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The port and village of Mousehole in Cornwall.

Ice cream, seascapes, and charm in a Cornish port

We wanted to get away for a week where no one we knew had ever traveled. Mousehole fit that bill and so many others.

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Recommitting to my marriage after an affair

I don’t know how to get over this. It feels like the greatest loss I’ve ever experienced.

Colorado baker who refused to make cake for gays sues again

A Colorado baker who insisted his religious beliefs justified his refusal to make a wedding cake for a gay couple — an argument partly supported by the U.S. Supreme Court — has sued the state again for opposing his refusal to bake a cake celebrating a gender transition, his attorneys said Wednesday.

FILE - In this June 22, 2012 file photo, a smoker extinguishes a cigarette in an ash tray in Sacramento, Calif. If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study released on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 finds you’re still better off in the long run. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Is quitting cigarettes worth the weight gain? Here’s what a new Harvard-led study says

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another.

A Saturn V rocket at Kennedy Space Center.


Interest in space tourism is sky high

Enthusiasm appears to have been reignited by images of SpaceX rocket boosters landing gently back on earth, Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster shot into solar orbit, and by the prospect of traveling aboard Virgin Galactic or Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin.

Coin-operated telescopes enhance the view along Stacey Boulevard in Gloucester.


How to spend a perfect weekend in Gloucester

Tell me, fellow Bostonians, why are you torturing yourselves in Cape Cod traffic?

Foxborough-08/07/2018 The New England Patriots held training camp at their practice fields at Gillette Stadium. Wide reciever Eric Decker takes a break during practice. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(sports)

Eric Decker and his family grabbed dinner at a local steakhouse

The Patriots wide receiver’s “lucky charms” were in Foxborough Tuesday.

Ask Amy

Family worries about a father’s criminal past

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

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New England’s many ties to space exploration

The path to space runs through Worcester.

Marshall Crenshaw

The VIP Lounge | Marshall Crenshaw

The VIP Lounge with Marshall Crenshaw

We caught up with the “Someday, Someway” rocker to talk about all things travel.


Here, there, and everywhere

Sample hundreds of wines from around the world and cuisine from nearly two dozen local restaurants and caterers during the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival, Sept. 20-23.

Cyclists on the Minuteman Bikeway in Lexington.

How to make the most of New England’s rail-trail system

Ready to hit the trail? Here are five top-ranked rail-trails in New England.

Love Letters

Dating in a rural area is not easy for divorced mom

Well, now I’m single and the dating pool here is very ... small. The closest large city is about two hours away. How do I find a good guy to date?

This combination of photos shows actress Reese Witherspoon, center, with two cover images of novels she selected for her book club, Something In The Water, by Catherine Steadman, left, and


After Oprah, celebs launch book clubs of their own

Jimmy Fallon, Reese Witherspoon and Sarah Jessica Parker have all jumped on the trend.

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2016 file photo, former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown talks with media at Trump Tower in New York. The Senate on June 8, 2017, confirmed Brown as U.S. ambassador to New Zealand. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)


Scott Brown plays hoops with former Charlestown High star, then takes in a Celine Dion concert in New Zealand

There’s no end to the demands placed on the US ambassador to New Zealand and former senator from Massachusetts.

Globe Magazine

Put away that credit card. You need to use cash more

Big banks are the big winners when shoppers whip out the plastic. Meanwhile, Americans sink further into debt.

The baked stuffed lobster at The Wild Rose Restaurant at Stonehurst Manor.

Baked stuffed lobster, where have you gone?

The labor-intensive classic New England dish used to be a restaurant staple, but it’s a little trickier to find these days.

How to get ready for the next fun-filled chapter in Maine

The “Maine Play Book” is organized by season, and each section features farms, nature preserves, and parks, as well as events and activities for families.

You might think there are more vegetarians than ever. You’d be wrong

The number of Americans who self-identify as vegetarian or vegan has remained steady over the past 20 years — and it’s still a pretty small group, according to a recent Gallup poll.

Amy Schumer, left, and Chris Fischer arrive at the 72nd annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 10, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)


Amy Schumer celebrates 6 months of marriage to Mass. chef husband on Instagram

“I love you more every day. sorry my fart woke us up this morning,” the actress and comedian wrote in her Instagram caption.

Travel Troubleshooter

My mom’s in a wheelchair. Why can’t I sit with her, American?

Why won’t American Airlines allow Bo Bao to sit with his mother, who uses a wheelchair, on a flight from Dallas to Paris and back? I find the answer.

Medical workers disinfected the coffin of a deceased unconfirmed Ebola patient inside an Ebola treatment center run by The Alliance for International Medical Action on Monday in Beni, Congo.

Congo’s health ministry says Ebola spreads to second province

Congo’s latest deadly Ebola outbreak has spread into a neighboring province, the health ministry said Tuesday, as health workers began using an experimental treatment for the disease.

Produce at the Clark Farm stand at the Salem Farmer's Market.

How to make the most of farmers’ markets now

Here are six things to know before you hit that local farmer’s market. And if you don’t know where the closest one is, we’ve got you covered.

Liev Schreiber.


Actor Liev Schreiber set to answer harassment charge

The “Ray Donovan” star is facing a harassment charge in suburban New York, where his lawyer says the actor is accused of shoving a photographer’s camera.

There’s a new Girl Scout cookie in town (but not all towns): Caramel Chocolate Chip

The gluten-free, peanut-free treat is made with caramel, chocolate chips, and sea salt. The new flavor was announced today, and selling season begins Dec. 4.

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2016 file photo, Beyonce and Jay-Z perform during a Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton campaign rally in Cleveland. During a performance on Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, Beyonce dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin’s hometown of Detroit. ( AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)


Beyoncé honors ailing Aretha Franklin at Detroit concert

Queen Bey dedicated her performance with husband, Jay Z, to the Queen of Soul drawing a thunderous roar from Aretha Franklin’s hometown of Detroit.

In this 2016 file photo, a man shot heroin into his arm in Boston.


Ignoring the benefits of supervised injection facilities isn’t just callous. It’s deadly

SIFs are widely supported by doctors on the front lines of addiction treatment who point to mountains of evidence. Opponents lean on pop psychology.

This is Benedetto's mozzarella  and anchovies extravaganza.

Summer salads to keep your tastebuds guessing

These recipes from local chefs are both deliciously unusual and unusually delicious — a snap to toss together at home.

Comedian Steve Sweeney plays a version of himself in the movie.


Steve Sweeney movie ‘Sweeney Killing Sweeney’ to open Boston Comedy Festival

The Boston native plays a version of himself: a guy who has the chance to make it big with a Los Angeles cable comedy special.

Olivia Munn looks on as Shin Lim works his magic on “America’s Got Talent.”


A Waltham magician amazes on ‘America’s Got Talent’

“A lot of magic feels like you’re trying to fool someone,” Shin Lim said. “[But] I’m trying to change the outlook on card magic — to make it more artistic, more visual.”

Nathan Sigel owner of Tempo and his girlfriend, general manager Erin Barnicle, are long-time Waltham residents. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Business, )

Getting salty

Getting Salty with Nathan Sigel of Tempo

In 2005, Sigel opened the restaurant on Waltham’s Moody Street. Since then, he’s seen the area change from a quiet strip of mom-and-pop spots to a bustling destination.

Jeff Soderbergh handcrafts cutting and serving boards from trees that came down in storms or are at the end of their life.

Beautiful upcycled cutting and serving boards

Like he does with his furniture, Jeff Soderbergh handcrafts the boards from trees that came down in storms or are at the end of their life.

Coffee Crunch is party of GrandyOats’s “Coconola” line.

This ‘granola’ has no grains and oats, but it does have coffee and coconut

The new product from GrandyOats is gluten-free, organic, and made in a solar-powered bakery.

A crudo tasting at Bar Mezzana features the chef’s choice of six different fish.

What She’s Having

It was hot, but we still had to eat

What’s so wrong with downing a whole bowl of queso for lunch?

Love Letters

Breakup misery finally kicked in

I think that after months of feeling nothing after I broke up with him, my heartbreak is just starting.

Another Sun God is River Bar’s spin on the margarita.


Sips: Another Sun God is a tribute to the classic margarita

About 56 percent of women and 44 percent of men rank it as their favorite. It’s also a top pick among bartenders with a penchant for taking creative license.

Ask Amy

Reader wonders how to help a depressed friend

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent bird sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Man donates to firefighter drive, leaves wedding ring behind

The man’s ring fell off his finger while he was dropping his donation into a large boot the Gloucester firefighters were using to collect for charity.

Michael and Kitty Dukakis took in the public art exhibit “Fog x FLO” along the Emerald Necklace.


‘Fog x FLO’ descends on the Emerald Necklace

Visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the fog sculptures daily from dawn until dusk now through October 31.


Rachel Dratch suggests logo with local tie for Trump’s Space Force

The former “SNL” star tweeted a photo of the iconic spaceship image used by the band Boston on album covers since the 1970s.

“Dawnland” co-director Ben Pender-Cudlip, Dr. Mishy Lesser, gkisedtanamoogk, a Wampanoag from Mashpee, and executive producer Beth Murphy.


Woods Hole Film Festival is a wrap

More than 100 filmmakers and over 6,000 audience members attended the 27th annual gathering.

Ask Amy

Parents worry about contact with unvaccinated child

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Justin Lehmiller’s book is based on the results from the sex survey he created.

‘Tell Me What You Want’ looks at sexual fantasies and the science of desire

The new book by researcher Justin Lehmiller attempts to dispel stereotypes and help people speak more openly about what they want.

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Stephen Hamilton

Hamilton spoke with the Globe about The Founders Project, public art, and education.

Miami Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn (94) raises his right fist during the singing of the national anthem, before the team's NFL preseason football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

COMMENTARY | Jeneé Osterheldt

NFL players know why they protest, and Trump does, too

It’s a new NFL season, but it’s still the same old song.

Special report

//[1].jpg Bitten by Uncertainty: A Globe report on Lyme disease in the Northeast

In 2013, the Globe took an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, and the science.


// The Love Letters podcast: Ditch the ex’s T-shirt, or wear it?

After a breakup, is it better to hold onto relics from the relationship, or to dump them?

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Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

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

Design New England

// Second Life

An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.