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In a Word

In a Word: Soft Fascination

When Spencer Kelly was in grade five, his teacher became exasperated by what she called his “daydreaming.” While the other kids had turned to...

In a Word: Aquamation

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In a Word: Radical Hope

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Dear Dot: How Can I Recycle Plastic Bags?

Dear Dot,We used to be able to take plastic bags to Stop and Shop . Is there any other option locally? Stop and Shop...

Dear Dot: Is It Time to Ditch Diamond Engagement Rings?

Dear Dot, My longtime partner and I are planning to get married. I don’t usually go for a lot of the conventional stuff but we...


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