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The Bra Whisperer

February 7, 2018
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A Boston-area woman has earned the nickname “The Bra Whisperer” for her skill at properly fitting women with undergarments. The Boston Globe  We was hunkered down on our haunches–me and the kid who’d won a Mademoiselle…

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Hunger for Success Leaves Tribute Band Unsatisfied

February 6, 2018
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KANKAKEE, Illinois.  Like many tribute band members, Sherylynn Lester knows it is unlikely she will ever live the rock star lifestyle. “My chances are slim and none, and Slim just left town,” she says with…

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At the Business Forms and Labels Hall of Fame

February 5, 2018
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A recently-deceased Boston-area man was a member of the Business Forms, Labels & Systems Hall of Fame.                                                                        The Boston Herald “He created the ubiquitous pink ‘While you were out’ telephone message form.”   This…

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Ill-Timed Remark Puts Proctologists on Boston’s Bad Side

February 2, 2018
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BOSTON.  This city has four large-scale convention halls and is home to a number of world-class teaching hospitals, so it is no surprise that Boston and Cambridge, its neighbor across the Charles River, are increasingly…

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Survey: Pigeons Prefer to Walk, Not Fly

February 1, 2018
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NEW YORK.  This city, home to the world’s largest urban population of pigeons, has encountered a new problem in its continuing effort to get cars off the streets and their passengers on their feet.  “Most…

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Swiss Women Find Assisted Suicide Effective Against Male Snoring

January 31, 2018
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WINTERTHUR, Switzerland.  Selina Bless used to arrive at her job as a pastry chef every morning at 6:30 a.m., tired and haggard-looking.  “Once I am up, I am up,” she says with resignation, “and my…

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Lower Your Clothing Bill With Undiscards

January 30, 2018
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I was passing by the Irish Famine Memorial at the corner of School and Washington Streets in Boston yesterday, a spot favored by what used to be called “bums.” Out of the corner of my…

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A Day in the Life of a Public Transit Mime

January 27, 2018
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BOSTON. Park Street Station, six a.m. The oldest subway stop in America is the gathering place for the MBTA’s newest weapon against rude commuters; a specially-trained team of mimes whose only job is to fight…

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My Lunch With a Nobel Prize-Winning Author

January 26, 2018
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It isn’t every day I get to have lunch with a Nobel Prize-winning author. More frequently than I see Haley’s Comet, which last came through my neighborhood in 1986, and isn’t expected back for another…

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There’s Something About a Billionairess . . .

January 25, 2018
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There are three of them, very different in many ways, but they share one common feature; they’re all worth at least a billion dollars.  Well, maybe two common features; for reasons not altogether clear to…

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