Beth Teitell

Beth Teitell reports on the zeitgeist of modern-day life and work-life balance, and she is particularly interested in stories that examine how we live now.

She has been writing for the Globe since 2007 (first as a freelancer and now as a staffer). She is also the author of two humorous books (”From Here to Maternity,” and “Drinking Problems at the Fountain of Youth), and her commentaries have appeared frequently on public radio’s Marketplace. She is a former Boston Herald columnist.

Latest stories

‘Juuling’: The most widespread phenomenon you’ve never heard of

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A sleek, relatively new vaping device called a “Juul” has school administrators sending warning e-mails home.

In Honolulu, walking and texting can cost you $99. But in Boston, phone zombies roam free

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A bill before the Legislature aimed at reducing jaywalking would increase fines for offenders using a mobile device.

No time for Halloween prep? Now that’s truly scary

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With pressure mounting to produce a social-media worthy display, Halloween whisperers are earning big bucks.

My own iPad? Yeah, I’ve got that, say 42 percent of American kids

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While kids, on average, are spending about the same amount of time with screens as they did in 2011 — about 2 hours and 20 minutes — the big change is which screen they’re watching.