The truth about trust

When you think about it, pretty much every­thing comes down to trust. Trust plays a cen­tral role in our per­sonal rela­tion­ships, our busi­ness deci­sions, the choices we make about our […]

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Police Tracking Cell Phones

We now know a lot about how the NSA spies on elec­tronic com­mu­ni­ca­tion. Yes­terday, the New York Times reported that the NSA is even spying on the online role-​​​​playing game […]

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Why Nelson Mandela Came To Boston In 1990

The world is remem­bering former South African Pres­i­dent Nelson Man­dela, whodied Thursday at the age of 95. Bosto­nians are par­tic­u­larly remem­bering his visit here, soon after he was released from prison. […]

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The Eloquence of Edward Everett

Pres­i­dent Lincoln’s effort to reunite a nation torn in half by the long, bloody Civil War is con­sid­ered one of the greatest speeches in Amer­ican his­tory. But Lin­coln wasn’t even […]

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Fixing Boston’s Housing Market

Housing is more expen­sive in greater Boston than just about any­where else in the country. Here’s how tough it is for fam­i­lies: Half of them who rent in this city pay […]

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Too Much Sports In High School?

In his 1910 essay on “The Amer­ican Boy“, Theodore Roo­sevelt wrote about the value of ath­letics, specif­i­cally foot­ball, and the lessons that sports can teach. He said, “in life, as […]

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