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Standardized Testing 2.0: MCAS vs. PARCC

Which is better: a) the MCAS or b) PARCC?

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How to Bulk Up That College Resume

Four simple activities that’ll wow college admissions officers.

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What Are Those Pricey Degrees Really Worth?

We asked four recent grads about the blood, sweat, and cold hard cash it took to earn their ticket to the real world.

Home & Property

Cuba Libre Meets Duxbury Bay

An event planner throws a Duxbury bash that’s anything but ordinary.

Home & Property

A Wellesley Home Showcases Her Favorite Things

In Wellesley, a home becomes a showcase for a designer’s most treasured pieces.

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Parenting in the Age of Donald Trump

White supremacy wasn’t something I thought I’d have to talk to my kids about. Then Donald Trump got elected.

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Christopher Kimball: Bow Ties, Recipes, and Lawsuits

For Christopher Kimball, life after America’s Test Kitchen is no piece of cake.

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The Homework Wars

It’s summertime. So maybe we can stop overloading our kids with work?

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Big Mother

A wave of new technology now lets you oversee your kids’ ­every move. Which raises the question: Do you really want to oversee your kids’ every move?

Style

See Something, Say Something

“For all your hibiscus-on-crack-adoring, sorority mixer needs.” Location: Nantucket Wine Festival Grand Tasting Tent Crime Committed: Over-the-top preppiness in frocks that evoke L.L. Bean gone […]

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See Something, Say Something

“Proof that the (awful) one-piece trend is alive and kicking here in Boston.” Location: Riding the T Crime committed: I think you can see for […]

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See Something, Say Something

“Ah, Nantucket. Reinforcing stereotypes since 1641.” Location: Nantucket Wine Festival Grand Tasting Tent Crime Committed: Plaid-mad pants are busier than the island of Nantucket during […]

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Tidbit: Oil Dependency 101

Good morning, class. Today we’re discussing the current state of condiments. Does everyone have their homework assignments? Great. You there — in the back of […]

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Tidbits: Razor Clams

As a kid, I always believed in eating dessert first, but was of course forbidden by parental law to indulge more than once or twice […]

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Tidbits: Gingerbread Sundae

It was October 1999, and Prince was nowhere in sight. There I was, loafing on one of the banquettes at Stephanie’s on Newbury which, at […]