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Happier: The Happy App

A new app tries to help users find happiness.

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Why Rental Car Companies Are Probably Getting Nervous

In this month’s issue, I explore the sharing economy and what it means for those of us choosing to make our cars, homes, bikes, and […]

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Smart Legislation Could Take the Guessing Game Out of Higher Education

As you look around Boston during the next few weeks and find a sea of mortar boards and graduation gowns, it’s worth wondering what, exactly, […]

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The End of Ownership: America’s New Sharing Economy

After defining ourselves for generations by our possessions, a dramatic cultural shift is under way. These days, what matters to a growing number of Americans is not so much ownership as access. And that has made Boston ground zero for a powerful new force in modern life: The sharing economy.

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Thank You for Sharing

Transportation RENT A BIKE Try a vintage Raleigh three-speed cruiser for $20 a day on Spinlister. RENT A CAR Take Ralph’s Chevy Equinox out for a […]

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One Fund Distributions Will Be Allocated Quickly

Boston is starting to heal. The city shared a moment of silence on Monday and is making steps to reopen Boylston Street and Copley Square. […]

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A One Direction Pop Up Store is Coming To Quincy Market

If you are above the age of 15 and were considering a stroll through Quincy Market this weekend, you may just want to reconsider. April […]

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On Equal Pay Day, Mayor Menino Announces Women’s Workforce Council

Today is Equal Pay Day, a national reminder that U.S. women aren’t paid as much as men, and in fact, make 77 cents for every […]

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Where Are the Women Candidates?

In case you’ve been under a rock for the past few months, you’re likely to have noticed a seemingly nonstop string of announcements lately from politicians tossing their […]

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City Smarts

How Boston is planning to use online education to turn its neighborhoods into mini campuses.

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Menino Bows Out: Tweet by Tweet

Paul Revere had his two lanterns, and around 2 p.m. yesterday former Boston Phoenix reporter David Bernstein sent two tweets heard round the world, floating […]

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Why ‘Having It All’ Isn’t Enough

Right now, you can’t swing a handbag without hitting a book or article dissecting the state of women in America today. Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In […]

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MIT to Release Redacted Documents in Aaron Swartz Case

MIT President Rafael Reif released a statement today announcing the university’s decision to release documents pertaining to the Aaron Swartz case. On Friday, lawyers representing […]

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SideCar Launches in Boston

If you’ve been paying attention to the heat Uber has been getting lately, both here and across the country, then get ready, because hitching a […]

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Rentenna, Launching Today, May Take the Hate Out of Apartment Hunting

Boston apartment photo via Shutterstock If you’ve lived through the unique torture of trying to find an apartment in Boston, or if you’re experiencing dry heaves at […]