Facebook meets boot camp

BY THE 10th anniver­sary of Face­book, it’s become almost a cliche to talk of social media as putting dis­tance between people: It’s made face-​​​​to-​​​​face inter­ac­tion obso­lete, or so the argu­ment … read more »

Cruel divide

I then went looking for more hard data — and I found some in the research of Jack Levin (owns a Coton de Tulear, which he says looks like him) and his … read more »

Can money buy happiness?

HAPPINESS 101 Hap­pi­ness is a bar­gain Methods A North­eastern Uni­ver­sity mar­keting pro­fessor and her col­league observed and con­ducted ethno­graphic inter­views with afi­cionados of thrift stores. Results Shop­pers who fre­quent sec­ond­hand stores enjoy both the … read more »

Area Olympians to watch in Sochi

Steve Langton, 30, Melrose With his power and speed, the 6-​​​​foot-​​​​2, 227-​​​​pound former North­eastern Uni­ver­sity sprinter has earned a spot on the top four-​​​​man US team, the favorite to repeat as … read more »

Mass. job growth best since 2000

Alan Clayton-​​​​Matthews, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity eco­nomics pro­fessor, said the state is ben­e­fit­ting from stronger national and world economies. The Inter­na­tional Mon­e­tary Fund recently said it expected the global economy to … read more »