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  • Managing the Modern-Day Pull of Technology

    Managing the Modern-Day Pull of Technology
    We all remember this brutally honest blog post, by Jennifer Meer, a contributor to the Huffington Post, called "Distracted Living".  This West Hartford mother admits to responding to a "ping" on her computer and answering an email while her daughter was in the tub.  When she returned to the bathroom, the little girl had fallen asleep and almost drowned.  It struck a chord with all of us moms...because, we could understand.  The tug of social media, email, constant calls and texts is around us everyday and is sometimes difficult to shut out...even when we're with our kids.
  • Interview: Author Junot Diaz

    Interview: Author Junot Diaz
    Junot Diaz is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, as well as the short story collections Drown and, most recently, This Is How You Lose Her —- a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. He's a...

    See Cambridge, Mass., In Style...On A Segway

    See Cambridge, Mass., In Style...On A Segway
    Tour a city in style with DayTrippers. Segway of Boston recently teamed up with the famous Museum of Science to offer scenic tours of Cambridge, Massachusetts. See the Charles River, the beautiful Boston skyline and the campus of MIT while aboard a high-...

    Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals

    Federal agencies use pay flexibility to attract scientists, professionals
    Tina Bahadori says a career at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has given her the chance to achieve something that 25 years in the private sector didn't offer: a legacy. Bahadori's years working for consulting, advocacy and lobbying firms brought...

    Ack! Sneeze germs carry farther than you think

    Ack! Sneeze germs carry farther than you think
    We all know that a sneeze or a cough in a crowded bus or train car triggers a quick vector calculation: Am I far enough from the hacker/sneezer to be safe from contagion? Or have I just been showered in germs, with more likely to come? Based on those...