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High School Students Get a Sneak Peak at College

Nancy Barile | Posted 10.10.2014 | Education
Nancy Barile

It all started with a newspaper clipping. One of my students brought in an advertisement for something called "One Day University"--and asked if we ...

Louisa May Alcott's House: Telling the Story

Kate Kelly | Posted 10.07.2014 | Women
Kate Kelly

Orchard House -- as Louisa May Alcott's home in Concord, Massachusetts is known -- is remarkable for many reasons. Most notably it is a historic site dedicated to a woman who is not only beloved today but who was famous in her own day.

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part 2

Stacy Clark | Posted 10.02.2014 | Green
Stacy Clark

Cape Wind Communications Director Mark Rodgers reflects on the leadership required to move the project from drawing board to construction. He explains how the un-calculated or "external" costs of polluting sources of energy have inspired communities to support renewable sources of power.

You Do You

Troy Byer | Posted 11.17.2014 | Women
Troy Byer

Today, I know that needing a partner to compensate for what is lacking in my life, and wanting a partner to abundantly share my life, sets the stage for two very different relationships. It's the difference between having someone who completes you, and having someone who enhances you.

The Window of M&A Opportunity for Transformative Deals Remains Open

Pip McCrostie | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Pip McCrostie

A broad-based recovery across a variety of sectors driven by the US should see market conditions continue to foster this trend -- making the next 6-12 months an ideal window of opportunity to do transformative deals.

8 Simple Steps to Acquiring a Small Business

Ben T. Smith, IV | Posted 06.23.2014 | Small Business
Ben T. Smith, IV

Having bought a number of small companies and frankly having sold my companies to bigger companies a number of times, I have found the following eight steps to be essential in this process.

Putting the Disaster in Natural Disasters: Why Many Choose to Live in Harm's Way

David Ropeik | Posted 09.17.2013 | Green
David Ropeik

As extreme weather events seem to be increasing around the world, changes consistent with the kinds of things climate change is predicted to cause, ma...

Food Curated: Bell & Anchor, A Little Bit of Brooklyn in the Berkshires

Liza de Guia | Posted 08.31.2013 | Taste
Liza de Guia

Mark Firth, the owner and chief farmhand of the Bell & Anchor, "just want(s) to eat well and keep it unpretentious."

WATCH: Adorable Babies Race In Diaper Derby

Posted 02.22.2013 | Parents

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Forty babies in Danvers, Mass. raced in the Liberty Tree Mall's Second Annual Diaper Derby on Feb. 16, with...

Why You Should Never Meet Your Idol

Mara Menachem | Posted 04.18.2013 | Books
Mara Menachem

My imagination ran wild. What witty thing would I say to Mr. Ginsberg? What will I do when he asks me to drop out of college and be his full time assistant? What will my family say? But how can I turn down such an opportunity?

When Should You Sell Your Start-up?

Mark MacLeod | Posted 04.10.2013 | Small Business
Mark MacLeod

How do you reach a decision that works for everyone? How do you "know" if now is the right time to sell?

How to Navigate Markets Through the Euro-Zone Turmoil

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

As the euro zone crisis intensifies and global markets reflect investor concerns, we ask ourselves, is a Greek exit from the euro on its way? Preparations have already begun to protect shareholder interest.

Facebook, Instagram and the Disciplines of Mergers and Acquisitions

Robert Teitelman | Posted 06.11.2012 | Technology
Robert Teitelman

Facebook is famously paying a cool billion dollars for the two-year-old app-based photo service. Instagram has 13 employees, 30 million users and no revenues. But Mark Zuckerberg decided the social media giant absolutely had to have the startup.

Olympus Report To Be Released Next Week, Opening Way For Possible Criminal Complaints

Posted 12.04.2011 | Business

TOKYO - An expert panel appointed by Japan's Olympus Corp to look into an accounting scandal at the disgraced firm will release its findings on Tu...

Is Spousal Support Finally Getting A Serious Update?

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 01.16.2012 | Divorce
Elizabeth Benedict

Instead of allowing people to end a failed relationship, the antiquated laws in Massachusetts, Florida, and New Jersey states force them to become permanent adversaries, returning to divorce court whenever circumstances change. They endure a lifetime of legal fees and divorce that never ends.

Hiring By The Auto Industry Might Drive U.S. Recovery: Survey

Posted 10.01.2011 | Business

(Clare Baldwin) - The auto industry could lead an economic recovery in the United States, according to a recent survey by audit, tax and advisory ...

Proper Names or M is for Margie, Mary Ann...Mother?

Gabrielle Burton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Burton

I'm lucky enough to have one of life's great blessings: I like and respect my grown kids, and the feelings are mutual. Still, we're not on a first-name basis. I want my children to call me Mother or any of its sweet variations.

M&A: Increasing Your Company's Sales Price With New Products

Larry MacDonald | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business
Larry MacDonald

In anticipation of selling a company, it may be advantageous to identify new market needs and have a number of attractive opportunities in the development pipeline to sweeten the deal.

100,000+ Protest Across America, 3,000 in Denver

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Rallies were held at state capitols in all fifty states on Saturday, bringing out hundreds of thousands of Americans to stand in solidarity with workers in Wisconsin.

Say Goodbye to 1999

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Yvette Kantrow

The waning dominance of the mainstream press has created a paradoxical situation: Scoops may be more important than ever and, at the same time, ever harder to define.

Junk history

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Yvette Kantrow

What is it about the 1980s that makes the decade so irresistible to journalists covering Wall Street? Despite everything that the financial world has ...

Here's Why Yahoo And AOL Should Immediately Merge

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Henry Blodget

Yahoo and AOL are both in a business that benefits greatly from scale. They're both basically media companies. By combining, they would achieve greater scale and reduce duplication.

Coming Wave of Gov 2.0 Mergers

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan W. Silberberg

The Coming Wave of Gov 2.0 Mergers, Takeovers and Buyouts is almost upon us. This will mark the second major part of the Government 2.0 revolution.

Franchise Player

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

As Rupert Murdoch transforms the WSJ from a business must-have into a general interest read, will the paper continue its thorough coverage of mergers and acquisitions news?

Ann Curry Mixes Up Wheaton Colleges In Commencement Address

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

In her address to Wheaton College's Class of 2010, "Today" Show anchor Ann Curry mistakenly confused the Wheaton she was at, in Massachusetts, with a ...