This was a week when Connecticut professors got rambunctious, when pine tar was discovered in places it shouldn't have been, and when President Obama played soccer with a robot. I can't guarantee which of these things will make its way onto our weekly pop culture roundtable, The Nose, except definitely the professors.
In his New York Times bestseller Happier, positive psychology expert Tal Ben-Shahar taught us how to become happier through simple exercises. Now, in Choose the Life You Want, he has a new, life-changing lesson to share.
A labor union for 2,200 workers at submarine maker Electric Boat in Groton-- has agreed to a new, five-year contract through 2019 that includes annual pay raises of 3 percent or more. The union includes machinists, electricians, and professional employees. Electric Boat is a subsidiary of Virginia-based General Dynamics --and employs more than 12,000 people in Groton and North Kingstown, Rhode Island.
Because I realize that a show about the Eastern Hemlock doesn't sound that sexy. In fact, we've done tree shows in the past after which I have said, "Let's not do any more tree shows." But we think we've got something here.
First of all, this our third show working with Bob Sullivan, a writer who, in the past, has been able to make just about any topic exciting.
The Wadsworth Atheneum celebrates spring this weekend with the 33rd annual Fine Art and Flowers event, a fundraiser for the Hartford museum. It's a unique concept: over 40 florists and garden clubs have been selected to create a floral arrangement inspired by a masterwork in the Wadsworth's permanent collection.
Connecticut lawmakers are attempting to update the state's "Do Not Call Registry" by including unsolicited text messages as well as phone calls. A bill that would add text messages to the list of prohibited activities unanimously passed the Senate on Tuesday. The bill also increases penalties for violations from $11,000 to $20,000 dollars per violation.