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boston globe magazine
August 22, 2010
What happened to losing? (Joel Benjamin photo)

What happened to losing?

Today's kids live in a world of scoreless games and trophies for everyone. When we cushion them from defeat at the early ages, are they less prepared to cope when real competition kicks in?

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

This is a test

A promising new relationship presents you with challenges you certainly don't want to flunk.
dinner with cupid

Down by the sea

Lovely evening, a table with a view. It’s up to them now.
miss conduct's ettiquette column

One too many lovers

When Dad's uncomfortable with his daughter's new partner, plus restaurant interruptions.
pierced column

Love the shovel

A wake-up call for winter
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Patriots fan guide

A fan's guide to 2010 Patriots

Football season is kicking off. Are you ready? Get the scoop on which away games are worth traveling to, where to buy the best gear, and more.
North Shore Music Theatre

Same old song?

The North Shore Music Theatre is back, but it’s not quite the revival I was hoping for.
Dan Schawbel
First Person

You, 2.0

Millennial Branding founder and Newton native Dan Schawbel, 26, was recently named to "Inc." magazine's "30 Under 30" list for top young entrepreneurs.

More in this issue

Hold the mayo
Expand your picnic repertoire: These potato salads are dressed with herbs, mustard, and even beer.
Tales from the City
Robby on the MTA
A little one's Boston accent and keeping your car - and hat - safe.
style watch
Give us the boot
The latest men's footwear features refined-meets-rugged styling.
On the Block
Going for $299,000
These homes, not far from Boston, are ideal for first-time buyers.
Letters to the Magazine editor
Readers weighed in on ultimate fighting, bald eagles, liquor laws, who should pay for dinner, and more.

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Steve Carrell

Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
James Reeb

Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
Home-birth battle

Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.