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Everyone has an opinion about chicken soup

You probably make your soup differently from mine. That’s why soup is so much fun. Every pot has a personality. Your soup is yours. Here is Sheryl Julian's chicken soup.

There’s a perfect little model train world hiding in Roslindale, and this weekend it’s open for all to see

The Bay State Model Railroad Museum and the club that runs it connect people as much as train tracks. “There’s definitely a bigger thing [here] than just building models."


The Caribbean’s overlooked gem: Here’s why Grenada should be high on your list of islands to visit

With stunning beaches and some of the best food in the West Indies, Grenada is an ideal escape.

A giant new beer hall is coming to Medford this year

“We view it as an adult playground,” said Mark Zarthar, one of six managing partners behind the project.

Style Watch

An Indian-inspired pattern kicks off the color scheme for a bedroom makeover

Browns and deep red accentuate this Newton bedroom, and reflect the homeowners’ heritage.


Why not go solo? How to travel alone . . . and like it.

Traveling alone is empowering, even if it is sometimes scary and difficult. And way more people are doing it now than ever before, motivated by the feeling of freedom and independence.


Don’t be afraid to eat out alone — and other tips for independent travelers

New to solo adventures. We asked the experts for some tips for first-timers.


Road rules: How to help your teens drive safely

About to hand over the keys? Help is on the way.


In R.I. nursing homes, deficiencies are on the rise. Advocates demand better standards.

Nursing homes in Rhode Island are increasingly failing to meet federal requirements that govern patient care, including preventable deaths.


A modern Vietnamese remake at Lê Madeline

The Quincy restaurant Pho Linh has a new chef and a new vision.

How to grow houseplants that help — not hurt — the planet

Before you order a trendy plant you spotted in an Instagram ad or even take a trip to your local nursery, take a moment to think about where those plants come from.


At Bev’s, a California vibe with a Maine address

Bev’s serves breakfast and lunch in a solarium-like space on a small business strip in downtown Kennebunk. It’s spacious but cozy, the kind of place where you can sip tea or have a more robust meal.

Mindy Kaling talks motherhood, Celtics, and advice she got from Oprah

The Cambridge native opened up to the Wall Street Journal about her experience as a single mom and more.

A rite of spring on Castle Island in South Boston: Sullivan’s restaurant to open March 2

The local institution famous for its hot dogs is getting ready to open for another season.

This Mass. attraction named the country’s top ‘open-air museum’ by USA Today

The museum draws hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and is a popular destination for school field trips.

Car flips on its side in Dunkin’ drive-through in Londonderry, N.H.

A 30-year-old Londonderry woman, the driver and only sole occupant of the car, was able to crawl out of her sunroof, and was not injured, police said.