Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Shulamit Reinharz February 14, 2017 Valentine’s Day has arrived and it’s time to think about love. Most people want to love and to be loved in return, but I’m not sure that American culture promotes love. In fact, although psychologists believe that to be able to love and be loved is an essential element of human development, “true love” is actually having a hard time nowadays. We don’t really live in a loving society. We love things at a distance, like our football teams. We love abstractions, like the weather. But do people feel comfortable about saying “I love you” face to face, even if they are married to one another or think they might marry each other one day? Do they expect to ever love? Is it unmanly to express love?The dictionary tells us that “I love you” means “I am in a committed relationship … [Read more...] about True love for tough times
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Dante Ramos Globe Staff February 02, 2018 “Loose lips might sink ships,” a famous US propaganda poster from World War II declared, warning soldiers and sailors not to talk about their work. And that was well before people routinely carried devices that churn out highly detailed detail about their location.This past week, military and intelligence planners worldwide were scrambling to assess how much useful information enemy forces might glean from heat maps generated by the fitness app Strava. Via GPS data, Strava and similar apps help endurance athletes track the intensity of their workouts — and identify new routes by showing where others have been running or biking. It’s just that some of those routes happen to lie in Afghanistan (above), or other countries where US forces operate in secret.Security agencies generally have policies about … [Read more...] about Loose apps sink ships? Strava flap poses awkward dilemma for military
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Like you, we here at ABC7 are frustrated, confused, and dismayed at seeing the problem of homelessness in San Francisco. We want change. This week, ABC7 News joins more than 70 other local news agencies to highlight the problem and encourage our leaders to do something about it.RELATED: ABC7 proud to participate in SF Homeless Project Here's a closer look at one of the many programs looking to solve the homeless crisis by doing the seemingly impossible -- providing housing.They're the ones among us who have fallen, or maybe crawled into the cracks. They have little hope of getting back out. Especially after a long, long time."Probably about eight years, eight or nine years," said Jose Maya, who's just another resident of the tent city squeezed into and around Cesar Chavez Street in San Francisco. Maybe you've driven past and kept going. But not everyone.On this day, Scott Prentice and his homeless outreach team moved in, aiming to save a few lives."Everyone's … [Read more...] about Navigation Center provides housing, hope for SF homeless
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page February 25, 2018 The housing bill that Governor Charlie Baker presented to the Legislature in Beacon Hill testimony last month showcased the governor at his best — but also his most tentative. The bill is well intended, thoughtful, and realistic legislation that would push Massachusetts a step toward solving one of its biggest long-term problems: the lack of middle-class housing. The problem is that it’s an exceedingly small step when so much more is needed.With a reelection campaign coming up, a truly innovative housing bill could be Baker’s opportunity to put forward a transformative agenda for Massachusetts. Reforming the state’s antiquated housing and zoning rules could lower housing costs by reducing obstacles to new construction, making the state a more attractive place for companies to locate and families to live. Advertisement To do … [Read more...] about Aim higher on housing for middle class in Mass.
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page March 01, 2018 I could not agree more with new Wynn Resorts CEO Matt Maddox that branding decisions are deeply important (“Wynn brand ‘not about one person,’ new CEO says,” Page A1, Feb. 26). An effective brand differentiates one’s company from the competition and communicates core values. That is why I am so puzzled by Maddox’s wait-and-see response to local requests that the casino being built in Everett by his company not bear the name of its founder, Steve Wynn. After The Wall Street Journal published multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Wynn by his employees and reported on a settlement payment of $7.5 million to one of them, the Wynn name joined those of Weinstein, Spacey, Lauer, and Nassar in immediately communicating a deeply negative image to the public.Maddox says he doesn’t want to make major decisions during … [Read more...] about Wynn Resorts’ new CEO must understand the need for a name change