March 9, 2014 | Learning & earning 2014 issue

Where the state labor market is headed this decade

From event planners to vet techs, 10 of the fastest-growing jobs. Plus, the industries to avoid at all costs. By Melissa Schorr

Among other changes from her earlier college days, Lisa Carron Shmerling has swapped her typewriter for a laptop.

52-year-old lawyer leaves job behind, goes back to school

Plus, advice for successfully navigating a big career change. By Lisa Carron Shmerling

Learning & Earning 2014


How to learn better at any age

You’re studying wrong. But don’t worry, it’s not too late to get much, much better. By Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III and Mark A. McDaniel

Perspective


Beware of the 103-year-old driver

Despite a recent report on a decline in fatality rates, the elderly need road tests before they can keep their licenses. By Jim Braude

Your Week Ahead


5 things to do in and around Boston

The Boston Flower & Garden Show, avant-garde photos, a St. Patrick’s Day party, and more.

Connections


Portrait of a cyclist: Ties to an ill-fated stranger

More than 20 years ago, his accident outside my apartment made me start wearing a bicycle helmet. A decade later I discovered a closer link to him. By Patrick McVay

First Person

Through his frequent lectures, Ken Gloss, owner of Boston’s Brattle Book Shop and an “Antiques Roadshow” appraiser, separates trash from real treasures. Free book appraisals: Do you have something valuable?

Through his frequent lectures, Ken Gloss, owner of Boston’s Brattle Book Shop and an “Antiques Roadshow” appraiser, separates trash from real treasures.

A Restaurant’s Take


Fried rice with eggs and Spam at Sister’s

In Dorchester, a Viet-Cajun treat.

Dinner With Cupid

From left, Tommy Ciulla and Jess Primavera. Typecasting on a blind date

He’s mellow; she’s intense Can they find a common mantra? By Eryn Carlson

Miss Conduct


What’s right: Ma’am or miss?

Two readers struggle with the most proper forms of address. By Robin Abrahams

Comments

Pope Francis’s dramatically different message

Globe Magazine readers also weigh in on perfect neighbors.

Tales From the City

What is the Massachusetts state motto?

A guess from an 8-year-old in Andover