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Anti-Vaccination Children’s Books Are A Thing Now, Apparently
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The anti-vaccination movement has been highly controversial topic in recent years, and not without cause – parents refusing to vaccinate their children have led to several measles scares and even the death of young people. Enter Melanie’s Marvellous Measles, a children’s book by Stephanie Messenger that was released in 2012 that details the positive side of naturally recovering from measles. More

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Children's Museum Previews Exhibition On Dr. Seuss
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s 111th Birthday With 11 of His Life-Affirming Quotes
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It is no secret that Dr. Seuss is a master of the written word. So anything we write in comparison would sound absurd. Today is his birthday so here we attempted to rhyme. But trying to imitate his work should be a crime. Dr. Seuss was more than just a writer. He was a teacher that taught every generation to be a fighter. Cheers to his life lessons ’cause now we know how to shine. Here are some of the author’s best story book lines.
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Why Marvel Should Let Gwen Stacy Rest In Peace
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When it comes to the Marvel universe, there’s always the tendency to keep characters and story lines new and exciting. Recently, Marvel Comics decided to revive Spider-Man’s dead girlfriend Gwen Stacy as new superhero Spider-Gwen.

The new character is technically Spider-Woman, but adding “Gwen” to the name is supposed to add an entirely new angle. While the idea of bringing back Peter Parker’s love interest is gripping, in reality, it may not be the best move.
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Read Local Author Doug Wynne’s ‘Red Equinox’ and See Boston in a Different Light
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In Douglas Wynne‘s third novel “Red Equinox,” the action, adventure–and terror–are centered in and around Boston. Famous landmarks like the Back Bay Fens, Mass. Ave. bridge, Christian Science Plaza, and Bunker Hill Monument play host to scenes of supernatural horror. I talked to the author about how he chose these settings, his love of Lovecraft (how do YOU pronounce the cthulhu on Doug’s shirt?) and more. More

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MB(ecket)TA Is Your Existential Relief For the Day
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In these commuting conditions, it’s easy to lose sight of all hope and reality, and no one is more sympathetic to disillusionment regarding our mortality than Irish playwright Samuel Beckett. One brave user of the Internet took up the call, and mashed up photos of the abysmal travel conditions with famous quotes from plays like Endgame and Waiting for GodotMore

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Quiz: Is This A ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Quote or an R. Kelly Lyric?
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After an enticing build-up, the film version of E. L. James’s Fifty Shades of Grey has finally arrived. The entire franchise may not necessarily be a stroke of literary genius — it is basically Twilight fan fiction, after all — but it didn’t deter millions of hormone-addled fans from reading every sentence. But we’re betting even the most hardcore Grey fan will struggle to complete our challenge: Can you differentiate lines of Fifty Shades from R. Kelly lyrics?
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Dorchester Teacher Who Donated $150K Prize to Her School Gets Big Surprise on ‘Ellen Show’
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Nicole Bollerman, a third-grade teacher at UP Academy Dorchester, was most recently in the news after winning $150,000 in the “Wish for Others” contest from Capital One and donating every cent back to her school. That act of charity led to her appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show yesterday, where more generosity was in store. More

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