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Depression is often a silent battle. A Twitter hashtag briefly changed that.
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Tuesday, August 11 marks the one-year anniversary of the death of comedian Robin Williams. The beloved comedian and actor took his own life after a long battle with severe depression. Despite the outpouring of grief following Williams’s death, depression is a disease too often fought in silence.

Today, that briefly changed, as the hashtag #TheWorstPartofDepressionIs trended worldwide on Twitter, sparking a conversation on an issue many find difficult to discuss. More

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‘How to Juggle,’ ‘Ebola,’ and ‘What is ALS?’ What Massachusetts Searched for on Google in 2014
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Growing up, teachers always told us there’s no such thing as a stupid question. Unfortunately, teachers are liars. Lucky for all the stupid question-askers of the world, when a question is too insipid to put into words, you just Google it! With that in mind, Google released its year-end search data for 2014, and Massachusetts residents had some pretty absurd queries. More

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Fall TV shows that should go (but won’t), others that hopefully stay
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Now that TV fans (or at least 10.3 million of them) are emerging from a “Breaking Bad” coma, which shows among the new TV hopefuls are actually worth watching? The major networks followed a throw-it-against-the-wall-and-see-if-it-sticks blueprint this year, as the beginning of the 2013-14 season has seen the big four (ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC) collectively crank out more comedies than any other season over the past decade. Oddly enough, it’s kind of working. Some may think it’s too early to judge some of these shows – after all, some of them have only been on for a month and change. We should give them some time to find a groove, develop characters, and at least let the writers’ room air out a little bit, right? Well, sometimes you can just tell.
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