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Why Jokes Matter Humor

Why Jokes Matter

By Julie Wittes Schlack

Jokes are stories, mini-epiphanies. They help us see ourselves as others do, and as they disappear, or morph with time, we’re losing those opportunities for insight.

Harvard, At Wholesale Education

Harvard, At Wholesale

By Dan Zevin

College costs may be skyrocketing, but a lot of private universities are offering steep discounts and record financial assistance. Should Harvard choose to adopt this strategy, Dan Zevin has it covered — and then some.

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5 Ways The Red Sox Can Win Us Back Red Sox

5 Ways The Red Sox Can Win Us Back

By Ethan Gilsdorf

After an abysmal 2012 season, management is trying to woo back beleaguered fans. But Ethan Gilsdorf says they’re gonna have to do better than discounted Fenway Franks. He has some ideas.

Of Mouse Traps And Men Life

Of Mouse Traps And Men

By Ethan Gilsdorf

A story about compassion, growing up, and why you should never use glue mouse traps.

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5 Ways To Avoid Screwing Up Valentine’s Day Relationships

5 Ways To Avoid Screwing Up Valentine’s Day

By Steve Almond

Feb. 14 doesn’t have to be about flowers and chocolates and that dreary feeling of being worked by clever capitalists. It can, and should, be about setting aside a single day for love. Still don’t like it? Too bad. Stop whining. Start reading.

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It’s Me, Bank Of America. Really, It’s Me! Life

It’s Me, Bank Of America. Really, It’s Me!

By Chris Duffy

Heaven help you if you forget your username or password on certain websites. Trying to retrieve your log-in info can be like taking a Rorschach Test inside a hall of mirrors.

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