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Boston Common - 2017 - Issue 4 - Fall - Elizabeth Olsen

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BODEGA PHOTO BY TOMMY BOUDREAU; JOHN SINGLETON COPLEY, "JOHN QUINCY ADAMS" (1796), OIL ON CANVAS PHOTOGRAPH © MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, BOSTON MY CIT Y COUNTDOWN 5, 4, 3, 2…1. Bam. You've made the best decision for yourself. So says The Confi dence Project, Inc. CEO and life coach Mel Robbins ( in her newest book The 5 Second Rule. The CNN analyst, best-selling author and most-booked woman speaker in the world teaches you how to leave behind doubt and transform your life, work and confi dence. "The 5 Second Rule helps you make 5-second decisions," Robbins says. "It is a simple trick helping people around the world be more courageous, confi dent, productive and happy." When she's not making television appearances or giving motivational speeches, the wife and mother of three is a west of Boston suburbanite who has awesome advice on some of the best local spots. –JK H A RVA R D PR IDE From the Dana Hall School to Harvard University, Margot Singer ( has always been an outstanding student. Now, the multi award-winning author and associate professor is enjoying rave reviews for her debut novel Underground Fugue ($26, Barnes & Noble) which deftly weaves the stories of two immigrant families during the London bombings of 2005. "For this project, inspiration came from NPR stories, blog posts by urban explorers, the work of the neurologist Vilayanur S. Ramachandran, Byzantine art, and Bach's e Art of Fugue," she says. "I had no idea, of course, when I started writing the novel 10 years ago that we would still be dealing with these kinds of terrorist threats and refugees and Islamophobia in 2017, and I'm sad, though not really surprised." – SM BOOK BUZZ DINE DINE " Strada Alta Strada "Alta Strada Alta Strada " (92 Central St., Wellesle 781.237.6100, altastradaresta com) is a 10-minute drive fro house. It is excellent; everyone in our family of fi ve has a favorite dish." N O W I N B O S T O N 4 4 B O S T O N C O M M O N S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 | M O D E R N L U X U R Y . C O M Alta Strada (92 Central St., Wellesley, 781.237.6100, altastradarestaurant. com) is a 10-minute drive from our HT ON THE NIGHT ON THE N TOWN "My nd and I just husband and I just saw U2: e Joshua U2: e Joshua Tour Tree Tour at r Gillette adium Stadium (1 Patriot Pl., Foxborough, Pl., Foxborough, gillettestadium .com) and it was the best concert I have ever seen. R E A D n the "In the mazon), book ($25, Amazon), e story, you learn the story, d the science and pecifi c hundreds of specifi c trating examples illustrating ond how the 5-second rule can improve your life." Y AT THE MUSEUM DAY AT THE MUSEUM ove dragging our kids to the "We love dragging our kids to the MFA (465 Huntington Ave., (465 Huntington Ave., MFA (465 Huntington Ave., (465 Huntington Ave., MFA rg) and the and the ICA (25 Harbor A re Drive," Shore Drive," SHOP SHOP On stage, I m "On stage, I'm known for wearing awesome glitter high tops so I love checking out the killer kicks at Bodega (6 Clearway St.,"

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