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October 17, 2014
IN TAKING THE pulse of how people feel about retirement, a Wells Fargo/Gallup survey of investors found that nearly half fear they will outlive their savings. This certainly was the sentiment of many readers who participated in one of my recent online discussions. "Quite frankly, I am afraid to retire," one woman wrote. "My running default answer to when will I retire is,'I will work until I am unable.' I am 53. I've been divorced since 2004. My kids are adults. My parents are still around.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
  Anxiety grips us all. We dread our impending decrepitude; World War III; losing our jobs. But how many of us have cheesy angst? Pink does. "I'm afraid of the world running out of cheesecake," the mellifluous Doylestown-born international recording artist tells Women's Health mag. And "of the world running out of Key limes, because Key lime cheesecake is the best. " But her greatest fear was becoming a mom, says Pink, who has a 2-year-old, Willow Sage Hart , with husband Carey Hart . Later, when she became a mom, she learned a different fear, fear for her baby.
NEWS
October 23, 2010
It's rally-attending season! For a forthcoming article, we'd like to hear from readers about their plans. Are you going to Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear in Washington on Oct. 30? Why or why not? Did you attend Glenn Beck's Aug. 28 Rally to Restore Honor? Know of any good rallies coming up? Please send replies (include name and hometown in case we wish to contact you) to sideshow@phillynews.com .
NEWS
March 28, 2005
Can Abe Krieger do another good deed for readers before he crawls back into his Fueher bunker? Can he take Michelle Malkin, with him? Randolph Floyd Philadelphia I will miss Abe Krieger. He was never genteel, but he also was never wrong. He stated the obvious, but one is not allowed to do that for fear of offending someone. Phil Goodman
NEWS
April 13, 2012 | Staff Report
Today is Friday the 13th, the second of three this year. Of course, most folks know that today is supposed to be unlucky, but why is lost in the mists of time and misfortune. Still, the superstition persists and is so widespread that experts have come up with two names for the fear of Friday the 13th - friggatriskaidekaphobia and paraskevidekatriaphobia . Talk about mouthfuls. (The irrational fear of things associated with the number 13 is known as triskaidekaphobia .)
NEWS
November 8, 1994
TUNING OUT AND TUNING IN Everywhere we look, the world urges us to avoid the pleasures of silence - to turn on the radio or the television, to make a phone call, to see a movie, to leap to where the action is - above all, to be active. Many people, I fear, regard contemplative endeavors, like reading and writing, as too low-tech, too labor-intensive, too solitary, too quiet to be personally satisfying. We often act as if silence and solitude are conditions to be avoided at all costs - out of a fear, perhaps, that left alone with our thoughts and feelings, we may discover that we do not make very good company for ourselves.
NEWS
April 15, 2015 | Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
HELL HAS FROZEN over. I did something the other day that I long ago vowed would happen again only over my dead body or when pigs fly . . . over my dead body. I waded into the cesspool of online comments and my email to read the more than 500 responses to last week's column regarding a mayoral candidate's statement about the relationships between police officers and young black men. Race and politics - an Internet troll's lifeblood. As expected, there were plenty of soul-sucking racist comments spurred by anonymity.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 22, 2013
* THE FOLLOWING. 9 p.m. Monday, Fox 29.   EDGAR ALLAN POE has some 'splainin' to do. Women (and not a few men) will be dying on Fox starting Monday, and Poe will be there - in spirit, at least - to put a literary gloss on the horror. Not that you have to know much more than the refrain of Poe's "The Raven" to keep up with "The Following," the blood-spattered thriller that marks Kevin Bacon's entry into prime-time TV. Bacon stars as former FBI agent Ryan Hardy, who in Monday's premiere is called in to help the agency track a death row escapee whom Ryan brought to justice 10 years earlier.
TRAVEL
January 13, 2013 | By Josie Schneider, For The Inquirer
On a remote mountainside in southern Spain, my husband and I changed our lives. The changes you see are not outward ones, like new hair color, but deep in the soul, like not being afraid of death now. We're also more bonded as husband and wife after our six-week vacation. Wanting an adventure, Conrad and I took a house-sitting assignment for an off-the-grid tiny adobe home in Spain. We got matched up with the homeowner on a website geared expressly for that purpose. In Skyped conversations beforehand, we came to an agreement with the homeowner, signed contracts, and packed our bags.
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NEWS
May 4, 2015 | By Tricia L. Nadolny, Inquirer Staff Writer
As neighbors filled the church pews and lined the aisles, they were warned: Don't talk about your property taxes tonight. But some feared the project on the table - 22 single-family houses spanning half a block of Point Breeze - would price them out of their homes. And the man at the front of the room, developer-turned-candidate Ori Feibush, seemed to only add to the anxiety. In minutes, people were shouting over the pews. "I would love change. But we want affordable change," a woman yelled into the microphone as others waited to speak.
NEWS
May 3, 2015 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
After hearing about the deadly earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, Bibek Khadka could not sleep. "I was too scared," said Khadka, 29, a Nepalese immigrant who lives in Bryn Mawr. For three days, he was unable to reach his family. He finally got a phone call from his brother on Monday with good news: His family had survived. But his brother was surrounded by destruction in Kathmandu, the country's capital, and he still feared for his safety. "He told me that he thought it was the end of the world," Khadka said.
NEWS
April 22, 2015
WHEN AN African-American is wrongly shot by a Philadelphia police officer, it's more likely the officer will be black than white. However, more white police officers are involved in shootings, because there are more white officers. Those are statistics, but without context. For that, join me in the police commissioner's conference room. On the wall behind Charles Ramsey's chair are portraits of eight officers killed in the line of duty since he arrived in 2008. Ramsey recites the officers' names and dates of death.
NEWS
April 15, 2015 | Helen Ubinas, Daily News Columnist
HELL HAS FROZEN over. I did something the other day that I long ago vowed would happen again only over my dead body or when pigs fly . . . over my dead body. I waded into the cesspool of online comments and my email to read the more than 500 responses to last week's column regarding a mayoral candidate's statement about the relationships between police officers and young black men. Race and politics - an Internet troll's lifeblood. As expected, there were plenty of soul-sucking racist comments spurred by anonymity.
NEWS
April 3, 2015 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Trish Henwood, the University of Pennsylvania emergency-room physician who twice went to Liberia to fight Ebola, says global intervention - albeit too late - still saved hundreds of thousands of lives. She also says the frantic reaction here showed U.S. leaders that improving health systems in fragile African nations is in our national security interest. Henwood, who gave Penn's annual Global Distinguished Lecture on Tuesday evening, told a rapt audience that fear too often trumped science and "definitely hampered the response . . . and led to more panic than preparedness.
NEWS
March 20, 2015 | By Trudy Rubin, Inquirer Columnist
Israelis are attributing Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu's surprise election triumph to the fact that he ran a " gevalt " campaign. The Yiddish word gevalt is the equivalent of "Help!" - a cry for rescue at a critical time. And facing a possible defeat as voting day neared, Netanyahu wooed disaffected voters back to his right-wing Likud party by fear-mongering to the max. He raised the specter of an Arab horde (Israel's Arab citizens) who were "voting in droves. " He warned that his main opposition, the Zionist Alliance, would create a terrorist state in Jerusalem and "do the bidding" of the international community on settlements or peace talks.
SPORTS
March 19, 2015 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Not too long ago, Villanova coach Jay Wright heard his junior point guard, Ryan Arcidiacono, say that the Wildcats "do not fear failure" because they've already experienced it. But doesn't that mean that you are motivated to avoid failure because you remember how painful it felt the first time? "No," Wright said as his team continued to work toward Thursday's matchup with No. 16 Lafayette in their opening game of the NCAA East Regional. "If you're going to be successful and be a top seed and be a Big East champion and you do it back to back, that's what comes with it. You get a lot of enjoyment during the season, but if you lose you get a lot of pain.
NEWS
February 27, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Will Smith: Face your fears Philadelphia's greatest living export to Hollywood says that before you can succeed, you must first face your fears. "I think I learned very young to attack fear," Will Smith tells TheMid.com. "It's frustrating to me when I'm scared . . . so I'm forced to go and attack it. It's been helpful, but it's been painful. " Smith, 46, who is making the media rounds to plug his new heist romance, Focus , gave the same advice to his kids, Jaden and Willow , who are embarking on showbiz careers.
NEWS
February 14, 2015 | By Angelo Fichera, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nearly seven months after he disappeared, a champion offshore powerboat racer from Egg Harbor Township returned Thursday to the Shore, his attorney said. Andrew Biddle, 45, appeared in Atlantic County Superior Court about 3 p.m. and surrendered, putting to rest any belief that he might have died in a late-night summer boating accident. Biddle was declared missing after a speeding pontoon boat he was said to be aboard hit a buoy and crashed into a jetty near the tip of Longport on July 20. A passenger, Justin Belz, swam to shore and said he could not find his friend.
NEWS
February 13, 2015 | By Allison Steele, Inquirer Staff Writer
A group of Camden dispatchers who handle emergency calls to county police fear an evaluation of the unit could put them out of work. City Council this week authorized a request for proposals to determine whether if Camden could provide better service for less money using a contractor. City spokesman Vincent Basara said that the city is simply seeking to review the cost efficiency of the unit, and that any future action would go before Council for discussion. But the president of Communications Workers of America Local 1014, representing the dispatchers, said members worry that the city is looking to phase them out. "They need experienced, professional dispatchers, and that is who our members are," Karl Walko said Wednesday.
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