Dear Prudence and *Slate*’s Christina Cauterucci take on behavior that goes from bad to worse: a “toxic friend” who uses her mental health issues to get away with abusing her friends; a man trying to shame his wife into having a “regret baby” seven years after they both agreed to an abortion; and a father who wants to tell his preteen sons how much he doesn’t love their mother. Plus, Prudie advises a woman wondering if she can move into her own place even though she’s happily married, encourages a listener to go for it with an eager ex, and meditates on weak endings and the deadening managerial mantra, “If there’s time to lean, there’s time to clean.”
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Joanna and Prachi discuss CPAC and the onslaught …
First, MoneyBeat's look at quants continues with Rob Copeland discussing Magnetar Capital's billion-dollar quantitative effort to buck the hedge-fund massacre waylaying its peers. Then, Sarah Krouse talks about BlackRock's new advertising system that uses sentiment analysis from Twitter to help determine when to advertise specific funds.