Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Ty Burr Globe Staff March 07, 2019 Who knew when I wrote a column last week about my experiences cutting the cable TV cord, that it would resonate with so many readers?Well, you did — you posted hundreds of comments and sent nearly as many e-mails, some setting me straight, some asking for more information, and many telling your own tales of rewiring your homes and information/entertainment grids, for better and worse.What’s striking, at first, is the demographic cohesion of the respondents: Almost everyone weighing in is in my cohort of 50-something to 70-something (and up) baby boomers. It makes sense, though. A lot of our kids/grandkids don’t need this info, either because they’re already off the drip-feed of Xfinity/RCN/Verizon/What Have You or because they don’t need help figuring out how to do it. (Their kids are just watching … [Read more...] about Thinking about cord-cutting II: I did it — and I’ve found out even more
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By Emily Wither (Reuters) - Azam Jangravi's heart was pounding when she climbed atop an electricity transformer box on Tehran's busy Revolution Street a year ago. She raised her headscarf in the air and waved it above her head. A crowd formed. People shouted at her to come down. She knew all along she was going to be arrested. But she did it anyway, she says, to change the country for her eight-year-old daughter. "I was telling myself: 'Viana should not grow up in the same conditions in this country that you grew up in'," Jangavi recalled this week in an interview in an apartment in an undisclosed location outside Iran, where she now awaits news on an application for asylum. "I kept telling myself: 'You can do this, you can do this'," she said. "I was feeling a very special kind of power. It was as if I was not the secondary gender anymore." After her protest she was arrested, fired from her job at a research institute and sentenced to three years in prison for promoting indecency and … [Read more...] about I did it for my daughter, says woman arrested for headscarf protest in Iran
The sacrifice was worth the risk for financial blogger Jeff Rose. Jeff Rose Published 9:30 am CDT, Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Photo: Entrepreneur Network Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Entrepreneur Network I Once Gave Up $36,000 For Creative Freedom. Here's Why I Did It. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Jeff Rose explains why he gave up $36,000 of profits so he could speak more candidly online and dedicate himself to building his blog. From the beginning, Rose noticed not many finance experts were writing and running blogs. Eventually, this opportunity allowed Rose's blog to gain traction, especially with the help of media coverage. Rose explains that while running his blog, he was also employed as a financial advisor at an investment firm and … [Read more...] about I Once Gave Up $36,000 For Creative Freedom. Here’s Why I Did It.
In September 2007, O.J. Simpson released his hypothetical recount of would have happened if he had indeed murdered his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her unconfirmed lover, Ron Goldman. Now, nearly six years later, an original hardcopy of Simpson’s memoir, If I Did It–penned in 2006 before the release of the book to the public–is up for sale on eBay for a whooping $250,000. According to TMZ, 400,000 copies of the book were printed for retail distribution in 2006, but were recalled due to “public backlash.” While the books were slated to be destroyed,â€ the television news source says, “according to legend, a small number [of books] survived.â€ One of the original copies was auctioned off on eBay in 2007 for $65,000, and now another original hardcopy has hit the Net, selling for more than three times that amount. The auction for this rare literary work was posted this morning (January 29), but became unavailable once the … [Read more...] about O.J. Simpsonâ€™s Book, “If I Did It,” Sold On eBay For $250,000
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