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More To Wellesley Commencement Speech Than 'You Are Not Special'

David McCullough Jr. isn’t sure why the commencement speech in which he told the Wellesley High School class of 2012, “You’re not special” went viral. […]

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More To Wellesley Commencement Speech Than 'You Are Not Special'

David McCullough Jr. isn’t sure why the commencement speech in which he told the Wellesley High School class of 2012, “You’re not special” went viral. […]

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Is Facebook the New Big Tobacco?

(Image by Josh Russell on Flickr.) According to yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Facebook is exploring ways to tap the under-13 set. Currently kept from legally […]

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Competition for College Admission is Ruining Childhood

Yesterday’s New York Times “Motherlode” blog featured an entry about getting girls into college. The blog was a reaction to a recent article on The […]

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Another Kennedy Tragedy

When Mary Richardson Kennedy died last week, the story became another sad entry in the ongoing Kennedy family saga of tragic loss. But this entry […]

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The Death of a Love Affair with Music

The first time I fell in love with The Go-Gos, I was a lost and lonely teenager in need of a dream world to escape […]

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Bake Sale Ban Misses the Point

These cupcakes only look sweet and innocent. (Photo by Jupiterimages / Banana Stock / Thinkstock.) The elementary school bake sale: Is there anything more wholesome, […]

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The Mommy Wars and Math

(Photo via iStockphoto.) In the midst of last week’s mommy war kerfuffle, I found myself longing to dive head-first into the lush confines of an […]

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What Franco Garcia Can Teach Us

Yesterday the body of Franco Garcia was pulled from the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, ending a nearly two-month search and hope against hope that the Boston […]

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Harvard Posts Record Low Acceptance Rate

Last week, Harvard sent emails to 1,260 high school seniors, offering them coveted spots in the Crimson Class of 2016. You can still hear the […]

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Trayvon Martin and the 'Code'

It’s hard to look at the photo of Trayvon Martin that’s coursing around the Internet and see a threat. The 140-pound, 17-year-old is more boy […]

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Trayvon Martin and the 'Code'

It’s hard to look at the photo of Trayvon Martin that’s coursing around the Internet and see a threat. The 140-pound, 17-year-old is more boy […]

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Trayvon Martin and the 'Code'

It’s hard to look at the photo of Trayvon Martin that’s coursing around the Internet and see a threat. The 140-pound, 17-year-old is more boy […]

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Boston Public Schools Shelves Pink Slime

In case you haven’t heard of it, “pink slime” is the pulverized and ammonia-hydroxide-treated slaughterhouse scraps mixed into regular beef. It’s a food product that […]

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What the Popularity of Kony 2012 Says About Kids Today

To me, what’s most interesting about the popularity of the now-controversial “Kony 2012” video is that it reflects what a 2011 study suggests: Kids aren’t […]