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Ask Amy

Mentor worries about young woman’s assault disclosure

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Want to stay healthy while flying? Follow this advice from an aviation doctor

Wipe down the tray table, get moving, drink water and other tips from one who knows.

Farmer Bill Clark (left) displays some of his “Danvers” onions.

A growing demand for better-tasting vegetables

Talking to farmers who bring their bounty to customers demonstrates that in each year’s crop is the beginning of the next as they constantly think of next year: what the customer might want, what can be improved on.

Carol Downs

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Carol Downs of Bella Luna & The Milky Way

“We set out to create jobs and community through delicious food, beverages, art, and music, and to be a gathering place where everyone feels comfortable,” she says.

Hands down, a cool mug design

Jamber’s handle is shaped to make it especially easy to pick up and comfortable to hold. A stabilizing nub at the base of the handle helps prevent spills.

Pizzas with a cauliflower crust? Yes, please.

Gail Becker’s motivation for starting Caulipower was her two young sons, now teens, both diagnosed with celiac disease.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

If alcohol is taking on a bigger role in your life, if might be time to reassess your drinking.

HELP DESK

Time to cut back on drinking? Here’s how

You can drink too much without necessarily being addicted to alcohol. And drinking less can make your life better.

Use the season’s produce to turn classic dishes into new culinary traditions

We dipped into our farmers’ market satchels and decided to see how to refresh some familiar dishes with our local harvest.

A luncheon platter from the cafe at Burlington’s Market Basket.

What she’s having

What She’s Having: A lunch out that even Nana would approve of, at the Market Basket cafe

When I need a quick meal, I head to the Burlington Market Basket’s cafe. When you need a $5.99 luncheon platter with a protein and two hearty sides, this is your place.

A beer on the patio at Burlington, Vermont’s Foam Brewers

Bottles

Bottles: Foam Brewers rises to the top for a reason

The toughest decision is whether to drink the New England style IPAs or fruited sours. Foam rarely repeats beers, brewing only about a quarter of them more than once.

David Cross attends the second anniversary of Metrograph on March 22, 2018 in Lower Manhattan, New York. / AFP PHOTO / EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZEDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ/AFP/Getty Images

NAMES

David Cross show on at Utah college after ‘deeply offensive’ tweet

The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was “deeply offensive.”

Love Letters

I’m old school and like defined relationships

I’ve decided I want to ask him where we stand. I’m just worried about ruining our awesome friendship if things aren’t mutual!

John Kerry spoke earlier this year during the Boston Climate Summit.

Names

John Kerry to sign memoir at Back Bay Events Center

Kerry is scheduled to sign copies of “Every Day Is Extra” on Sept. 7.

WESTWOOD, CA - AUGUST 09: Actor Mark Wahlberg attends the Premiere Of STX Films’ “Mile 22” at Westwood Village Theatre on August 9, 2018 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images)

Names

Mark Wahlberg visits Colbert’s ‘Late Show’

Earlier this week Mark Wahlberg stopped by “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to promote his new movie, “Mile 22.”

Ask Amy

Mother wonders why son’s girlfriend stays away

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Bon Appetit magazine has named Portland, Maine, as its Restaurant City of the Year for 2018. The city has a thriving restaurant scene, including the Eventide Oyster Co.

Devra First

Why don’t Boston restaurants win national awards?

The city inarguably offers excellent food and a wealth of culinary talent. But when it comes to wider recognition, it is often overlooked.

Aretha Franklin performing on the ‘VH1 Divas Live: The One and Only Aretha Franklin’ at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, 4/9/01. The show airs live on VH1 on Tuesday, April 11, 2001 at 9:00PM EST. Photo by Scott Gries/ImageDirect.

It’s a Thing

From Aretha Franklin to looking for R-E-S-P-E-C-T, a review of the week online

From Aretha Franklin to looking for R-E-S-P-E-C-T, a review of the week online

Names

Channel 7’s Bri Eggers has a new forecast: Idaho

The WHDH meteorologist announced in a Facebook video Friday that she and her family are moving “Idahome,” as she calls it.

Celebrity seat cards were seen Friday during the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards press tour at Radio City Music Hall.

NAMES

MTV VMAs working to craft tribute for Aretha Franklin

The show plans on honoring Franklin’s legacy — it’s just not sure how it will do it.

David Hogg, co-author of #NeverAgain, discusses the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during an interview in New York, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Fourteen students and three staff members were fatally shot and multiple others wounded during the school massacre, on Feb. 14, 2018, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

NAMES

Maureen Dowd, David Hogg, Joi Ito announced as speakers for HUBweek 2018

The New York Times columnist, Parkland shooting survivor, and MIT Media Lab director are just three of the notable figures slated to appear at this year’s event.

HELP DESK

How to get over a bad vacation

Here are some tips from workplace and travel experts to help you avoid feeling cheated out of some much needed time away, and to ease into a busy week without feeling more harried than usual.

Hailey Dawson, 8, uses her 3-D printed robotic hand to throw out the first pitch before a baseball game in Miami on Aug. 10.

Tech Nomad

The biggest impact of 3-D printing may be in medicine

The world of 3-D printing promises far more than more guns.

Stan Lee in 2017.

NAMES

Stan Lee gets 3-year restraining order against ex-adviser

The Marvel Comics mogul gets order against a former business manager extended for three years.

Style Watch

Designing a girl’s bedroom that she’ll love as she grows

A sophisticated yet playful palette is the starting point for a child’s room in Wayland.

Dinner With Cupid

Blind date: ‘I appreciated that he was reading on his Kindle’

They share an alma mater, liberal politics, and an interest in law. But are they too much alike?

Love Letters

I was about to say ‘I love you,’ when he dumped me

Did I wait too long? Or would saying those three little words have changed nothing.

Miss Conduct

Advice: Socializing is stressful with my picky eater husband

His selective palate creates awkward situations. Plus, skinny-dipping rules.

Connections | Magazine

Staying in tune with my son in college through his Spotify feed

My son and I always related through music. I gave him his space when he went off to school, but followed his listening habits closely.

Mighty Mighty Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 20-26

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Union Improv Festival, Salsa in the Park, and more.

Phillip Carter and Jackie Maude, winners of a $100,000 wedding courtesy of Real Maine Weddings magazine.

NAMES

What it’s like to win a $100,000 dream wedding in Maine

Phillip Carter and Jackie Maude are high school sweethearts. And they’re just plain lucky.

Perspective | Magazine

A ‘real man’ should know how to dress. But America celebrates slobs

Why is it considered masculine to remain so utterly clueless about dressing yourself?

bookings

Greater Boston author readings week of Aug. 19-25 

A weekly calendar of literary events

William Hogarth’s “The Lady’s Last Stake “ at the MFA.

obsession

Mass fashion, en masse

Local institutions team up to celebrate the role of fashion in Massachusetts, from the 17th century to today.

story behind the book | Kate Tuttle

Uncovering a lost history of women in flight

“Fly Girls’’ is Keith O’Brien’s true account of the almost unbelievable sport of air racing. 

bibliophiles

A memoirist with a deep love for memoir

Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich’s “The Fact of a Body: A Murder and A Memoir” blends true crime and memoir.

book review

Trying to see the big picture

How a propulsive, fragmented series of (surprisingly absorbing) vignettes of history and life form a novel

four takes

What you really learned in college

Caspule reviews of “This Side of Paradise”; “The Idiot’’; “Commencement’’; and “Educated’’

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Peek inside Olivia Culpo’s airy, chic Los Angeles loft

Rhode Island native Olivia Culpo lives on the West Coast these days, but she still brings a bit of “East Coast prep” to her LA loft.

6-22-2016 Boston, Mass. Annual Scholar Athlete Gala held at the TD Garden. L. to R. are Patriots Rob Gronkowski and his girlfriend Camille Kostek. photo by Bill Brett for boston.com

Camille Kostek grabs on-field photo — and on-field kisses — with Rob Gronkowski

The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model shared a post-practice picture of the couple on Instagram. 

Lamb casserole at Home Taste in Arlington Heights.

Quick Bite

Home Taste comes to Arlington Heights

Why the new digs? “Many of our Watertown customers are from Arlington and were asking us if we’d deliver,” she tells me. It takes over the La Posada space not far from the Lexington border.

Tables: Fool’s Errand opens at last

Tiffani Faison says that she modeled the standing-room-only space after her favorite tapas bars in Barcelona and Madrid.

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.

Clinton Nguyen (left) and Baja Beaman went over a draft during a Teens In Print class at Emerson College.

COMMENTARY

Trump’s attacks on journalism inspire a new generation to write on

The president depicts the media as the enemy of the people. But journalists are the people. And these students are determined to use their words as their swords.

love letters

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.

Artist Ruben Ubiera (left) was silhouetted chatting with a passerby near the wall he painted for the second annual Beyond Walls Mural Festival in Lynn.

Mural festival seeks to make Lynn a destination for public art

The theme for the second annual Beyond Walls mural festival, which continues through Saturday, is love.

Special report

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/12/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_ticks_97462[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.

PODCAST

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/17169_LL_Podcast_HP_Episode_4_Tease%20(1).png 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

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

Design New England

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