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What You Need to Know about Wearing a Face Mask during the COVID-19 Crisis

On May 1 Governor Charlie Baker issued a face-covering mandate where social distancing is not possible, effective May 6. Businesses may decline entry to an […]

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Life & Style

Will Boston’s Indie Boutiques and Salons Survive the Shutdown?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been noticing the steady drip of emails from national retailers touting what you need to wear to “WFH.” […]

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City Life

Top 10 Skills Gen Xers Have Developed to Survive Life During the COVID-19 Pandemic

At some point, the COVID-19 pandemic will be spoken of in the past tense. History has taught us that like all crises before it, this […]

City Life

As Coronavirus Surge Approaches, Hospitals Brace for the Impact

We’ve been trapped inside for three weeks. The number of diagnosed coronavirus cases in the state is still climbing, by nearly 1,000 cases a day. […]

City Life

Stories to Give Us Hope This Week: Teddy Bear Scavenger Hunts, John Krasinski, and Mask Donations

Last week, we wrapped up a difficult couple of days with a roundup of some news that did not fill us with angst and dread—namely, […]


Could Fitness Wearables Help Detect Early Signs of COVID-19?

We’ve been counting our steps and monitoring our heart rates using fitness wearables for quite some time. Some homegrown wearables like Nix and Embr Wave […]


What You Need to Know about How to Safely Order Takeout Right Now

Even as Gov. Charlie Baker has had to restrict access to public beaches and parks in order to enforce social distancing, restaurants are still considered […]

Home & Property

Will Coronavirus Cause an Urban Exodus?

Everyone is looking forward to something different “when this is all over.” For some, it’s finally taking that vacation, for others, it’s going anywhere that’s […]

City Life

What It’s Like to Be a Boston Whole Foods Employee during COVID-19

For one five-year Whole Foods employee in Boston, the past few weeks on the job have been at once slower than ever before, and also […]

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Life & Style

Should You Cut and Dye Your Own Hair While You’re Stuck at Home?

With several weeks at home under your belt, you’re probably beginning to wonder what to do about the platinum dye job or the bangs you’re […]

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City Life

Yes, It’s (Probably) Safe to Keep Going on Walks Outside

It’s the MBTA’s fault I walk everywhere. When I first moved to the Boston area, I lived in the T station-free Union Square neighborhood of […]


Working Out Is a Little Different Now, and That’s Okay

As fitness challenges and online workouts flood your Instagram feed and Zoom workouts cram your inbox, it might feel like you need to be kicking […]

City Life

My Life in the Age of COVID: Boston Ballet Principal Dancer Lia Cirio

As the COVID-19 pandemic upends every aspect of Boston life, we’re checking in with some local residents to learn how they’re processing our new normal. […]


10 Vegan Dessert Recipes to Try This Month While Social Distancing

Whether you’ve reorganized your entire house, video chatted with friends, or spent hours watching Tiger King, chances are you’re still on the hunt for more […]

City Life

What Boston’s Billionaires Are Doing About All of This

Much of this state has been dealt a devastating blow by this crisis. More than 300,000 are out of work, many can hardly make rent, […]