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Comfort Zone

In this together

During the coronavirus pandemic, Comfort Zone is a place to find ideas and tips for keeping ourselves, our kids, our minds entertained, or at least distracted.

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TASTE TEST

Dunkin’ will release its own cereal this month. But is it any good?

Three local taste-testers (all cereal connoisseurs) endeavor to find out.

Elle Fanning to play Michelle Carter in a new show based on the texting suicide case

An upcoming Hulu series based on the Michelle Carter texting suicide case that sparked attention worldwide has its lead.

Mom worries that dysfunction will follow kids

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

COMFORT ZONE

Virus-quieted oceans opened window for Shark Week researchers

Discovery Channel’s Shark Week producers were quick to capitalize on the opportunity.

COMFORT ZONE

Concert series at Crane Beach provides ‘Fresh Air Tunes'

A different musical act will play at the lot for three Sunday nights in August starting at 8 p.m — courtesy of its organizer, The Trustees of Reservations.

COMFORT ZONE

Local movie theaters ask patrons to ‘Save Your Cinema'

"If I could get 25 people in a theater, that would be great right now."

He messages his ex on Snapchat

Today at a family party, he opened her Snapchat thread and there was a picture of her that he responded to with the flirty eye emojis ... or at least that is how I interpreted it.

It’s easy to get attached to these area bike racks

A critic pauses to appreciate the city's most interesting places to park two wheels.


In a new reading box, two Rhode Island thrillers, a candle, and chocolate

Ten percent of the sales from the boxes will go to the Rhode Island Writers Colony, which supports writers of color in residency programs.

GET OUT

Biking to Telegraph Hill: Lots of views, some history, and, oh yeah, not a bad workout

A brisk walk around the park is quick — it’s only a smidge over five acres. But there’s plenty of space for stretches, pushups, and crunches, and, with some imagination, plyometrics.

Love Letters

I have to be far from family to live with my boyfriend

My head is in a state of pure panic as I think about 1) leaving my beloved family and 2) going to a place that was not my dream place.

TRAVEL

4 of Maine’s prettiest drives

Trying to select a handful of the best is like picking your favorite child. And yet, here we go.

TRAVEL

Al Wilson on street art, stick shifts, and Spain

We caught up with the founder of Beyond Walls to talk about all things travel.

Sale away: As the kids grow, so does our need for a garage sale

The pandemic has given us plenty of time to look around the house (watch out for Legos), assess the changing stage of our lives and realize that we just have too much stuff.

MAINE FOCUS

Spotlight on Stonington

Maine can't celebrate its bicentennial this year like it wanted to, but we can still celebrate some of the state's best spots.

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