January 28, 2014 |
Call it the John-Boy Effect: The millennial generation is the most financially conservative since the Great Depression, according to a new study. The trauma of the global financial crisis in 2008 and the dot-com meltdown eight years earlier have turned millennials into hard-core savers who are reluctant to take big financial risks, according to UBS Wealth Management Americas. QUIZ: Test your knowledge of mortgages More than one-third of people aged 21 to 36 say they're financially conservative, and their actions speak even louder than their words, according to the survey . The average millennial has 52% of his or her portfolio in cash, more than twice the 23% of other investors.
January 16, 2014 |
Kate Fodor's clever if uneven comedy “Rx,” in its West Coast premiere at the Lost Studio under the direction of John Pleshette, has a great premise. The Schmidt pharmaceutical company is conducting clinical trials for a new drug, code named SP-925, which specifically targets workplace depression -- “a startling drop in norepinephrine levels during the working day,” as neurology team leader Allison Hardy (the wonderful, terrifyingly peppy Kirsten Kollender) explains at a shareholders meeting.
January 6, 2014 |
Mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain, but scientists found little evidence that meditation helped other conditions including substance abuse or sleep and attention problems. The scientists, reporting Monday in the Journal of the American Medical Assn. Internal Medicine, noted that many Americans had turned to mindfulness or transcendental meditation to improve their lives and to cope with medical and other problems. But there's little clarity, they said, among healthcare providers about the value of these alternatives to standard medical care.
January 2, 2014 |
There's something to be said about being the other sister. Lady Edith, the second of three daughters to the Earl of Grantham in the upstairs-downstairs international sensation "Downton Abbey," has wrested compassion from overlooked middle siblings far and wide with her woeful existence. The Jan Brady of post-Edwardian Yorkshire, in the course of three seasons, has endured no shortage of "Marcia! Marcia! Marcia!" moments. There is the combative relationship with her older, seemingly prettier sister Mary (Michelle Dockery)
December 24, 2013 |
The daughter of incoming New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that she had suffered from clinical depression for years and, until recent therapy, abused alcohol and marijuana. Chiara de Blasio, 19, said that she was going public with the personal information in hopes of supporting others who were struggling. “Removing substances from my life, it's opened so many doors for me,” she said in a video posted on YouTube . “I was actually able to participate in my dad's campaign and that was like the greatest thing ever and now I'm doing well in school and actually getting to explore things that aren't just partying.
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December 20, 2013 |
Author and television writer Ned Vizzini, who achieved fame at a young age but also wrote openly about his struggles with depression, took his own life Thursday in Brooklyn, said a spokeswoman for the chief medical examiner of New York. He was 32. His brother, Daniel, said he jumped from the roof of his parents' home, according to an Associated Press report. Vizzini's comic and autobiographical writing, while still a high school student in New York, drew critical acclaim. More recently he lived in Los Angeles where he wrote for television shows including MTV's " Teen Wolf," and he was working as executive story editor on the upcoming NBC science fiction series " Believe," created by director Alfonso Cuarón, with J.J. Abrams as an executive producer.