July 1, 2013 |
More than 100 million Americans have signed up to be organ donors. For medical and social reasons, that's still not enough, as the family of Sarah Murnaghan, 10, of Newtown Square, can attest. A transplant of adult lungs on June 11 at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia saved her from dying of cystic fibrosis, but only because her parents successfully challenged lung-allocation rules in court. Now, a study has found that Facebook, the social-media network, can help increase organ-donor registrations and awareness.
June 14, 2013 |
Question: Is it unreasonable for my expecting wife and me to ask her family not to post pictures of our baby on Facebook once he's here? We are learning more and more every day, nothing is truly private, and in 20 years, our son may not want his baby pictures all over the Internet; we want him to make the choice himself when he's old enough. In addition, we don't want a corporation to be able to use his image without asking, and especially in the case of my much younger sister-in-law, who friends people she doesn't know, we don't want potential predators to have access to our baby's face and information.
June 3, 2013 |
ZAIRE FRANKLIN was trying to think of something cool that happened on his recent treks to Syracuse University. However, even though he's a football player, he was striking out. "I lost four times in Madden," he finally said with a laugh, referring to the video game. "That was depressing. They were spanking me pretty good. " Among the spankers was Eric White, the recruiting coordinator for new coach Scott Shafer. Franklin and White go way back. Well, at least to March.
May 24, 2013 |
SOME PEOPLE collect stamps, dolls or autographs. Others collect cars, coins or tea cups. And there's a guy in Australia who holds the world record for the biggest and longest-held collection of belly-button lint. Paul Duffy collects mementos of murder. And then he sells them, to whoever pays. In a macabre industry whose merchants can be counted on two hands, Duffy put the Philly area on the "murderabilia" map last month when he began selling killers' artwork, letters and even hair, blood and fingernail clippings from his Coatesville, Chester County, home.
May 23, 2013 |
The day after he replaced his Facebook picture with that of a shotgun shell, a Chester County man shot and killed his longtime girlfriend, officials said. Gregory Twyman, 44, was charged with murder in the Tuesday slaying of Jamica Woods in East Fallowfield Township. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Twyman called 911 and said, "I need the police. I just shot my girlfriend. " On Monday, the affidavit said, Twyman altered his Facebook profile picture to that of a shotgun shell.
May 17, 2013 |
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, a hitchhiker and drifter who became a cyber-culture celebrity, was arrested at the Philadelphia Greyhound bus terminal late Thursday in the slaying of a North Jersey lawyer, authorities said. The arrest followed the discovery Monday of the body of Joseph Galfy Jr., 73, in his home in Clark. Galfy, dressed only in underwear and socks, was found in his bed, apparently beaten to death, the Union County Prosecutor's Office said. An autopsy found he died of blunt force trauma.
May 3, 2013 |
NEW YORK - The stock market is all about jobs this week. Stocks rose Thursday after unemployment claims fell to a five-year low. A day earlier, it was just the opposite - the market slumped after companies added just 119,000 jobs in April, the fewest in seven months, according to payroll processor ADP. And stocks could swing again Friday when the government's closely watched monthly employment report is released. "Everyone is looking to the April jobs numbers," said Tyler Vernon, chief investment officer at Biltmore Capital.
April 25, 2013
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April 7, 2013 |
Nonprofits have taken advantage of social media's ability to reach out for new volunteers and supplies in ways that are faster than ever before. An increasing number of nonprofit organizations are using social media to reach their target audiences to meet their needs and to keep in touch with members. Creating a page on any network is quick, easy, and - more important - free. Once a page is created, millions of social network users can access the page. Allowing every user on social media to access the page is important for bringing in new ideas and new people to the nonprofit.