Websites – and the challenges they throw down – can help people reduce energy use

Websites – and the challenges they throw down – can help people reduce energy use

Whether it’s to reduce energy bills or to combat global warming, more people are turning to Web-based tools to track their energy consumption and associated carbon emissions. And companies like Carbonrally in Cambridge hope to turn that interest into a business. “I built the company with the idea that the Internet can connect people with […]

Your Answer to Cancer

Your Answer to Cancer

Man and Machine

Man and Machine

Ten Leading Influences On Design: A Mix Of Technologies That Lie Ahead And Those Who've Come Before

Restaurant delivers personal touch and essence of Italy

Restaurant delivers personal touch and essence of Italy

Ristorante Vecchia Roma 398 Watertown St., Newton 617-965-0026 vecchia-roma.com Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 5-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5-10 p.m. Closed Sunday and Monday Reservations, major credit cards accepted Accessible to the handicapped Tucked away in the Newton village of Nonantum is Ristorante Vecchia Roma, which has been run by Benedetto Cerasani and his wife, Anna, since […]

Float on

Float on

Wingsuiting, a slow-motion variation on skydiving, is taking off with thrill-seekers

PEPPERELL – Excitement was building among the 31 wingsuiters waiting to board an airplane on the grass landing strip. Jumpers in bright red, orange, purple, and blue nylon suits milled about and strapped on their parachutes. Once in the air, they would jump out of the plane and float with their arms and legs outstretched […]

October Is Fair Trade Month: What It Means and Where to Buy

October Is Fair Trade Month: What It Means and Where to Buy

It’s unlikely that rushing around this morning you questioned the origin of your coffee. Whether you use a hi-tech machine, a French Press, or a Mr. Coffee (yes, they still make those) this month would be a good time for reflection – even if it is in the Starbucks window. October is Fair Trade month, […]

Ecosalon Recipes: Responsible Fishing – Can Tuna Make a Comeback?

Ecosalon Recipes: Responsible Fishing – Can Tuna Make a Comeback?

Tasty, high in protein, low-fat, and inexpensive. For years, tuna was a top choice for a healthy meal. Then came news of fishermen catching (and killing) dolphins in their nets, and excessive mercury being ingested into our bodies. Thanks to organizations like The Marine Stewdship Council which recognizes and rewards sustainable fishing and the American Albacore […]

Young man on campus

Young man on campus

For 13-year-old college student, it's all adding up

NEEDHAM – For most of his life, 13 year-old Roland Liu has been an outsider in school. That changed this month when he moved on campus to the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering to begin his freshman year. Despite being half a decade younger than the other freshmen, Liu said he finally feels like […]

A Practical Guide to Identify and Cope with Stress

A Practical Guide to Identify and Cope with Stress

Every season brings a new set of experiences and responsibilities and with that can mean additional pressures. With fall upon us there are new schools to navigate, job positions to secure, and exercise schedules to be addressed. But taking on new tasks or returning to previous ones can be easier and more manageable if you […]

Go Paperless While Carrying Up to 200 of Your Favorite Reads

Go Paperless While Carrying Up to 200 of Your Favorite Reads

You’re on vacation or commuting to work, and realize that your book simply stinks. Instead of harping in hindsight (why didn’t you also take along that novel from your nightstand?) you can now press a button and wirelessly download a new book or your favorite blog in under two minutes. Well, next time, that is. […]