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Spread joy, not food poisoning, this holiday season

Food poisoning is a horrific holiday present to give folks, as it’s a gift that could keep giving . . . for days. Here are five strategies to safeguard your guests.

A duffel bag from Forestbound

Fashion

Alice Saunders is working on a different canvas

The New Hampshire native sells refurbished tote bags and carryalls at her Somerville-based Forestbound.

The Louvre, home to Leonardo da Vinci’s “Mona Lisa,” was the most Instagrammed museum in 2017.

Instagram’s most popular cities, locations, and hashtags of 2017

What is the point of traveling the world if you can’t share it — or boast about it — with deskbound friends back home?

Sips: The Nutty Professor is a nod to grandma

The holiday tipple is a refreshing break from cider spice and candy cane flavors.

Sweetgreen salad fixings (pictured in Lynnfield) are now available at the salad shop’s 13th Massachusetts location, on Franklin Street at Pearl Street in Boston.

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Tables: Moody’s deli opens its doors, and East Coast Grill is no longer

Restaurant news you can use.

Simple, easy, cheap: So many good reasons to snowshoe

These winter wonderland hikes will get you on your feet for some fresh air, exercise, and fun.

Centerville Pie Company’s top-seller: chicken pie.

Centerville Pie Co. won over Oprah — and so many others

The Centerville Pie Co. pie that won Oprah’s heart is stuffed with one pound of slow-cooked hand-pulled chicken, baked into a flaky, hand-crimped crust and oozing with homemade gravy.

The new Friendly Toast at the Burlington Mall.

Quick Bite

Quick Bite: The Friendly Toast now making pals and omelets in Burlington

The ginormous menu would put the Cheesecake Factory to shame.

A mural by New Orleans street artist Brandan Odums on the exterior of Studio Be.

New Orleans, hold the bourbon

Step away from Bourbon Street, and a trip to New Orleans can be a spiritual, magical experience.

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news — and gear — you can use.

Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson at the Castle at Park Plaza in 2015.

The VIP Lounge with Billy Costa

We caught up with the Boston TV and radio personality to talk about all things travel.

If you go . . . New Orleans

A highly subjective, impossibly short list of suggestions for lodging, food, and drink for New Orleans.

The Claxton Bakery in 1920.

Claxton Fruit Cake Co. might change your mind about the dreaded holiday dessert

They make millions of cakes in the last four months of the year, and those cakes are moist. With no liquor, you will not be drunk after one slice.

A serving of the freshly made mayonnaise at Sa Llagosta restaurant in Menorca.

Mayonnaise’s unlikely origin in a Mediterranean paradise

The story of how Menorca gave the world mayonnaise, like much of European history, involves war.

One of the focal points of the Toronto Christmas Market is the city’s largest Christmas tree amid beautifully lit buildings.

The best Christmas market in North America? Head to Toronto.

Hundreds of thousands of holiday enthusiasts come to Toronto’s Distillery District in the month leading up to Christmas for the market. This year it runs through Dec. 23. Fear not, it will return next year.

Travel Troubleshooter: Holland America changed its schedule and left me high and dry

When Holland America changes the departure port for a Chilean cruise, Robert Houston and his wife have to scramble to change their tickets. Should the cruise line help them, or are they on their own?

No jail for fertility doctor who lied about using own sperm

A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm will serve no jail time after pleading guilty Thursday to charges that he lied to investigators.

Couples win lawsuit over donated eggs with genetic defect

Two couples that gave birth to children with a genetic defect later traced to donated eggs won a lawsuit against a New York fertility doctor and his clinic in the state’s highest court Thursday.

A woman takes a picture of her breakfast at Kellogg's Cafe NYC in New York, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Kellogg hopes the new store will be a place where millennials want to buy cereal by the bowl and then hang out. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Kellogg is hoping you’ll pay $7.50 for a bowl of cereal at its new NYC store

Kellogg hopes the new store will be a place where millennials want to buy cereal by the bowl and then hang out.

While the Clooneys’ random act of aviation kindness was thoughtful, it reinforced a dangerous trend, Christopher Muther says.

Christopher Muther

George Clooney, please don’t apologize for flying with your infants

George and Amal Clooney gave passengers on their flight to London noise canceling headphones as a preemptive apology if their babies cried. Here’s why they shouldn’t have.

Aakash Nihalani’s works will be on display for one year.

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New public art being unveiled in Fort Point

The sculptures are by artist Aakash Nihalani.

Ilyse Robbins and Bransen Gates in “She Loves Me.”

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Director fills in for injured actress in Greater Boston Stage Company’s ‘She Loves Me’

Ilyse Robbins appeared in three performances, and thinks they went well.

An expecting dad staged his own pregnancy photo shoot. Hilarity ensued

The Peabody resident surprised his pregnant girlfriend with the photos at their gender reveal party before their son, Logan, was born.

UK surgeon admits to signing his initials on patients’ livers

A British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations.

Love Letters

How to get dates after college

I think I’m a dateable person; there are certainly more attractive and charming gentlemen out there, but I believe I have things to offer.

The best books of 2017

Our critics list their top picks in various genres.

Globe Magazine

2017 Bostonian of the Year (and 8 inspiring honorable mentions)

Dr. Ann McKee’s work may change football forever. Plus, intrepid teens, dissenting women, caring congregations, visionary scientists, and other engaged citizens making Boston stand out.

Rainer Weiss, pictured at home in 2016, had a career year at age 85.

The Wave-Maker

Rainer Weiss: The MIT physicist who started a new revolution in astronomy

He’s spent his career finding a proof Einstein didn’t think possible, and gave us “ears” on the universe.

Former WCVB news anchor Heather Unruh spoke out about sexism in the workplace and abuse by the powerful.

The Confronter

Heather Unruh names the problems

On two of the year’s biggest issues, the former TV news anchor argued forcefully for justice and accountability.

Sydney Chaffee and two of her students at Codman Academy celebrate in May 2016, when she was named Massachusetts Teacher of the Year.

The Teacher

Sydney Chaffee: The charter school teacher who got the nation’s attention

With state and now national honors under her belt, she’s teaching other schools what she knows about how students can change the world.

Raspberry linzer squares

Recipe: Viennese linzer torte, with cinnamon pastry and jam filling, made into little squares

The classic Viennese linzer torte, made with a hazelnut or almond dough, and filled with jam, comes together in pretty little squares for a holiday cookie platter.

Ask Amy

Mom’s hints might lead to holiday host change

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Barbara and John Brown of Mattapan, married 53 years, posed for a photo Tuesday at the Four Seasons.

A celebration 50 years (or more) after ‘I Do’

Many of the couples married for 50 years spoke of the secrets of a long marriage. Everyone, it seems, had a trick.

Chef and forager Eric Buonagurio cut this hen of the woods mushroom from the base of a roadside oak tree in Andover.

Are chefs trying to kill us?

Fermented this. Foraged that. Menus are full of delicious ingredients that could be a disaster waiting to happen.

bottles

Five beers that will pair perfectly with your holiday merriment

It’s as if the brewers know we’re going to be drinking a lot this month or something.

from the bar

Let’s all unite over a Division Bell

Nicholas Daddona of Meritage Restaurant + Wine bar in the Boston Harbor Hotel has social responsibility on his mind when crafting drinks.

The word “feminism” is Merriam-Webster’s 2017 word of the year.

‘Feminism’ is Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Year. You shouldn’t be surprised

It was scribbled in pink marker on poster boards. It was shouted as a battle cry and whispered as a pact. More than anything, it was tested.

Kristen Roupenian.

A Q&A with the author of ‘Cat Person’

When a short story makes a splash these days, you can see the ripples in real time.

Peppermint-swirl meringue kisses

In a year when everyone can use a little cheer, a cookie can be soothing

Here are the cookies in our mixing bowls this season, simple versions of grand little confections to serve, wrap as gifts, or keep for yourself.

Baker John Amichetti rolls out the dough on a recent Sunday while preparing the day’s rugelach at Blacker’s Bakeshop in Newton.

Now it’s a party: Rugelach, sweet rugelach makes holiday return

The rolled and filled cookies are beloved in the Jewish community, especially surrounding holidays that call for sweets. The flaky, dairy based dough, flavorful fillings, and coat of cinnamon sugar combine for a hit of sweet nostalgia with each bite.

Gingerbread-spiced palmiers

Recipe: French palmiers are dressed up for the holidays with gingerbread spices

Sugar and warm spices give these buttery, crisp confections — palm leaf-shaped French pastries called palmiers — a wintery feel.

Iced orange shortbread

Recipe: Rectangular, orange-flavored shortbread are decorated with icing and colored nonpareils

Slice-and-bake refrigerator shortbread makes elegant, rectangular, orange-flavored cookies.

Peppermint-swirl meringue kisses

Recipe: For stunning peppermint meringues, paint the inside of a piping bag with red food coloring gel

Meringue kisses look complicated, but they are actually simple, and require few ingredients. They do take several hours to bake and cool, but that’s time that does not require your attention.

Roasted almond biscotti.

Recipe: Roasted nuts amp up the almond flavor in crunchy biscotti

With crunch and a nice mosaic of chopped almonds, these golden Italian biscotti deserve their spot as a favorite morning, afternoon, and after-dinner cookie.

Getting Salty with Pam Willis of Pammy’s

Pam Willis used to be a stage actress. Now she appears every night at Pammy’s, the homey Italian restaurant she co-owns with her chef husband, Chris Willis, on the outskirts of Harvard Square.

Ask Amy

Stressed couple need to learn how to talk

Advice from Amy Dickinson