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The cutest photos from the Royal Wedding

It’s official! Suits actress Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have tied the knot, becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the early morning of May 19. After meeting on a blind date back in July 2016, the royal couple exchanged vows at St. George’s Chapel in front of 600 guests that...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:47am

CapeFLYER is back with train trips from Boston to Cape Cod this summer

The CapeFLYER is back for another summer so you can take trips from Boston to Cape Cod without sitting in all that traffic. Keolis, which operates the MBTA commuter rail, recently announced the return of the service that offers round trips from Boston’s South Station to Hyannis. The...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:38am

Ask Mount Sinai: How to avoid workplace injuries

Sitting at your desk seems like it might put you at low-risk for workplace injuries; how much can you possibly hurt yourself tapping on a keyboard? Way more than you might think, it turns out. Working in an office involves hours of being sedentary, staring at a screen and repetitive motion, all of...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:29am

The powerful BBMAs tribute to gun violence victims that moved the nation

The Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) were last night, two days after eight students and two teachers lost their lives at the Santa Fe High School shooting in Texas. The 17-year-old suspected gunman has been identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis. Students from Stoneman Douglas High School, survivors...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 11:08am

How to pick the right community college for you

On May 15th, it was announced that Kingsborough Community College was nominated along with ten other schools for the 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence for its second year in a row. This prize focuses on student learning, degree completion of both the two year community program and...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 6:24pm

MAP: Timeline of mass shootings in the US since 2000

UPDATED May 18, 2018 Horrific mass shootings like the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting put a renewed spotlight on gun violence, but dozens of American lives have been claimed in mass shootings since 2000, many of which involved the use of high-powered handguns and semiautomatic rifles....

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 4:00pm

Best fish and chips in New York City you can order while you watch the royal wedding

So you’re all set to watch Prince Harry’s wedding this Saturday, but something’s missing. Sure, you could brew yourself a nice hot mug of English breakfast — after all, the coverage does kick off bright and early at 4:00 a.m. EST — but there are more delicious ways to...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:48pm

Self-chilling cold brew, the new 7-Eleven coffee, is here to save your summer

If you sit down and do the math, it isn’t those big one-time purchases that hit you hard when the credit card bill arrives. No, it’s the sneaky small purchases you keep making without a second thought that add up to astronomical numbers. Like, for example, your cold brew habit —...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 12:08pm

What’s going on with John Cena and Nikki Bella? Maybe Total Bellas will shed some light

The internet is very confused about John Cena and Nikki Bella right now — but it sounds like they are, too. The wrestling world couple and their horde of adoring fans were looking forward to the two tying the knot until a very sudden John Cena and Nikki Bella breakup last month that left...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 11:00am

Will there be a Designated Survivor season 3, or was it cancelled?

Is Designated Survivor over? Yes, the finale of the second season aired last night on ABC. But wait, you might be wondering, is there going to be a Designated Survivor season 3, or was Designated Survivor cancelled in the latest wave that cut down many people’s favorite shows? Fans of the...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 8:58am

Four penguin chicks make debut at New England Aquarium

Four new members of the New England Aquarium penguin family have made their first public debut. The little blue penguin chicks — named Goose, Wedge, Derwent and Miramar  — made their on-exhibit entrance Thursday morning after having hatched about 80 days ago. They’ve...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:24pm

What is Crossfire Hurricane?

Yesterday, the New York Times published a story detailing the beginnings of the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign's relationship to Russia, which reported that — contrary to Trump's complaints — the agency erred on the side of secrecy about the inquiry, so as not to...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:18pm

UPDATE: Meghan Markle finally releases statement on dad's royal wedding absence

Updated May 17, 2018, 5:00 p.m.: This morning, Meghan Markle released a statement through Kensington Palace on her dad's royal wedding absence. Thomas underwent heart surgery yesterday and will not be making the trip overseas to walk his daughter down the aisle. He'd been wishy-washy about...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 5:15pm

Why one group wants to carve Trump's face into a glacier and watch it melt

Taking activist street art to sea level, a Finnish group aims to raise $500,000 so they can carve President Trump's face into a glacier and livestream it melting. The project lends several metaphors to an administration that can't be accused of being poetic: It's partly a takeoff on...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 4:18pm

What time does the Grey's Anatomy season 14 finale start, end?

Hold onto your scrub caps, folks, because the Grey’s Anatomy season 14 finale airs tonight, and you can bet Shonda Rhimes won’t pull any punches. After all, it was just the last installment that held everyone on the edge for an hour wondering whether April was going to survive the...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 3:38pm

First same-sex marriages in US were 14 years ago today in Massachusetts

Thursday marks the 14th anniversary of the first same-sex marriages in the United States, which took place here in Massachusetts. According to data obtained by the News Service, there have been 32,469 same-sex marriages performed in Massachusetts since May 17, 2004, based on numbers that run...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 3:34pm

Everything you need to know about the new YouTube Music streaming service

YouTube will launch a new music streaming service called YouTube Music to provide users with another option for people to stream their favorite tunes. YouTube Music streaming service will offer users access to thousands of playlists, millions of songs, albums and artist radio stations. While many...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 3:18pm

Hidden pages from Anne Frank's diary discuss sexuality

"I’ll use this spoiled page to write down 'dirty' jokes," reads a newly discovered entry in Anne Frank's diary. It’s dated September 28, 1942, and in it, the German-Jewish teenager, then 13, discusses her understanding of menstruation, sex, puberty and prostitution...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 2:09pm

NYC plans to raise parking meter rates by end of 2018

If you drive in New York City, prepare to pay more for parking by the end of the year. The city’s Department of Transportation proposed on Wednesday a plan to raise meter rates in order to hopefully allow for parking spots to turn over more quickly. “New York City’s parking...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 1:57pm

One roommate saves you more than $12K a year on rent in NYC: Report

It’s the season of college graduation, which means thousands of students across the country are about to enter the real world, and surely some of them will end up in New York. But how will those new grads afford apartments here? The obvious answer is by getting some roommates, and a new...

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 1:50pm