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Discover the Cambridge Labyrinth

A journey to find peace and reduce the stress of city life

Labyrinth at the Harvard Divinity School

Cantabrigians are always trying to find a way to get away from stress. Instead of yoga or tai chi classes, why not take a labyrinth walk? It's a great way to practice walking meditation. Best of all, it's free.

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Cherry Blossom in Cambridge

Magazine Beach, Cambridge, MA

Magazine Beach, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge is finally blooming! Please check some photos from around North Point park and Magazine Beach Park.

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Cambridge Comforts

Places and spaces for we who are alive and sometimes miserable

The word "Stress" in red capital letters, with many darkened cartoon hands rising up from word.

Isn’t comfort the last thing you think about as you move through your sometimes harsh day? As people bump and squish you on the T? As worry sets in about being late? As your boss puts you in your place and you’d like to grab them by that little piece of vertical flesh between their nostrils (it’s called a columella), pull them to you and scream, “I am not your bread machine!!”?

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The Importance of EMF is Community – Part 1

Sound Museum Rehearsal Complex

Thirty years ago, Des Desmond’s rock band, the Bentmen, needed a rehearsal space to practice their music. In entrepreneurial fashion, Desmond took out a small business loan, leased a building in the South End and built the first Sound Museum Rehearsal Complex, which, as a company is still operational today.

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Whoopsism

How do you spell Mrs. Roosevelt?

Thursday, April 19

It's been a long time since we saw a glaring Whoopsism. (Def: gross misspelling) So imagine our surprise when we were in a local
Harvard Square Cafe (hint, shares the same pronunciation as "flower") and saw Eleanor Roosevelt's name misspelled.

Friday, April 20

Thanks, Flour, for heeding my tweet.

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Mummies! Pharaohs! Ancient Treasures!

A Secret Museum Hidden Within Harvard University

Sarcophagus at the Harvard Semetic Museum

I found the Harvard Semitic Museum by accident while walking behind the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. I saw the free admission sign and was surprised by the ancient treasures I found inside. Semitic is the word for languages and cultures of the ancient near east. You can see artifacts from the Israelite, Phoenician, Egyptian, Aramaean, Babylonian, Arab and many more cultures.

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Powderhouse for Somerville

A Collaborative Living Project for the Elder Years

Reebee Garofalo has lived in the Cambridge/Somerville area since 1970.

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"Prepare for an Emergency?...uh...

N'haw! That's okay, thanks. I'm all set."

"Note to self: Think about maybe getting more of these." Image of battery.

(Author’s Note: THIS ARTICLE IS NOT ABOUT HOW TO PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY IN CAMBRIDGE.)

When you think about emergency preparedness, what comes to mind? Jugs of water in your closet? Cans of beans stacked in your kitchen cabinet? A battery-powered radio and flashlights, with extra batteries? A decent, basic first aid kit? Some single-use hand warmers? A heavy coat, in case it’s cold and the heat goes out?

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Honoring Harriet A. Jacobs (1813-1897); Abolitionist, Author, Women's Rights Advocate

2018 Women's History Month Walking Tour honors ten notable women memorialized at Mount Auburn Cemetery, including Harriet A. Jacobs

It seems fitting today, April 3, as we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and mourn the ongoing racial and economic injustice against which he fought, to also honor Harriet A. Jacobs (1813-1897) - abolitionist, author, and women’s rights advocate - who lived in Cambridge for part of her life.

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Stars Are Falling From the Sky

and Landing on Mass Ave. Catch one while you can.

See Cereus, a huge starfish shaped parachute balloon created by Otto Piene.