Approaching blizzard could be ‘historic’

Children at the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain put their sleds and the hill there to good use Sunday. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff

Forecasters have issued a blizzard warning for a snowstorm that could bring up to 3 feet of snow to southern New England.

// Father of Molly victim speaks to students about its dangers

The death of Brittany Flannigan, who overdosed while at a 2013 House of Blues concert in Boston, still haunts her father.

Patrick and Jess.

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Her decision, their life

A Boston Marathon survivor’s journey as she debates whether to live with pain or become a double-amputee.

NFL playoffs

Foxborough, MA - 1-10-15 - New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) and the Patriots defense weren't able to get pressure on Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) early in the first quarter. AFC Divisional Playoff Game - Ravens at Patriots - 1st quarter action. (Barry Chin / Globe staff)

Patriots notebook

Despite distraction, Patriots believe practices have them prepared

Deflategate had little impact, if any, on the Patriots’ practices and meetings last week in preparation for the Super Bowl.

Bill Belichick (left) and Ravens coach John Harbaugh met after their AFC Divisional playoff game Jan. 10 at Gillette Stadium.

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Ravens’ Harbaugh sounds like he’s pleading for forgiveness

Inside Patriots circles, the blame for Deflategate rests with John Harbaugh and Colts counterpart Chuck Pagano.

Ben O’Sullivan-Pierce, owner of Fresh Start Construction in Belmont, said winter is usually a slow period, but now he has several home remodeling projects.

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Homeowners tap into equity as refinancing surges

A recent mini-refinancing boom is leading homeowners to pump extra cash from their properties into remodeling projects and other investments.

Revisiting the ever-enchanting Prague — and its dark past

Prague bears its Soviet scars right next to lively signs of progress.

Author and blogger Johanna Stein with her daughter — only a bed between them and terra firma.

book Excerpt

How not to calm a child on a plane

All I can do is chalk this one up to experience.


Why we need to learn to trust robots

A new study shows we prefer human guides even when algorithms work better. That’s a problem, say researchers.

Airline complaints to the US Department of Transportation rose 30 percent over the past five years, according to an analysis by a consumer advocacy group.

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Passengers find complaints to airlines can go nowhere fast

After years of growing complaints, high-profile incidents, and media outrage, the mystery remains: How do airlines keep getting away with it?

Malcolm Rogers, outgoing director of the Museum of Fine Arts, received a $60,096 annual housing allowance, according to the museum’s latest tax filing. It was part of a total compensation package worth $906,897.

Leading nonprofit jobs hold big perks

Many nonprofit heads are not only well-paid, but receive perks like housing allowances, club dues, and free travel for spouses.

The Word

Linguists are like, ‘Get used to it!’

Why a new way to quote people has taken English by storm.

// Craft beer fans go to great lengths to buy top-rated brew

Craft beer is exploding, and Heady Topper and the Vermont town where it was born are at the movement’s liquid-gold center.



// US should foot part of the bill for Olympics

When an American city is selected, the Games should be considered a national event of sorts.

The Big Picture

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The Big Picture

Unrest in Yemen

The future for Yemen is uncertain after the president resigned this week following a rebel takeover of the country.

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