October 22, 2008

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Staying here for Thanksgiving?
Have rising travel costs and a sinking economy forced you to cancel a trip home and stay in Boston for Thanksgiving? How are you re-creating the family holiday while away from your family? E-mail correspondent Erich Schwartzel at eschwartzel@globe.com to share your story.
Will the downturn affect your company?
What has your employer told you about how the financial crisis and slowing economy will impact your organization? Do you feel your employer has been communicating effectively or keeping you in the dark? E-mail Globe business writer Robert Weisman at weisman@globe.com.
Dr. Google?
Do you successfully self-diagnose yourself by looking up your symptoms online? Or are you a doctor who finds your authority challenged by your patients' use of the Internet? Science reporter Carolyn Johnson would like to know your story. E-mail her at cjohnson@globe.com.
Have you had an MRI recently?
Have you had an MRI of your knee or ankle recently at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital or Children's Hospital? Did insurance cover it? Please contact medical writer Liz Kowalczyk at kowalczyk@globe.com to discuss the cost and quality of imaging tests.
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.
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Mass. fears a gap in census

After years of highly publicized immigration raids, community organizers and government officials are growing worried that many immigrants will not open their doors to census takers in 2010, a scenario that could cost Massachusetts millions in federal dollars and possibly a congressional seat. (By Maria Sacchetti, Globe Staff)

R.I. deals with record unemployment

Even more than the gleaming new condos or the boom of restaurants and stores in the heart of this old mill city, the regular WaterFire festivities are held up as a signature of the rise from industrial decay, drawing jubilant crowds and their money. (By Eric Moskowitz, Globe Staff)

For McCain, father's error holds lesson

On May 19, 1972, while John McCain was spending his fourth year as a prisoner of war in Hanoi, President Richard Nixon lashed out about McCain's father, Admiral John McCain. (By Michael Kranish, Globe Staff)

Marshmallow temptations, brain scans could yield vital lessons in self-control

It is a simple test, but has surprising power to predict a child's future. A 4-year-old is left sitting at a table with a marshmallow or other treat on it and given a challenge: Wait to eat it until a grown-up comes back into the room, and you'll get two. If you can't wait that long, you'll get just one. (By Carey Goldberg, Globe Staff)

City's retail vision requires
changing a youth hangout

The buses and trains seem to arrive simultaneously, unleashing a mob of teenagers onto the streets of Downtown Crossing at the close of the school day. Some shop. Most loiter on corners or outside sneaker stores and cellular phone shops. A few look for trouble. (By Milton J. Valencia, Globe Staff)

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