August 21, 2016 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - It's the innkeeper's life to be barged in on, so Harmon Brown, 90, barely raises an eyebrow when you walk through the swinging wooden doors to the kitchen - though it is way too early to be barging in on Harmon Brown. Turns out you're not the first person to take liberties with his time that day. He was answering the phone at 2 a.m., talking to people looking to arrange accommodations at Brown's Nostalgia Bed & Breakfast in the middle of the night. "They think there's a front desk," Brown said, looking up from his cryptoquip, coffee, and cinnamon bun, still in deer-hunting pajama pants.
August 12, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: This is really starting to wear my heart down. My son is 10 months old, and for the last five months, he desperately prefers his dad, my husband, to me. Before that, he showed no preference. When Dad enters the room, he lunges for him. When Dad hands him to me or steps out of the room, Baby sobs, sometimes gasping for air, choking he's crying so hard. I really try not to take it personally, but it is getting hard. We both work full time.
July 25, 2016
Name: Lola app. What it does: Connects you with travel agents who can find the best options for you based on your preferences, including favorite airlines, hotels, where you like to sit on a plane, preferred hotel class and amenities, hotel budget, and more. Your trip chats are organized by departure date and can be archived inside the app. Available: In the App Store, requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Cost: Free. What's hot: Type in your trip-related question, meet your agent in a chat room, and then put down the phone and go live your life.
June 1, 2016 |
It turns out it's not that easy to change your name in college systems: There's no one record. Many documents - financial aid, insurance, medical records - require students' legal names. Colleges have more flexibility with other registries, such as class rosters, housing lists, student ID cards, and email addresses, but those often dwell in disparate systems. As colleges and universities examine their support for transgender students, they're struggling to find ways to recognize the students' name preference across the board.
February 28, 2016
The 88th Academy Awards - hosted by Chris Rock, sure to remind audiences more than once about the striking lack of diversity among the nominees - airs tonight on 6ABC. Red-carpet coverage begins at 7 p.m., the ceremony itself at 8:30 p.m. Here are my predictions of likely Oscar winners in the top categories, the ones I would like to see win, and the films, and stars, whose inclusion would have made for a more meaningful show. A complete list of nominees can be found at www.oscar.go.com/ nominees.
February 3, 2016 |
Adapted from a recent online discussion. Question: Lately, my toddler son has shown a very strong preference for my husband. This affects everything from our morning routine (he wants Dada to get him dressed) to meals (he wants to play with my husband, not me, so I am always stuck cooking, lest we endure an hour-long temper tantrum) to playtime. If I do try to spend time with my son while my husband is around, my son immediately starts crying for my husband. This is (I hope) a normal part of child development, but it is still hard on me. I miss spending one-on-one time with my son, and it seems the only way this can happen is when my husband is not there.
January 13, 2016 |
In recent weeks, the postings on Craigslist have taken on a desperate tone: "Looking for two tickets for . . . Jan 12th. Willing to negotiate price. " "In search of 1 ticket. . . . Price negotiable!" "Forgot to purchase, and they are now sold out. Please email or text if have tickets. " These hot tickets were for, of all places, the Franklin Institute - more specifically, Science After Hours, the museum's monthly, no-kids-allowed science rave. More than 2,600 people bought tickets for the Tuesday-night event, a speakeasy-theme gathering focused on the science of booze and bootlegging.
October 30, 2015 |
PENNSYLVANIA is a decrepit old train, sputtering along in the wrong direction, with a bunch of hapless politicians behind the controls. Those were some of the takeaways of a new Daily News/ Franklin & Marshall College poll of 614 registered voters in the state. The poll results, which will be made public today, show that 62 percent of voters believe the state is on the wrong track, an eight-point increase from just two months ago. Government and politicians were identified as the state's biggest problems by 39 percent of voters.
October 7, 2015 |
Like their counterparts elsewhere, Pennsylvania Republicans would prefer that the party's 2016 presidential nominee be a political outsider, according to a poll released Monday by Mercyhurst College in Erie. Fifty-seven percent say it is "important" that the next nominee come from outside the normal political pipeline, the poll finds. "Republicans in the state are expressing a great deal of dissatisfaction with Washington," said Joseph Morris, director of the Mercyhurst Center for Applied Politics.