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Telling the Kids About the Shooting in Newtown

I spent the weekend wondering if, when, or how to tell my two oldest children, ages six and 10, about what happened in Newtown, Conn., […]

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Massachusetts is a Standout (in the Pay Gap)

On Monday, the Boston Globe reported that Massachusetts ranks a depressing 37th in the nation in the pay gap between men and women, with women […]

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Elizabeth Warren: Lady in Red

Elizabeth Warren photo by mdfriendofhillary on Flickr It turns out it cost newly elected Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren more than $42 million to defeat incumbent Scott […]

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What the Powerball Craze Says About Us

Photo by tbat54 on Flickr Last night my husband came home with a Powerball ticket. He’s an economist, so he gets the math. Surely he knew […]

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Ding Dong, RIP

Photo via Hostess In fourth grade at Damascus Elementary School, everyone had their own way of eating a Ding Dong, and mine was this: I […]

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In Defense of Paula Broadwell

Talk about a catfight. We thought Jill Kelly and Paula Broadwell were the main event in the David Petraeus affair. No one warned us about […]

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Where Does Helicopter Parenting Make Sense? Football.

Football player photo via Shutterstock My son spends most of the school day trying to figure out how fast he can get to recess to […]

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New Revelations in the DJ Henry Case Are Explosive

The morning after DJ Henry, a Pace University football player from Easton, was killed by police officer Aaron Hess in Mount Pleasant, New York, police […]

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Had A Baby Boy

Marissa Mayer photo by Giorgio Montersino on Flickr On Sunday, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer gave birth to a baby boy, and after the congratulatory tweets […]

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What the New Trampoline Safety Report Misses

Photo via Thinkstock About five years ago, our neighbor dug up her lovely backyard patio and plunked a circular trampoline with safety enclosure for her two […]

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Why Isn't Elizabeth Warren Using the M-Word?

I’ve now seen so many ads of Scott Brown driving his truck and folding his laundry that I feel like I live with the guy. […]

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Obama's Speech Underwhelms—and That's a Good Thing

At least we all got to bed on time. I couldn’t have handled another speech time-overrun like the one Bill Clinton gave us Wednesday night. […]

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The Uterus That Ate the Republican National Convention

As anyone with a Facebook account and a passel of liberal-minded, status-update-happy friends knows, there is a giant, rainbow-colored uterus working its way across the […]

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Diana Nyad's Impossible Dream

Diana Nyad was pulled from the water today on her fourth attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. The 62-year-old (she turns 63 tomorrow) cited […]

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Diana Nyad's Impossible Dream

Diana Nyad was pulled from the water today on her fourth attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. The 62-year-old (she turns 63 tomorrow) cited […]