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Harnessing the impulse to work out

An unusual workout studio pops up in Boston

Susan Wornick and Karen Holmes Ward are the emcees.

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‘Funny Women ... Serious Business’ fund-raiser returns Oct. 16

This year’s featured speaker is Glennon Doyle, creator of the wildly popular blog and author of New York Times bestsellers “Love Warrior” and “Carry On, Warrior.”

Sam Fish is the founder and curator of the EXIT Galleries.

How this indie curator sweet-talked his way into prime Boston real estate 

Sam Fish poured his passion for skateboarding, illustration, and street art into an empty Downtown Crossing storefront.

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My visiting mom wanted lobster. I wanted quality time with her — in the kitchen.

Sharing shellfish — and making memories — with my mother.

© Peabody Essex Museum. Rendering by Ennead Architects. On September 28, 2019, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) will open a 40,000-square-foot wing designed by Ennead Architects, New York. The expansion andrenovation—a component of the museum’s landmark $650M+ Connect Campaign—features new installations, a light-filled atrium, an entry and facilities forschool and group tours, new linkages and traffic flow to existing galleries, and a 5,000-square-foot garden designed by Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects.Each gallery offers new perspectives that are designed to create experiences of exploration, discovery, and engagement with exceptional works of art.Share your impressions on social media using #NewPEM.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Sept. 23-Oct. 6

HubWeek brings its annual idea fest to the Seaport, country artist Hunter Hayes plays City Hall plaza, “Disney’s The Lion King” opens in Boston, and more.

Style Watch

Amping up a family room and breakfast nook

Reflective surfaces bring an edgy feel to this space in a Chestnut Hill home.

Miss Conduct

Advice: I think my friend forgot sharing an awful secret with me

Over drinks one night, she told me she had been abused, and hasn’t said a word since. I don’t want to pretend it didn’t happen.

Love Letters

I’ve been using online dating apps for three years. I’ve had one 2nd date

I’ve had good first dates, but then they ghost me. I had better luck in the real world. Should I go back?

Travel Troubleshooter

If a flight is canceled, do I get a refund or a voucher?

Karen Engelhardt’s flight from Minneapolis to Savannah, Ga., is canceled after a hurricane takes aim at the East Coast. Her online agency offers vouchers. But if a flight is canceled, shouldn’t she get a refund?

Mariela Sanchez of Tegucigalpa, Honduras (left), her son Jonathan Sanchez, 16, and husband Gary Sanchez prepared for questions from reporters after the press conference on termination of medical deferred action in Boston on Monday, Aug. 26. Jonathan has cystic fibrosis.

US officials reverse decision ending medical relief to immigrants

The Trump administration has reversed its decision to stop considering requests from immigrants seeking to defer deportation for medical treatment and other hardships.

Mike’s Pastry will open a spot inside Hub Hall, a dining area  at The Hub on Causeway Street.


A brick-and-mortar location for Jamaica Mi Hungry, and LUCIE Drink + Dine to open in Back Bay

Restaurant news you can use, including some of the familiar names coming to Hub Hall.

Cambridge 08/29/19-The Shy Bird at 390 Third Street. Chef Matt Garland removes whole rotisseried chicken from the rotisserie. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(arts)

Quick Bite

Shy Bird is already a place to flock to

This is food that will carry you through the day, or help you end it with a full belly and good friends.

Elizabeth McGovern, Harry Hadden-Paton, Laura Carmichael, Hugh Bonneville, and Michael Fox, in the movie “Downton Abbey.”


The fears of a ‘Downton’ super fan, and the dangers of exhuming pop culture memories

Christopher Muther loves all things “Downton.” Could the movie version of a favorite show mess it all up?

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘She owned her space like a rock star entering TD Garden on gig night’

Will these two rock climbers reach the romantic heights?

Charles Street will be closed to cars on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, for the inaugural Open Charles Street.

Charles Street will be closed to cars this Sunday so shoppers can roam free

Fans of Open Newbury Street will want to head to Open Charles Street this weekend.

View of medical marijuana plants during a media tour of the Curaleaf medical cannabis cultivation and processing facility Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019, in Ravena, N.Y. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)

US awards $3 million to fill gaps in medical marijuana research, including CBD

The US government is spending $3 million to find out if marijuana can relieve pain, but none of the money will be used to study the part of the plant that gets people high.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 2, 2018 a man exhales smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC. - Canada reported its first hospitalization for severe respiratory illness linked to vaping on September 18, 2019, following an outbreak in the US that has killed seven people and sickened hundreds. (Photo by EVA HAMBACH / AFP)EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images

Youth in Canada is diagnosed with illness related to vaping

A high school student in Canada has been diagnosed with a severe respiratory illness related to vaping, officials said Wednesday, in what’s believed to be the first reported case in the country.

Globe Magazine

The Most Stylish Bostonians of 2019

From an art student to a New Kid, these 16 stylish locals make a statement every time they step out. Find out more about their approach to personal style.

New Hampshire sent 300 families erroneous letters saying their children had elevated lead levels

The state’s Department of Health and Human Services apologized for the error, saying the false notification was the result of a processing error.

Ask Amy

Sister dynamic could be about birth order

Advice from Amy Dickinson.


New Partners CEO joins Mass. Competitive Partnership

Stories you may have missed from the world of business.

Number of abortions in US falls to lowest level since 1973

The number and rate of abortions across the United States have plunged to their lowest levels since the procedure became legal nationwide in 1973, according to new figures released Wednesday.

A rendering of the Hub Hall food hall coming to Hub on Causeway near TD Garden.

A running list of the 18 food vendors coming to Hub Hall near TD Garden

A new food hall is coming to Boston this winter, and already the lineup is looking delicious.

Boston, MA - 9/17/2019 - Tom Brady makes his entrance to the TB12 Grand Opening Event at the TB12 Performance & Recovery Center in Boston, Mass. on Tuesday, Sept. 17. (Nic Antaya for The Boston Globe) Topic: 18TB12photos


Tom Brady hits the red carpet at the TB12 opening party on Boylston Street

The Patriots QB had plenty of bold-face names on hand for the soiree.

FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, a marijuana plant grows under artificial light at an indoor facility in Portland, Maine. The number of cities and towns opting in to legalized marijuana is slowly growing in Maine as the state gets closer to accepting applications for licenses. AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

N.H. House overrides veto of home-grown medical pot bill

New Hampshire House lawmakers have overridden Governor Chris Sununu’s veto of a bill that would allow medical marijuana patients to grow their own supply.

Christopher Muther

Where should you stay in the Berkshires this fall? Here are the latest and greatest options

Travel writer Christopher Muther sleeps around in the Berkshires — professionally, of course — to find the best options for fall foliage season lodging.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Ask Amy

Sexting situation unsettles spouse

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Ruth Negga and Owen Roe in

Irish theater wasn’t coming here, so I went there. Here’s why you should go, too.

Last fall, I attended the Dublin Theatre Festival. Some of the most memorable moments for a first-time visitor to Dublin were the smaller theaters and lesser-known actors, the pints, and the paintings.

Shire Breu-Haus in Dalton (above) is a community gathering spot. Bright Ideas Brewing flights (left) include four generous pours.

Something is definitely brewing in the Berkshires

Five craft breweries and their taprooms are conveniently spread out on a north-south axis so that a traveler is rarely more than 20 minutes from a fresh mug anywhere in Berkshire County.

Study finds air pollution reaches placenta during pregnancy

A new study suggests when a pregnant woman breathes in air pollution, it can travel beyond her lungs to the placenta that guards her fetus.

American swimmer Sarah Thomas, 37, became the first person to swim across the English Channel four times in a row completing the remarkable feat Tuesday morning.

American cancer survivor swims English Channel 4 times

An American cancer survivor has succeeded in her remarkable quest to swim across the English Channel four times in a row.

Z Bar overlooks Michigan Avenue from the Peninsula Chicago. Come winter, there’s a canopy covering part of the terrace, and an outdoor fireplace to keep you warm.

Chicago raises the rooftop game

Many of the rooftops transform into other spaces like curling rinks and all-weather beer gardens the rest of the year. Here are some favorites.

The VIP Lounge | Angie Swan

The VIP Lounge with Angie Swan of ‘David Byrne’s American Utopia’

The Milwaukee native, who now calls New York City home, is no stranger to Boston — having studied at Berklee College of Music from 2001-05 — and is happy to be back.

For its 20th birthday, ‘How to Cook Everything’ is getting a not-so-minimal update

A completely revised anniversary edition of Mark Bittman’s kitchen classic will feature updated recipes, color photos, and an emphasis on sustainability. At the heart of the update is how we consider meat.

A nigiri selection at Zuma in Boston.


Is Zuma in Back Bay’s One Dalton worth the luxury price? Our food critic weighs in

I valeted my Subaru behind the Lamborghini at Zuma. Now it’s time to eat. The restaurant harks back to those like TAO and Buddakan — the kind of splashy showplaces that were au courant in the early to mid 2000s.

My Warped Fantasy. A poem.

My warped fantasy

The first letter is a poem. Short thoughts about wishes and dreams. It’s a seven-stanza missive from a person to their engaged colleague.

(Unsent) Love Letters

Have you written a letter to someone you love(d) and not sent it? Composed a confessional email to an unrequited crush or drafted a dispatch to someone who let you down? Psychotherapist and “Where Should We Begin?” podcast host Esther Perel and Love Letters columnist and podcast host Meredith Goldstein explore the messages we keep to ourselves in (unsent) Love Letters.

Sarah Wade, owner and executive chef of Stillwater, hails from Oklahoma and has been in Boston since 2013.

Getting Salty with Sarah Wade of Stillwater

Her big break came in 2018 when she became a champion on the Food Network’s “Chopped.” And a bigger break came in August, when she opened Stillwater in the old Townsman space in the Leather District.

Love Letters

I met a guy on vacation . . .

I have wanted to get out of my comfort zone for a while now, and this is the perfect way to do so.

18bites - Nutty For You Bixby Bites. (Bixby & Co.)

Bixby Bars had some bite-size babies

Nutty For You Bixby Bites are one-, two-, or three-bite candies of chocolate-covered cocoa and peanut butter centers with bits of peanuts and brown rice crisps.

Xxann - Baking Steel Pro for making restaurant-quality pizza. (Baking Steel)

A bigger, better Baking Steel sheet

Cohasset resident Andris Lagsdin developed the new Baking Steel Pro because enthusiasts often contacted him asking for custom-made ones that were larger. So, flex your muscles and get out those extra thick oven mitts.

Xxann - Jonquils Cafe & Bakery on Newbury St. is a new eatery that offers cakes made with molds produced by a 3-D printer. This cake is called Cherry: Dark chocolate mousse, cherry confiture, crunch and chocolate sponge cake. (Ehab Al-Shihabi)

This cafe makes cakes that are art and drinks with state-of-the-art machines

Exquisite cakes in abstract, geometric shapes — each filled with four to six layers comprising mousse, spongy cake, confiture, cream, and crunch — line the display case.

More than half of the 147 tigers confiscated from the controversial Wat Pha Luang Ta Bua tiger temple have died, park officials said on Monday, blaming genetic problems linked to inbreeding at the once money-spinning tourist attraction.

More than half the tigers rescued from Thai temple reported dead

Officials blamed genetic problems linked to in-breeding as the cause of the disease that killed the tigers. The animals were rescued three years ago from a popular tourist attraction.

MASTERCHEF: L-R: Contestants Subha and Nick in the “10th Season Pool Party!” episode of MASTERCHEF airing Wednesday, June 19 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. © 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC. CR: Greg Gayne/ FOX

Harvard grad competing in ‘MasterChef’ finale

DiGiovanni, who majored in food and climate studies at Harvard, is the youngest contestant ever to advance to the finals. The finale airs on Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 8 p.m.


Here are the two Oktoberfest beers our columnist is drinking in 2019

According to European regulations, only breweries in Munich can call their beers “Oktoberfest,” but plenty of American brewers have capitalized on the popularity of the tradition over the years.

Special report

//[1].jpg Bitten by Uncertainty: A Globe report on Lyme disease in the Northeast

In 2013, the Globe took an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, and the science.


// The Love Letters podcast: Ditch the ex’s T-shirt, or wear it?

After a breakup, is it better to hold onto relics from the relationship, or to dump them?

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Spotify   |   RadioPublic


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Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Design New England

// Second Life

An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.