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Meet Future You. (Now be nice.)


Psychology offers a strange new tactic for keeping your resolutions.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2012/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/15art_photo1.jpg Best Boston Globe photos of the year, 2012

Go behind the lens to discover the inspiration for the year’s most memorable Boston Globe images.

Joshua Green

Obama flinches on the fiscal cliff

Had Obama been willing to go over the cliff, Republicans would probably not be threatening default.

With 97 percent of his touches going for positive yardage, Danny Woodhead keeps the Patriots pointing forward.

Danny Woodhead is Patriots’ go-to guy

If it seems Woodhead gains yards every single time he carries the ball or catches it, that’s not correct. But it’s not far off.

Latest news


Former prep school headmaster responds to charges

Reports said Lawrence Becker, formerly of North Andover’s Brooks School, had an inappropriate relationship with a student and hired escorts.

Patrick announces plans to overhaul pharmacy board

The changes add professionals from other fields and allow for regulation of out-of-state compounding pharmacies.

Secretary of Public Safety Mary Elizabeth Heffernan, with Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis (left),  and Governor Deval Patrick.

Patrick nominates outgoing public safety secretary as judge

Governor Patrick praised Mary Elizabeth Heffernan’s “strong commitment to public service.”

Former Rep. Barney Frank on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Frank says he would like to be interim senator

Former Representative Barney Frank says he wants to participate in ongoing fiscal negotiations.

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From the Archives | Photo Gallery

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/01/03/BostonGlobe.com/Special/Images/Firstnight005-884[1]-040.jpg 1976: The first First Night

In 1976, Bostonians first enjoyed the arts festival that would one day spread nationwide and ring in the new year in over 70 cities, growing to showcase the work of over 1,000 artists.


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Christopher L. Gasper

Danny Spond wears No. 13 to honor the victims at Columbine, which he attended years after the killings.

Notre Dame’s Spond the embodiment of ‘comeback’

Danny Spond went from being mysteriously partially paralyzed to a starting linebacker on a team playing for the national title.


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Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua.

State removes lien against Lantigua

The state Department of Revenue said that it has removed the $5,475 tax lien against Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua, after issuing it due to unpaid 2011 taxes.

Nation & World

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Employees at Lenco, an armored car manufacturer, work on SWAT trucks, popular with police departments, at its plant in Pittsfield.

Armored truck maker in middle of debate on dollars and safety

Lenco Armored Vehicles of Pittsfield is the nation’s leading maker of SWAT trucks, including two that responded to the shootings in Newtown, Conn.


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Movie Review

“Zero Dark Thirty” stars Jessica Chastain as a CIA analyst obsessed with finding Osama bin Laden.

‘Zero Dark Thirty’ a brilliantly crafted drama

Kathryn Bigelow’s ground-level procedural about the hunt for Osama bin Laden is not a personal film. Rather, it’s about one person’s critical place in the larger effort.