August 19, 2016 |
DEAR ABBY: I am 32 years old and divorced my wife two years ago. Although I tried dating for a bit, it was a brave new world of online apps and profiles. It wasn't for me, and I became discouraged. A year has gone by, and female friends are telling me I need to get back out and date. I find the whole endeavor depressing and prefer to spend my time elsewhere and single. They say my decision to stay single is emotionally driven, that I "deserve love. " My argument against dating is that I wasn't a good husband, and I have no interest in devoting the time or energy to date in the scary and confusing world of the web. Can you settle this dispute so that we can stop the back-and-forth arguments?
August 16, 2016 |
You may be thrilled by the feats of swimmer Katie Ledecky, mesmerized by the grace of the women gymnasts, startled by Rio spectators mocking U.S. soccer star Hope Solo with chants of "Zika! Zika!" (the first recorded instance, noted one wit, of a stadium rocking to the invocation of a virus). Allow me, however, to interrupt the prepackaged, heart-tugging, tape-delayed Olympic coverage to bring you the real sporting news of the year. It has just been announced that on Nov. 11 in New York City, the World Chess Championship will begin.
August 14, 2016 |
The Ardmore Music Hall goes from traditional to extraterrestrial this week: Junior Brown on Sunday and George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic on Wednesday. 23 E. Lancaster Ave, Ardmore. Info: www.ardmoremusic.com .
August 10, 2016 |
While some teens are soaking up their last weeks of summer at camp or on vacation, 14-year-old Samantha DeMartino spent Monday visiting corporate America. DeMartino, of Robbinsville, N.J., was among 50 high school and college-age young women participating in "Discovery Days," the latest project for University of Pennsylvania alumna Katlyn Grasso to connect girls with successful female role models. The idea, Grasso said, is to "bring the online world offline. " "Girls needed role models and they also needed experiential learning opportunities.
August 7, 2016
Answer: The Pacific. At about 60 million square miles, it's roughly double the 29.6 million square miles of the Atlantic, which is No. 2.
August 7, 2016 |
BEVERLY HILLS - When A&E's Born This Way premiered in December , what I most liked about it was that it wasn't too, too special. As the mother of a young adult who, like the show's stars, happens to have Down syndrome, I'm not a big fan of special, which so often isn't. In playing themselves on television, these mostly twentysomethings were for once having an experience their more typical peers might envy. But Born This Way (10 p.m. Tuesdays, A&E), which returned for a second season on July 26 and whose three Emmy nominations include one for outstanding unstructured reality program, is special in some ways, and its differences, says executive producer Jonathan Murray, may make it a little more real than other shows of its genre.
August 2, 2016 |
A robo-adviser just for women? That's the latest step for Amanda Steinberg, the South Philly native who founded DailyWorth, a financial-advice newsletter with more than one million women subscribers. Last year, Steinberg expanded Chestnut Hill-based DailyWorth into financial advice and money management with the launch of WorthFM, which offers a pre-selected portfolio of eight exchange-traded funds. WorthFM is similar to robo-adviser start-ups such as Wealthfront or Betterment, with portfolios that are pre-selected and rebalanced automatically.
July 30, 2016
By Candy Schulman As a college writing professor with 30 years' experience, I was appalled to hear that Melania Trump plagiarized parts of her convention speech. Even more alarming: learning the following day that Trump's speechwriter admitted responsibility for lifting passages from Michelle Obama. But the most disconcerting aspect of the whole debacle is that when speechwriter Meredith McIver, an employee of the Trump Organization, volunteered to resign, she was turned down. She plagiarized.
July 27, 2016 |
The reality of regime change settled down over Broad and Pattison in South Philadelphia early Monday, and a wary anticipation filled partisans over what the fall would bring. Also, the Democrats began their national convention, right in Wells Fargo Center. But first things first in Packer Park, a neighborhood where the start of Eagles training camp - Monday at 8:40 a.m., just as Bernie campers were hanging their drenched comforters to dry - brought a more eye-popping than usual confluence of big shots and long shots.
July 25, 2016 |
There was a post the other day on Twitter - the most reliable source for news, information, and GIFs of swimming cats - that said a meteor would strike the earth this week and, assuming the two party conventions had not already done so, wipe out all intelligent life on the planet. We can debate exactly how large a meteor would be required to end intelligent life - I'd say one no more than the size of a grapefruit might get the job done - but that would put a crimp in summer cookouts and probably play havoc with Shore traffic.