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Some Bostonians Balking At 2024 Summer Olympics Bid

Advocacy groups and local pundits believe that bringing the Olympics to the City on the Hill isn’t worth the jaw-dropping expenses

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The United States Olympic Committee has chosen Boston as its bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics. Selected over San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington D. C., the capital of Massachusetts will next be pitted against “Rome, a yet-to-be-named German city, and possibly Paris or South Africa" for the slot, according to NPR. While many are rejoicing about the nod, a growing movement in the Bay State has been drumming up opposition.

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Check Size Containment

Apps, excuses, and brutal honesty: what's your solution for splitting a restaurant check?

Americans are eating out less, with restaurant traffic falling several percentage points each year since 2008. And when they do go out for a meal, they are practicing what Bonnie Riggs, a restaurant analyst at the NPD Group, calls "check size containment"—foregoing pricey cocktails, bringing their own cake for "birthday" desserts, and ordering the chicken rather than the steak.

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