By Meredith Goldstein Globe staff Sometimes I hear about a kind of jealousy between people in New York City and Boston. But it has nothing to do with baseball. It’s about a different thing. My single friends in Boston tell me it would be “sooo much easier” to find love if they lived in New York City. Those friends (and some Boston-area readers of my Globe advice column) believe that the dating options would be more plentiful in New York, and that there’d be a better night life scene for meeting strangers. They know for certain there’d be a more diverse dating pool — and perhaps fewer men on apps in TB12 hats. (Not judging the apparel, but that particular look and fandom isn’t for everyone.) Meanwhile, some of my single friends and readers in New York City have wondered whether it might be easier to find a partner in Boston. Those New Yorkers assume that in a smaller city, people might be less transient. Less fickle. They believe that in a … [Read more...] about Which city is better for singles: Boston or New York?
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"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." -Robert Frost Well, here we are, at the end of the week, and you know what that means: another Ask Ethan column! This week, I've been asked about the same thing by many different people, so I'll credit it to Patrick E. and Matt T., who want to know: I'm curious to hear your take on this: the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics applied to the origin of life. For those of you who haven't heard, this is what they're talking about. Image credit: Richard A. Cunha, Thereza A. Soares, Victor H. Rusu, Frederico J.S. Pontes, Eduardo F. Franca and Roberto D. Lins. We've long known that the Universe didn't start out with anything resembling life. Forget about complex, multicellular, highly differentiated creatures like mammals, angiosperms and insects; immediately after the Big Bang, the Universe didn't even have atoms in it! But out of that incredibly hot, dense soup of primordial matter and … [Read more...] about Ask Ethan #21: Why does life exist?
By Anne Valdespino | PUBLISHED: November 10, 2018 at 11:00 am | UPDATED: November 10, 2018 at 11:24 am Martina McBride has a new cookbook. And a new cooking show on Food Network. And she’s performing on a holiday music tour through the South this fall. Life is gloriously busy for the award-winning country music star, who went from selling T-shirts at Garth Brooks’ shows to opening for him and starting her own meteoric rise up the charts: Six No. 1 hits, 20 top 10 singles and 18 million albums sold. She’s already published one cookbook and this followup, titled “Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life” from Oxmoor House, is no celeb slapping a brand on some nameless chef’s recipes. McBride loves to cook, develops recipes herself and has multiple tested each one in this collection of 100. (What is it with country divas and cookbooks? Dolly, Reba, Trisha Yearwood, Faith Hill — seems everybody but Shania Twain has at … [Read more...] about Why Martina McBride is everywhere right now with a new cookbook, cooking show
It might not be your first choice for a romantic first date (if it is we fear you may be staying single) but almost everyone craves a McDonald's from time to time. Whether you're a sucker for a Big Mac or you love nothing better than trying to eat 20 chicken McNuggets in one go, there are certain times when a Maccy D's never fails to hit the spot. Drunk after a night out? How about a McDonald's . Movie night? How about a McDonald's? Your other half broke up with you because you eat too much chicken? How about a McDonald's? Given how quickly food is dished out you might think that working in one of the chain's 36,000 restaurants around the world would be a bit of a doddle. But, actually, there's way more to it than rapidly throwing together 99p cheeseburgers and occasionally dressing up as Ronald McDonald, as I found out when invited on a behind the scenes tour of the Hanwell branch on Uxbridge Road. I met with the store's franchisee, Atul Pathak, who explained how proud he is to … [Read more...] about What life is really like working in a McDonald’s in west London
0 Have your say Veterans who end up taking their own lives often go under the radar and are the forgotten victims of war. Campaigners say it is imperative their battles do not go overlooked and want more studies to be carried out to get a better insight and understanding into the issue of veteran suicides.RELATED: Why PTSD and suicide must not be allowed to define our brave Armed Forces Dr Walter Busuttil, consultant psychiatrist and medical director for Combat Stress, the UK’s leading charity for veterans’ mental health, says: “For me, if there is even one suicide of a veteran in this country that we do not know about, that is a tragedy.“There is a lot of international literature on suicides and these show very high rates of suicide in the military and among veterans.“The rates are around double compared to civilians in America.“The international literature shows that as far as PTSD, depression and alcohol are concerned, they … [Read more...] about How the UK is blind to veterans taking their own lives after serving their country