US judge blocks Mass. ban on painkiller

A fed­eral judge struck down the state’s first-​​​​of-​​​​its-​​​​kind emer­gency ban on Zohydro on Tuesday, saying Mass­a­chu­setts had no authority to over­rule a fed­eral deci­sion to approve the pow­erful, con­tro­ver­sial painkiller. […]

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Be thankful and make better long-​​term decisions

We are noto­ri­ously bad at fore­going instant grat­i­fi­ca­tion for longer-​​​​term rewards. In lab­o­ra­tory studies and in the real world, people fre­quently make impa­tient deci­sions that econ­o­mists would call “sub­op­timal,” and, […]

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Patrick, Napolitano to speak at Mass. commencements

The Uni­ver­sity of Mass­a­chu­setts, Amherst and North­eastern Uni­ver­sity have announced their com­mence­ment speakers for this spring. Gov­ernor Deval Patrick will deliver the main com­mence­ment speech at the UMass Amherst ceremonyMay […]

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Marathon memorial enshrined

A snaking hose from a com­pact vacuum drooped from Emily Shafer’s shoulder as she moved its fil­tered nozzle inside a pair of worn, dirt-​​​​smudged run­ning shoes. “They’re just kind of gritty,” […]

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