Sunday, September 28, 2014

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Sunday, September 28, 2014
Ethan Gilsdorf: "That inward-turning posture of checking our devices -- call it the

Look Up! Small Screens, Big Distractions And The Lost Art Of Knowing Your Place

By Ethan Gilsdorf
That inward-turning posture of checking our devices -- call it the "iPhone hunch" -- not only wards off conversation, it prevents us from being aware of the spaces we pass through.

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Will Mitt Romney Run In 2016?

By R. B. Scott
R. B. Scott: "[The 2012 GOP nominee for president] continues to believe that he is the most qualified leader for our times." Pictured: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney waves to supporters during his election night rally, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Boston. (David Goldman/AP)
The 2012 GOP nominee for president continues to believe that he is the most qualified leader for our times.

 

Driving A Hard Bargain: Calculating The Toll Of Uber’s Reduced Fares

By Paul Fallon
Uber's price cuts hurt drivers more than they hurt the company's bottom line.

The New Evening Wear: Would Curing My Sleep Apnea Kill My Sex Life?

By Colleen Shields Griffin
Colleen Griffin: "This awkward apparatus has, paradoxically, brought my husband and I even closer together." (Peter Prodoehl/flickr)
This awkward apparatus has, paradoxically, brought my husband and I even closer together.

Teach Locally, Think Globally: What's Missing From The Common Core

By Eric Silverman
Public education must mirror the diversity of our classrooms and prepare American students for productive, purposeful lives anywhere, and everywhere, in the world.

Heavy Meddle: Return Of The Toxic Avenger

By Steve Almond
What's a sister to do when she knows too much about her brother's ex -- and she's back in his life?

Planting Its Flag: Qatar Buys Influence Abroad, Hides Reality At Home

By Patrick Moynihan
Over the past two decades, the tiny emirate's outsized foray into global charity and high-profile acquisitions has masked deplorable domestic policies and questionable regional activities.

In The Race For Massachusetts Governor, Victory May Be In The Details

By John Sivolella
John Sivolella: "Baker's camp has dared the other side to engage in debate and to get specific. The electorate will soon find out if the Coakley campaign accepts the challenge." Pictured: Republican Charlie Baker, left, and Democrat Martha Coakley (Stephan Savoia/AP, Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Baker's camp has dared the other side to engage in debate and to get specific. The electorate will soon find out if the Coakley campaign accepts the challenge.

Once Bitten: A Mother Afraid Of Dogs, A Little Girl Determined To Have One

By Dena Vardaxis
I never imagined being a dog person, but here I am, learning to speak dog. I have my daughter to thank.

 

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