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

This Boston Common bench can be yours — for $25,000

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The Friends of the Public Garden is seeking a sponsor for the last of 10 $25,000 commemorative benches.

Golden doodles, whoodles, and giant schnoodles — oh my!

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Poodles are being mixed with every breed imaginable. Everyone loves their Goldendoodles and Labradoodles — except purebred poodle breeders.

Two very different stories of teenagers gone wrong. Both have Boston parents worried about their own kids.

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The cases of Michelle Carter and the students whose Harvard acceptances were rescinded have parents worried about how to protect their children from the trouble they can get into online.

Baby boomers are downsizing — and the kids won’t take the family heirlooms

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The anti-clutter movement has met the anti-brown furniture movement. And feelings are getting hurt.