Boston-based startup Learnlux is an online service for millennials to learn personal finance. PHOTO COURTESY LEARNLUX

LearnLux makes financial literacy possible among millennials

Many millennials may find tasks such as paying off student loans or investing for the first time as perplexing as hieroglyphics. Finance can seem foreign and all too confusing. LearnLux, a Boston-based startup, is working to make financial literacy accessible, “built by millennials, for millennials,” according to their slogan. And it just might be the Rosetta Stone for the millennial […]

By Antonia DeBianchi· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
Bruce Springsteen released his newest album “Chapter and Verse” on Friday, reaffirming his American roots. PHOTO COURTESY COLUMBIA RECORDS

REVIEW: Bruce Springsteen opens The Boss up with “Chapter and Verse”

What does it mean to be an American? This soil is sown deep with blood, sweat, tears, hopes and dreams. This nation houses “huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This country is affected by poverty, inequality, racism, violence and corruption. This is a place of immigrants and hard workers, challenge and bravery. Perhaps that is where the American spirit really […]

By Emma Parkinson· · 0 comments · Features, Muse

FreeP vs. Food: Tacos

For this edition of FreeP versus Food, we tried taquerias, or Mexican restaurants that specialize in tacos. Between carnitas, shrimp and veggie tacos, we decided to try as many dishes as possible from four taquerias in neighborhoods close to Boston University, judging them on taste, atmosphere, aesthetic and everything in between. Spice up your life and check out these four [...]
By Elise Takahama· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Holding a set of drumsticks, Sameer Gadhia of Young the Giant takes a break from playing the small set of drums next to him and sings to the crowd.  PHOTO BY OLIVIA FALCIGNO/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

REVIEW: Young the Giant is full of energy and positivity

The smell of beer, incense and sweat filled the House of Blues Sunday night as Young the Giant fans buzzed in anticipation of the band’s performance. As the ninth concert of their “Home of the Strange” tour, the sold-out show had lines so long they competed with those of the Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees game next door. […]

By Priscilla Valdez· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Disney’s Queen of Katwe features David Oyelowo and Madina Nalwanga in the story of how chess changes the world of a young girl from Uganda. PHOTO COURTESY WALT DISNEY PICTURES

REVIEW: “Queen of Katwe” empowers women through a game of chess

Set in the slums of Katwe, located in Uganda’s capital Kampala, Disney’s latest film “Queen of Katwe” tells a motivational, empowering true story of chess prodigy Phiona Mutesi’s rise to fame. Starring Madina Nalwanga as Phiona and Lupita Nyong’o as her mother, Nakku, the two East African born-actresses perform brilliantly, with passion and an evident love for their culture. With […]

By Priscilla Valdez· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Denzel Washington and Chris Pratt star in MGM and Columbia Pictures’ The Magnificent Seven. PHOTO COURTESY METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES AND COLUMBIA PICTURES

REVIEW: “The Magnificent Seven” marks successful remake

If there is one Hollywood trend that film lovers and film critics alike love to bemoan, it is the remake. Whenever a studio decides to make a new version of an older film, the internet goes into an uproar of almost biblical proportions, nitpicking at every detail just from watching a trailer and condemning the film before it even comes […]

By Felipe Belfort Marques· · 0 comments · Features, Muse
Ariel’s Honey Infusions displays jars of honey at the Boston Local Food Festival at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway on Sunday. PHOTO BY ELLEN CLOUSE/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Organic honey sampling sparks conversation about sustainable beekeeping practices

Without bees, there can’t be humans. This is what Ariel Krolick, owner of Ariel’s Honey Infusions, has been telling customers, eager to spread the word about the effect bees have on our food sources. This is why she was so excited to team up with Boston-based Olives and Grace, a small artisan gift shop tucked away in Boston’s South End […]

By Elise Takahama· · 1 comment · Features, Impact
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has signed off on funding to explore the potential benefits of moving the state’s time zone in order to allow for more hours of sunlight during the winter. PHOTO BY BRITTANY CHANG/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Massachusetts legislators consider shifting time zone

In Boston, the sun sometimes sets as early as 4:10 p.m. in the winter. Massachusetts lawmakers are considering shifting the time zone from Eastern Standard Time to Atlantic Standard Time and eliminating Daylight Saving Time in order to make chilly winter nights a little shorter, according to Time and Date’s website. If this change moves forward, Massachusetts will be one […]

By Shivani Singh· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features
Grubhub is expanding in Boston to deliver food from restaurants such as Fin’s in Kenmore Square and Trident Booksellers and Cafe on Newbury Street. PHOTO BY MADDIE MALHOTRA/ DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Boston gets a taste of Grubhub

From the comfort of our beds, we can enjoy authentic North End Italian and classic favorites from Commonwealth Avenue, thanks to Grubhub. Taking on hundreds of locally loved restaurants in the hub, the food delivery system is expanding in Boston. Launched in 2004, Grubhub is one of the nation’s leading mobile and online takeout delivery apps. It allows the customer […]

By Kalina Newman· · 0 comments · Features, InBusiness
The rising prevalence of food allergies spotlights how BU accommodates students with food allergies. PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY ALEX MASSET /DAILY FREE PRESS STAFF

Dining Services, Sargent Choice accommodate BU students’ food allergies

An allergic reaction to food sends someone to the emergency room once every three minutes, according to Food Allergy Research and Education’s website. Teenagers and young adults with food allergies are at the highest risk for a severe and potentially deadly reaction, the website said. Food allergies among children have increased by about 50 percent between 1997 and 2011, according […]

By Yasmin Younis· · 0 comments · Catalyst, Features