PHILADELPHIA — Lydia Ricci kicked things off by telling the story of that time she was so broke she sold her panty hose for $10. Jill Walters, 41, talked about how she'd spent summers selling the Inquirer and Daily News on the beach with her sister — then found out her sister was maximizing profits by stealing the papers from an honor box.
PHILADELPHIA — Joey Pasko is a hugger. The 24-year-old illustrator from Fairmount, Pa., just isn’t into the stiff handshake or the feeble wave. “I like to hug people a lot. Like my guy friends, I’ll give them a big bear hug,” he said. “I’m not going to shake hands with somebody I’ve known for a long time. That feels too formal. I’m just not that formal of a guy.” Pasko, it turns out, has wrapped his arms around a long-term trend: In a broad range of social settings, more men are embracing, well, embracing.