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How To Be Good at the Future

One of these days, when the Doc Brown and McFly jokes dry up, you'll have no choice but to start thinking seriously about the future. Not just tomorrow, and the day after, but the next several hundred years, since lifespans are on track to skyrocket.
Tap into technology and make yourself a Master of Tomorrow
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 14, 2011
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Shelf life

Some people visit bookstores so their children can chew objects outside the home. Others, to peruse the latest magazines for free. Still others walk into a bookstore and are filled with a vague but palpable longing.
Interested in a career in books? Here's whatcha do.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 15, 2010
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Getting Your Hands Dirty

It's easy to get apocalyptic. Worst case scenarios can be conjured in a few broad strokes — oil crisis, poisoned reservoir, terrorists murder the Internet.
A few basic skills could help you survive the apocalypse — and reconnect to the real world
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  October 15, 2010
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Informal ed

In college, there was Aeschylus. There was the Battle of Gettysburg, chiaroscuro, the second law of thermodynamics.
When you swap memorizing for learning, sparks fly and tuna rolls
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  August 06, 2010
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Leveling Up

Are you unemployed? Have you spent the last two weeks playing Red Dead Redemption and seeing how far you can run your horse around the map before the game stops you? (Here's a hint: it's forever. )
Be a Boston-based video-game developer
By MADDY MYERS  |  August 06, 2010
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Words around town

“Every writer I know has trouble writing,” said Joseph Heller. Let that serve as comfort.
Our fair city is chock full of people who write well and are willing to teach you their trade.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  April 30, 2010


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The perils of self improvement

With a new decade comes dubious planning for self-betterment and the optimistic promise of a fresh start. However, even the best of intentions have the potential to go awry, and seemingly innocuous continuing-education courses are no exception.
When learning goes too far, get back on track
By ASHLEY RIGAZIO  |  January 22, 2010
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One Day you'll learn

College students are told relentlessly to enjoy their time in school.
Second Courses
By CASSANDRA LANDRY  |  November 12, 2008