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For One Boy, Police Misconduct is a Dream Come True

September 26, 2017
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BOSTON.  Ten-year-old Timmy Kwiezscki has a dream–to become a uniformed police officer patrolling a beat–but it’s not clear he’ll ever realize it.  “The chances of out-living a case of Stage 3 Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease are zero,”…

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The Difference Between Men and Women

September 25, 2017
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When sixth-grade science teacher Pat Farrell assigns an earth-science lab on measuring crystals, the girls collect their materials . . . read the directions and follow the sequence from beginning to end. The first thing…

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Walk for Self-Abuse Brings Shady Practice Into the Light

September 23, 2017
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BOSTON. Thousands of men and boys soaked in the cool fall air today as they filed down Beacon Street on their way to the Boston Common for the first annual “Walk for Self-Abuse,” a fund-raiser that hopes…

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Improve Surgery Teaches Young Docs to Think on Their Feet

September 22, 2017
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BOSTON.  It’s Thursday night in the cafeteria of Massachusetts General Hospital, but the lights have been dimmed so that the diners on the night shift don’t even see the customary reflection off the Jello cube…

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For Hospitality Writers, It’s “All About” the “Quotes”

September 21, 2017
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NEEDHAM, Mass.  It’s only 7:30 a.m. at the Route 128 Executive Conference Center, a campus of buildings frequently used for off-site meetings, but Kimberly Banff has skipped the complimentary breakfast buffet and is already in her…

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Settling the Grigori Perelman Family Feud

September 20, 2017
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Settling the Grigori Perelman Family Feud

Mathematics genius Grigori Yakovlevich Perelman has refused over a million dollars in prizes for his work and has moved back home to live with his mother and sister.                                                                          The Boston Globe I’ve come to…

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At the Cattes Film Festival

September 19, 2017
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The Walker Art Center, a well-regarded modern art museum in Minneapolis, held what is believed to be the first Internet Cat Video Film Festival recently.                     The Boston Globe “Truffaut? Please–he couldn’t change my litter…

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For One Instructor Misanthropy is a Scholarly Pursuit

September 18, 2017
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WESTLAND, Mass.  In this suburb of Boston continuing education courses at the community center are popular, with everyone from retirees to stay-at-home moms signing up for classes ranging from plein air watercolor painting to nature…

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Hugh Hefner, Lonely Guy

September 16, 2017
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Two of Hugh Hefner’s three girlfriends are moving out of the mansion. Wonderwall, msn.com Playboy Mansion I’ve come to the Playboy Mansion on a mission of mercy. Hugh Hefner, my good buddy, has just lost…

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Intro to Rock Poetry 101

September 15, 2017
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It was one of those fashionable academic parties where emulation–in the form of whom, among the assembled group, possessed the most extensive knowledge of classic rock lyrics, and whose tastes in the matter were most…

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