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What to Give Up For Lent

February 18, 2015
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What to Give Up For Lent

Lent, the forty-day period before Easter Sunday, begins today.  This morning, children in Catholic grade schools all around the world will be getting The Talk. The Talk is usually delivered by a nun, who informs…

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Navigating Post-Valentine Conversation Hazards

February 17, 2015
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Navigating Post-Valentine Conversation Hazards

If the past is any kind of prologue, America’s white-collar work force will return to their jobs today through a kind of human resources mine field. Valentine’s Day was Saturday, meaning the next work day…

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Bill Moyers and Jar Jar Binks: A Colloquy on Race, Sex & Power

February 16, 2015
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Bill Moyers and Jar Jar Binks: A Colloquy on Race, Sex & Power

Jar Jar Binks, the inept Gungan general who starred in the Star Wars “prequel” movies, withdrew from public life after he was accused of perpetuating racial stereotypes. Bill Moyers is America’s most beloved public affairs…

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The ZaSu Pitts Look-Alike Contest (Men’s Senior Division)

February 15, 2015
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The ZaSu Pitts Look-Alike Contest (Men’s Senior Division)

The weatherpeople got it right for once; blizzard conditions, a good omen for me. With more snow accumulation in Boston than ever before in recorded history (thanks global warming!) it’s harder to get into town,…

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Several Ways of Choosing a Wife

February 14, 2015
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Several Ways of Choosing a Wife

Here’s a helpful suggestion for choosing a wife: Don’t pick from the bin that says “Tragic view of life.” Sure, she’ll share your love of Friedrich Nietzsche, But I find that kind to be overly…

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Sympathy for the Horndog: An Interview With Dominique Strauss-Kahn

February 13, 2015
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Sympathy for the Horndog: An Interview With Dominique Strauss-Kahn

HOST:  Good evening once again everybody and welcome to Sympathy for the Horn-Dog, the show that brings you the truth the lame-stream media won’t tell you about world-class horn-dogs such as Hugh Hefner, Ted Kennedy and…

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Snow Days Burden Stay-at-Home Spouses as Adults Regress

February 12, 2015
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Snow Days Burden Stay-at-Home Spouses as Adults Regress

WESTLAND, Mass.  It’s 7:15 a.m., the time when Marci Evers would ordinarily be pouring herself a second cup of coffee and sharing a laugh with some of her favorite personalities on NBC’s “Today Show,” but this…

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Valentine Gift Ideas for the Totally Clueless

February 11, 2015
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Valentine Gift Ideas for the Totally Clueless

Surveys show that men will give women more than 36 million boxes of chocolate and 189 million roses on Valentine’s Day, making lemmings look like hip, Bohemian non-conformists. Remarkably similar-looking non-conformists. How do you make…

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Citing Risks, Health Officials Attack Third-Hand Smoke

February 10, 2015
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Citing Risks, Health Officials Attack Third-Hand Smoke

BOSTON. Todd Fleming is a commuter who actually enjoys his twice-daily train rides, even when inclement weather has others fuming. “It’s the one time of the day I get a chance to read,” says the…

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How to Have a Date by Valentine’s Day

February 9, 2015
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How to Have a Date by Valentine’s Day

It’s coming: Valentine’s Day, after New Year’s Eve, the second most dreaded day on the calendar for singles, grade school Romeos, and philanderers. Thankfully, Cosmopolitan magazine regularly publishes tips on how to have a boyfriend…

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