December 9, 2007

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Are you guilty of 'wardrobing'?
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Curious Jobs
What are the quirky, odd, or just plain interesting jobs in Massachusetts? Tell us about someone whose job makes you envious, inspired, or perplexed.
Toll fines
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Miss Conduct
Have a quandary? Share it, and your question and Miss Conduct's answer may appear in an issue of the Globe Magazine. Submit a question.
Tales from the City
The Globe Magazine is seeking anecdotes about life in Boston. They can be simple, funny, touching, baffling -- anything, really. If you have one, please share your tale.
Business etiquette
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A prison system strains,
and inmates die of suicide

Last year alone, seven inmates killed themselves, and another's attempt left him brain dead; four have taken their lives so far this year. Department of Correction officials say the suicides are random and unrelated. But a Globe Spotlight Team investigation of the deaths and detailed reconstruction of how they occurred found that they were far from random. (Boston Globe)
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Mass. rail service cheaper, but less reliable

Boston's commuter rail service runs more cheaply than the nation's four other large suburban rail systems, but the thriftiness comes with a price: the least reliable service. (By Noah Bierman, Boston Globe)

Huckabee finds his campaign at a tipping point

Throughout a recent Mike Huckabee campaign swing in New Hampshire, the stylistic parallels to Bill Clinton are everywhere, from the Sunday morning cadence, to the look in the eye, to the arm around the shoulder. (By Michael Kranish, Boston Globe)

Wreath-maker in Maine honors veterans in bulk

The Worcester Wreath Co., will ship more than half a million evergreen wreaths, centerpieces, and tabletop trees by Christmas. This week, the Maine wreathmaker will donate an unprecedented 15,000 wreaths to veterans’ cemeteries around the country. (By Jenna Russell, Boston Globe)

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