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Ask Amy

Reader offers a welcome update to past advice

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Dallas-area woman mauled to death by her own pit bulls

Police say a Dallas-area woman was mauled to death by her two pit bull terriers as she tried to feed them at a veterinary clinic where the dogs were in quarantine for a prior attack.


American India Foundation holds annual Bow Ties & Bangles New England Gala

The event Saturday celebrated the foundation’s Maternal and Newborn Survival Initiative.

From left: Lauren Baker, Larry Cancro, Sean O’Brien, Speaker Robert DeLeo, Governor Baker, and Vicki Mucci at the event.


Another successful year for the Teamsters Local 25 Autism Gala

The event, which is in its 12th year, has raised millions of dollars for nonprofits that support people with autism and developmental delays.


More sparkle on Newbury Street

A new Van Cleef & Arpels boutique opens in Back Bay on March 28

Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes

It’s a Thing

Train sounds, an odd voice, and fun with foam and numbers

A review of the week online.

Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes

It’s a Thing

Train sounds, an odd voice, and fun with foam and numbers

A review of the week online.

Visitors lined up for a sample at a previous beer festival.

hot ticket

A very funky beer festival — coming in June

BeerAdvocate’s FUNK Boston beer festival takes place June 14-15 at the South End Cyclorama.

Ask Amy

Mom struggles keeping the sweets in check

Advice from Amy Dickinson

love letters

Why doesn’t he want to be with me now?

I was in a relationship for two years with a married man. I know ... very bad, not awesome.

Connections | Magazine

When it comes to baseball, my 5-year-old plays by his own rules

Watching my son on the baseball field was frustrating — until I realized I had the game all wrong.

Miss Conduct

Advice: I want to avoid a family bully at a wedding reception

Can I ask to not be seated at his table? Plus, runny-nose season.

Style Watch

New job, new (home) office

A professional designer makes a big transition to a sunny workspace in her Dorchester loft.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘I told Cupid that they’d get 10 points if my date showed up on a bicycle’

Will this cycling advocate find a worthy biking companion?

book review

Moroccan family’s tale in Calif. desert sprawls instead of focuses

Pulitzer finalist Laila Lalami’s fourth novel is “The Other Americans.”

book review

A heartbreaking epic of staggering creativity in Zambia

Namwali Serpell’s wonderfully chaotic debut novel is “Old Drift.’’

US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a scene from the documentary


Samuel Adams’s latest brew is dedicated to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The brewery will celebrate with pints — and a planking contest.

Aries Noodle & Dumpling serves up dishes like Szechuan-style pork with hot sauce.

quick bite

Aries Noodle & Dumpling, for leisurely exploration of northern Chinese food

This food is worth the wait. Your numb tongue and full belly will thank you.


What’s behind Door No. 7? You can now find out

Also, a restaurant is coming! A restaurant is coming! The team behind Cambridge’s Loyal Nine will open Northern Spy, inside the copper rolling mill at the Paul Revere Heritage Site in Canton.

There are many reasons why people thrift. Some want to avoid the mall, others want a unique wardrobe with vintage flair. Everyone wants a deal. Whatever your reason, treasures await you if you’re willing to put in the time and effort.


How to be a master thrift-store shopper

Second-hand shopping is all the rage right now. Here are some tips from experienced shoppers to ensure a successful trip to the thrift store.

Panorama of the Lagoa das Sete Cidades, showing the Blue Lake (left) and the Green Lake (right) divided by bridge

The Azores are lush, lovely, and ready to be discovered

The semitropical archipelago is a paradise waiting to be discovered.

Ask Amy

Parent worries about son’s Michael Jackson fandom

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Finland tops global happiness index for 2nd consecutive year

The United States dropped from the 18th to 19th place despite enjoying a booming economy in the past few years.

Unsafe water, not climate change, is the bigger threat in the world, EPA chief says

Unsafe drinking water, not climate change, is the world’s most immediate public health issue, EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler contended Wednesday.

One of the rooms in the Happy Place pop-up exhibit. The exhibit, which has appeared in LA, Chicago, and Toronto, is known as a type of mecca for Instagrammers.

Happy Place, the ‘most Instagrammable pop-up in America,’ is coming to Boston

Happy Place, a pop-up exhibit known for being the perfect place to take selfies, will take up in the former Marshalls space in the Back Bay in April.

Love Letters

We had a whirlwind romance, then he got ‘confused’

I fell fast for a transfer student from Italy. But now he says he doesn’t want a girlfriend.

This undated microscope photo provided by Thomas Boothby in March 2019 shows a tardigrade, also known as a

Researchers believe tiny ‘water bears’ can teach us about survival

Tardigrades can weather extreme heat, cold and radiation. Now the US military hopes these tiny critters can unlock a way to preserve our crops, medicine, even our skin.

The Sun House, built in the 1940s in Dover, was the first livable building ever heated entirely by the sun.

Globe Magazine

In 1948, we were human guinea pigs in the strangest house in Dover

The first habitable building heated entirely by the sun was designed by a woman using technology developed by a woman and funded by a woman.

In this Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 photo, a customer shows the 1/8th-ounce container of indica medical marijuana delivered by Mr. Nice Guys Caregivers at his Macomb County residence, in Roseville, Mich. Nearly four dozen medical marijuana delivery businesses are operating in Detroit, even though Michigan regulators haven't yet approved any home delivery licenses. (Todd McInturf/Detroit News via AP)

Connecticut judge rejects motion to dismiss medical marijuana lawsuit

A Connecticut man who sued after his application to become a firefighter in the state’s largest city was rejected because he uses medical marijuana will have his day in court.

Love Letters

Is my office crush reciprocated?

It hurts me to think about how I felt when we first saw each other — and that we aren’t together now.

FILE - This Feb. 17, 2016 file photo shows marijuana plants at a home in Honolulu. A growing majority of Americans say marijuana should be legal, underscoring a national shift as more states embrace cannabis for medical or recreational use.(AP Photo/Marina Riker, File)

Smoking strong pot daily raises psychosis risk, study finds

Smoking high-potency marijuana every day could increase the chances of developing psychosis by nearly five times, according to the biggest-ever study to examine the impact of pot on psychotic disorder rates.

14-week-old Labrador retriever Rommy at the at the American Kennel Club's Museum of the Dog on Wednesday.

Labrador retriever most pup-ular US dog breed for 28th year

Labrador retrievers aren’t letting go of their hold on US dog lovers, but German shorthaired pointers are tugging on the top ranks of doggy popularity.

A swimmer took the plunge at a 2015 CitySplash event at the Charles River Esplanade in Boston.

Grab your swimsuits: Charles River Swimming Day is coming in June

For the first time, the Charles River Conservancy’s City Splash event and the Charles River Swimming Club’s 1-mile swim will be held on the same day.


You went on vacation and took thousands of photos. Now what? Here’s how to organize them.

Keeping travel photos organized as you go can prevent an overwhelming backlog of precious images, make it easier to manage photo projects later (think photo books and calendars), and help you preserve visual memories for the future. Here are a few tips.


How to protect your digital photos for years to come

I used the free photo sharing site Flickr for a long time. But then I got an e-mail from Flickr threatening to delete my photos unless I was willing to pony up $50 a year. I wasn’t willing. What to do?

An indoor swimming class in Kaunianen, Finland.

Finland tops global happiness index for 2nd consecutive year

Finland topped an index of the happiest nations for the second consecutive year, the United States dropped from 18th to 19th, and happiness declined the most over 10 years in Venezuela.

In Honfleur, the feeling you’ve slipped into a painting

The best reason to visit Honfleur may be just to walk the narrow, cobblestone streets, drinking in the picture-postcard views of the harbor.


Cambridge’s Hotel 1868, a new spot with an old soul

The design-built, 50-room hotel, with its steel-framed, boxy, neo-industrial look, gives a faint nod to the 1800s, when Porter Square was a center for commerce and light industry.

Iowa sues to shut down national puppy-laundering ring

The Iowa attorney general’s Office is suing to shut down what it describes as a national puppy-laundering ring that sells dogs from illegal breeding operations at inflated prices while pretending the animals are rescues.

New on the high court: Associate Justices Neil Gorsuch (left) and Brett Kavanaugh.

Newest justices show they don’t march in lock-step

The two new justices have solidified conservative control of the Supreme Court, but on Tuesday, they did not march in lockstep.

Critic’s Notebook

There’s nothing cute about Crack Pie

It’s time to stop using the language of addiction when we talk about food.

Sap, straight from the tap, is almost entirely water and makes a refreshing drink.

How to make your own maple syrup

With the help of a few neighbors and plenty of reading, here’s what we’ve learned.

The VIP Lounge with WGBH’s Jared Bowen

Bowen hosts the weekly series “Open Studio With Jared Bowen,” which showcases the best that the New England arts scene has to offer.

travel troubleshooter

Charged twice for my Marriott room. How about a refund?

When Marriott charges Elizabeth Maglione’s gift card twice for one night at the Courtyard Marriott Miami Downtown/Brickell, she asks for a refund. The hotel wants to issue a credit. Who’s right?

Shop at the Sadar Bazaar (top right) in Old Delhi with Intrepid Travel or visit the Lusumpuko Women’s Club (above, top left) in Zimbabwe with G Adventures.

Supporting women around the world with tours around the world

Intrepid Travel’s launch of Women’s Expeditions, which started with trips to the Middle East, proved so popular that it grew from four to 36 departures last year.

The Wauwintet, Nantucket Photo credits: Nantucket Island Resorts. Approved by Lauren Wintemberg;

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use.

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   |   Spotify   |   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.