Longtime Back Bay resident becomes first US woman to summit dangerous K2

Fewer than 400 people have summitted the peak of “Savage Mountain” and roughly 85 have died. On her third try, Vanessa O’Brien became the first American woman to reach the top.

Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

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Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

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Jackson discloses Parkinson’s disease

The civil rights leader has been seeking outpatient care for two years for the condition but plans to keep working.

Style Watch | Magazine

Six un-boring coats you can wear to work

To warm up your work wardrobe, add color or pattern — or both — to your outerwear.

Miss Conduct

Advice: What’s the right way to critique a friend’s writing

My friends ask for comments on their writing, but they never seem to like what I say. Is there a secret?

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘I knew I was going to get teased for [the] crayons’

Will being caught with crayons at the restaurant be a mark against him?

The reverend Jesse Jackson addressed the Grace Church of All Nations in Boston in  April 2017.

Rev. Jesse Jackson discloses Parkinson’s disease diagnosis

The Rev. Jesse Jackson disclosed publicly Friday that he has been seeking outpatient care for two years for Parkinson’s disease and plans to “dedicate” himself to physical therapy.

love letters

She wants flowers. Not running shoes.

My boyfriend is not a romantic at all, to be quite honest. He’s loving and kind, but he’s not one to buy me chocolates and flowers or express how much he’s in love with me.


Winter Festival returns to the South End

Mulled wine, a heated music tent, cheese, fire pits, ice sculptures — it all conspires to create a magical shopping experience in SoWa.

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Leslie Mattimore

It’s all about Flynn, her rescued West Highland terrier.


Fit and finish, and a gas bill, to widen your eyes with Mazda CX-9

It is a beautifully crafted machine, which is the most arresting thing.

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A jacket to keep you cozy

Canada Goose teams up with Boston retailer, keeping things toasty

Actress Lea Michele travels to Ellis Island to learn about her ancestry on the television show “Who Do You Think You Are?”  Inspired by genealogy-themed TV shows, DNA test kits, and ancestry research websites, Americans are now studying their family trees by traveling back to their homelands, fueling the trend of heritage tourism.

America’s love of ancestry hits the road. Welcome to heritage tourism.

Heritage tourism is on the rise as millions of Americans research their family trees on websites such as Ancestry.com and analyze their DNA through companies like 23andMe.

From left: Benno Farmhouse, Penombre black IPA, Flower Power IPA, and Serpent’s Stout Imperial Stout at Row 34.


Sips: What’s old is new again at Row 34

The Fort Point spot is launching a new program called “bookshelf beers,” featuring rare brews on shelves in a former elevator shaft that serves as the restaurant’s quirky storage space.

In the VIP Lounge with songwriter Stephen Bray

Songwriter Stephen Bray remembers fondly his days at Berklee College of Music, and is thrilled that “The Color Purple,” for which he won a Grammy Award for best musical theater album and was nominated for a Tony Award, is coming to Boston. We caught up with Bray to talk all things travel.

Items for sale at Gogarbaj.


Roving boutique Gogarbaj parks itself

As of this week, it has a permanent two-floor home in South Boston.

Joe Faro of Tuscan Market, Tuscan Kitchen, and Tuscan Kitchen Seaport.


Tables: Tuscan Kitchen opens in the Seaport, plus healthy food in Southie

Restaurant news you can use.

Visitors can get up close and personal with Santa’s reindeer at Santa’s Village.

Santa’s Village and Story Land revisited: Even more magical than you remember

Both parks are rooted in nostalgia. But each also evolved, continually adding new rides and updated services.

Shoppers look over prepared foods at the new Wegmans in Medford.

Quick Bite

Quick Bite: The new Medford Wegmans is big, and it’s got a Burger Bar

It’s an epic 120,000-square-foot grocery shopping experience, including an array of hot and cold food stations — with adjacent seating for 200 — that would put any cafeteria to shame.

Travel Troubleshooter: Can Palladium Travel Club keep my money?

Rowena Cruz buys a membership to Palladium Hotels & Resorts’ vacation club, but almost immediately regrets her decision. Why won’t the company refund her $8,174?

The Grafton Inn in Vermont will serve a traditional dinner, as well as cajun-style turkey and vegetarian fare.

Thanksgiving out: Stylish spots to wine and dine in style on turkey day

We’ve rounded up some of the best spots in New England to wine and dine on a Thanksgiving dinner that you don’t have to cook yourself.

The Monarch ruin sits half hidden in the shadow of a large canyon alcove at Bears Ears National Monument.

The beauty of Bears Ears and of protecting it

The area shelters one of the highest concentrations of archeological sites in North America.

California officials probe source of Legionnaires’ cases

Three new cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been identified in Southern California and officials are looking at the possibility there may be a source outside Disneyland, where at least 11 of the patients visited in September, according to reports.

An injuection at a stem cell clinic. The FDA said it will focus enforcement efforts on ‘‘bad actors’’ who inject stem cell mixtures into the bloodstream, nervous system, or eyes.

FDA to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

The Food and Drug Administration laid out a strategy for regulating cell-based medicine, including hundreds of private clinics that have opened across the nation in the last decade.

Top Places to Work

Opening doors for the over-50 job seeker

Retirementjobs.com thrives by matching “age-friendly” employers and experienced workers with much-needed skills.

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Top Places to Work

12 weeks of paid parental leave applies to dads, too

For new dads, more paid paternity leave equals more job satisfaction.

Top Places to Work

Making remote workers feel like part of the office again

Robots, video calls, and other advances make remote work less isolating and even a little more fun.

Top Places to Work

Ten employees who love their jobs (yes, really)

From scientists to engineers to a hotel bellman, these people are passionate about what they do.

Ohio calls off execution after failing to find inmate’s vein

Ohio called off the execution of an ailing 69-year-old killer Wednesday after the executioners couldn’t find a vein to insert the IV that delivers the lethal drugs.

Susan Muther, the author’s mom, watches the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace.


The ancestry-fueled trip of a lifetime in London

When a mother became obsessed with her ancestry, her son decided it was time to bring her back to the motherland. Cue the tears and the scones.

Six ways to help keep your blood pressure down

Here are the six changes you can make in your life if your blood pressure is higher than it should be.

A Spicy Deluxe sandwich at Chick-fil-A in Dedham.

What She’s Having

Putting politics aside in the name of chicken

Devra First tried the famed original Chick-fil-A sandwich for the first time, with a side of mixed feelings.

Love Letters

When will she trust him again?

I think I have forgiven him, but now every time he calls drunk, I get really uneasy.

Demonstrators participated in the #MeToo Survivors' March on Sunday in response to the recent high-profile sexual abuse cases.

Nestor Ramos

Would any sexual abuse revelation be surprising anymore?

The avalanche of credible allegations dating back decades makes it clear that many of us have been too willing to ignore what women endure on a regular basis.

Love Letters

Surviving at work, after dating the boss

Her boss broke up with her, and the office got frosty. Should she let things heat up again?

Court won’t stop execution of sick inmate who needs pillow

Ohio prepared on Tuesday to execute a sick inmate who will be provided a wedge-shaped pillow to help him breathe as he’s put to death this week.

Harvest’s Smoke Show

From the Bar

From the Bar: A balanced, complex drink for your holiday table (perhaps like the family sitting at it)

A look at Harvest’s Smoke Show, which offers a medley of flavors — tart pomegranate; baking spice-laced Becherovka; tangy citrus.

Ian Chester of Portico says its Chroma “would . . . be a strong counter to a plate full of turkey, mashed potatoes. and cranberry sauce.”


Bottles: The do’s and don’ts of Thanksgiving beer drinking

We reached out to brewing experts for some Thanksgiving advice that will come in handy whether you’re hosting or visiting.

A 747 is part of the Continental fleet.

Looking back in wonder as United bids the 747 a fond farewell

Things were very different when United launched its iconic 747 service in 1970. Here’s some eye candy.

Connections | Magazine

We’re newlyweds over 50, and the best is yet to come

My husband knows we’re a mature couple. He just doesn’t seem to care — and I love that about him.

Ask Amy

Ask Amy column

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Cafe ArtScience in Cambridge

BU professor’s Yelp post on restaurant deleted, denounced by dean

A Yelp review critical of a Cambridge restaurant and its staff posted by a Boston University professor sparked a backlash and was denounced by a school dean.

Katrina Jazayeri

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Katrina Jazayeri of Juliet

Her restaurant eschews tips in favor of a profit-sharing model for staff and will host a public salon series on topics like sexual harassment in the workplace in the coming months.

Easiest ever skillet apple pie

Thanksgiving recipes 2017

Recipe: If the only thing standing between you and apple pie is rolling out the crust, this is for you

Whir pastry ingredients in a food processor, press into a skillet, top with apples, and bake. Apple pie has never been simpler.

No-cook cranberry relish with ginger

Thanksgiving recipes 2017

Recipe: This cranberry relish is so simple you don’t even cook it

Cranberries don’t have to be complicated, but they don’t have to come out of a can either. Instead of simmering plump, tart New England berries, pulse them in a food processor.

Glazed Brussels sprouts

Thanksgiving recipes 2017

Recipe: Six ingredients, including salt and pepper, make these Brussels sprouts soar

Tiny cabbages are glazed with honey-mustard. You won’t be able to stop eating them.

Curried butternut puree with toasted pepitas

Thanksgiving recipes 2017

Recipe: Mix pureed butternut squash with curry-butter to intensify the color and taste

Versatile butternut squash can pair with many flavors. Combined with curry powder and pumpkin seeds, it turns into a distinctive Thanksgiving side.

Smashed spicy baby potatoes

Thanksgiving recipes 2017

Recipe: Roast baby potatoes get a crispy upgrade with this spice and smash technique

Smashing potatoes creates more flat surface area for maximum crunch and exposes some of the flesh to soak up salt and smoky spices.