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Sharing friends with my ex

Unfortunately, what I initially loved about this has led to some social consequences post-breakup.

When your little sister is a psycho

Oyinkan Braithwaite’s rich, dark debut recalls “Arsenic and Old Lace” — only in Nigeria

James Brown and his band at the Sugar Shack on Boylston Street in 1971.

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A history of Boston in flyers and posters and W.E.B. Du Bois’s data visualization

Boston music journalist Brian Coleman’s new book, “Buy Me, Boston,’’ is a kind of time capsule.

10/20/2018 Wellesley Ma- Yeimy Garcia (cq) is a working mother. She is photographed at her home in Wellesley with her family. Her husband Ronald Li (cq) and her son Oliver Li (cq) both at left. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic:

Top Places to Work

How employers are responding to working moms’ needs

Supportive companies can take some of the struggle out of balancing job and family.

Déjà vu all over again: 1968 Harvard-Yale game

The surprising resonance of a legendary game in a troubled, riven time.

Jacques Pépin

Tables

Shojo is landing at Logan

Framingham-based Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers will open a bar at North Station/TD Garden’s commuter platform — and other restaurant news you can use.

Give yourself an extra two hours to avoid lines at the airport.

Tips for traveling over Thanksgiving

The TSA expects to screen 25 million travelers between Nov. 16 and Nov. 26, making it one of the busiest Thanksgivings on record. It will be just as crazy on the roads. Here are a few ideas to make your journey smoother.

US officials report a record number of tick diseases

U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year.

The “Mortadella Head” sandwich with potato chips and giadiniera.

Quick Bite

At Mortadella Head, you can go wild

The new Davis Square restaurant is a quasi-Italian venture from Boston Burger Company’s Charles Sillari and Sebastian Fricia.

15names -- Roxane Gay, best-selling author, addresses the crowd at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Champions for Change Gala. (Laura Carmer)

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Roxane Gay helps Boston Area Rape Crisis Center mark 45th year of service

The best-selling author was the keynote speaker at the Champions for Change Gala & Auction over the weekend.

WOBURN, MA - 10/25/2018: JB Simon wears a bowtie. After Reveneer relaxed their dress code, a handful of employees started

Top Places to Work

As casual dress takes over Boston offices, could ‘Formal Thursday’ become a thing?

Work attire is getting more casual. (Sweatpants, really?) But that doesn’t mean you can’t get dressed up once in a while.

Love Letters

From living together to long-distance

We’ve been through a lot and truly make each other happy when we’re together, but the distance has brought new problems to this relationship and has made me see a different side of him.

This year’s top gear for the slopes

Get out a pencil and your wish list and read on.

Gavin Lee in Pompeii.

The VIP Lounge | Gavin Lee

The VIP Lounge with Gavin Lee (a.k.a. the Grinch)

We caught up with Lee, who will play the lead in “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” coming to the Boch Center Wang Theatre Nov. 28 through Dec. 9., to talk about all things travel.

Ask Amy

Want to break up? Some people just can’t take a hint

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Love Letters

Keeping our relationship going after college has been tough

Now that we’ve graduated, he seems to be putting distance between us. Can love last at 22?

Atsuko Toko Fish wearing the Order of the RisingSun, Gold Rays with Rosette, which she received at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Nov. 7.

NAMES

Atsuko Toko Fish receives prestigious award from emperor of Japan

Fish was honored for her advancement of women’s leadership in Japan.

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2018, file photo, an employee at a medical marijuana cultivator works on topping a marijuana plant, in Eastlake, Ohio. Missouri joined the long list of states allowing medical marijuana, but it'll likely be late next year at the earliest before people with serious ailments will be able to obtain it. Amendment 2, approved Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, requires the state to begin accepting patient applications by early June, and to begin accepting applications for dispensaries by early August. (AP Photo/David Dermer, File)

Medical marijuana dispensary opens in Buffalo

Medical marijuana has been legal in New York state since 2016, but only in a non-smokable form and only for select conditions.

Hotel Concord

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

The end might be near for unexpected rental car costs

Car rental companies are moving from a business model that too often relied on deception to one of full transparency. The progress is slow — sometimes agonizingly slow — but it’s measurable. It could soon put car rental businesses in the enviable position of setting an example for the rest of the travel industry.

Turkey trots to flock to

Flock to these New England turkey trots and prep for the big meal by burning off some calories and paying it forward, too.

Office workers scuffling at work. Vector illustration

Miss Conduct

Advice: My boss gets upset when we disagree

What can I do to keep a difference of opinion from escalating?

A Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarette, USB charger and flavored pods.

Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

The nation’s leading e-cigarette maker says it has halted store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids.

The interior of the Yale Center for British Art, in New Haven.

Get stamped: explore the Connecticut Art Trail

A passport gives art lovers access to 21 museums and historic sites for $25 — and a chance to win a contest.

Michelle Obama and former president Barack Obama at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago in 2017.

Book Review

A complex, accomplished life recounted with confidence and candor

Michelle Obama’s “Becoming’’ is an elegant and evocative autobiography with plenty to say about contemporary America.

Michelle Obama speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July 2016. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris

10 things you might not know about Michelle Obama

Some bits from the former first lady’s new memoir, “Becoming.’’

Sayu Bhojwani, Bambadjan Bamba, and Horatio Sanz at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. (Christopher Baldwin)

‘Black Panther,’ ‘SNL’ actors come together for a celebration of immigrants at JFK Library

“Our forefathers had foreseen what immigrants bring to a society, bring to this nation. And we have continued to bring that spirit to the United States.”

Vegetarian leek dumplings at Qingdao Garden in North Cambridge.

What She’s Having

Picking up right where you left off with an old favorite restaurant

I find myself back at Qingdao Garden in North Cambridge after several years away, and it’s just as good as I remember.

Cardamom Bitters from The Bitter Housewife

The Bitter Housewife you’ll want to hang out with

Genevieve Brazelton launched the company with her husband in 2012 after tinkering with making bitters from scratch and coming up with a batch to spice up her favorite cocktail.

Farmtrue Ghee is made in North Stonington, Conn.

Ghee: Rich, nourishing, and tasty

Golden and slightly nutty, ghee is made from clarified butter that’s cooked longer so the milk solids become toasty before they’re skimmed away.

Bottles

Selling what they love was no small decision for Small Change Brewing Co.

“It was either come out and do another IPA — which isn’t necessary, I think — or we could just do the beers that we want to drink regardless of selling well or being popular or trendy,” says one of the brewery’s founders, Michael Patterson.

OXO’s new Ventura French Press

An unbreakable French Press for on-the-go coffee lovers

The carafe is made from shatter-resistant, BPA-free Tritan plastic, not the easily-breakable glass that’s used for most French presses.

Love Letters

‘Did I make a major mistake?’

We were compatible, but she no longer met any of my emotional needs. Yet I question my decision.

Colin Lynch

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Colin Lynch of Bar Mezzana and soon-to-open Shore Leave

Colin Lynch has a golden resume: He worked as an executive chef at Barbara Lynch’s restaurants for 14 years and moved on to sophisticated sushi parlor O Ya.

Turkey with Mediterranean rub

Spice up your Thanksgiving menu

Go ahead and make the same creamy mashed potatoes you’ve made forever, but go to town on everything else you’re planning for the big feast.

HELP DESK

Apps to help you stave off holiday weight gain

According to an article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, mobile apps have been shown to help folks lose and manage their weight.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Ask Amy

Mother’s affair with exchange student shocks child

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

You can pull off Thanksgiving like a pro with a little help.

Holiday hacks: Top chefs’ tips for a successful Thanksgiving spread

Pare down your menu. Work ahead. Buy a ricer. Keep the wine flowing. And use butter — lots of butter. But first, breathe deeply and read on.

An attendant holds a mason jar of marijuana at the Far West Holistic Center dispensary, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Detroit. Michigan voters have made their state the first in the Midwest to legalize recreational marijuana. Voters passed a ballot measure Tuesday that will allow people 21 or older to use the drug. North Dakota voters decided recreational pot wasn't for them, Missouri voters passed one of three unrelated measures legalizing medical marijuana and voters in Utah were also considering a medical marijuana proposal. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Connecticut adds 31st condition to medical marijuana program

A new condition can now be treated with medical marijuana in Connecticut.

Ask Amy

Vaping dad places new baby at risk

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, a friend's basket of clams sit in the water as Mike Suprin, of Rollinsford, N.H., calls it a day after filling his basket with softshell clams at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport, Maine. A study by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists released in 2018 concluded that valuable species of shellfish, including softshell clams, have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitats caused by a warming environment. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat

Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to scientists.

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VNA gala honors health care ‘heroes’

The annual gala raised money for the VNA of Boston.

Michelle Obama speaks during the When We All Vote rally in Las Vegas. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Joe Buglewicz

JENEÉ OSTERHELDT

Michelle Obama, Gabrielle Union shine a light on infertility struggles

Black women are almost twice as likely to struggle with infertility than white women. Gabrielle Union and Michelle Obama can help them to stop suffering in silence.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Nov. 10, the 314th day of 2018. There are 51 days left in the year.

Former Boston Herald photographer Mark Garfinkel will start a new job at NBC10 Boston.

Former Boston Herald photographer lands a new gig

Veteran photographer Mark Garfinkel starts at NBC10 Boston on Monday.