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June 7, 2009

My car, my country, and me

As the Big Three flirt with the prospect of collapse, some diehards recommend buying nothing but U.S. cars. It's the ultimate act of patriotism -- and it turns out that, his whole life, Charles P. Pierce has been the biggest patriot around.
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Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

A dad for one night

My 7-year-old didn't have an obvious date to the father-daughter soiree. Would she have to skip it?
dinner with cupid

Divorced and looking

Will two sales professionals close the deal on a second date?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

Laid off, lying low

Do you have to visit your old office? Plus bothersome roomies and discounted tips.
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Joy in motion

Joy in motion

When instructors at Boston Ballet teach dance to children with Down syndrome, they witness more than remarkable creativity. They see self-expression in its purest form.
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A multipurpose room -- office, guest quarters, and art storage -- gets a much-needed makeover.

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Why Kevin Youkilis is a diamond deity and more.
Parenting Traps
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Downsize the contents of your bag. Then pick one of these chic options.
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Cure for the stock market jitters
By agonizing over every tilt and tumble of the bear market, I overlooked my best holdings.
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John Henry, the romantic
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Letters to the editor
Readers weigh in on Adam Lambert and the end of newspapers.

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