Why do female CEOs get fired more often than male ones?
The reason female CEOs get fired more often may lie in a term you’ve never heard: The Glass Cliff.
Wonder Woman’s secret history and surprising lessons
Jill Lepore, Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer, on her new book, “The Secret History of Wonder Woman.”
Attack on Parliament and the fatal shooting of a soldier stun Ottawa
The heart of Canada’s capital was thrown into panic and placed in lockdown Wednesday after a gunman armed with a rifle or shotgun fatally wounded a corporal guarding the tomb of the unknown soldier the National War Memorial, entered the nearby Parliament building, and fired multiple times before he was shot and killed.
‘Alice’ stumbles on the way to Wonderland
Thanks to a knockout performance by Leigh Barrett as Alice’s mother and the Queen of Hearts, the Wheelock Family Theatre’s production nearly hits its mark.
Flex Pharma developing treatments for muscle cramps in elite athletes and disrupted sleepers
An eight-month-old Boston startup, Flex Pharma Inc., is hard at work studying muscle contractions on everyone from weekend athletes to people bedeviled by nocturnal spasms. Its goal is to develop treatments for a painful condition for which there are no clinically proven products.
IBM chief Virginia Rometty stresses cybersecurity, cloud computing in Boston speech
Virginia Rometty, the chief executive of International Business Machines, spoke Wednesday to a crowded gathering of Boston business figures about the growing importance of cyber security and cloud computing for every industry.
Deal completed, Tufts, Lowell General look to expand
Tufts Medical Center and Lowell General Hospital are seeking additional health care organizations to expand their new network.
‘Thrown’ by Kerry Howley
Howley’s book is a fresh, funny, and highly cerebral treatise on the philosophical merits of cage fighting.
Birkin: the smell of luxury?
A small number of the leather handbags sold within the last year have revealed a not so odor-able problem: a pungent stench.
Maura Healey for attorney general
Her competitive drive is tempered by a deep understanding of complex and high-stakes issues.
Spanx to open a standalone boutique, but why here?
When the fat-squeezing juggernaut Spanx opens a store in the Natick Mall, it will be one of only a dozen standalone boutiques in the entire country.
Boston City Council honors Dick and Rick Hoyt, Marathon stars
The sight of Dick Hoyt pushing his son, Rick, in a wheelchair across the finish line of 32 Boston Marathons has become a symbol of parental devotion, strength, and perseverance in the city and beyond.
Deb Goldberg for state treasurer
Unlike her opponent, Goldberg has held elected office on the local level, gaining valuable political and fiscal experience.
Galvin files civil fraud charges against EmGoldex
Massachusetts Secretary of State William F. Galvin on Wednesday filed civil fraud charges against EmGoldex Team USA Inc. and four principals, alleging that the Andover group was running a pyramid scheme.
Electrical fires are common cause of deadly residential blazes
Experts say that risks could be greater with increased use of devices like computers and cellphones.
Updating a mid-century classic
Diane Burcz and her husband were drawn to this Newton home, built in 1949, for its historical significance.
Iredale Mineral Cosmetics celebrates its 20th anniversary
Jane Iredale is finally moving out of her home-headquarters-hybrid to a 20,000-square-foot, honest-to-goodness office building in Great Barrington.
Lawrence firefighters recall efforts to rescue 2 boys who died in 4-alarm blaze
Lawrence firefighters recounted their efforts to save two half brothers who died early Tuesday in a four-alarm blaze.
Party Lines: Storybook Ball
About 550 guests recently attended 2014 Storybook Ball to benefit Mass. General Hospital for Children.