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Hidden for 73 years beneath a threshold inside a Charlestown row house, the previous owner left a cursing missive for the person unfortunate enough to undo the letter-writer’s hard work.

9/2/2014 9:06:30 PM

Of all the dorm rooms in Massachusetts, only one can be the coolest. Think it’s yours? Let us be the judge of that. Submit photos of your dorm room, and the coolest one wins a $1,000 debit card. Do you know how many One Direction posters you can buy with $1,000? A lot.

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We’re exhausted just thinking about September 1st. But Bostononians will burn a ton of calories. Jawbone, the fitness wearable tracker, has data on tens of thousands of city residents who tracked their activity on Moving Day.

9/2/2014 3:29:52 PM

Because everyone loves rankings so much, here’s another one about Boston. See how the Hub stacks up in terms of cultural offerings.

8/31/2014 3:05:22 PM

A contemporary, towered home in the woods of Sheffield designed by architect Hugh Hardy for himself and his family is the Home of the Week. The town is in the far southwestern corner of Massachusetts.

8/31/2014 5:00:04 AM

Housing prices compared to average household income in Canada are currently at historical highs and among the highest in the world.

8/29/2014 5:40:22 PM

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David Simon's plan to build a retail real-estate empire in Europe similar to the one his family built in the U.S. took a big step with the planned merger between France's Klépierre and Dutch rival Corio.

8/27/2014 12:32:10 AM

Rents for residential units are rising amid sluggish demand for office space, flipping the traditional economic relationship between residential and commercial real estate.

5/16/2014 3:12:19 PM

Blackstone Group is preparing to sell its La Quinta hotel chain, valuing the limited-service hotel operator at about $4.5 billion, including debt.

9/21/2013 8:59:46 AM

China's central bank said it would strengthen its monitoring of default risk from loans to the property sector, local government financing companies and industries struggling with overcapacity.

5/6/2014 10:12:10 PM

A Montessori school that made its home in a 50-foot-wide stone palace since 1970 has closed, making way for what could be the most expensive private mansion ever sold, not only in Park Slope but in all of Brooklyn.

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Part of a historic district, 'Charlotte Valley Farms' is a certified organic farm on 464-acres with a historic farmhouse and a contemporary addition designed by architect Peter Gluck.

9/2/2014 8:09:17 AM

Don Peebles, the son of a mechanic, built a real-estate empire that includes three palatial family homes; meals sent up by dumbwaiter.

9/2/2014 2:28:40 PM

Comedian Richard Lewis talks about his 'lovingly dysfunctional' family and why he wants his old basement door

9/2/2014 2:18:18 PM

On Monday, retired Major League Baseball pitcher Randy Johnson will list his 25,000-square-foot Paradise Valley, Ariz., estate

8/29/2014 2:15:27 PM

This contemporary country home in New South Wales has a two-level main residence, a guest cottage, and a restored early-20th-century schoolhouse that was converted into a cafe.

9/2/2014 5:06:31 PM

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Let’s do some word association. What’s your first thought when someone talks about “innovation” at your company? You probably think of “ground-breaking changes” and “drastic overhauls.” Gmail, the XBox, Nike Air, the Post-It Note. “We’re gonna make millions…” Yes, those certainly fit the definition of innovation. But there’s something to be said for getting the innovation ball rolling […]

9/2/2014 3:46:20 PM

Let's take a moment and listen to this song about Dig Dug, as sung by Chubby Checker.

9/2/2014 3:00:15 PM

As nude celebrity photos spilled onto the web over the weekend, blame for the scandal has rotated from the scumbag hackers who stole the images to a researcher who released a tool used to crack victims’ iCloud passwords to Apple, whose security flaws may have made that cracking exploit possible in the first place. But one […]

9/2/2014 3:00:12 PM

Quick post today, but is reporting that three small explosions occurred in the area just north of Vatnajökull. The nature of the explosions are unknown at this point, but from the rough translation of the article in Icelandic, they sound an awful lot like a phreatic explosion — that is, explosions driven by steam.

9/2/2014 2:45:02 PM

The message to the world is that if it's that easy to hack Jennifer Lawrence's iCloud account, it's probably that easy to hack mine, too.

9/2/2014 1:27:49 PM

There are few villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe more beloved than Loki. He may never get an official vehicles, but at least now we have the fan film Loki: Brother of Thor to tide us over.

9/2/2014 12:57:10 PM

Google is best known for the online services and software it offers to everyday consumers---things like Google Search, Gmail, and the Android mobile operating system that runs so many smartphones and tablets---but for more than a decade, the tech giant has also offered services, software, and even hardware to the world's businesses, including everything from online applications such as Google Docs to sweeping cloud computing services such as Google Compute Engine. Today, the company unveiled a new identity for this growing part of its operation. It will now be known as Google for Work.

9/2/2014 12:26:30 PM

Thieves steal data constantly, so protecting it is an ongoing challenge. There are more than 6,000 banks with 80,000 branches in the United States, nearly 6,000 hospitals and thousands of insurance companies, all with data that we want to be kept private. Traditionally, their valued data is protected by “keys,” which are transmitted between sender […]

9/2/2014 12:26:23 PM

Miranda July made an app. This is of note because July---a writer, director and actress---is not exactly an app person. For proof, ask July how she feels about technology, and she’ll explain: “I keep picturing some woman dropping her pears on the street and I help her pick them up and then we go our separate ways,” she says. “And for some reason I have this high feeling like I’m part of humanity, and that’s as good as it gets. My phone isn’t really about that.”

9/2/2014 12:10:56 PM

Can’t decide what song to listen to on your Sonos speakers today? You should start with "The Bridge Is Over" by Boogie Down Productions. That's because you won’t need the $50 Sonos Bridge to stream music to the company’s speakers anymore.

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