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5:12 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Here's Scientific Proof That Stress Is Good For You

A new study says stress is no evil villain.
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We are a stressed out nation. Over one-third of Americans say they always feel stressed out—with work as the main reason. But new research shows that the role of stress in our lives is more complicated than we think.

A typical day for the guys who work at Fortified Bicycle, a Cambridge startup that makes anti-theft bike lights, goes a little something like this:

We start our days with a 15-minute stand-up at 9 a.m. We have a stand-up meeting because standing is uncomfortable so it forces you to finish the meeting faster,” said CEO Slava Menn.

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5:49 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Understanding Animal Hoarding

The Animal Rescue League of Boston removed 199 dogs, cats, birds, reptiles and rodents from revolting living conditions in a Lynnfield home last month. Greater Boston talks with a veterinarian who was called into the home to help remove the animals.


Boston Public Radio Podcast
1:49 pm
Thu January 2, 2014

Nancy Koehn on the Business of Selling Happiness

The Colors of Happiness
Credit By Camdiluv ♥ from Concepción, CHILE via Wikimedia Commons

Happy is a word that's gotten a lot of play in the last couple of weeks  as we've been wishing each other "happy holidays,"  "happy New Year,"  and tossing the occasional "merry" into the mix of seasonal good will.  However, achieving happiness and maintaining a realistic state of contentedness is no easy feat.   

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