Do you remember the first time you quit a project or your job? What about the first time you moved away from home? Or, moved on from a relationship? Sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot says all of these are exits we should pay attention to and learn from. Callie Crossley spoke with Lightfoot about her new book Exits: The Endings That Set Us Free.
This past Sunday a gunman opened fire at a Sikh Temple in Wisconsin, killing seven people and injuring four more. This came on the heels of last month’s Colorado theater shooting, where twelve were killed and scores more injured.
Both tragedies have reignited the gun control debate. Law enforcement in every big city — from L.A. to the streets of Boston — face the unenviable task of keeping firearms out of the hands of would-be criminals.
Today Boston Public Radio begins a series of discussions on what can be done, from renewing an assault weapons ban, to restricting internet sales and strengthening background checks.
BOSTON — Local cinema operators are reviewing their security measures in the wake of a mass shooting in Colorado at the July 19 midnight showing of the latest Batman movie that killed at least a dozen people and wounded at least 50.
James Fox, professor of criminology at Northeastern University in Boston, said a mass shooting like this is typically not an impulsive act of madness.
CinemaSalem said it was making sure all emergency exits are locked to outsiders. Norwood-based National Amusements said the safety of its patrons and staff is of the “utmost importance.”
The idea of a doctor showing up on your doorstep, with a doctor’s bag in hand, ready to treat whatever ails you probably sounds like something from another era. But a new initiative that’s part of the Affordable Care Act is bringing this bygone way of practicing medicine into the future.
What does the newest research tell us about online dating?
We look at the huge business of online dating. Why is the industry so powerful? How does it work? And what’s the best way to actually find someone? We look at why people are lured online — and what sites really work. Kara Miller talked with Bob Seay about Harvard Business School professor Mikolaj Piskorski's research on the topic.
We haven’t found a way to cure obesity in America but we sure have found a lot of culprits to blame it on. Supersized sodas are among the villains that we impugn for making us fat. Mayor Bloomberg’s gotten a real beating for banning them in New York, but one person who is on Bloomberg’s side is marketing professor Pierre Chandon. He says that without this mandated portion control, battling the bulge is going to be really hard.