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Miss Conduct

Advice: My klutzy friend tries to ‘help’ in the kitchen. How do I stop her?

Plus, what to do with wedding decorations after the big day (or after the big day has been canceled).

Ask Amy

Lost love resurfaces as soul mate

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

A flight of basil chip, saffron passionfruit, strawberry jam, dark chocolate chunk, sweet cream & sprinkles, and exotic fruit sorbet from OddFellows in Chestnut Hill.

Quick Bite

OddFellows, Brooklyn’s finest — and most peculiar — ice cream, comes to Chestnut Hill

At OddFellows Ice Cream Co., a Brooklyn-based ice cream parlor now at The Street Chestnut Hill, you’ll find ice cream and sorbet in an array of combinations.


Say hello to Shy Bird and soon-to-arrive Orfano

Krasi, Hecate, and Pink Taco are not far behind.

Love Letters

Should I hook up with my ex?

... should I just say “whatever” and have fun?

Love Letters

A spooky dating tale: Ghosted and then zombied

What do you do when a onetime date, who had pulled a vanishing act, reappears suddenly?

Montreal artist Benny Wilding's mural at at the Beaubien Metro station in Montreal celebrates the St-Hubert neighborhood's past.

Big changes in a petite Montreal neighborhood

The Petite-Patrie neighborhood of Montreal is finding new life as a haven for fun boutiques and hot restaurants.

The best eco-friendly containers to save you from Sad Desk Lunch syndrome

If you bring food to work with you each day, it helps if the containers provide a little more pizazz than a cheap plastic deli container.

Do I deserve compensation for my canceled Vueling Airlines flight?

When Vueling Airlines delays David Levine’s flight, it owes him compensation under European regulations. Why isn’t it paying him, as promised?

The bar at Peregrine restaurant at The Whitney, a new boutique hotel.

Check in | The Whitney

The Whitney is a former nurses’ dorm, transformed with care

Say hello to The Whitney, a new 65-room luxury boutique hotel in Boston’s Beacon Hill. Goodbye, John Jeffries House, which operated as a functional but no-frills hotel/hostel hybrid in this space for many years, post-dorm.

A crumbling classroom in Pripyat, Ukraine.


What it’s like to tour Chernobyl

The Ukrainian government is promoting the Exclusion Zone as a tourist destination. I had to go.

From left: Matt LeBlanc, Lisa Kudrow, Jennifer Aniston, David Schwim-mer, Matthew Perry, and Courteney Cox in “Friends”

Could we be any more excited? ‘Friends’ merch arrives ahead of 25th anniversary

See your “Friends” on the big screen. Deck out your place with “Friends” furniture. Wear your “Friends” as jewelry. Heck, buy the “Friends” Lego set and pretend it’s for your kid.

The Buffalo Roundup in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota is a glimpse of the frontier spirit of the Old West.

Thundering out of an iconic American past: The Buffalo Roundup in South Dakota’s Custer State Park

In a practical sense, the roundup helps manage the size and health of the herd. For the bison, it’s an annual checkup, complete with a weigh-in and vaccinations for the new calves. For the rest of us, the roundup is a glimpse of a real ritual of the west.

Deatrich Wise Jr. (pictured last season) was selected by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of University of Arkansas.

THE VIP LOUNGE | Deatrich Wise Jr.

The VIP Lounge with Deatrich Wise Jr.

The Patriots defensive end said Jamaica is his all-time favorite vacation go-to spot. (And he can’t go anywhere without his charger.)

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent bird sightings on Cape Cod (as of Aug. 13) as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Here, there, and everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

Keeping a “salad tower” of ingredients on hand is one way to encourage healthy habits.

Globe Magazine

Healthy hacks and 2 recipes to help keep your good eating habits on track

By ensuring that tasty, nutritious food is always on hand, these strategies can make it easier to change your ways.

Poetica #3 is a Czech-style pilsner from Hill Farmstead brewers in Greensboro Bend, Vt.


5 beers to enjoy in Vermont

I recently found myself back in Vermont for a guys’ weekend, trekking to some of my old haunts and visiting some new ones.

A tuna, tomato, and Swiss cheese sandwich at Via Lago in Lexington.

What She’s Having

At Via Lago, dinner is great, but lunch is the true scene

In a lunch-scape that has grown rife with assembly-line burritos and grain bowls; smoothie bars and juiceries; ordering by app and cooking by robot; well, Via Lago is a salty throwback to a simpler time.

Migrants stood aboard the Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat as it arrived near the Lampedusa coast in the Mediterranean Sea last week.

Charity suggests plane could resolve migrant boat standoff

Italy’s fierce battle over immigration raged on Monday, with fights and panic attacks reported among migrants who have been stranded on a rescue ship for up to 18 days at sea.

A soap dispenser you don’t need your dirty hands to pump

This is no small matter when the reason you’re washing your hands is they’re messy with poultry drippings, cookie batter, meat ball mixture, whatever, that you don’t want to get on the pump.

Jonathan Demoga in his Mama Roux food truck in Worcester. He serves New Orleans-inspired dishes, including fried chicken sandwiches topped with greens or Worcester’s own Royal Pickles.

Food & Travel

His food truck brings New Orleans flair to Worcester

The Mama Roux truck behind Dive Bar has become a destination in itself.

Lobster and chocolate: Great tastes that go great together?

Provincetown chocolatier Paul John Kearins uses a highly flavored, pure lobster powder made from cooked wild-caught Atlantic lobster, and blends in lemon oils and parsley, to make his Cape Cod bar.

Love Letters

She chose me as a wedding date

I used to have a big crush on her, and now that I see a window opening, I want to go for it.

Eric Goodwin on a visit to St. John in the US Virgin Islands.

VIP LOUNGE | Eric Goodwin

VIP Lounge with entrepreneur Eric Goodwin

When he’s not operating one of his many restaurants or hospitality consulting and recruiting businesses, Goodwin loves to travel — especially to St. John in the US Virgin Islands.

Protestors are walking sheep past government buildings as part of 'Farmers for a People's Vote' to highlight the risk Brexit presents to livestock.

Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

British government documents have warned of disruptions across the country in the event that the UK leaves the European Union without a trade deal on Oct. 31.

Creative spaces are often works in progress

‘They’re not highly produced spaces. They are spaces that reflect the real lives of people.’ Get more design inspiration at

Hector Colon and George Williams (left) shared a laugh with Shaighla Nevins while waiting for a Red Line train at South Station.

A day at South Station: A gateway to Boston, an intersection of many different lives

Each morning, as the first traces of dawn kiss an inkblot sky, South Station, Boston’s busiest transit hub after Logan International Airport, opens to a crush of humanity.

Connections | Magazine

Dealing with a suddenly empty nest

Like the finches camped out on our porch, we needed to let our kids fly.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 19-25

“Call Mr. Robeson,” bowling for a cause, Chinatown film screenings, and more.

Style Watch

In Sudbury, a redesigned space hits just the right note

A music-loving family sings the praises of their newly reimagined sitting room.

Flowers bloom in front of the Salt Lake Temple, at Temple Square, in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is reminding members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name.

Mormon church warning: Beware of those fancy coffee drinks

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has issued a warning to members that coffee is prohibited no matter how fancy the name, that vaping is banned despite the alluring flavors and that marijuana is outlawed unless prescribed by “competent” doctors.


You glow, girl

Beauty brand Glossier really is all that.

Ask Amy

Abuse survivor went through it and is now over it

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Ask Amy

Wronged wife doesn’t want to beg ex for contact

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Caught between kids and parent with Alzheimer’s, I found a lifeline on the playground

In my years of caring for my mom, I had never met anyone in circumstances that mirrored mine.That changed one September morning.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘I honestly thought to myself, “Wow, this girl is way out of my league”’

Will things be looking up or down for this elevator shop employee?

London teen lost at Malaysian resort died from ulcer bleed

Malaysian police said Thursday there were no signs of foul play in the death of a 15-year-old London girl who mysteriously disappeared from a nature resort, with an autopsy showing she succumbed to intestinal bleeding due to starvation and stress.

help desk

Blue, pink — or green? How to throw an eco-friendly baby shower

Whether you’re a parent-to-be, planning a shower, or just a guest with an eye on sustainability, advice from experts can help steer the party in a greener direction.

Our families were raised together

Our families will be doing Christmas together this year too, which could be a good or bad thing depending on how this goes.

(HOLD FOR MAGAZINE) Tunbridge, VT - September 15, 2018: Asher White, 7, of Bethel, VT with his sheep Mae dressed as a pair of triceratopses during the sheep costume contest at the 147th Tunbridge World's Fair in Tunbridge, VT on September 15, 2018. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: Metro reporter: SUMMARY - As summer turns to fall, New Englanders gather at local county fairs for demolition derbies, pig scrambles, dancing and maybe a bloominÕ onion or two. From Massachusetts to Maine, toddlers and seniors alike enjoy the age-old tradition of meandering through the dusty fairgrounds looking for the next attraction or food stand that means family, friendly competition and, simply put, good old-fashioned fun.

Globe Magazine

Photos of New England’s favorite country fairs

As harvest time arrives in New England, old-fashioned festivals fill the calendar.


Grab-and-go at Dolce in the North End, and Burger Dive goes under

Restaurant news you can use.

Miss Conduct

She helps her husband cut his food. Why can’t other diners mind their own business?

He has disabilities and needs some assistance, and people sometimes stare at us.

A room at the Moxy hotel, which opens in September in the Theater District.


Micro hotels are the next big thing in Boston

For those who aren’t familiar with the term, a micro hotel has tiny rooms — in some cases as small as 50 square feet — with large social spaces for mingling, working, eating, and drinking.


GE, unions, reach agreement on new contract

Stories you may have missed from the world of business.

A Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis.

Planned Parenthood sets exit from family planning program

Raising the stakes in a standoff over women’s health, Planned Parenthood said Wednesday it will leave the federal family planning program unless a court puts a hold on Trump administration rules that bar clinics from referring patients for abortions.

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.