ACCRA, Ghana — It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong went home to Ghana. She’d missed siblings’ weddings, the births of nieces and nephews, even the death of her father, sacrificing time with her own family so that she could help frail, aging Americans stay at home with theirs.Almost up to the moment she boarded the plane, Sarpong was working nearly around the clock. A home health aide, she cared for a 90-year-old retired insurance agent with severe arthritis by day. Then at night, she drove from Newton to Wrentham to look after a woman in her 80s who was prone to falling. Related Links Stranger in the house That made for 104 hours a week of work that was equal parts tedious, stressful, exhausting, and essential. After she reached Logan Airport, dragging three suitcases loaded with gifts for her family — mainly used clothes from her closet — Sarpong collapsed in her seat. For the next nine hours, as food carts rolled by carrying lunch, dinner, … [Read more...] about PIPELINE FROM AFRICA: Recent immigrants do much of the low-paying, back-breaking work of caring for frail Americans at home. Back home, they’re seen as success stories.
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Denver GoTopless Day is expected to attract well over 1,000 people to its 2018 edition, which takes place downtown on Sunday, August 26. But the size of the crowd is only one indication of how the gathering has evolved, as is clear from the following Denver GoTopless Day oral history.We recently asked Matt Wilson, who co-organizes the get-together with Mia Jean, our source for this week's Denver GoTopless Day 2018 preview, to tell us about the background of the event — and he did a lot more than that. He reached out to Bambi McMillan, who put together the first Denver GoTopless Day in 2013, and Adriana Beru, the overseer of the 2014 edition, to get a wide-ranging perspective about what's rapidly become a Mile High City tradition.Here's the result of our joint conversation, conducted via Facebook Messenger, followed by details about Sunday's Denver GoTopless Day parade and assorted links to learn more.Westword: Denver Go Topless Day got its start in 2013. What were the … [Read more...] about Oral History of Denver GoTopless Day
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Priyanka Dayal McCluskey Globe Staff August 11, 2018 PALO ALTO, Calif. — Sunlight floods through the 20-foot windows of the sprawling lobby.One hundred silver birds float overhead, part of a menagerie of sculptures that greets visitors in all corners of the building. Cushioned easy chairs face a green lawn just outside. Gentle piano music wafts through the air.This, surrounded by tall trees and lavender fields on the Stanford University campus, may be the fanciest new medical center for children in the country. Advertisement Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford is billed as the hospital of the future, but it doesn’t look much like a hospital at all. It is some hybrid of hotel, museum, and high-tech laboratory. Even the operating rooms are covered with murals. Get Talking Points in your inbox: An afternoon recap of the day’s … [Read more...] about In California, a glimpse at the future of elite children’s hospitals
The Chronicle has launched a new weekly Travel newsletter! Sign up here. Enter your email at the top and check the box marked “Travel.” The #VanLife movement, popularized on social media in recent years, is a bit of a mirage. The glitzy pictures shared on Instagram and Snapchat usually depict a handsome young couple relaxing in an exotic locale. He’s playing a ukulele, sporting a scruffy beard and an open flannel shirt, sunset blazing in the background. She’s a stunning brunette, practicing yoga on a white sand beach, wearing a skimpy bikini. The dream is simple: Sell everything you have. Buy a nifty Volkswagen camper. Spend your days in blissful drift, traveling the road while working remotely — if at all. The best #VanLifers, as they’re known, find sponsors who bankroll their adventures in return for pimping propane stoves, puffy down jackets and mountain bikes. It’s an escapist fantasy playing out for a select few. For the rest of us, … [Read more...] about Confessions of a semi-reformed vanlifer
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index Feature Inside the growth of Goop — the most controversial brand in the wellness industry. Gwyneth Paltrow. Credit Amanda Demme for The New York Times Supported by ByTaffy Brodesser-Akner July 25, 2018 On a Monday morning in November, students at Harvard Business School convened in their classroom to find Gwyneth Paltrow. She was sitting at one of their desks, fitting in not at all, using her phone, as they took their seats along with guests they brought to class that day — wives, mothers, boyfriends. Each seat filled, and some guests had to stand along the back wall and sit on the steps. The class was called the Business of Entertainment, Media and Sports. The students were there to interrogate Paltrow about Goop, her lifestyle-and-wellness e-commerce business, and to learn how to create a “sustainable competitive advantage,” according to the class catalog. She moved to the … [Read more...] about The Big Business of Being Gwyneth Paltrow