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Ask Amy

Hoarding disorder creates messy situation

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Lego House’s top floor features a Masterpiece Gallery.

How Lego House came to be: brick by brick

Billund, Denmark, is the birthplace of Lego and home to an out-of-this-world creation experience at Lego House.

If you go . . . Lego House

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Cretaiole, a 14th-century farmhouse converted into a combination inn and working farm.

How Italy’s agriturismo movement gave rise to The Isabella Experience

At 50, Isabella Moricciani is the life force behind The Isabella Experience, a hospitality concept she honed at Cretaiole, an alluring inn situated just outside Pienza, which was her first foray into agriturismo more than 20 years ago.

Reza Pazooki, a personal trainer from New York, clambered atop a precipitous perch for a photo by guide Roberto Calcagno on Cima dei Quattro Denti, overlooking the Susa Valley.

Trekking a golden ridge, bracketed by snow-covered Alps

Turin offers a turnstyle to the Italian Alps.

The Duomo il Milan was constructed over more than five centuries.

In Milan, a low-tech saunter through a mecca of high fashion

Renowned as an epicenter of fashion, this Italian city is also surprisingly walkable, threaded with commerce-canyoned walkways and studded with gems from early Christendom and the Renaissance.

A study released on Tuesday found US preschoolers on government food aid were tipping scales at lighter weights, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of shrinking obesity weren’t a fluke.

Study finds US preschoolers are less pudgy

Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a US study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren’t a fluke.

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Hotels that fit baseball fans like a glove

These hotels understand your total devotion to the sport, and they’ve hit their own home runs with these rooms and packages.

To get to Briar Barn Inn’s lobby, skip the front building and head back to the silo.

Briar Barn Inn in Rowley: A cute new inn in an unlikely place

Another reason (besides the Agawam Diner) to stop in Rowley.

An  Indian child suffering from acute encephalitis syndrome was treated at the government-run Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital in Muzaffarpur district in the eastern state of Bihar.

More than 100 children die in India in encephalitis outbreak

More than 100 children have died in an encephalitis outbreak in India’s eastern state of Bihar, authorities said Tuesday.

The Hitchcock Ichnology Collection at Beneski Museum of Natural History is the most extensive collection of dinosaur footprints in the world.

Making tracks: Walking in the footsteps of New England dinosaurs

The Connecticut River Valley may not be Jurassic Park, but dinosaurs did run rampant on the floodplains here at the cusp of the Triassic and Jurassic eras.

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The VIP Lounge with Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky

Rudetsky will perform with Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller at the Emerson Colonial Theatre on July 8.

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Dining Out

At Kamakura, dinner is part 10-course tone poem, part sake crash course

The Japanese restaurant, offering kaiseki and more, brings something different to downtown Boston.

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

Food & Travel

When the best food around is right where you’re staying

Ammos Hotel is located on a pretty stretch of sandy beach about 10 minutes outside of Chania, one of Crete’s most atmospheric cities.

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Devra First

The company behind Peet’s is atoning for its Nazi past with a new foundation

I am not sure how much more one could ask of a company aiming to make up for its Nazi past, short of bowing out of business entirely.

Gre.Co’s Zoi Liakopoulos arrived in the US from Greece in 2015.

Getting salty

Getting Salty with Zoi Liakopoulos of Gre.Co

Liakopoulos came to the US from Greece in 2015, planning to run a travel app with a friend. Instead, she became the manager of a fast-casual Back Bay restaurant, and has “dedicated my life here to Gre.Co and what it means to be Greek.”

Miss Conduct

Advice: We rent to my dad, and it’s killing our finances

My siblings don’t get involved. Can I ask them to help out?

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.


A toned-down tiki for the summer

Morale & Welfare employs over-proof dark rum and modifiers that run the gamut: tart lime, slightly sweeter grapefruit, zesty cinnamon, and rich mole bitters.

Whey better for you than sugary sports drinks

A new refreshing drink upcycled from fresh whey is labeled Superfrau as a shout out to the female cow.

Louisiana’s new food labeling restrictions won’t allow veggie products to be called meat.

No more veggie bacon for you if you live in Louisiana

The state’s new food labeling restrictions law will keep veggie products from being called meat, non-rice products from being described as rice, and sugar alternatives from being marketed as sugar.

Love Letters

He’s still drinking

When he isn’t drinking, our relationship is amazing.

This photo shows medical marijuana flowers at the Minerva cannabis dispensary in Santa Fe, N.M., Tuesday, June 11, 2019. New Mexico proposed new pot production rules Tuesday intended to shore up supplies to its medical marijuana program without flooding the rapidly expanding market. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)

Medical marijuana bills in N.H. advance to governor’s desk

New Hampshire isn’t ready to legalize recreational marijuana use, but it is close to expanding options for those who use it for medical reasons.

Ask Amy

Grief and confusion upset homesick student

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Above (from left): Rhondella Richardson, reporter/anchor at WCVB-TV, and her husband, Brown University police chief Mark Porter; Charlene Flynn of Hingham and Coleen O’Donnell of Quincy.


Grand opening celebration at One Dalton tower

The skyscraper in the Back Bay is home to luxury residences, the Four Seasons Hotel, and Zuma restaurant.


Cape Ann Museum holds annual Captain’s Party

The event celebrates the museum’s home and raises money for its programs.


Camp Harbor View’s annual Beach Ball raised over $10m this year

Money from the event at the Black Falcon Cruise terminal supports the organization’s summer camp for kids, leadership academy, and family support services.

The staff at Steel & Rye in Milton are ready for the summer.

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Steel & Rye toasts the season with Summer Solstice Party

Al fresco cocktails, tacos, and corn hole — it’s the consummate summertime triumvirate.

People coming from Congo had their temperature measured to screen for symptoms of Ebola, at the Mpondwe border crossing with Congo, in western Uganda on Friday.

UN says Ebola outbreak in Congo still not a global emergency

Some experts say the disease’s outbreak met the criteria to be designated an international emergency long ago.

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Ali Chabot has a knack for picking up the pieces. The 26-year-old Malden creative turned a moving mishap — cherished plates, broken — into a business.

Connections | Magazine

My childhood seizures could have been terrifying, but my dad made it OK

His simple analogy helped me understand, and made having a brain that works differently seem cool.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do in and around Boston June 17-23

Outdoor movies return to the Greenway, all things Morocco come to Revere, Cirque du Soleil tumbles into town, and more.

Style Watch

Designers create playful refuge in a family’s spare room

Built-in cabinetry, along with rich colors and textures, transforms a spare room into a rec center.

President Donald Trump arrives at a Polish-American reception in the East Room of the White House, in Washington on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Trump on Thursday defended his willingness to accept campaign help from Russia or other foreign governments by equating it to the sort of diplomatic meetings he holds with world leaders as the nation’s chief executive, following an interview with ABC News broadcast on Wednesday night. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

Court rules against Trump on migrant teen abortion prohibition

A federal appeals court in Washington is backing an order barring the Trump administration from enforcing the policy.


Squeaky clean

A collection of clean beauty brands specifically for kids debuts in the South End

Anxious bridesmaid feels she ruined a wedding

She tripped over her foot and fell during the wedding of her best friend.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘She said she knew within a narrow range what my net worth was’

Will this financial planner’s ability to calculate his assets lead to a total loss?

Miss Conduct

Advice: We’re giving wedding goodie bags to family. Do in-laws count?

They aren’t in the same hotel. Plus, how to travel with strangers.

You can save a significant amount of money each year using the right apps and websites.


These apps can save you money

From gasoline to product rebates to cash-back on services, it can add up to hundreds of dollars


We get it. You like ‘rosé all day.’ But do we really need our T-shirts to speak for us?

I have cute slogan fatigue. Life as hashtag fatigue. And yet, each time I think we’ve peaked, I’m wrong.

Father’s Day done your way

Family life is different for everyone, and fortunately there are tons of unique options in Greater Boston that should suit all fathers and their families.

love letters

Am I being used for sex?

He says he loves me in his life, but he also loves his ex-wife, as she has done nothing wrong. (They had separated because of no physical intimacy for one year, and then he left her.)

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Quick Bite

Thai Noodle Cafe is a welcome pit stop in a culinarily rich stretch of Belmont

Owner Sasirat Grande first operated Tony G’s in this space, specializing in barbecue, but then switched to her native Thai food. “Thai is more exciting than barbecue,” she says.

Tom Brady attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the


Tom Brady offers words of encouragement to special high school graduate

“Hang tough. Take care. We’re thinking of you. We’re proud of you,” the Patriots QB said in a special video message to heart-transplant recipient (and new high school graduate) Shaun Patterson.


NOCA Provisions is closing its doors; Moody’s Delicatessen and Back Room is back

Restaurant news you can use.

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


Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

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.