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Flight 370 And The Fear Of Flying Psychology

Flight 370 And The Fear Of Flying

By David Ropeik

The Malaysia Airlines investigation has renewed questions about airline safety and security. But David Ropeik says the real danger is our own anxiety.

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The Things I Noticed Boston

The Things I Noticed

By John D. Spooner

I have always believed in paying attention to the people around me — in looking for trends and insights into character and behavior.

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Hot Pink Is The New Black Style

Hot Pink Is The New Black

By Louisa Kasdon

I’ve had it with women dressing like hens, wrens and blackbirds. It’s winter, ladies, not a daguerreotype.

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Why The Olympics Left Me Cold Sports

Why The Olympics Left Me Cold

By Carey Goldberg

I’m just missing the gene that allows me to derive meaning from sports, whether it’s Olympic figure skating, or even — dare I say it? — Red Sox baseball.

The Day I Did Nothing Life

The Day I Did Nothing

By Meg Stone

I felt more passionate about abuse prevention than I’d ever felt about anything, so why did I fail to act when I saw a mother threaten her child?

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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.

The Blessings Of Memory, Even Now Boston

The Blessings Of Memory, Even Now

By Lynda Morgenroth

In Boston’s delicate early spring, subject to changing temperatures and still wintry nights, we are haunted by memories, good and bad.

Sheryl Sandberg’s Biggest Blind Spot Life

Sheryl Sandberg’s Biggest Blind Spot

By Carey Goldberg

“Lean In” pushes women to work full-time in high-powered jobs, even through motherhood. But it seems to willfully disregard one glaring fact: A great many of us don’t want to.

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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Best Of Cog: I’m Not A Feminist, But… Best Of Cog

Best Of Cog: I’m Not A Feminist, But…

By Sarah Sobieraj and Frannie Carr

Before making a textbook feminist remark, Katy Perry recently swatted back the feminist label. Why? What is it about the mantle that has like-minded women running for the hills?

A Small Decision, Carefully Considered The Kennedys

A Small Decision, Carefully Considered

By Madeleine Blais

We proudly displayed the Kennedy’s card for decades. But this year I decided against it. Ted is gone, Joan has had a hard life, Kara died much too young. Treating their overbearingly cheerful card as a cartoon seemed wrong.

Best Of Cog: Saying ‘I Don’t Know’ Best Of Cog

Best Of Cog: Saying ‘I Don’t Know’

By Leah Hager Cohen and Frannie Carr

Why is it so hard to admit we don’t know something? In fact, says Leah Hager Cohen, these words liberate and empower. So much of the condition of being human involves not knowing.

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