Check Out the Most Revolting Game Ever for Kids

The game that lives up to its title.
The game that lives up to its title.

From Hasbro, maker of Monopoly, My Little Pony and other fine products to entertain and distract children, comes this new game …

… about walking in poo.

In “Don’t Step In It!,” kids are blindfolded and must cross a playmat without stepping in piles of crap.

OK, it’s not real crap.

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Run Out of Town

A sign of the times: Real estate beyond the wages of mere mortals.
A sign of the times: Real estate beyond the wages of mere mortals.

Last November, the apartment building I have lived in for 23 years was sold to one of Boston’s most notorious landlords.

The change in ownership was like going from Spock to Jabba the Hutt, if you’ll forgive me for mixing my sci-fi franchises.

Heat suddenly became a luxury. Trash wasn’t picked up as often.

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Why Coming Out Stories Still Matter

Charlie CarverActor Charlie Carver, known for roles on “Teen Wolf,” “The Leftovers” and “Desperate Housewives,” recently came out in a moving series of Instagram posts.

He wrote, “As a young boy, I knew I wanted to be an actor. I knew I wanted to be a lot of things! It was around that age that I also knew, however abstractly, that I was different from some of the other boys in my grade. Over time, this abstract ‘knowing’ grew … ending in a climax of saying three words out loud: ‘I am gay.’

“I said them to myself at first, to see how they felt. They rang true, and I hated myself for them. I was twelve. It would take me a few years before I could repeat them to anyone else …”

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