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boston globe magazine
January 9, 2011
Laura Sen

Queen B: Laura Sen, CEO of BJ's Wholesale Club

For nearly two years, Laura Sen has been CEO of BJ’s Wholesale Club, a Fortune 500 company where sales are up and shareholders are seeing their portfolios grow. But just when she’s getting started, is the company going to be sold out from under her?

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Desperately seeking sitter

Looking for child care, I feel as if I'm online dating all over again
dinner with cupid

Face-off

Will this hockey coach skate into his date’s heart or get frozen out?
Miss Conduct

No boys allowed

Barring new husbands from the girls weekend, plus defusing bombshell questions
Pierced

Create this

A few fun ideas for new Kentucky attractions
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Shoeless running

'You're crazy.'

That's what an elite runner told the author after a Boston half marathon when he saw him in his funny-looking "minimal" running shoes. As he limped away, David Abel wondered why the shoe company hadn't told him the same thing.
Free programs at public libraries

Check these out

Through free programs at the state's public libraries, kids read aloud (to dogs), seniors gather for classic films, and audiences sing along to Irish music – and that's just the start.
Allie Simons
First Person

Visual appeal

MassArt student Allie Simons, 24, created posters for Project ME, an HIV/AIDS outreach program at Roxbury’s Whittier Street Health Center.
cooking
A better way to snack
In an excerpt from The Cleaner Plate Club, cookies, popcorn, and even chips you won’t regret giving to your kids.
Perspective
A test of our constitution
Congress is back at work. But if we keep underfunding social studies, will students even understand what the Legislature does?
On the Block
Charm to spare
These single-family Victorians are loaded with period details.
style watch
Prrrfection
All around Boston, women are going wild for leopard prints.
Tales From the City
It's all relative
Target weight and did Paul Revere like Italian food?
Letters to the Magazine Editor
Readers weigh in on child care conundrums and a cause for hope.

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Steve Carrell

Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
James Reeb

Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
Home-birth battle

Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.