Latest Lifestyle headlines

A tap handle for The Portsmouth Brewery’s “Selkie” beer, brewed with seaweed.


A seaweed beer brewed in N.H.

The Portsmouth Brewery plans to keep making “Selkie” every year, after the kelp harvest in early June.

Ask Amy

Battered woman contemplates marrying ex for the third time

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

US imported more seafood in 2017 than any prior year

The United States imported more seafood last year than at any point in its history, and the nation’s trade deficit in the sector is growing, federal data show.

Ask Amy

ICE-age dilemma leads to cooling of a friendship

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by MONICA M. DAVEY/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9725777h) Zsa Zsa, an English Bulldog from Minnesota , wins the 2018 Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest in Petaluma, California, USA, 23 June 2018. The World's Ugliest Dog Contest has been going strong for over 30 years and is a testament that the pedigree does not define the pet. This world-renowned event celebrates the imperfections that make all dogs special and unique. Worlds Ugliest Dog Contest, Petaluma, USA - 23 Jun 2018

Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World’s Ugliest Dog title

A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Love Letters

Getting him out of his cave

I want to give him his space and be supportive, but I also want to be with someone who wants to be with me. At what point do I assume it’s over and move on?

Executive Chef Robert Sisca bastes a whole roast chicken fresh from the oven at Bistro du Midi in Back Bay. JOSH REYNOLDS FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE (Living/Arts, first)


Boston chef Robert Sisca just beat Bobby Flay

He earns bouillabaisse bragging rights.

Connections | Magazine

I always thought I was fine with not becoming a father. But then I wasn’t

My wife and I made the decision long ago, and now I’m coping with my regrets.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘He looked genuine from the start’

Will an evening at the Glow in the Park party lead to sparks?

Style Watch

A bright, new homework room to keep the kids on track

The parents sought a shared space to encourage their six children to hang out together.

Photograph: “Bean’s Bottom,” 1991, silver dye bleach print, private collection. © Sally Mann.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, June 25-July 1

A photography exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum, Michael Che at The Wilbur, Summer Film Series, and more.

An OFO dockless bike is shown near an East Boston T stop in a 2017 file photo.


Hassled by hound, blasted by leafblower: One man’s sweaty bike share adventure

The idea behind dockless rental bikes: Find a bike on an app, scan a barcode to unlock it, and leave it wherever you finish your ride. Easy enough, right?

book review

Meredith Goldstein is growing love in a lab

The Globe advice columnist’s new novel, “Chemistry Lessons,’ is a wise and moving YA story of love, loss, and organic chemistry.

Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by Phanatic

It was a flying frankfurter and not a foul ball that left a baseball fan with a black eye in Philadelphia.

Quoddy Bay Lobster, a family-owned fish market and takeout counter, has kept locals and visitors returning for 12 years.

In Eastport, sunrises and lobster

Situated at the end of a working pier is Quoddy Bay Lobster, a family-owned fish market and takeout counter that has kept locals and visitors returning to their window for 12 years.

Agway of Cape Cod’s Paw Palooza takes place at Dennis-Yarmouth High School July 14 and 15.

Here, there, and everywhere

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news — and gadgets — you can use.

Red Sox third baseman Rafael Devers

The VIP Lounge | Rafael Devers

The VIP Lounge with Rafael Devers

The Red Sox third baseman said he likes to visit Las Terrenas in his home country, the Dominican Republic.

Travel Troubleshooter

My airline canceled a leg of my flight, but Expedia won’t refund it

Why won’t Expedia refund part of Susan Long’s airline ticket? The contract is clear, but maybe her online agency is confused.

The author’s daughters take in sunset by the marsh.

There is magic in those Jekyll Island oaks

Returning to the island in April, now with two children in tow, I wondered if it would be as I remembered it — idyllic and unscathed, with a touch of wildness.

If you go . . . Route 26 in Maine

If you go . . . Route 26 in Maine

love letters

We’re in love — and we’re deployed

I’m very worried that this distance will inhibit us from truly getting to know each other, masking potential flaws in our relationship or points of incompatibility.

Globe Magazine

Four ways to keep marijuana from smelling up your home

Neighbors obviously enjoying legal, recreational pot? You can’t call the cops and complain, but you can try some other methods.

05/30/2018 WORCESTER, MA L-R Lisa Moon (cq) and General Manager Kyle Moon (cq) speak with member Pauly (cq) while he smokes marijuana at the Summit Club in Worcester. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Globe Magazine

A family-run club for marijuana enthusiasts opens shop in Worcester

“We need to have more people willing to come out of the cannabis closet.”

Globe Magazine

21 questions answered about legal marijuana in Massachusetts

Get the lowdown on when shops will open, how much pot will cost, where you can legally smoke it, and more FAQs.

Globe Magazine

5 marijuana-infused things to do in New England

From ganja-friendly getaways to weed-enhanced yoga, a look at the new pot leisure economy.

Philadelphia Phillies mascot the Phillie Phanatic.

Phillies fan injured by flying hot dog launched by mascot

It wasn’t a foul ball this time around - it was a flying frankfurter launched by the Phillie Phanatic, and it left a fan in the stands with a black eye.

UK panel finds lives shortened by hospital’s opioid use

As many as 650 people had their lives shortened by a British hospital’s institutionalized practice of administering opioids without medical justification between 1989 and 2000, an independent panel concluded Wednesday after years of pressure from family members who demanded answers about the deaths of their loved ones.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen listened to President Trump at the White House yesterday.

devra first

After what they did, don’t let Kirstjen Nielsen and her colleagues eat in peace

If we believe what is happening in this country is wrong, we may have to ruin a few dinners on the road to right.

FILE - In this May 13, 2004, file photo, designer Kate Spade sits during an interview in New York. Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company’s late founder. The 55-year-old fashion designer killed herself June 5, 2018. Her husband says she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)


Kate Spade Foundation to donate $1 million for suicide prevention

Kate Spade New York has announced plans to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company’s late founder.

Love Letters

He doesn’t want her to try Botox

She wants to ward off wrinkles. He loves her as she is. But there may be a bigger issue here.

Love Letters

Is it wrong to cut ties?

I demanded to know whether he was really into this, and he finally said he wasn’t. Now I’m hurt. I feel like he messed with my head.

Ask Amy

Jogger wonders how to respond to street harassment

Advice from Amy Dickinson.


Why marijuana policies in Massachusetts aren’t strict enough

The ensuing problems will cluster among young people, low-income communities, and people with existing mental health problems.

Children and workers are seen at a tent encampment recently built near the Tornillo Port of Entry on Tuesday in Tornillo, Texas.

Youngest migrants held in ‘tender age’ shelters

Three centers have been rapidly repurposed to serve the needs of children — including some under 5.

Reusable stainless steel straws help reduce plastic waste.

5 tips for an eco-friendly road trip

Bring your own stainless steel straw and reusable cup. That’s a pretty good start.

Saranac Lake

Sleepy Saranac Lake awakens

Saranac Lake is on the rise, emboldened by the reopening of historic Hotel Saranac following a three-year, $30 million restoration, and by a lively downtown scene that is transforming it into a destination for foodies and lovers of art and music.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 12: Actor and Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer of Once Upon a Farm Jennifer Garner speaks onstage during Vanity Fair's Founders Fair at Spring Studios on April 12, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)


Jennifer Garner to Ben Affleck: ‘Our kids are lucky to have a dad who looks at them the way you look at them’

Garner shared a heartfelt Instagram dedicated to the Cambridge native.

Miss Conduct

Miss Conduct’s common sense rules for socializing in the age of legal pot

Dos and don’ts for being around marijuana in social settings.

Beyonce and Jay-Z


Choreographer reveals what it was like to work with Beyonce, Jay-Z

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui was finishing up previews on “Jagged Little Pill” at the ART when he got a call about a project — one that had to be kept under wraps.

Students from Gann Academy in Waltham created an exhibit on the history of people with disabilities in the United States. The exhibit is on display at the Charles River Museum of Industry & Innovation. From left: Elianna Gerut, Gabe Rosen, Ben Schwartz, and Sarah Levin.

‘The history of disability was to hide it,’ but Waltham students bring it to light

A unique course at Gann Academy asked students to creating a museum-worthy exhibit on the history of people with disabilities in America. It’s on display though early September.

The patio at Casa Romero.

How to eat like a local on Newbury Street

A look at some of the street’s establishments that rise above the rest: for value, for charm, for sheer deliciousness.

Officials confirm whooping cough outbreak at N.H. high school

New Hampshire state officials say there are currently 22 diagnosed cases of whooping cough at a school in Exeter.

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Mary-Catherine Deibel

As co-owner of Upstairs at the Pudding and later Upstairs on the Square, Deibel has been Harvard Square’s unofficial mayor.

Rosario Del Nero, vice president of culinary and executive chef at Bertucci’s

Devra First

Learning how to make Bertucci’s beloved rolls

Everyone seems to adore them but me. Can the restaurant’s executive chef change my mind?

Love Letters

‘I believe in my heart that this is not the end of our journey’

When I saw him, though, he admitted he thought we should go on a break. I was floored. We had just made plans for him to attend a wedding with me in Europe.

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?

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


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.