By Meredith Goldstein Globe staff Sometimes I hear about a kind of jealousy between people in New York City and Boston. But it has nothing to do with baseball. It’s about a different thing. My single friends in Boston tell me it would be “sooo much easier” to find love if they lived in New York City. Those friends (and some Boston-area readers of my Globe advice column) believe that the dating options would be more plentiful in New York, and that there’d be a better night life scene for meeting strangers. They know for certain there’d be a more diverse dating pool — and perhaps fewer men on apps in TB12 hats. (Not judging the apparel, but that particular look and fandom isn’t for everyone.) Meanwhile, some of my single friends and readers in New York City have wondered whether it might be easier to find a partner in Boston. Those New Yorkers assume that in a smaller city, people might be less transient. Less fickle. They believe that in a … [Read more...] about Which city is better for singles: Boston or New York?
Why failure is good for success
Boys run on the icy roads of Storuman, a three-hour drive from Umeå. Snowfall blocks the view on this late autumn day, but a look at bus commuters makes it clear that the population of this municipality is diverse. All age groups and several cultures are represented in the 6,000 inhabitants. The Sami people have been living around this area, known as Lusspie in the Ume Sami language, for generations and the 2015 refugee crisis made it the home of many mainly Arabic migrants. The migration patterns here are illustrative for rural Sweden. Between 2007 and 2017, 552 people aged 20-24 (the age group with the highest figures of people moving away) moved to the municipality of Storuman from other parts of Sweden. In the same period 766 in the same age group moved away from the municipality. Storuman municipality is around a three-hour drive from Umeå. Photo: Lieuwe Jan Hettema But Australian demographer Dean Carson, who works and lives in this southern part of Lapland, says he … [Read more...] about Rural Sweden is losing young people, but that’s not the whole story
By Paul Takahashi Updated 8:47 pm CDT, Sunday, October 14, 2018 Sears' North Shepherd location. The embattled retailer has hired a bankruptcy adviser and has been in marathon negotiations with its lenders as it faced a $134 million debt payment Monday. Sears' North Shepherd location. The embattled retailer has hired a bankruptcy adviser and has been in marathon negotiations with its lenders as it faced a $134 million debt payment Monday. Photo: Mark Mulligan, Staff Photographer / Staff Photographer The Sears store at Memorial City Mall is reported to be closing later this year, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Houston. The Sears store at Memorial City Mall is reported to be closing later this year, Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 in Houston. Photo: Mark Mulligan, Houston Chronicle / Staff Photographer PHOTOS: Can Sears pull a comeback? … [Read more...] about Bankruptcy imminent for American retail icon Sears
Updated 8:33 pm CDT, Sunday, October 14, 2018 Outside Key Shop owner Bruce Gill works in his building in the parking lot of the Sears store on N. Shepherd Drive, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 in Houston. The longtime key shop leases its storefront from Sears, which has been shuttering hundreds of stores natonwide in recent years. Outside Key Shop has three locations in Houston. One of its locations was forced to move next door when the Midtown Sears closed last year. Now that Sears is shutting down its Memorial City Mall location, the fate of that store hangs in the balance. less Outside Key Shop owner Bruce Gill works in his building in the parking lot of the Sears store on N. Shepherd Drive, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018 in Houston. The longtime key shop leases its storefront from Sears, ... more Photo: Mark Mulligan, Staff Photographer / Staff Photographer The Sears store at Memorial City Mall is reported to be closing … [Read more...] about Sears prepare to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Shawn Windsor Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 9, 2018 Michigan State couldn’t get a measly yard Saturday afternoon in East Lansing with the game and the season at stake. That failure revealed several uncomfortable truths about the state of Mark Dantonio’s football program. That the offensive line is a mess. That there’s not much depth on the roster. That the offensive coaching staff is slow to adapt. That last year’s 10-win season was a mirage. Spun together through good fortune, the right kind of bad weather, scheduling and a couple of sublime performances. That change won’t be easy. Dantonio could do what Oklahoma just did and replace its struggling coordinator. But this isn’t just about Dave Warner. This is about talent, and MSU’s lack of it up front. It’s also about this coaching staff’s inability to adjust to the talent it … [Read more...] about Mark Dantonio’s failure to adapt is crippling Michigan State