The Boston Globe Magazine | January 13, 2019

 Chancellor Kumble  Subbaswamy at UMass Amherst’s new Mount Ida campus in Newton.

Photo illustration/Globe staff and Photographs by Webb Chappell for the Boston Globe

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‘ZooMass’ no more. Is turning UMass Amherst into an elite university what the state needs?

Inside Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy’s savvy plan to transform Massachusetts’ flagship university into “Cambridge West.” By Neil Swidey

Boston, MA - 1/16/1919: Looking across North End Park on Jan. 16, 1919, the day after a giant tank at the Purity Distilling Co. on Commercial Street collapsed, sending a wave of an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses through the streets of Boston. The great molasses tank was located in the center of this picture. Sections of the metal may be seen at the extreme left and right in the picture. Twenty-one people perished, including two 10-year-olds, Pasquale Iantosca and Maria Distasio, who were collecting firewood near the molasses tank while home from school for lunch. (Boston Globe Archive/) --- BGPA Reference: 150115_MJ_001

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The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 was Boston’s strangest disaster

One hundred years ago today an enormous steel tank ruptured, sending a torrent of brown syrup on a deadly path through the North End. By Mark Shanahan

Is our obsession with healthy eating out of control?

From fasting to Paleo to meat-only diets, the way we eat has become more polarized than ever. But extreme eating doesn’t necessarily make us healthier.By Jenai Engelhard

Photographs by anthony tieuli / food styling by Sheila jarnes

Portuguese-Style Green Soup With Sweet Potatoes and Sausage (Caldo Verde).

Recipes: Three soups that show off the flavor and versatility of sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes do everything white potatoes can and more, in vibrant color. By Adam Ried

Dinner With Cupid

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Will this analytical dater be forced to revise his first impression?

Style Watch

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/07/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/113StyleWatchWEB.jpg Comfort and durability are key to a living room makeover

Transitional style and subtle patterns shake up a traditional living room in Milton.

On the Block

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/07/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/WEBMStreet_1_exterior2.jpg For sale: Homes with openings off Broadway

Raise the curtain on your next act a few blocks from the bustle of Southie’s 2-mile spine.

Your Week Ahead

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/03/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Supercar%20Speedway%20(retouched).jpg Five things to do around Boston, Jan. 13-20

Head to a spirited comedy festival, Salem style, enjoy films with the family, and more.

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Letters to the editor of the Boston Globe Magazine

Readers respond to a personal essay about parents and aging.

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Connections

My ‘cool aunt’ role model

I was only a toddler when Aunt Brenda died, but she’s never far away.

2018 Bostonians of the Year

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For inspiring us with their new style of leadership and making history along the way, congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley and Red Sox manager Alex Cora are our Bostonians of the Year. Plus, 7 outstanding honorable mentions.

2018 Top Places to Work

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/06/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/11182018cover.jpg What companies have the happiest workers in Massachusetts?

Find out which companies made the list of the Top Places to Work in four size categories. Plus, how businesses are boosting productivity, supporting parents, striving for a healthy work-life balance, and more.

2018 Women & Power

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Check out the Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts. Plus, sage advice from some of the state top female executives.

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My wife, Laura Levis, did everything she could to save herself when the asthma attack began. She went to Somerville Hospital and called 911, too. How could she have been left to die just outside the emergency room?

Good reads

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So why does prenatal care ignore the topic altogether?

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