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City Life

A School in Holyoke Is Banning Homework

An elementary school in Holyoke is taking a bold stand against homework as kids head back to class, banning after-school assignments for an entire year. […]

Hey, Sailor! Testing 1930s Pinup-Glam Style

Giving good face à la Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable.

Knit Wit: Testing the Graphic Knitwear Trend

One editor takes a new crop of Bill-Cosby-approved sweaters to the streets.


Testing: Ciate Velvet Manicure

(Photo by Caroline Hatano) When the rust-colored leaves fall, pumpkin spice lattes lose their novelty, and autumn begins its gradual transition to winter, it’s inevitable […]

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Testing Glassworking at Boston’s Diablo Glass School

How glasswork became a sizzling new hobby.

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Liquid Assets

Toasting healthy living with an all-juice diet.


Testing: Salsa at the Havana Club

(Photo courtesy of Jeff Robinson.) After browsing the Boston’s city calendar a few weeks ago, I noticed a recurring event: group salsa lessons at the […]


Beauty Battle: Cream Cleansers

It’s time for another Beauty Battle, Bostonistas. And thanks to the recent realization that I have dry skin (not combination, as I once thought), I’ve […]


Testing: Benefit's Sun Beam

As a pale gal by birth, I can’t help but be skeptical of bronzer (read: orange just isn’t my color). So when Benefit’s new “Sun […]


Testing: Epicuren Herbal Cleanser

I’ll be honest: I have cranky skin. Finding the right face cleanser is always an epic chore, thanks to combination skin that’s both oily and […]


Testing: CakeStyle

When CakeStyle launched in November, I had a hankering to to try out the Chicago-based personal styling service — weekday mornings generally find me gaping […]


Testing: The Shellac Pedicure

I’m a year-round pedicure girl. I can’t say why, exactly, other than looking at my brightly colored toes is a strange sort of chromatherapy in […]


Testing: OCC Lip Tar

When it comes to choosing between lipstick and gloss, I’ll grab the gloss every time. But, it comes with the need to reapply repeatedly. So […]


Testing: Make Up For Ever's Aqua Cream Shadow

I love eyeshadow. I rarely wear it. Why? For all their shimmery, tempting loveliness, the shadows never seem to last (it could be my oily […]


Testing: Bésame Cream Rouge

I don’t use blush. I don’t need it — pass me a glass of wine and I’ll be scarlet-cheeked within the hour. But since Bésame […]