A desire to communicate is increasingly at odds with the negative effects of information oversaturation, writes Deborah Sosin.
The MBTA's Fiscal Management Control Board has spoken the unvarnished truth about the T’s needs, write Bradley Campbell and Jarred Johnson. Governor Baker should not weaken its influence.
Legislation proposed by Sen. Cory Booker would put a moratorium on building new concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, and prohibit the expansion of the largest ones.
Andrea Campbell grew up in the South End and Roxbury in the 1990s, where she saw gentrification happen first hand. Now, she writes, Boston must work hard to preserve the...
We all know, but it’s good to remember over and over again, that participating in collective effort makes each of us feel less isolated and less disheartened.
The magic of being read to does not disappear just because it’s no longer a practical necessity, writes Sharon Brody.
Making promises from a place of happiness, even hypothetical, hoped-for joy, is a fool’s game, writes Holly Lebowitz Rossi.
The Boston Foundation’s report is a reminder that the epidemic displacement of families that we've seen in cities like San Francisco and Seattle has been quietly happening right here in...
Bill Eville became a better dog owner in the same way he became a better father: by letting go of his agenda and following the mysteries of his children's minds.
I was lucky, considering. But even with insurance, writes Rich Barlow, we wrote a lot of checks. There has to be a better way.
The Sussexes' ambition to define their own identities are developmentally appropriate young adult behavior, writes Julie Wittes Schlack. Just not if you're a royal.
The Duchess of Sussex quickly learned that the Crown's way of doing things does not lead to high-impact, broad-based change.
I bought a gift certificate from a local bookseller, writes Ed Siegel, and promptly lost it. Then, something strange happened.
Any country that stakes its future on fossil fuels owns the Australian bushfires, writes Frederick Hewett. Any country not 100% committed to a prompt transition to an economy based on...
I am trying to unlearn all the icy tendencies I’ve developed over years in New England, writes Laura Everett. The only way I know to “love thy neighbor” is to...
In reflecting on the girl I was and the women I've become, writes Anita Diamant, I found plenty of changes and even more consistencies.
Watching "It’s a Wonderful Life” is our annual ritual, writes Holly Lebowitz Rossi, and we watch it both knowing what to expect and with no idea whatsoever what will leap...
Nigella Lawson, Christopher Kimball and many others have taken up both pen and carving knife. They all labor in the shadow of the author of "A Christmas Carol."
Cog published nearly 450 pieces this year. Here are the pieces that attracted the most readers, and took up the most space in our hearts and brains.
What is the most memorable gift you've ever given or received? We asked. You answered.