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How top NFL QBs’ performance is affected by age, then and now

This graphic, originally published on June 16, 2013, allows you to compare performance ratings for different quarterbacks at different ages.

To create the performance ratings, the Globe used a formula developed by David Berri, a sports economist and professor of economics at Southern Utah University. The formula (Total Yards) - 3*(Passing Attempts) - 30*(INTs) is based on statistics compiled for every season a quarterback played. Quarterbacks eligible for the statistical sample started at least 10 games in at least 8 seasons from 1960 to present. The equation aims to measure player performance by linking statistics to wins and to mitigate factors such as team strategy so QBs can be equitably compared.

Yale professor Ray Fair used the performance ratings to estimate the effects of aging on NFL quarterbacks. Fair emphasized that many other variables affect how an athlete performs in a given year aside from his age.


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Pregnant prisoners are losing their shackles

Massachusetts is poised to ban the restraining of inmates during labor and delivery. It’s part of a change in how we treat women doing time and giving birth.

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Gun violence’s toll a relentless form of terror

The scourge of violence in Mattapan, Roxbury, and parts of Dorchester is a slow-motion kind of terrorism.

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Lacrosse facts and figures

A quick look at lacrosse, one of America’s fastest-growing sports.

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Age: 32

Hometown: Born in Tennessee, moved eight times, settled in Southie at the Distillery with wife Meghan.

Think of: A modern mix of expressionism and impressionism, sometimes with a street-art twist. “I just try to paint exactly how I want to and how I feel like I need to. That way, whatever I paint is going to be my hands.”

What caught our eye: A vibrant, vivid, imaginative take on the city of Boston.

Lightbulb moment: “Somewhere between getting out of college in 2005 and now, I just said ‘I’m just going to try to make a go of it as a professional artist.’…I guess it was about a year and a half ago that I made that decision.” Before making a go of being a professional artist, O’Day was an engineer and designer for the Navy. He graduated from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley.

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Cuba, you owe us $7 billion

Behind the trade embargo lies a huge and nearly forgotten obstacle: the still-active property claims by American companies.

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On CIA abuses, denial does Americans no favors

If we frankly acknowledge our mistakes, we may avoid repeating them.

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Check In: Hotel Le Germaine in Toronto

TORONTO — Located minutes from the runway at Porter Air, in the heart of this city’s popular entertainment district, the Hotel Le Germaine is a boutique luxury property suited to both leisure and business travelers.

Stepping into the lobby from bustling Mercer Street is like entering a chic contemporary design showroom — in a good way. Sheer curtains, cascading two stories, add drama to a space filled with warm wood, leather, glass, and stainless steel.

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Naumkeag shows off its rooms inside and out in Stockbridge

STOCKBRIDGE — Naumkeag “cottage” has 44 rooms — that is, if you count only those in the house. Outside garden rooms, designed long before patios and backyard barbeques became a way of life, bring the house outdoors and the outdoors inside.

This summer residence overlooking the Housatonic River Valley was built for Joseph and Caroline Choate in 1885 in the shingle style with a Norman French influence evident in its two steeply pitched towers. Choate was a lawyer and later ambassador to Britain at the turn of the 20th century. Naumkeag is the Native-American name of Choate’s hometown, Salem.

The Choates’ daughter, Mabel, inherited the property and in 1958 bequeathed the house, its contents, and the land to the Trustees of Reservations.

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Time to get rid of ‘noncompete’ agreements

The agreements are wonderful for employers who want to keep employees from jumping ship. But they’re bad for workers and the state economy.

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For Watertown residents, normal will never be quite the same

A lingering strangeness remains in the strangers snapping pictures of the famous driveway and in memories that are inescapable.

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Carjacking victim describes his life one year after Tsarnaev encounter

For 75 minutes that began on April 18, 2013, he feared for his life, a prisoner in his own Mercedes, held at gunpoint by Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

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Police probe link between body and missing boy

The body was consistent in height and weight with Jeremiah Oliver, but has not been conclusively identified, an official said.

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N.H. store draws reptile fans from around the region

Zoo Creatures, a 14,000-square-foot pet store in Plaistow, N.H., specializes in fish, birds, and reptiles.

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‘Our Lady’ is one man’s plea for compassion, connection

James Fluhr takes advantage of the New Repertory Theatre’s Black Box space in his touching one-man play.

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Criminals try to cash in on ‘Heartbleed’ bug

A Canadian man became the first person to be arrested for allegedly using the Internet security flaw to steal personal data.

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Simon Amstell finds humor in a show full of angst

Amstell says his stand-up comedy is based on reflections on things that caused him shame.

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‘How to Make Your Cat an Internet Celebrity’ by Patricia Carlin

To author Patricia Carlin, a cat is also a sure-fire source of wealth and fame, at least for those willing to follow her step-by-step instructions.

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He’s moving near his ex

Just because another guy emotionally abused you in the past doesn’t mean that it’s going to happen again.

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Logan parking rates to rise $2 a day on July 1

Prices will go up to $29 a day in the central garage and $20 a day in the economy lot on July 1. Fees will go up again in 2016.

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Henniker’s wheat beer a delight

Henniker’s tap room is open for growler fills, tours, and tastings Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4 p.m.

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