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May 2015
Public spaces provide a sense of community and bring character to a neighborhood. For example, the empty lots on Harrison Ave in the South End of Boston provide space for the increasingly popular SoWa Market. The arts market, farmers’ market, and food trucks bring joy to an area that is otherwise underutilized. Other growing areas...
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As a country, we have come to rely on cameras in the courtroom to put us there, to see a defendant’s demeanor, to see the evidence and the reaction of jurors. Those of us who remember the spectacle of the O.J. Simpson trial have a vivid memory of the glove, the judge, and we tuned...
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Throughout the seven seasons of the award-winning period drama Mad Men, we’ve been wowed by the creative advertising work of protagonist Don Draper and his colleagues at the various iterations of Sterling Cooper. However, the public relations savvy of our favorite advertising professionals of the 1960s was often lacking. In honor of the series finale, we...
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Facebook just launched its newest feature, called Instant Articles. This will allow users to spend less time waiting for a publisher’s website to load. Instead, publishers will be able to upload their content directly to Facebook. The project hosts articles from various media outlets on Facebook’s site; a way to skip lagging downloads and to...
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Dana Hall Head of School, Caroline Erisman’s byline on the epidemic of stressed-out students was recently published in Cognoscenti. Caroline discusses the dialogue around rising teen suicide rates and the pressure that students feel to succeed. She notes that it is vital to recognize the difference between encouraging success and pushing kids too far. To...
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I recently came across Kaiser Health News’ article, “When Depression and Cultural Expectations Collide.” The article talks about an Asian American woman’s struggle with depression throughout her teenage years. The reporter, Anna Gorman, specifically highlights how an individual’s culture can prevent families and guidance counselors from getting the person the help he or she needs....
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In campaign politics, a “tracker” is staff member or volunteer from a candidate’s campaign team or from an opposition group assigned to, quite literally, track an opponent’s campaign stops and public appearances. The hope is to make sure no gaffe, flaw or mistake goes undocumented. Depending on which side of the camera you’re on, these...
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This week, Mayor Walsh unveiled Imagine Boston 2030, the city’s first planning initiative since 1965. While the plan is in its infancy, it’s hard not to be excited about it. Walsh’s plan hit on eight key elements: Housing: Building housing that keeps Boston accessible to all Mobility: Creating an efficient, equitable, sustainable transportation system Environment...
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Fast-food giant Chipotle has hopped on the anti-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) bandwagon, declaring its food will be GMO-free as of the company’s announcement last week. Many are heralding this as a great victory for the food industry, in which the negative sentiment towards GMOs has been growing stronger in recent years, despite the fact that...
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The demand for instant gratification is creating a whole new business model. Apps like Uber, Foodler, Favor and Zipcar are providing consumers with everything they need at the drop of a hat. All of these new tools are designed to make the consumer’s life easier and to reach them at a more personal level. The...
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