Friday, May 18, 2012
Shares in the most popular social media company go on sale today to the general public.
There's much advice out there regarding Facebook shares going on sale today after it set its initial public offering stock price at $38 per share. Some say you shouldn't buy it today. Others advise to buy early and as much as you can. While still others warn the market is rigged against small investors. So what are your plans? Does this remind you of the late '90s? Please let us know by taking this poll and commenting below.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tell us your favorite and your favorite supplier.
The way we see it, Valentines Day gifts fall into four major categories—and choosing the right one could make or break your special day. Does your girlfriend/wife/husband/boyfriend like candy? Perhaps he or she appreciates flowers or a nice necklace? Perhaps a watch? Tell us which of the big categories, in your opinion, is the big winner. And, if you feel so compelled, use our comments section to tell your fellow significant others where you go to get your gifts. You might just save someone's Valentine's Day.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
With Christmas right around the corner, we want to know what you'll be listening to during the holiday. Let us know by taking our poll and posting a comment with your top pick.
Now that Christmas is upon us, we want to know: What is your favorite holiday song? Do you like "Silent Night," "O' Holy Night," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree?" Or maybe you have another song we didn't mention in our poll? Let us know your favorite song by taking our poll and posting a comment as to why it's your top pick. Happy holidays!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Cast your vote below.
The National Transportation Safety Board recently concluded that all cell phone use—whether handheld, speaker or headset—should be banned for all drivers. What do you think?
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
A recent report says there's been a 16 percent uptick in T crime. Are you riding without worry or clinging to your belongings?
Our subways may be the oldest in the nation, but are they and the rest of the MBTA's services as safe as they could be? The Boston Herald published a recent report showing that 136 additional crimes above last year's total of 868 were committed this year, to make a total of 1,004 crimes in the survey year. This breaks down to between 2 and 3 reported crimes per day, every day of the year on the MBTA system. Given that "the average weekday ridership for the entire system is approximately 1.1 million passenger trips," according to the MBTA, do you feel like the odds of a safe trip are in your favor? Vote in our poll, and weigh in on the routes you ride in the comments section. Are your trips trouble-free, or do you seem to run into the …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Everyone has a holiday Achilles' heel, something that brings out a little bit of the Grinch or Scrooge within us all. What's yours?
Maybe it's a cheesy Christmas song that seems to follow you everywhere, or the fried smell that won't go away after your latke-and-jelly-donut party. A winter solstice with too much sunshine, a Kinara that keeps lighting your ears of corn on fire--there are many ways in which the season can go south, quickly. We've given you a couple voting options covering what we're guessing are the major hassles, but comment and let us know where you fit in. Is this year you embrace all the Charlie Brown Christmas trees in your life, or the season your heart becomes three sizes too small?
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Do you spend the bulk of your holiday gift budget while visiting small businesses, chain stores, or websites?
Thanksgiving isn't just a day of giving thanks, it's also the last day before the holiday shopping season starts with a bang on with early openings and one-day-only deals on Black Friday. In addition, this year is the second Small Business Saturday, a day, according to the organizers, "dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year," and this year's Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, is expected to draw an additional ten million shoppers to their screens over last years' total. Patch wants to know where the chips fall for you. Are you saving your money for internet sales, or did you complete the bulk of your shopping on November 25th? Is Small Business Saturday the day you'll be …
Friday, November 25, 2011
Do you brave the crowds or enjoy the comforts of home?
Black Friday is notoriously the busiest shopping day of the year in the country, and Massachusetts, even with its famous Blue Laws, is no exception. All things considered, Patch wants to know where you find yourself this November 25th. Will you be in line, coffee cup in hand, at 11:59 p.m. Thanksgiving night outside Target or the Wrentham Outlets, or are you content to wake up and hit the stores at the not-quite-leisurely hour of 4:30 a.m.? And what about people who are staying home? Do you avoid Black Friday shopping just because of the crowds, or do you have a more philosophical stance against going out that day, like the proponents of Buy Nothing Day? This is your chance to stand up and be counted, whether as a discount dilettante or…
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Does political talk go well with turkey, dressing and pumpkin pie? Or does it just make for a dyspeptic holiday?
As you celebrate the Thanksgiving Day holiday this year, consider the following: the next time you do so, the 2012 presidential election campaign will have just ended. So for those inclined to campaign at the Thanksgiving table, 2011 is it. But is that a good idea? Stories of political arguments ruining holiday gatherings are the stuff of many family legends. Whether you are host or guest, do you favor or dread political conversation over Thanksgiving dinner? Let us know by voting in our poll and sharing your experiences and your advice here.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Almanac predicts biggest storms at end of January, and mid-February.
The Farmer’s Almanac has weighed in on what’s in store for us this winter. With temperatures near or above normal, it is predicting many snow and rain mixes. But what do they know? Your guess may be as good as theirs. So tell us: Do you think this winter will bring as much snow as last year?