Professor Paul Zak on “The Moral Molecule” at All Saints Church

first_img Community News More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Subscribe What is our nature as human beings?  How is it that we can engage in heroic acts of compassion and also perpetrate heinous acts of violence? On Sunday, November 25, at 10:15 a.m. in the All Saints Rector’s Forum, Dr. Paul Zak explores this dichotomy from his book The Moral Molecule, which takes us on a journey he made from the laboratories to the jungles in search of what it means to be human.In 2004 Zak’s lab discovered that an ancient chemical in our brains, oxytocin, is responsible for a large number of moral actions, from trustworthiness to charity and compassion. He calls oxytocin the “moral molecule” because it motivates individuals to act in ways that put the needs of others ahead of their own. Studies of animals had indicated that oxytocin facilitated birth, breastfeeding, and the care of offspring, earning the label the “love hormone.” Zak’s studies showed that this “love” in human beings included not only one’s mate and offspring, but complete strangers, even strangers individuals would never meet. His oxytocin experiments indicate that almost all of us have the capacity to love everyone. Paul Zak earned degrees in mathematics and economics before acquiring a PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is Professor of Economics at Claremont Graduate University, where he founded the Center for Neuroeconomics, and is Professor of Neurology at Loma Linda University, as well as a senior researcher at UCLA. Copies of Zak’s book will be available.All Saints Church, 132 N. Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 796-1172 or visit 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Herbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Fashion Tips Are Making Tall Girls The Talk Of The TownHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Signs Your Perfectionism Has Gotten Out Of ControlHerbeautyHerbeauty Business News Faith & Religion Events Professor Paul Zak on “The Moral Molecule” at All Saints Church Article and Photos courtesy of All Saints Church Pasadena Published on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 | 4:17 pm Top of the News center_img Make a comment Community News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimeslast_img read more

$2.7B Ocwen-Wells Fargo Deal Halted Indefinitely

first_img  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago $2.7B Ocwen-Wells Fargo Deal Halted Indefinitely About Author: Colin Robins Colin Robins is the online editor for He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from the University of Texas, Dallas. Additionally, he contributes to the MReport, DS News’ sister site. Ocwen Financial Corporation announced Thursday that plans to purchase the mortgage servicing rights of a portfolio worth $39 billion from Wells Fargo Bank have been halted by the  New York Department of Financial Services (NY DFS).The Wall Street Journal reports the deal was halted under allegations of abusive behavior towards homeowners, and the office of Benjamin Lawsky, superintendent of the New York regulator, has been investigating Ocwen since December 2012 over the alleged abuse, said a person familiar with the matter. The Atlanta-based business serves as a financial services holding company.In the press release, Ocwen said it “will continue to work closely with the NY DFS to resolve its concerns about Ocwen’s servicing portfolio growth.”The transaction has been halted indefinitely, and any timeline for the completion of the deal remains undecided.The NY DFS declined to comment. Related Articles Federal Department mortgage servicing rights Ocwen Wells Fargo 2014-02-07 Colin Robins Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago February 7, 2014 764 Views Share Save Subscribe Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily center_img Tagged with: Federal Department mortgage servicing rights Ocwen Wells Fargo Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News, Secondary Market Home / Daily Dose / $2.7B Ocwen-Wells Fargo Deal Halted Indefinitely Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: NAHB Leading Market Index Edges Higher in February Next: What’s Keeping Borrowers from Refinancing? Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Laura Benanti & Josh Radnor to Star in B’way Revival of She Loves Me

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on July 10, 2016 Related Shows Tony winner Laura Benanti and current Disgraced star Josh Radnor are set to become good old-fashioned pen pals—the pair will headline She Loves Me on Broadway. Directed by Scott Ellis, the revival features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. The production will be part of Roundabout’s 50th Anniversary season and play a limited engagement in spring 2016. Theater, dates, along with further casting and creative team, will be announced later.Benanti took home a Tony for her performance in Gypsy; she was also nominated for Into the Woods and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Break Down. She will next appear on stage in the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular. Her screen credits include Nashville, The Sound of Music LIVE!, The Playboy Club, Go On, Starved, Law and Order: SVU, Royal Pains, Eli Stone, The Big C and Elementary.Radnor is best known for his work on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother; he has written, directed and starred in two films, happythankyoumoreplease and Liberal Arts. Other screen acting credits include Afternoon Delight, ER, Six Feet Under, Law & Order and The Court. He made his Broadway debut in The Graduate.She Loves Me follows Georg (Radnor) and Amalia (Benanti), two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can’t seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous romantic pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other! Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed? The score features favorites such as “Vanilla Ice Cream,” “A Romantic Atmosphere,” “Dear Friend” and “She Loves Me.”The musical comedy is based on a play by Miklos Laszlo, whose story was also the basis for the 1940 James Stewart film The Shop Around the Corner and the 1998 Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan film You’ve Got Mail. Ellis directed Roundabout’s She Loves Me in 1993, which marked the first Broadway musical in the company’s history. The show was first seen on the Great White Way in 1963 in a production helmed by Harold Prince. Laura Benanti Star Files View Comments She Loves Melast_img read more

L.A. Clippers fall to Spurs in overtime; series tied 1-1

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error “Blake puts more pressure on himself than anybody else does,” he said. “This game did not come down to one possession. We were still up two points. If we’re being honest, we were blessed to be in that situation, considering the free throws and turnovers. There is no way we get to 1-1 without Blake, so we will move forward.”The Clippers had 11 turnovers, the Spurs nine.Even with Griffin’s turnover, Paul had a chance to win the game for the Clippers in regulation, but his 19-foot jumper with 1.9 seconds left did not fall.The Clippers trailed 88-78 with 6:41 to play in the fourth quarter before coming all the way back to take a short-lived two-point lead. That makes the loss even more difficult to take, Paul said. “Yeah, it’s tough, but we’ve gotta get past it,” he said. “We can’t go back and play it over again, so get past it. It’s 1-1, we know we’ve gotta win a game there.”The Spurs were quite awful offensively in their Game 1 loss to the Clippers on Sunday, shooting just 36.6 percent from the field. They shot 46.2 percent on Wednesday.Leading the way was Tim Duncan. He scored 28 points on 14-of-23 shooting. He also pulled down 11 rebounds. Kawhi Leonard scored 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting and grabbed nine rebounds and Mills scored 18 big points off the bench. He scored four of his points in the fourth quarter and eight of San Antonio’s 17 points in overtime.“He was huge,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said of Mills. “We needed to score to stay in the game.”Popovich also praised Duncan, a certain Hall of Fame inductee down the road.“He was spectacular,” Popovich said. “He continues to amaze me with the things that he is able to do. He is a competitive guy. He always comes to play and tonight he got some shots to fall and he did a great job for us.”Clippers coach Doc Rivers was impressed as well.“He was great,” he said of Duncan. “I mean, he was terrific.”Said Duncan: “We moved the ball, got to areas that were open, we shared the ball and I was just lucky to get the shots when they were available.”Even so, Paul figures his team could have and perhaps should be up 2-0 heading to San Antonio.“We’ve got to finish,” he said. “We’ve been talking about it all season long. We had an opportunity to win a game, go up 2-0 and didn’t take full advantage of it.” A year ago it was Chris Paul who took the blame for the Game 5 loss at Oklahoma City in the Western Conference semifinals. On Wednesday, Blake Griffin put himself on blast.With the Clippers up 94-92 and time winding down in regulation, Griffin lost the ball on the Clippers’ end of the floor with 11.9 seconds to play. The miscue led to San Antonio’s Patty Mills making two free throws to tie the game and send it into overtime, where the Spurs emerged with a 111-107 victory over the Clippers on Wednesday night before 19,482 at Staples Center.The Western Conference first-round playoff series is tied 1-1. Game 3 is Friday at San Antonio.Griffin had a triple-double with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists. That was of no solace to him.center_img “That game’s pretty much on me,” he said. “Got the ball, up two, need to take care of it and get a good shot or try to get fouled and turned it over. So the game’s on me.”Griffin also had a turnover with 1:11 left in overtime and the Clippers trailing 105-101. That led to a layup by Kawhi Leonard for a 107-101 Spurs lead with 56.6 seconds to play.DeAndre Jordan scored 20 points for the Clippers but made just 6 of 17 from the free-throw line as Spurs coach Gregg Popovich went to the Hack-a-DJ ploy. Jordan also had 15 rebounds.Chris Paul scored 21 points and had eight rebounds and seven assists, J.J. Redick scored 16 points but shot just 4 of 12 and Jamal Crawford scored 11 points on 4-of -3 shooting. The Clippers shot 42.3 percent.Crawford would not hear of blaming Griffin for the loss.last_img read more