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US officials report a record number of tick diseases

U.S. health officials say a record number of tick-borne diseases were reported last year.

The “Mortadella Head” sandwich with potato chips and giadiniera.

Quick Bite

At Mortadella Head, you can go wild

The new Davis Square restaurant is a quasi-Italian venture from Boston Burger Company’s Charles Sillari and Sebastian Fricia.

15names -- Roxane Gay, best-selling author, addresses the crowd at the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center Champions for Change Gala. (Laura Carmer)


Roxane Gay helps Boston Area Rape Crisis Center mark 45th year of service

The best-selling author was the keynote speaker at the Champions for Change Gala & Auction over the weekend.

WOBURN, MA - 10/25/2018: JB Simon wears a bowtie. After Reveneer relaxed their dress code, a handful of employees started

Top Places to Work

As casual dress takes over Boston offices, could ‘Formal Thursday’ become a thing?

Work attire is getting more casual. (Sweatpants, really?) But that doesn’t mean you can’t get dressed up once in a while.

Love Letters

From living together to long-distance

We’ve been through a lot and truly make each other happy when we’re together, but the distance has brought new problems to this relationship and has made me see a different side of him.

This year’s top gear for the slopes

Get out a pencil and your wish list and read on.

Gavin Lee in Pompeii.

The VIP Lounge | Gavin Lee

The VIP Lounge with Gavin Lee (a.k.a. the Grinch)

We caught up with Lee, who will play the lead in “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical,” coming to the Boch Center Wang Theatre Nov. 28 through Dec. 9., to talk about all things travel.

Ask Amy

Want to break up? Some people just can’t take a hint

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Love Letters

Keeping our relationship going after college has been tough

Now that we’ve graduated, he seems to be putting distance between us. Can love last at 22?

Hotel Concord

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

The end might be near for unexpected rental car costs

Car rental companies are moving from a business model that too often relied on deception to one of full transparency. The progress is slow — sometimes agonizingly slow — but it’s measurable. It could soon put car rental businesses in the enviable position of setting an example for the rest of the travel industry.

Turkey trots to flock to

Flock to these New England turkey trots and prep for the big meal by burning off some calories and paying it forward, too.

Office workers scuffling at work. Vector illustration

Miss Conduct

Advice: My boss gets upset when we disagree

What can I do to keep a difference of opinion from escalating?

A Juul Labs Inc. e-cigarette, USB charger and flavored pods.

Juul halts store sales of some flavored e-cigarettes

The nation’s leading e-cigarette maker says it has halted store sales of some flavors to deter use by kids.

The interior of the Yale Center for British Art, in New Haven.

Get stamped: explore the Connecticut Art Trail

A passport gives art lovers access to 21 museums and historic sites for $25 — and a chance to win a contest.

Michelle Obama and former president Barack Obama at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago in 2017.

Book Review

A complex, accomplished life recounted with confidence and candor

Michelle Obama’s “Becoming’’ is an elegant and evocative autobiography with plenty to say about contemporary America.

Michelle Obama speaks during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July 2016. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by David Paul Morris

10 things you might not know about Michelle Obama

Some bits from the former first lady’s new memoir, “Becoming.’’

Vegetarian leek dumplings at Qingdao Garden in North Cambridge.

What She’s Having

Picking up right where you left off with an old favorite restaurant

I find myself back at Qingdao Garden in North Cambridge after several years away, and it’s just as good as I remember.

Cardamom Bitters from The Bitter Housewife

The Bitter Housewife you’ll want to hang out with

Genevieve Brazelton launched the company with her husband in 2012 after tinkering with making bitters from scratch and coming up with a batch to spice up her favorite cocktail.

Farmtrue Ghee is made in North Stonington, Conn.

Ghee: Rich, nourishing, and tasty

Golden and slightly nutty, ghee is made from clarified butter that’s cooked longer so the milk solids become toasty before they’re skimmed away.


Selling what they love was no small decision for Small Change Brewing Co.

“It was either come out and do another IPA — which isn’t necessary, I think — or we could just do the beers that we want to drink regardless of selling well or being popular or trendy,” says one of the brewery’s founders, Michael Patterson.

OXO’s new Ventura French Press

An unbreakable French Press for on-the-go coffee lovers

The carafe is made from shatter-resistant, BPA-free Tritan plastic, not the easily-breakable glass that’s used for most French presses.

Love Letters

‘Did I make a major mistake?’

We were compatible, but she no longer met any of my emotional needs. Yet I question my decision.

Colin Lynch

Getting Salty

Getting Salty with Colin Lynch of Bar Mezzana and soon-to-open Shore Leave

Colin Lynch has a golden resume: He worked as an executive chef at Barbara Lynch’s restaurants for 14 years and moved on to sophisticated sushi parlor O Ya.

Turkey with Mediterranean rub

Spice up your Thanksgiving menu

Go ahead and make the same creamy mashed potatoes you’ve made forever, but go to town on everything else you’re planning for the big feast.


Apps to help you stave off holiday weight gain

According to an article in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, mobile apps have been shown to help folks lose and manage their weight.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Ask Amy

Mother’s affair with exchange student shocks child

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

You can pull off Thanksgiving like a pro with a little help.

help desk

Holiday hacks: Top chefs’ tips for a successful Thanksgiving spread

Pare down your menu. Work ahead. Buy a ricer. Keep the wine flowing. And use butter — lots of butter. But first, breathe deeply and read on.

Ask Amy

Vaping dad places new baby at risk

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

FILE - In this Sept. 2, 2016, file photo, a friend's basket of clams sit in the water as Mike Suprin, of Rollinsford, N.H., calls it a day after filling his basket with softshell clams at Cape Porpoise in Kennebunkport, Maine. A study by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration scientists released in 2018 concluded that valuable species of shellfish, including softshell clams, have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitats caused by a warming environment. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Warming hurting shellfish, aiding predators, ruining habitat

Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast because of degraded habitat caused by a warming environment, according to scientists.


VNA gala honors health care ‘heroes’

The annual gala raised money for the VNA of Boston.

Michelle Obama speaks during the When We All Vote rally in Las Vegas. MUST CREDIT: Photo for The Washington Post by Joe Buglewicz


Michelle Obama, Gabrielle Union shine a light on infertility struggles

Black women are almost twice as likely to struggle with infertility than white women. Gabrielle Union and Michelle Obama can help them to stop suffering in silence.

This day in history

Today is Saturday, Nov. 10, the 314th day of 2018. There are 51 days left in the year.

Former Boston Herald photographer Mark Garfinkel will start a new job at NBC10 Boston.

Former Boston Herald photographer lands a new gig

Veteran photographer Mark Garfinkel starts at NBC10 Boston on Monday.

Michelle Obama was interviewed by ABC’s Robin Roberts on her memoir, “Becoming”.

Michelle Obama had miscarriage, used IVF to conceive girls

Michelle Obama says she felt alone after a miscarriage 20 years ago and she and Barack Obama underwent fertility treatments to conceive their two daughters, according to her upcoming memoir.

On Friday, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft talked to Gold Star family members and Vietnam veterans, including Maureen Cabral from Winchester (center), whose husband, John J. Cabral, was killed in action in Vietnam in 1972.


New England Patriots and the Kraft family honor veterans at Gillette Stadium

They hosted 50 Vietnam War veterans on Friday, ahead of Veterans Day weekend.

love letters

The midterms have affected our relationship

As our relationship continues and the midterms approach, my anxiety over politics and current events has grown.

Miss Conduct

Advice: I’m throwing myself a birthday dinner. My friends pay, right?

She thinks the best gift is a good meal with people she loves spending time with. But dinner for 10 can get costly.

Connections | Magazine

On Veterans Day, reflections in the Wall

A lifetime after a brother’s death in Vietnam, looking for him in Washington — and finding him in Maine.

Style Watch

Creating a flexible space for family time

An awkward third-floor room transforms into a refuge for a suburban family of seven.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Boston, Nov. 12-18

Five things to do around Boston, Nov. 12-18

Inside the Simon Pearce store in Chestnut Hill.

hot ticket

The glass family

Meet Simon Pearce at his new namesake store in Chestnut Hill.

the obsession

Fashion aplenty

There’s a new luxury player in town

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘I’m pretty sure we were matched because we go to Harvard and MIT’

Will these two electrical engineers generate any sparks?

Governor Charlie Baker applauded supporters during a rally celebrating his reelection Tuesday in Boston.

Apparently Charlie Baker is a Blink-182 fan

The Republican governor is heading to see the band in Las Vegas this weekend with his family.

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.