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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

Valley Bounty: Tomatoes

Friday, August 15, 2014

TOMATOES If you haven’t broken out your canning equipment yet, you have no more excuses. Tomatoes are the rock stars of summer and Valley farmers grow them all, from basic red to exotic, heirloom and paste varieties. Many … 0

Basic card-reading

Friday, August 15, 2014

Most declarers find it difficult to look 10 or more tricks ahead — even though in some deals it is relatively easy to do. For example, take this case where South got to six notrump and West led … 0

Coming Up

Friday, August 15, 2014

HADLEY SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER To sign up for programs, outreach or information, call 586-4023 or email coa@hadleyma.org. EXERCISE — Osteoporosis Exercise, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:15 a.m., Tai Chi practice Mondays at 9:15 a.m.; Yoga Stretch, Wednesdays at 9:15am TOWN NURSE — Office hours, Wednesdays, 8 a.m. to … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 15, 2014

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

Heather Labrecque & Timothy Hodnicki

Friday, August 15, 2014

Heather Labrecque, of South Hadley, is announcing her engagement to Timothy Hodnicki, also of South Hadley. Heather is the daughter of Nancy and Allen Bisbee of Easthampton. She works for the United States Postal Service and is a … 0

Goats and friends

Friday, August 15, 2014

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Super Rooster, Supermoon

Friday, August 15, 2014

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VOLUNTEERS

Friday, August 15, 2014

volunteer tutors — The Center for New Americans is looking for volunteer tutors to be trained to work with adult immigrants who have applied or will be applying for U.S. citizenship. Training consists of 3 two-hour sessions over three weeks and will take place in September. Please note … 0

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

Friday, August 15, 2014

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