Kara Baskin'S latest stories

Is Homework Dead?

Why hitting the books after school might soon be a thing of the past.

How to Vanquish a Bully

Don’t let your little one become a victim.

Drowning in Debt

How one program is taking a bite out of college loans—one gratis class at a time.

How to Get Your Undergrad’s Mood in Check

Four ways for parents to smooth the transition to the (semi)autonomous world.

Standout Venues in Boston

From dazzling harbor vistas to delicious chef-driven fare, the city’s hottest ceremony and reception sites have it all.

Top Places to Live 2017

Starting out? Moving up? Downsizing? Here's how to stay sane in a cutthroat seller's market.

Best Places to Live North of the City

From starting out in Swampscott to moving up in Melrose.

Best Places to Live West of the City

From going big in Wellesley to downsizing in Waltham.

Best Places to Live South of the City

From starting out in Quincy to going big in Hingham.

All Signs Point to a Seller's Market in Eastern Mass.

Low supply, high demand.