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The Walking Dead season 8 midseason premiere: Everything we know so far

If you thought the hit AMC post-apocalyptic series was full of drama, just wait until you hear all the rumors buzzing around The Walking Dead season 8 episode 9. They have just hit their fiercest frenzy among fans yet. In case you’ve been sitting quietly, patiently waiting for The Walking...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 3:00pm

NYC launches web portal to provide resources to domestic violence survivors

Each year, New York City’s domestic violence hotline receives more than 80,000 phone calls. To help those experiencing domestic violence, and to equip others with information on how to safely step in, New York City first lady Chirlane McCray announced on Thursday the launch of a web portal...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 1:56pm

When is Lent 2018, and what should you give up?

Attention world: Lent is coming sooner than you think. Yes, really. When is Lent 2018? It actually starts next week and falls on a little holiday we like to enjoy with boxes of chocolates and champagne (or is that just me?). Here's everything you need to know in preparation for Lent 2018....

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 12:33pm

Lower infant mortality, teen smoking among findings in Health of Boston report

Boston is known as a health hub thanks to its grade-A hospitals and health-related innovations, but how healthy are the city’s residents? A new report from the Boston Public Health Commission out Thursday helps shed light on just that. The 2016 - 2017 Health of Boston report looked at data...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:16am

The 'Altered Carbon' finale was a hot mess

Altered Carbon is beautiful in its neo-noir cyberpunk glory, but overwhelmingly trying to do far too much. That could all be forgiven, of course, thanks to pretty enjoyable performances from Joel Kinnaman (as Takeshi Kovacs), Martha Higareda (as Kristin Ortega) and c’mon, I loved me some...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 11:06am

Getaway company expands in Boston-area to provide phone-free retreats

Americans are bad at vacationing: We don’t take all of our time off, and when we do actually manage to get away, we don’t actually relax. We’re constantly on our phones, consuming some sort of media more than eight hours a day — which has been linked to increased...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 10:10am

'A' is for Armani: public grade school in Tokyo adopts designer uniforms

TOKYO (Reuters) - A public elementary school in Tokyo's upscale shopping district of Ginza has raised parents' eyebrows with a plan to adopt uniforms designed by Italian fashion brand Giorgio Armani for its students, media said on Thursday. Taimei Elementary...

Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 8:35am

Where to celebrate the 2018 Winter Olympics in NYC

The 2018 Winter Olympics kick off on Friday night and go through the end of the month, giving us some second-hand excitement to rouse us from the sloth of February. Here’s where you can get inspired by the best athletes in the world, either by getting a chance to play some of the Olympic...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:50pm

Did Melania snub Trump's hand holding attempt again? Twitter sure thinks so

A new video appearing to show Melania Trump avoiding President Trump’s hand again is creating buzz on social media and adding to the running list of awkward moments the couple have shared together.  On Monday, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump left the White...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:14pm

People aren't buying Trump's beliefs about immigrants: Survey

President Trump's views and proposed policies on immigration are well out of step with American voters, says a new poll, which found that an overwhelming majority of Americans want Dreamers to stay in the U.S., and a solid majority oppose Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. The...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 5:07pm

Is Pyeongchang in North Korea?

Pyeongchang — didn't that used to be called Pyongyang? If you've asked yourself that question, you're not alone. To get it out of the way: the answer to the question is PyeongChang in North Korea is hell no. Although they're only three letters apart, Pyeongchang and Pyongyang...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:28pm

Fraternity at one New York univ. put on probation for 'pig roast' sex contest

Cornell's Kappa Chapter of Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT), the world's first "inclusive Jewish organization," was put on two years probation for partaking in a "pig roast." No, not for cooking a boar on a spit — for participating in a sex contest that rewarded new members for...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:19pm

Majority of voters say Trump has tried to 'derail or obstruct' Russia probe: Poll

A new poll shows that 53 percent of American voters believe that President Trump has tried to "derail or obstruct" special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into potential links between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government. In the Quinnipiac poll...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:19pm

Boston students will donate 25,000 pairs of socks to homeless shelters this Saturday

This Saturday, students from eight different Boston-area colleges will volunteer at homeless shelters, donating their time and more than 25,000 pairs of socks to those in need. Socks are one of the most requested clothing items by homeless shelters. Twenty-year-old Harvard student Charlotte Kim,...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 2:29pm

Dunkin' Donuts will stop using foam cups by 2020

Soon, your Dunkin’s coffee won’t come in a foam cup. The Canton-based company announced Wednesday that it will eliminate the use of those well-known foam cups by 2020 in an effort to be more environmentally friendly. “With more than 9,000 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in the...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 2:15pm

Every way you can watch Homeland online

If you’re here, devoted Homeland fan, it’s probably because you know the premiere of the penultimate season of the political drama is right around the corner and you want to catch up. But what are your options if you want to watch Homeland online? Don’t worry, we looked it up and...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 2:03pm

Is Homeland on Netflix?

The premiere of season seven of the political drama boldly addressing today’s polarized climate in Washington, D.C. is rapidly approaching. That means, if you’ve fallen behind at all, you’re probably scrambling and wondering is Homeland on Netflix? Have lots of catching up to do...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 2:03pm

Can ibuprofen ease your emotional pains, too?

When you have a headache, feel sore from working out, or are stricken with menstrual cramps,  popping a couple ibupfrofen is a tried and true method of pain relief. But what if over-the-counter pain meds can also help you cope with feelings of anxiety or depression? A new article published in...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:56pm

Reese Witherspoon recalls an experience with an abusive ex

Reese Witherspoon — champion of Time’s Up, the Madeline Martha Mackenzie who lives forever in our hearts — is opening up and it’s kind of huge. Witherspoon sat down with her "A Wrinkle in Time" co-stars Oprah Winfrey — also known as the woman who will never...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:33pm

De Blasio writes letter to ICE asking agency not to deport Ravi Ragbir

Mayor Bill de Blasio has written a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement asking the federal agency not to deport Ravi Ragbir, a local immigration rights advocate whose ICE detention sparked a rally in January. Hundreds have voiced support for Ragbir after he was detained following a...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:14pm