(Associated Press)
Hoping to attract top workers firms offer health perks

10/20/2014 08:01 AM EDT
NEW YORK - Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages -- frozen eggs? Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. 
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HEALTH & SCIENCE
(Associated Press)
Hoping to attract top workers firms offer health perks

NEW YORK - Free lunches, dry cleaning, massages -- frozen eggs? Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. Full Story
FOOD
Four surprising cookbooks to try

Over the years, I've developed a simple system for processing the hundreds of cookbooks that cross my desk every year. Full Story
OUTDOORS
Judy Isacoff: Enjoy wonders of meteor shower

"Orionid meteors are known for their brightness and for their speed. These meteors are fast -- they travel at about 148,000 mph (66 km/s) into the Earth's atmosphere," researchers wrote on NASA's Orionids page.  Full Story

Berkshire Lifestyles
(Jennifer Huberdeau / Berkshire Eagle Staff)
Berkshire haunts host ghost tours for the brave

10/19/2014 10:34 AM EDT

The Berkshires are rife with tales of wandering spirits; spectral beings re-enacting their last moments and homes still inhabited by the lingering spirits of previous owners.  Full Story

Secret Science Club Science and social converge
10/17/2014 10:38 AM EDT -

NORTH ADAMS -- Going on a date has certain conventions, but Dorian Devins and Margaret Mittelbach -- the minds behind the Secret Science Club -- aim to widen those boundaries with their monthly science talk/cocktail social in New York City. Now they're bringing the Secret Science Club to Mass MoCA to drop some science. Full Story

Book Review: 'Night of the Jaguar' brings revolution alive
10/17/2014 10:26 AM EDT -

When a first novel by a local writer crosses the news desk for a review, sometimes my first reaction is: Will I be able to say anything positive about this?  Full Story

Short Answers: How much time is enough?
10/17/2014 10:39 AM EDT - Life is complicated. Short Answers isn't.  Full Story

Mr. Know-It-All: Yhprum's Law makes things work
10/17/2014 10:39 AM EDT -

Q: I don't suppose there is anyone who is not familiar with Murphy's Law -- anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Is there an opposite to this law? -- F.R., Globe, Ariz.  Full Story

Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights. Full Story
(Bebeto Matthews/AP)
Museum shows Louis Armstrong photos by friend

NEW YORK (AP) — Louis Armstrong sometimes referred to Jack Bradley as his "white son," inviting him to private rehearsals, recording sessions, on the road, his dressing room and home. Full Story