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For One Fashion Plate, the Cupboards Are Bare This Christmas

December 20, 2017
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DOVER, Mass.  Todd Englund achieved success at an early age as a bond trader, but he hasn’t let the comforts of affluence dull his feeling for others at this special time of the year.  “Todd…

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Ask Mr. Postal Service Person

December 19, 2017
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Everybody loves the daily walk down to the mailbox this time of the year, when it’s chock full of greeting cards and catalogs that cause Mr. Postal Service severe back pain and make him just a…

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Pope OKs White Lights for Catholic Christmas Trees

December 18, 2017
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VATICAN CITY.  In a move Vatican observers say is the next step in his liberalization of church dogma, Pope Francis I yesterday approved the use of all-white strings of lights on Christmas trees in Catholic homes, ending…

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Samurai Accident Poems Help Fight Bad Asian Driver Stereotype

December 15, 2017
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass.  It was early Thursday afternoon and Hiromichi Kotani had just finished teaching his last class of the week in theoretical physics at the Springfield Institute of Technology, so he was in a hurry to …

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Ability to Endure Boredom Seen as Top Indicator of Success

December 14, 2017
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WESTLAND, Mass.  It’s a Wednesday afternoon, the time when Emily Folkstone normally picks up her third-grade son Jeremy by herself, but today she’s accompanied by her husband Josh, who fiddles nervously with his necktie as he…

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In Story Fit for Christmas, Strangers Save Man From Starbucks Eviction

December 13, 2017
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BOSTON. Niles Oberg hates Christmas music and doesn’t consider himself a religious man. “The only time I see the inside of a church is when a friend gets married,” he says. “And even then my…

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Ask the Holiday Relationship Advisor

December 12, 2017
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The holidays are a stressful time of the year, straining both long-term relationships and brief flings that begin as drunken come-ons at office parties. How does one cope with competing and often conflicting demands of…

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As Bitcoin Soars, Chuck E. Cheese Investors Are Vindicated

December 11, 2017
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NATICK, Mass.  During the week Trip Mullins is a currency trader for a regional bank in downtown Boston, but on weekends he’s just a suburban dad, chauffeuring his kids from one activity to another.  “It’s exhausting but…

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As Holidays Near, Persecution of Agnostics Soars

December 8, 2017
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ARLINGTON, Virginia. The month of December is a time of peace and goodwill for members of several world religions, but for Alan Macy, it’s a nightmare. “Everybody gangs up on me–Christians, Jews and Muslims,” he…

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Call the Cultbusters!

December 7, 2017
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Did your daughter just shave her head?  Has the little woman started getting mail from The Rosicrucians?  Call the Cultbusters now, before it’s too late! Dear Cultbusters: Our daughter Francine had a wonderful job as…

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