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Why your home is a worse investment than you think

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this column about homes as investments left out data and used the wrong time frame in the example given. Because of those errors, the annual return on that home investment appeared smaller than it would have been</i>.<p>Are you as foolishly lavish as me? …

Boston Dining 101: A Guide for Students and Visitors

Welcome, students and visitors! Whether it's your first semester in town or your last, or you're just here for a quick trip, the Boston area is full of restaurants to explore, new and old. Eater is here to guide you to the right spot for every situation, whether you need a reliable late-night slice …

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Letting them die: parents refuse medical help for children in the name of Christ

The Followers of Christ is a religious sect that preaches faith healing in states such as Idaho, which offers a faith-based shield for felony crimes – despite alarming child mortality rates among these groups<p>Mariah Walton’s voice is quiet – her lungs have been wrecked by her illness, and her …

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio shares Deflategate viewpoint, highlights how NFL in tough spot

<i>Editor's note: This post has been updated since its initial posting. See specific updates below in italics.</i><p>ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio was a guest on San …

Roger Goodell

This Is Why FDA Is Banning Trans Fats

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

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Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

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Top 15 Places to Visit in the United States in 2015

No matter what time of year (or weather) it is, now is the perfect time to plan your 2015 vacation. From sea to shining sea, we’ve scoured every …

Thousands to march to commemorate 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide

Waving flags and signs and wearing purple, tens of thousands of people marched in Los Angeles on Friday, voicing their common and persistent call for the Turkish government to recognize the deaths of more than 1 million Armenians as genocide.<p>The events marking the centennial of the slayings under …

First-ever Dr. Seuss museum is coming to Springfield

When Dr. Seuss wrote the words “Oh, the places you’ll go!,” he may never have imagined that would mean Springfield — his birthplace — for travelers …

Dentists debate need to extract wisdom teeth

The decision to remove wisdom teeth often seems like a routine part of young adulthood. But more people are starting to ask whether it's always necessary.<p>Those who oppose automatically taking out those four teeth say "watchful waiting" is a better path because the teeth and surrounding gum tissue …

How to Be a New Englander

From driving in the snow to underdressing like a pro, a native’s guide to the life skills, social graces, design gambits, revenge tactics, …

Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.

<b>UPDATE: After the election of Donald Trump, will the secret government survive? Michael J. Glennon takes a look.</b><p>The voters who put Barack Obama in …

4 Things Millionaires Have in Common, Backed by Research

<b>What do millionaires do differently?</b><p>Are they harder workers? Do they have brains that can bend spoons? Do they exhibit Bond Villain levels of cunning?<p>…

Q&A with Kevin O'Leary of Shark Tank—Mr. Wonderful Lives in Boston

Q&A: <i>Shark Tank</i>’s Kevin O’Leary<p>It turns out Mr. Wonderful lives on Marlborough Street. The 'meanest' shark on ABC's hit show <i>Shark Tank</i> talks venture …

Why Dying Is Easier for Doctors

Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found a lump in his stomach. He had a surgeon explore the area, and the …

Why fiction is good for you How fiction changes your world

Is fiction good for us? We spend huge chunks of our lives immersed in novels, films, TV shows, and other forms of fiction. Some see this as a …

5 Gangster Movies You Have to See

<i>Editor's Note: Marc Krulewitch's Jules Landau mysteries take place in Chicago, where he was born and where his family has lived for generations. He</i> …

13 Fascinating Facts About The Majority Of Russians

Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Eighty-three percent Russians approve of Vladimir Putin as president, a number that has soared from 54% last year since his annexation of Crimea and intervention in Ukraine as well as the Sochi Olympics.<p>Westerners may wonder why Russians so happily approve of a man who is …

World Health Organization

6 worst right-wing moments of the week — Michele Bachmann is back with a vengeance | Salon.com

<b>Michele Bachmann (AP/Carolyn Kaster)</b><p>6 worst right-wing moments of the week — Michele Bachmann is back with a vengeance<p>The Minnesota congresswoman hasn’t given up on higher office. Meanwhile, Sean Hannity is a horrible, no-good bully<p>Janet Allon<p>July 28, 2014 12:35pm (UTC)<p>This article originally …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Luxury housing: Don’t just build for Kremlin cronies, global elite

International billionaires have been buying up luxury condos in new buildings in the world’s financial capitals, and the recent announcement of a …

New Technology Could Take The Drill Out Of The Dentist’s Office

Researchers at King's College London have developed a technique called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralzation, in which a device they've dubbed a "healing hand piece" is placed over the site of a cavity. The tool emits a small electrical current that promotes the remineralization of …

What's Desperately Needed in Sex Education Today

Most sex education messages in the U.S. go to great pains to elide one basic truth: that sex can be an incredible, pleasurable experience. In theory, …

Why Isn't Boston a Blue Zone?

Why Isn’t Boston a Blue Zone?<p>Year after year, Boston ranks near the top in many health and fitness categories, yet the city is nowhere close to the …

The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …

8 Things the Most Successful People Do That Make Them Great

<b>There’s a right way to learn.</b><p><b>Want to be more successful? Actually, that’s not ambitious enough — want to be</b> <b>the best</b><b>?</b><p>I do. So I called my friend …