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How to pick the right color and style for your front door

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Sienna Hunter-Cuyjet, the clinical manager at And Still We Rise, said most therapists want to help as many people as possible, but that they have to set boundaries for themselves, too.

It’s becoming impossible to find a therapist

With need for help soaring, mental health providers are stretched to the limit. And even if you find someone with openings, they may not take your insurance, or any insurance at all.

As a presidential candidate in February 2020, Senator Elizabeth Warren made her signature "pinky promise" during a campaign event at Lebanon High School in Lebanon, N.H.

Elizabeth Warren stays true to her ‘Pinkie Promises’ in new picture book

The senator discusses her first illustrated work for children, which debuted Oct. 12.

10 Melville Ave. in Dorchester, former home of the Knight brothers of New Kids on the Block, is a pending city landmark.

Will the home of NKOTB’s Knight brothers become a Boston landmark? It could happen, step by step

The house where New Kids on the Block members Jordan and Jonathan Knight grew up may soon be immortalized.

After last year's severely curtailed Halloween, adults and kids alike can have a more normal Oct. 31 to look forward to this year.

Where to go for tricks, treats, and everything in between as Halloween approaches

We've got you covered on what to do, watch, eat, and drink in Boston as Halloween fast approaches.

The Houston Astros celebrated after their win against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the 2017 World Series in Los Angeles. It was later revealed the Astros used a system to tip off batters on what pitch was to be thrown.

He’s an expert on the Astros’ cheating scandal and Alex Cora’s role in it. Who does he like in this series?

As the Sox and the Astros face off this weekend, a few questions for podcaster, "Astroball" author, and 2017 World Series soothsayer Ben Reiter.

LOVE LETTERS
Love Letters

I don’t want to ask for too much

"All of our dates have been spaced out by one to two weeks."

PARENTING UNFILTERED
Puttanesca pizza at Jinny’s Pizzeria in Newton Centre. Thin, crackly, and wood-fired, Jinny’s has toppings that will please kids (pepperoni, sausage, ham, and pineapple) and little touches to delight parents.

Your family-friendly weekend restaurant guide

Here’s an updated, curated list of family-friendly restaurants (with patios, or takeout, or room to roam) to make your mealtimes a little easier. Have a favorite you don’t see listed here? Tell me.


Three Latinx people on what Hispanic Heritage Month means to them

One of my friends didn’t get why I was still talking about Hispanic Heritage Month after September ended. Another thought it started Oct. 1, and another didn’t know it existed at all. Well, it does exist, but it’s not a calendar month.

In "T: An MBTA Musical," three 20-somethings must get the best of the dreaded public transportation system.

In Davis Square, a musical about resentful MBTA riders is back in service

For the first time since 2016, “T: An MBTA Musical” returns to the stage, this time at The Rockwell in Somerville.

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Ari Shapiro at Salmon Creek Farm in Albion, Calif.

Ari Shapiro on Alan Cumming, getting to the Maldives, and embracing the fog of jet lag

We caught up with the broadcast journalist and singer to talk about all things travel.

FOOD
Sara Schonour (right), a Roslindale resident, is one of the contestants on the new Netflix series "Baking Impossible."

Netflix competition show ‘Baking Impossible’ features two Boston faces

Joanne Chang, the acclaimed chef-owner of Flour Bakery + Cafe, and Sara Schonour, a Roslindale-based lighting designer, have major roles in the show, which premiered Oct. 6.

Love Letters

My in-laws invited themselves on the vacation

“My husband thinks ‘the more the merrier,’ but he is just avoiding confrontation and hasn’t offered to talk with his mom about this.”

TRAVEL
They call Cape May “the jewel of the Jersey Shore.” No wonder.

Three cool road trip destinations that are less than six hours from Boston

Six hours seems like the magic number: If you can handle that much time in the car, you can reach some wonderful East Coast destinations.

FOOD & TRAVEL
Maine is about more than lobsters; you’ll find some great-tasting oysters, too.

A DIY food tour in Maine, full of local ingredients (and full bellies)

We wanted to put together our own Moveable Feast on a two-day journey seeking out local ingredients and experiences — minus the film crew.

TRAVEL
The Graduate Roosevelt Island in New York.

New hotel offers unique NYC escape — no smallpox or criminal record necessary

Graduate Roosevelt Island pays tribute to the island’s history and its bookish present.