At these temperatures, exposed skin can lead to frostbite as little as ten minutes.
A collection of poems and stories by Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, resident and former park ranger Kathleen O’Rourke called “What I’ve Seen” highlights her years interpreting nature in Utah, Nevada, North Dakota and at Mount Greylock, in Western Massachusetts.
Clothes that don’t sell in thrift shops are often gathered up and offered for sale to consumers around the world. But as that market falls apart, secondhand shops are taking an unexpected financial hit.
NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with Helen Ellis, author of the book American Housewife. The book of short stories begins with the line – “Inspired by Beyonce, I stallion walk to the toaster.”
For many, the start of the new year is a time to make a list of resolutions aimed at creating happiness. Northampton, Massachusetts-based author Tzivia Gover has some suggestions for creating joy in the new year; her new book is called “Joy in Every Moment.”
What made The Short List this week? Big Headlines for 2015: Voter Turnout, Viaduct Construction Fewer Headlines in 2015: Chinese-owned CRRC USA Rail Corp., Springfield […]
When you see people with their heads buried in their phones, possibly playing a game like Bejeweled Blitz, don’t judge them too harshly. New research finds the visual search and matching app may have potential as a brain training tool.
Hampden County District Attorney Anthony Gulluni announced today he will open an investigation into reports of abuse of disabled students at the Peck School in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
For the first time since the Great Recession ended in 2009, the numbers show that western Massachusetts is seeing a decline in individuals seeking food assistance.
The day after Thanksgiving, there’s a good chance you’ll be faced with an annual dilemma — what to do with all those leftovers.
Bullying, racism and the KKK — that is the childhood described in the memoir of illustrator, designer and Smith College professor Barry Moser. We Were […]
UConn Researcher Brad Wright wanted to know if that church segregation was due — at least in part — to discrimination.
The candidates for mayor of Westfield, Massachusetts, clashed over what to do with a million dollar budget surplus. The issue came up in a debate […]
Students associate 1776 with the American Revolution. But that’s only part of the story, according to author Ray Raphael.
It’s a room of specially trained analysts in front of a bank of monitors, like what you see on shows like CSI.