Friday, August 29, 2014 Elul 3, 5774

University of Washington researchers have found that 18-month-olds engage in what they call "emotional eavesdropping" by listening and watching emotional reactions directed by one adult to another, and then using this emotional information to shape their own behavior. Writing in a recent issue of the journal Child Development , Betty Repacholi and Andrew Meltzoff of the U.W. Institute for Learning...
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Ryan Teitman
Over at the 776 apartments of the Philadelphian -- across the street from the city's art museum -- a group of men and women has decided that they will lead the building's crusade for a greener tomorrow. Residents began the "Philadelphian Goes Green" program shortly after a screening at the apartment house of An Inconvenient Truth , former vice president...
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Craig G. Langweiler, JE Feature
With the market now at record highs, it may be time to look back at the panic that ensued just a few months ago to gain some perspective on investing overall. On Feb. 27, 2007, investors were "treated" to the largest one-day percentage drop in U.S. stocks since March 2003. Although the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell over 400 points...
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Most retirees face the question of whether to take Social Security benefits early, wait until full retirement age or possibly hold out longer. Unfortunately, there is no one right answer, according to experts at the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants . Below is an overview of Social Security payment options, as well as several factors to consider when making...
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Adina Matusow, JE Feature
In my last column, I described couples who, after living together, realized that their relationships were not meant to be. This week, I want to focus on the opposite end of the spectrum -- what happens when there is too much physical space between a couple? What about those relationships that bridge states, countries and time zones? I found a...
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