Spending time with kids may make dads better workers

Researchers at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity, the Uni­ver­sity of Mass­a­chu­setts Lowell, and Boston Col­lege con­ducted online sur­veys of nearly 1,000 working fathers and in-​​​​depth inter­views with 31 rel­a­tively new working dads, all […]

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Should the MBTA halt plans for expansion?

We have learned many things about our public trans­porta­tion system this winter, none of them good. But per­haps the most impor­tant is this: We have no busi­ness rushing head­long into […]

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Northeastern proved it belonged in NCAA tournament

Some­times it feels as though we are on the out­side of this mag­ical Amer­ican three-​​​​week hoop hol­iday. It’s like the Miss America pageant, the national Mickey Rourke Tan­ning Cham­pi­onships, or […]

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Stop stress from driving food habits

Many turn to food for com­fort. Eating can have an “anes­thesia effect,” dulling us to the pain of what­ever we’re going through, said Emily Fox-​​​​Kales, a clin­ical psy­chol­o­gist spe­cial­izing in […]

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Mass. unemployment rate drops to 4.9% in February

The state economy has been sup­ported by its strong tech­nology and life sci­ences sec­tors, growing con­sumer con­fi­dence and spending, and a strength­ening US economy. Although wages overall have remained mostly […]

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Time to end mandatory minimum sentencing

The long-​​​​simmering debate over manda­tory min­imum sen­tencing in Mass­a­chu­setts has reached a boiling point. Chief Jus­tice Ralph Gants of the Supreme Judi­cial Court has admirably lob­bied against manda­tory min­imum sen­tencing in […]

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Northeastern engineers go looking for potholes

Most Boston-​​​​area dri­vers will spend the next couple of months dodging the craters left behind by our brutal winter. But a team of engi­neers at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity will go looking […]

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