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Study examines sexual behavior of women on vacation

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

CHICAGO — Who knew that having sex on the beach - or other far-flung tourist destinations - could be so complicated? Some women who engaged in risky sexual behavior while traveling told a researcher that they felt freed from a sexual double standard at home, and hoped to “feel like a man” by having a one-night stand - no emotional strings attached, according to a researcher with the University of … 0

Teens: Unwritten rules for social media aren’t so friendly

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sixty percent of young women say they’ve experienced bullying on Facebook, even as they commit to a rigorous set of unofficial rules of social conduct, according to a new survey. Time magazine reports the highlights of a study by social networking site We Heart It that asked 5,000 females ages 13 to 24 about their online social life. Respondents reported less bullying on … 0

Cost to raise a child rises to more than $245,000

Monday, August 18, 2014

The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born in 2013 to age 18 rose to $245,340, up 1.8 percent from the previous year, according to a government report released Monday. Housing comprised the largest expense at 30 percent, followed by child care and education (18 percent), food (16 percent), and … 0

Peek into brain shows how kids learn math skills

Monday, August 18, 2014

Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math. The … 0

Health note: Better chance for a cure? Cervical cancer study of promising drug

Monday, August 18, 2014

Better chance for a cure? Cervical cancer study of promising drug A national clinical trial is underway with the goal of improving survival rates for cervical cancer patients worldwide. Dr. Charles Kunos, medical director of radiation oncology at … 0

Treating depression

Monday, August 18, 2014

NORTHAMPTON — The biggest danger with depression, said Karin Jeffers, chief executive officer of Clinical & Support Options in Northampton, is when people underestimate the impact it can have on the person suffering. People often “think it’s not their place to get involved,” she said, “when in fact … 1

Friendly’s restaurant closes on King Street in Northampton

NORTHAMPTON — What was for many people a nostalgic downtown fixture has closed its doors. The Friendly’s restaurant at 63 King St. closed Monday, according to a statement by the chain’s corporate headquarters in Wilbraham. GLG Corporation owned … 1

Naming the Baby

KIRIAKOPOULOS — Nora Cecelia and Elizabeth Rita, twin daughters of Annie Scagel and Alex Kiriakopoulos of Northampton, were born June 24 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. The maternal grandparents are Ann B. Scagel of Northampton and the late Edwin Scagel. The paternal grandmother is Elizabeth A. Curtin of … 0

Get Growing, tips from Master Gardener Cheryl B. Wilson: Hildene

Abraham Lincoln’s grand- daughter Jessie created a beautiful garden in 1907 at Hildene, her family’s summer home in Vermont. Designed to be seen from her mother’s second floor sitting room, the parterre garden was like stained glass in … 0

Cost to raise a child rises to more than $245,000

The cost for a middle-income family to raise a child born in 2013 to age 18 rose to $245,340, up 1.8 percent from the previous year, according to a government report released Monday. Housing comprised the largest expense … 0