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Sunglasses: Rating the Shades

Summer used to be simple: fun in the sun.
The brands Boston shops are pushing this summer
By LAMAR B. GRAHAM  |  June 11, 2010

Headphones TNG

New Hampshire green-tech nerd Aaron Fournier has an undeniable pitch for his new company, Thinksound, and its line of cool-daddy wood-grain headphones.
Think Sound
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 23, 2010


Last year, a co-worker (who shall remain nameless to save her from additional embarrassment) discovered a bug bite on her leg. It was slightly different than a typical mosquito bite; it was more bruise-like, and a bit painful to the touch. Not having a
Online health info can make you crazy
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  July 24, 2009

Congress's war on toys

Incredible, but true: until this past Friday, America was on a fast track to outlaw grandmothers selling children's sweaters for charity.
A new US law threatens to handcuff local indie artisans — and could render certain kids' products contraband
By LISSA HARRIS  |  February 04, 2009

Slip-sliding away

What’s that, you say, front-wheel drive is unsafe?
Think front-wheel drive can protect  you from the hazards of a snowy Boston commute? Not so fast.
By ALAN R. EARLS  |  January 23, 2008

Cheap cuts both ways

“Think big-box stores and bargains are synonymous? Think again,” declared a report on buying appliances in the September 2005 issue of Consumer Reports . Inside the box: Portland author Stacy Mitchell explores the real cost of faceless corporate retai
Excerpt from Big-Box Swindle
By STACY MITCHELL  |  November 08, 2006

Bands finding new list photo

Get musically smarter

The biggest hurdle local and independent bands face is getting you, the consumer, to try them just once.
A how-to for finding music you don’t yet know you like
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  February 23, 2006