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Monday, April 23, 2012
A Lowell public school bus passes the Immaculate Conception School in Lowell, Mass. in April, 2009. (AP)

Low Income Students More Likely To Be Placed In Special-Ed Programs

A new study on the state of special education in Massachusetts will be presented tonight at a Board of Elementary and Secondary Education meeting.

Report: Giving Time Can Give You Time

Helping others can increase self-efficacy, causing time spent on others to seem more “full” and accomplished, according to a new report. More accomplished periods of time are perceived as being longer; thus, giving time can increase one’s perception of how much time one actually has.

How Pianist Doug Johnson Bounced Back From Debilitating Pain

Jazz pianist Doug Johnson had to give up his career as a classical trombonist after a disorder called focal dystonia affected his lips.

Jazz pianist Doug Johnson. (Photo Courtesy of Eric Antoniou)

Weight Loss In A Pill: Will It Work?

Allurion is a medical device start-up that is developing a high-tech balloon that expands in your stomach. The balloon is packed into a pill that you swallow.


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