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Study: More than 70 percent of college-age women would give up years of life to be thin

About one-third of women would trade at least a year of their lives to be thin, according to a study conducted on college campuses in the United Kingdom. The study, led by the University of the West of England and eating disorder charity The Succeed Foundation, surveyed 320 undergraduate women on college campuses. Sixteen percent […]

Gov. Center T station to potentially close for two years

A plan to renovate the Government Center T station would close the station to close for two or more years, Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority officials said. While the MBTA normally prefers to keep stations open during construction, T officials say they are considering closing the station to minimize the construction time, according to an April […]

Teen drug use on the rise

After a decade of a decline in teen drug use, substance abuse among teenagers is on the rise again, according to a report issued by the Partnership at Drugfree.org. According to the report, the use of marijuana and ecstasy, in particular, has becoming more popular among teens in the last three years. Between 2008 and […]

Here comes the sun: a spring guide to Boston

The sporadic spring weather that Boston endures may come as a shock to many non-New Englanders. But when the temperature is up and the clouds have passed, the Hub offers plenty of attractions for Boston University students to take advantage of on sunny afternoons.   Whale Watching Late April marks the start of whale watching […]

Activists demand greater nuclear oversight at State House protest

Bostonians demanded better nuclear safety and a halt to the relicensing of nuclear power plants on the front steps of the State House on Wednesday. The rally focused on the dangers of nuclear power, which most speakers agreed were not worth taking in light of the Fukushima disaster in Japan after the March earthquake, and […]