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Alyssa Giacobbe

You’re not in college anymore, pal. This March, watch the Madness from a grownup perch.

Business Models

How do stores choose what to carry for a new season? What determines whether a certain piece makes the cut? To hear Boston’s forward-thinking retailers tell it, the decision is a complex—and incredibly personal—mix of economics, store philosophy, and gut instinct.

A certified desk potato—and self-professed motivational vacuum—pounds both pavement and punching bags in search of Boston’s most excuse-proof fitness programs. What she discovers will hearten all those who dread, don’t understand,

7 Perfect Workouts for the Perfectly Workout-Averse

With prices at Newbury Street salons now verging on obscene, we have to ask: Is any haircut worth that much?

The Breakdown: $300 Haircuts

Alyssa Giacobbe gets extralong locks—and finds herself feeling completely stranded.

Fashion Masochist: Hair Extensions

Figure out how your past has screwed you up, and you’re well on your way to sunnier days. Freud called it family of origin. Fox calls it The Dr. Keith Ablow Show—and it’s giving the Newburyport psychiatrist both a growing following and a chance to redeem himself.

Got Problems? Can’t Fix Them? It’s Mom and Dad’s Fault

Figure out how your past has screwed you up, and you’re well on your way to sunnier days. Freud called it family of origin. Fox calls it The Dr. Keith Ablow Show—and it’s giving the Newburyport psychiatrist both a growing following and a chance to redeem himself.

Got Problems? Can’t Fix Them? It’s Mom and Dad’s Fault

Renovations needn't be a hassle. One Newton homeowner proves it's possible to keep things easy and stylish.