Law. The defense and prosecution set the terms in a plea agreement. Feeney, hired at the all-boys private school in 2013, kissed a 16-year-old swimmer in her office and sent him sexualized text messages and emails, including photos of herself in states of undress, starting in May 2014.
March 2, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I'm 39 and seven months pregnant with my husband's only child. Since becoming pregnant, I have become somewhat withdrawn due to depression. My doctor prescribed Paxil, but my husband won't allow me to take it. I don't leave the house unless I absolutely need to because he accuses me of cheating on him daily. Two nights ago, he took a single female friend out to dinner, and they were gone for five hours. It hurt my feelings because, in my view, it was disrespectful on both their parts.
February 28, 2016 |
ARIES (March 21-April 19). Sometimes you get the sense that you're outside of the prevailing feeling. When that happens, stop talking. TAURUS (April 20-May 20). The reason you are so successful in all you do today is that you think about what's in it for other people. GEMINI (May 21-June 21). You've many talents. One comes to the fore. You need more opportunities to perform it. CANCER (June 22-July 22). With augmented powers of self-control, you'll probably be able to manage your energy better than you manage time and get far more accomplished than you would on a typical day. LEO (July 23-Aug.
January 24, 2016 |
Question: I've been married for four years. After we said, "I do," my daughter started dating a guy of another race. It was then that I found out my husband is racist. He hates my daughter's boyfriend. He treats him poorly and talks very badly about him to get others to hate him, too. My daughter is now pregnant with her boyfriend's child, and my husband wants nothing to do with my daughter, her boyfriend, or the baby. I, however, love the boyfriend, and I'm very much looking forward to my first grandchild.
January 3, 2016 |
Mayor-elect Jim Kenney released another round of appointments Friday morning, keeping three commissioners in their posts and tapping two new department heads. Those staying on in the new administration are Arthur C. Evans Jr., commissioner of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services; Thomas Conway, deputy managing director of the Community Life Improvement Program; and Bridget Collins-Greenwald, commissioner of Public Property. "Arthur, Tom and Bridget have provided strong leadership and oversight to their respective city departments.