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Study: Mimes Add $300 Trillion to Local Economy

March 16, 2018
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.  A newly-released study is lending stature to a group of artists long dismissed as either inscrutable or merely annoying: mimes, who according to a white paper funded by the International Brother-and-Sisterhood of Mimes, contribute…

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Viva Veggie Viagra

March 15, 2018
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Celery contains androsterone, a hormone naturally produced in males that stimulates sexual arousal in females. Whether or not this hormone found in celery actually affects the body is still unclear. But hey, the vegetable has…

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At the Harvard Monkey Lab

March 12, 2018
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In a room lined with monkey cages, country music softly twangs beneath the chirps of excitable cotton-top tamarins.  Nearby, a “Tom and Jerry” cartoon plays to a room full of rhesus macaques. Boston Globe article…

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One Hurt in Collision at Intersection of Art and Commerce

March 9, 2018
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WELLESLEY FALLS, Mass.  Beth Upshaw is both a painter herself and an intrepid soul who helps others make a living in the hand-to-mouth world of the arts by operating an gallery in this upscale suburb.  “I…

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Your Sergeant-at-Arms Campaign Guide

March 7, 2018
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This year’s mid-term elections promise to be the most exciting since the last mid-term elections four years ago. As a result, many people will be inspired to get involved in politics or even consider public office in…

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Fake Your Way With Movie Cliches

March 6, 2018
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Last night, I got a call that might puzzle many a parent of a male college student.  “Dad,” my younger son said with the sound of distress in his voice.  “I’ve got a clingy-girl problem.”…

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Trapped in Websites, Former Employees Struggle to Get Out

March 2, 2018
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YPSILANTI, Michigan.  Todd Gomes’ last day on the job for Applied Widgetek was February 1st, so today marks his first month away from people who were both his co-workers and his friends for six years.  “No knock…

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Keep Your Man “Crazy in Love” the Redbook Way

March 1, 2018
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It’s been two weeks since Valentine’s Day, and if your relationship is typical, the warm glow of roses, dark chocolates and romantic-sleepwear-that-has-to-be-returned-because-if-you-think-I’m-wearing-that-you’re-crazy has faded. The people at Redbook magazine, not willing to stand idly by while American…

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Users Say Medical Pot Helps Ease Pain of Avant-Garde Films

February 28, 2018
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WORCESTER, Mass.  Mike Andruzzioni had always thought of himself as a healthy young man until he met Justine Thibodeaux, a student at Clark University in the Main South neighborhood here.  “She had every thing I…

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Literal-Minded Parents Seek Irony-Free School Zones

February 27, 2018
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TYSONS CORNER, Virginia.  This booming suburb is situated on a watershed point between two clashing American subcultures; conservative Southern Baptists, many of whom have ancestors who were “f.f.v’s”–members of the first families of Virginia, and…

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