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Love Letters

Couple’s carefree lifestyle has gone to the dog

How do you get out of the mundane routine of everything? I feel like we’re an old couple at the age of 29 with kids (kids being our puppy).

Experience a bobsled run on the track at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Do you have Olympics fever? Head to Lake Placid, N.Y.

These are some of the activities that await intrepid outdoorsy types at the home of two past Winter Olympic Games, in 1932 and 1980.

An avocado marriage proposal

I was proposed to with an avocado

Please learn from my example.

Love Letters

So help me, Taylor Swift: My ex won’t hear me when I say we aren’t getting back together

For fear of hurting him, I didn’t tell him I’m expecting a baby with my new boyfriend. Should I have?

Kilometer 0.0 of Ottawa’s Rideau Canal Skateway is at the Rideau Locks.

A skater’s life atop Ottawa’s Rideau Canal

Every winter, Ottawa’s Rideau Canal turns to ice and becomes the Rideau Canal Skateway.

The writer and her father with their feathered friends at Ireland’s School of Falconry at Ashford Castle.

Watching her like a hawk until she was fed up

We were on a hawk walk. I was doing this walk in synchronicity with my dad, who had his own hawk on his arm beside me. This was my birthday present to him, on his first trip to Ireland.

Rick Thomson, cofounder of Thomson Safaris.

Rick Thomson went from fixing lawn mowers to Tanzania, and somehow it makes perfect sense

A Q&A with the cofounder of Thomson Safaris of Watertown.

Jackson Cannon in Chartreuse, France.

In the VIP Lounge with Jackson Cannon

We caught up with the cocktail expert to talk about all things travel.

Check out the islands of Tahiti aboard the four-masted Wind Spirit.

Out at sea, without the scene

Here are five cruises for couples who aren’t the life of the party.

Here, there, and everywhere

If you think that river cruises are exclusive to old fuddy duddys, think again.

A cook preparing lunch in the Moroccan desert.

Late to the table, tourist destinations begin to accommodate travelers’ food issues

On the road, people typically have to eat all or most of their meals at restaurants or hotels. On cruise ships and international flights, and at all-inclusive resorts, they’re practically held captive. When you’ve got dietary restrictions, that can make things difficult.

Travel Troubleshooter

He tried to book a hotel, so why did he end up with a timeshare pitch?

When George Feld booked a hotel in Orlando, he was transferred to the sales department for a timeshare.


Dropkick Murphys, Magic Hat create a beer for the barroom

The Dropkick Murphys have teamed with Magic Hat to debut a new brew just in time for St. Patrick’s Day.

The Campfire at the Ritz-Carlton’s Avery Bar.

From the Bar

From the Bar: Get playful around the Campfire

Keep it drama-free between Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s.

A customer hold a piece of Kentucky Fried Chicken outside a KFC restaurant, Tuesday, July 13, 2010, in Mountain View, Calif. Yum Brands Inc., which owns Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC, reports second-quarter results after the close of regular trading. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

Hundreds of UK Kentucky Fried Chickens run out of, well, chicken

About 470 of the fried chicken chain’s 900 UK restaurants remained closed Tuesday because of a chicken shortage, according to KFC officials.

Globe magazine

Can’t focus? Try these attention-hacking tips to stay on task

It’s not as hard as you might think.

Globe Magazine

How science fixed my wandering mind

Could a stint in a Boston lab change my brain? I was willing to find out.

Ask Amy

Man is cast in Tennessee Williams domestic drama

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

These ingredients mimic what would go into an “America’s Harvest Box.”


Why the Trump administration’s new SNAP proposal is hard to swallow

When half of benefits are spent on shelf-stable ingredients, the results don’t look much like dinner.

How 10 rotisserie chickens fared in a bird-to-bird tasting

A bird-by-bird taste test analysis.

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Nick Frattaroli of Bodega Canal, North Square Oyster, and Ward 8

He will soon take over Amici on North Washington Street and turn it into an Italian restaurant “with lots of fresh pasta, cheeses, prosciutto. Stuff you could really find in Italy.”

Dry Cider crafted by Shacksbury in Vergennes, Vt.

Check out the local winners of Good Food Awards

The winners were recently announced at a ceremony in San Francisco and artisanal products from 14 New England companies got the coveted accolade, including three from the Bay State.

From left: BBQ, Texan, and Original Snappy Pattys sit on a table with a Fly Away cocktail at Snappy Pattys.

What She’s Having

Snappy Pattys, a cross between a patty melt and a slider, are sumptuous at this Medford spot

There are some chefs who touch food and all the flavors come alive. They’re not afraid to deliver heightened tastes. Nicholas Dowling of Snappy Pattys in Medford is in that group.

Winter fish stew with chorizo, white beans, and garlic toasts.

The confident cook

Recipe: Winter fish stew warms the soul with chorizo, white beans, and garlic toasts

In this pot, white beans and dried Spanish chorizo in a rich tomato broth with smoky flavors give winter fish stew some heft.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Dark milk chocolate blends the best of both worlds

It’s a marriage of the two — milk chocolate with a higher percentage of cocoa.

Jeanne Stafford and Michelle LaRoche meet for business at Market Square Bakehouse in Amesbury.

Amesbury is carving out a spot on the north-of-Boston foodie map

Suzi Maitland says her restaurants are spreading north right alongside customers.

The best beans around Beantown

Have you heard of Jacob’s Cattle and Yellow Eye? They are among the 20 types of dry beans Charley Baer cultivates on 40 acres in South Berwick, Maine.

Walnut-raisin bran muffins

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Satisfying bran muffins have everything you want in a morning bite

Simple, heart bran muffins are studded with walnuts and raisins and mixed with whole-wheat flour, honey, and buttermilk.

Roasted radishes with lime

Seasonal Recipes

Recipe: Roasting transforms fresh red radishes and tempers their spiciness

Fresh red radishes might be sliced and added to salads, or served raw with butter and salt (as they are in France). But since they’re root vegetables, they can also be roasted.

Ask Amy

Grieving parent wonders how to respond

A grieving father wonders how to respond to people inquiring about his children as he grapples with the loss of his daughter.

Pressure builds for state laws to keep threatening people from buying guns

The warnings around Nikolas Cruz, the accused Florida gunman, seemed to flash like neon signs.

Rosalynn Carter recovering from surgery in Atlanta

The former first lady had surgery Sunday to remove scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine.

Crime scene tape runs outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. Authorities opened the streets around the school, which had been closed since a mass shooting on Wednesday. Nikolas Cruz, a former student, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Just a few states have gun laws targeting threatening people

The warnings around Nikolas Cruz seemed to flash like neon signs. In Florida, that wasn’t enough to request a judicial order barring him from possessing guns.

A picture taken on February 16, 2018, shows a Syrian man receiving treatment at a hospital in the town of Afrin. Six men were treated for breathing difficulties in the main hospital in Afrin after shelling by a Turkish-led offensive on their village, the general director of the Afrin hospital said. / AFP PHOTO / Ahmad Shafie BILALAHMAD SHAFIE BILAL/AFP/Getty Images

Kurdish doctors report suspected Turkish gas attack in Syria

Six civilians suffered breathing difficulties and other symptoms indicative of poison gas inhalation.

Ask Amy

Dad wants new wife and kids to meet

Advice from Amy Dickinson.


Cocoa loco

Spice up your winter: sip chocolate with a bite.

hot ticket

Assemble a new workout plan

Somerville’s Assembly Row: Home to shopping, restaurants, movies, and Legoland. But it’s possible to get healthy there, too. Really.

Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream. Pictured: Moana.

7 school vacation week ideas for the kids

February Vacation Week has arrived and, as a parent, you have two goals: To keep the kids entertained — and flu free. So pack some hand sanitizer and head out.

Love Letters

She questions staying with passive-aggressive boyfriend

“Fast forward to my birthday, and he ignored me. Not a word. He didn’t message me.”

Left: The McHugh family — Michael Sr., Brooke, Michael, and Kari — shortly after his diagnosis. Top right: Dana-Farber nurses Margaret Julio (left) and Amanda Carnes visiting Mike at Children’s. Bottom right: Michael with Carly Moran, a nurse at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Globe Magazine

‘Unforgettable nurses’ have plenty of company, readers say

A mother’s praise of her son’s caregivers spurs similar memories, and support.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 13, 2017 Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman attends Glamour's 2017 Women of The Year Awards in Brooklyn, New York. Raisman has appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue for the second-straight year, only this time she is doing it with an empowering message of survival. Raisman, who is dedicating her time to fighting sexual abuse, is shown posing with the words


Raisman responds to ‘devastating’ accusations of hypocrisy for SI swimsuit issue

‘‘I can’t even tell you how many people have told me that when they were raped, they were asked, ‘Well, what were you wearing?’ ” the Needham gymnast told People magazine.

Senator Elizabeth Warren addressed the National Congress of American Indians on Wednesday.

Nestor Ramos

Warren’s pledge to Native Americans is bigger than politics

The senator reckoned with her roots. Now she must deliver on her promise to champion issues affecting indigenous people.


Bringing a personal touch to plus-size fashion

Nadia Boujarwah knows that shopping for plus-size clothes can be difficult. But it was only while she was a student at Harvard Business School that she realized it was also an opportunity.

— Take part in one of the many cooking classes at The Public Market.

Take a mini vacation from your vacation

It’s school vacation week, and if you have time off, you’re probably spending it with your kids. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take a few hours just for yourself.

Tech Nomad

Tech Nomad: As apps get crowded out, browser extensions go mainstream

They are a mix of risk and reward.