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The Real Reason We Need The Olympics Olympics

The Real Reason We Need The Olympics

By Sharon Brody

Some supporters of Boston 2024 tout the economic benefits and the prestige. Sharon Brody has a more basic reason. Herewith, she flushes out her alternative rationale.

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Remembering A Very Good Neighbor Tribute

Remembering A Very Good Neighbor

By Amy Carleton

At a time when more than half of all Americans don’t know their neighbors’ names, a tribute to the very special man next door.

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Making Paternity Leave Pay Business

Making Paternity Leave Pay

By Leigh Hafrey

Will Generation Y be the first to make paternity leave a sound investment for families and businesses, alike?

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Why Feminists Don’t Get Drunk Gender

Why Feminists Don’t Get Drunk

By Amy Gutman

Slate’s Emily Yoffe touched a nerve recently when she implored college women to ‘stop getting drunk.’ Amy Gutman agrees with the advice but rejects the rationale.

The Children Who Didn’t Survive Health

The Children Who Didn’t Survive

By Pamela Katz Ressler

Children are not supposed to die. But when they do, they become our teachers. Their legacy is to show the rest of us how to confront the unimaginable.

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Pixel Pollution: A Screed Against Screens Media

Pixel Pollution: A Screed Against Screens

By Ethan Gilsdorf

We’ve gotten so used to seeing TV screens everywhere — taxis, gas stations, elevators, even bathrooms. It seems we’re never more than a foot or two away from our next media experience.

A Letter To My New Daughter About Love Life

A Letter To My New Daughter About Love

By Steve Almond

What makes your birthday special — aside from the fact, of course, that you entered our world — is that it marks a fundamental victory for the cause of love over hate.

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The End Of The Mommy Wars Life

The End Of The Mommy Wars

By Carey Goldberg

The purported battle between “stay-at-home” mothers and “working” mothers is officially over. But was there ever really a conflict to begin with?

Life After A Life-Changing Injury: Reflections From Travis Roy Life

Life After A Life-Changing Injury: Reflections From Travis Roy

By Travis Roy

Like the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings, Travis Roy’s life changed in matter of seconds. Now, nearly 20 years after the accident that left him paralyzed, he offers a message of hope and consolation to the survivors struggling to come to grips with a new normal.

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