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  1. Meet Morton Bartlett, The Harvard Man Who Secretly Made Life-Size DollsRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 4 | The Huffington Post

    Most children own a doll of some kind. Maybe an action figure, a stuffed furry bear, a porcelain princess.


  2. Why I Argued With Arianna Huffington and Yo-Yo Ma Over Human Judgment and Inner WisdomRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 19, 2015 | Switched

    It might have been good theater, but I really disliked it when I found myself passionately and seriously disagreeing on stage with Yo-Yo Ma and Arianna Huffington. Disliked it because Yo-Yo is probably the coolest guy in the world.


  3. Are Gay Newspapers Necessary When Gay News Is Everywhere?Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 9, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    The Spirit's new management hosted a one year anniversary party last week -- an occasion that brought together many of the paper's contributors and reporters. Later in the evening, a group of us began telling war stories about our time working for other newspapers.


  4. Craigslist 'Missed Connection' About A Rainy Day In 1972 Goes ViralRead the original story

    Oct 9, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    "I met you in the rain on the last day of 1972, the same day I resolved to kill myself." The post, which was published on Craigslist Boston about two weeks ago , details the day a Vietnam veteran met a woman while wandering aimlessly in the rain.


  5. A Beautiful Mess in America's Petri DishRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 1, 2015 | Switched

    Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with neighboring Harvard and MIT, has a long, winding and wild place in American history. Home to some of the best and brightest in the area it is also still home to a burgeoning housing debate, scrappy startups and messy ideas.


  6. Do Feel-Good Slogans like 'Resilient New Orleans' and 'Boston Strong' Mask Income Inequality?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 1, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Bostonians in the aftermath of the Marathon bombing like to remind themselves that Boston is strong. A similar sentiment was echoed hundreds of miles to the south in New Orleans on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.


  7. Holes In The System: When Your City Isn't Fixing PotholesRead the original story

    Aug 13, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    The following story was reported by Naomi LaChance and Brooke Williams of the New England Center for Investigative Reporting and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. NECIR works to hold the powerful accountable and train a new generation of investigative reporters.


  8. Boston Just Hired An Executive To Combat Stress In Poor NeighborhoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 10, 2015 | Switched

    For the last four years, she tried to do that by running the Boston Public Health Commission's Office of Public Health Preparedness. But the mandate of individual agencies is limited.


  9. #TenThingsNotToSayToAWriterRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 7, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    After three decades of living the writer's life, I have many more than ten juicy possibilities for this list. But here is my all-time personal favorite: When these words were offered to me, it brought me back to my newly college-fledged comment to the CEO of a major freight car company, delivered with stars in my eyes at a cocktail party in the late '80s: "Guess what, Mr. _______, I just sold my stock in your company to make the deposit on my first apartment!" I was ecstatic about my first writing space, my first foray into the writing life I so craved, my first twirl with stocking my own refrigerator, having Breakfast at Tiffany's -esque parties, possibly even getting a cat and naming it after my favorite Salinger character, Franny.


  10. 11 Must-Try Lobster Rolls in the U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2015 | Switched

    Lobster roll season is well underway, but you don't have to make a trip to New England to track one down. Nowadays, diners can find variations of the iconic summer sandwich all over the U.S., available at seafood shacks and restaurants all around the country.


  11. How Boston Won The Right To Avoid The 2024 OlympicsRead the original story

    Jul 30, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    A boat glides down the Charles River, which may have hosted Olympic events, as Boston's bid to host the 2024 games died Monday morning. The snow began to fall across New England in late January.


  12. Ex-Uber Driver Already Accused Of Rape Allegedly Linked To Other Sex CrimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 14, 2015 | Switched

    A former driver for ride-sharing company Uber who has been accused of kidnapping and raping a female passenger in December has been charged with a series of other sexual assaults around Boston, authorities said on Tuesday. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley told a news conference that a DNA sample had linked the driver, Alejandro Done, 46, to at least five unsolved sexual assault incidents dating back to 2006.


  13. On Independence Day, Remember That The Meta Data MattersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | Switched

    President Barack Obama's 2014 speech on surveillance reform began with a reference to the "The Sons of Liberty" in Boston. If the spymasters of King George III had access to modern surveillance and network analysis techniques in 1776, they might have been able to tell his majesty exactly who to apprehend, preventing those very same Sons of Liberty from fomenting the American revolution that changed the course of human events some 11 score and 19 years ago.


  14. Mobster 'Whitey' Bulger Says His Life Was 'Wasted' In Letter Penned To Teens From PrisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 28, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    James "Whitey" Bulger, mobster and convicted murderer, has a simple message for the younger generation: Don't waste your life . In a letter penned in February, Bulger told three teens working on a project at a high school in Lakeville, Massachusetts, that his "life was wasted and spent foolishly," bringing "shame and suffering on my parents and siblings."


  15. Rosemary Farina - Creating a Signature for SuccessRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2015 | Switched

    Isn't it true that often times the best things come in small packages? So it is true with empires too. I recently had the opportunity to meet with a powerhouse entrepreneur who has built a massive employment staffing empire by keeping it small.


  16. 10 Reasons To Go For A Walk Right NowRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2015 | Switched

    On an average day, 30 percent of American adults walk for exercise and with good reason. Walking doesn't require special equipment or athletic skills, yet it offers a host of health benefits -- from helping you lose weight and lifting your mood to controlling diabetes and lowering your blood pressure.


  17. We Go With WigoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 9, 2015 | Switched

    When I was in college during the 1970's our methods of communicating were pay phones and Centrex, a free inter-campus phone system located in the hallways of dormitories and public buildings. Making plans with others was a laborious task, which may perhaps explain why my friends and I so often stayed in the dorms and drank beer.


  18. Harvard Gets Biggest Financial Gift Ever From Wall Street AlumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2015 | Switched

    In this Aug. 30, 2012, file photo, a tour group walks through the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. School officials said Wednesday, June 3, 2015, that Harvard Business School graduate and prominent Wall Street investor John Paulson donated $400 million to the school, its biggest gift in its history.


  19. Did A Court Just Recognize Chimpanzees As 'Legal Persons'? It Depends Who You AskRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2015 | Switched

    Lawyers suing for the freedom of two chimpanzees used in biomedical research are celebrating a court order issued on Monday . But some legal professionals caution that their excitement is premature.


  20. Lelisa Desisa Is The Men's Winner Of The 2015 Boston MarathonRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2015 | Switched

    Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa was the winner of the men's 2015 Boston Marathon on Monday. His unofficial time was 2:09:17.


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