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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-...

    'Factory Man': how a Virginia furniture maker took on China

    Most people in business have a story about how China has changed their industry, how over the past 30 years it has upended supply chains and grabbed daunting market share. But very few have the sort of China story that John Bassett III has. One day in...

    Using light, scientists make bad memories good in mice

    Using light, scientists make bad memories good in mice
    Can a bad memory be turned into a good one? Scientists say they’ve been able to do just that in a group of mice by activating certain parts of their brain with light. The findings in the journal Nature show that memories can potentially be...