Seriously?

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How Does Meningitis Get into a Syringe Full of Steroids, Anyway?

Syringes photo via Shutterstock UPDATED November 13 – 5:30 p.m. (This story originally ran on October 10th and has been updated with the most recent […]

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How to Improve Your Brain Health

Brain image via Shutterstock If you think your Words With Friends addiction is helping your brain, you may be wrong. While these kinds of games […]

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Summer Mosquitoes Are Spreading Disease Into the Fall

Mosquito image via Shutterstock The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) confirmed the seventh case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) and announced two new cases of West Nile virus […]

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F as in Fat: Annual Obesity Report

Photo via Thinkstock “F” is for “Fat.” And there is a whole lot of it throughout the country. According to a study put out by […]

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Boston Moves (a Little) for Health

Photo via Thinkstock One million pounds: That was the amount that Mayor Menino challenged the city of Boston to collectively shed this year. Announced at […]

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Nine Ways the Far Right is Bringing You Freedom

the Kochs are free to pollute, and you and your children are free to breathe in all that mercury and drink up all that arsenic.

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Ten Sure Signs The Right Wing Has Lost It

A GOP State Senate candidate in Iowa dropped out of the race last week to join instead, the Senate of an imaginary parallel country. Randi Shannon, of Coralville: ”released a four-page message Friday saying she is now the senator of the ‘Republic of the united states of America’ and the Republic for Iowa

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Shocker: This HuffPo Article on PS Gourmet Includes Every Awful Boston Stereotype Ever

Wicked awesome. Dropped R’s. A visit to Beantown. Facepalm. [Huffington Post]

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Those Harvard Students, They'll Ignite a Social Movement Over Just About Anything

Harvard has removed a Shawmut Construction sign from a construction site on campus that encouraged workers to “Show respect for Harvard” after students started protesting […]

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Those Harvard Students, They'll Ignite a Social Movement Over Just About Anything

Harvard has removed a Shawmut Construction sign from a construction site on campus that encouraged workers to “Show respect for Harvard” after students started protesting […]

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Those Harvard Students, They'll Ignite a Social Movement Over Just About Anything

Harvard has removed a Shawmut Construction sign from a construction site on campus that encouraged workers to “Show respect for Harvard” after students started protesting […]

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Grieving Parents Harassed Over Student Loans

Need a reason to rage this morning? Try reading this piece, published by Propublica, about the struggles of Francisco Reynoso, a gardener from California who […]

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Michele McPhee Has Had It UP TO HERE with Whitey Bulger

Now, Michele McPhee has written for this magazine before and I do think she’s a perfectly nice person. But her column today — given the […]

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Spruce Up Any Room With a Coffin Table

Looking to spruce up your home decor this spring? Does nothing make you feel more alive than a close brush with death? Well, has Craigslist […]

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Why The Hell Is Nabisco Testing a Round Saltine Cracker in New England?

If it ain’t broke, DON’T “FIX” IT. [MassLive.com]