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What does Icy Li do when she’s not finishing up her master’s at Boston University and working full time in IT? She perfects her portrait photography.

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Scientists say US role in curbing pollution is key to earth’s future

Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That’s because America contributes so much to rising temperatures.

Texas teachers give ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award to 13-year-old

Texas teachers give ‘most likely to become a terrorist’ award to 13-year-old

Melania Trump’s pricey jacket draws attention in Sicily

The first lady wore a Dolce & Gabbana jacket that sells for $51,000, about $5,000 below the 2015 median US income.

Former Texas nurse accused of killing dozens of kids in ‘80s

A Texas nurse who is in prison for the 1982 killing of a toddler has been charged with murder in the death of an infant a year earlier, and authorities said Friday that they think she may have killed up to 60 young children around that time.

Style Watch

Fashion spotting at a Vanity Fair party at Saks

The “Vanity Fair Best-Dressed List” party benefited the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Miss Conduct

How to stop ‘Dear Grabby’ from scrolling through your photos

A polite way to retrieve your phone from nosy parkers. Plus, my friend stopped talking to me; does that mean I can’t reach out?

Examiner | Magazine

Fascinating facts about JFK, a Brookline native

Essential info about the 35th president, John F. Kennedy, who was born 100 years ago Monday.

Ask Amy

Woman should exit from troubled relationship

Advice from Amy Dickinson

Connections | Magazine

Friends and even strangers have taught me a lesson about my limp

After a brain injury, I thought I knew what to expect from life. Twenty years later, it’s clear I was wrong.

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘I felt like I could talk to him about almost anything’

Will two busy grad students turn good conversation into a real connection?

Quick Bite

History on the half-shell at North Square Oyster

A Neptune Oyster alternative, in one of the city’s most charming corners.

Sail off Newport, R.I., aboard one of the yachts of America’s Cup Charters.

Some ideas for how to kick off the summer season

Summer starts now.

Love Letters

She wanted sex, he wanted sightseeing

Based on our first plans to see each other, I assumed we’d have sex. Instead, we had some freaking 12-hour sightseeing excursion out into the wilderness.

“I did attend AA meetings, but I had a difficult time connecting with people to do fun things,” said Robin L., who created a Facebook page called New England Sober Events.

Traveling the world in search of good, sober fun

It’s a specialized but growing niche: alcohol- and drug-free travel.

Hot Ticket

Swimsuit fashion show promises a hint of Brazil

Haven’t had a moment to shop for a new swimsuit? Don’t despair.

The Mount Washington Hotel is still a stunner

It cost $1.25 million (nearly $50 million by today’s standards) to design and build what was then, and still is, the largest primarily wooden structure in New England.

Making wine from an Austrian white grape — using “older and slower methods” — in Oregon.


They grow gruner where pinot reigns supreme

These Oregon winemakers have all kinds of unique ideas.


She built a better recycling bin

Recycling bins have long needed an upgrade. Whitney Ferrell, an environmental lawyer with an eye for design, has created a simple solution.

The One Thing

Aiming to boost local businesses, Portsmouth launches shopping day

The city launches its first “Shop Portsmouth Day” June 4.

A Taormina sandal from Italy.


From Italy, handmade sandals with lots of sparkle

The Hopkinton-based Dena Pavone Collection specializes in custom-made Italian leather sandals embellished with Swarovski crystals. Now all you need is a pedicure.


Cultivar opens, and it has hydroponic gardens; (more) shellfish towers are coming to the Seaport soon; and other restaurant news

Plus: What the Journeyman owners had to say about its closing.

Travel Troubleshooter: Why won’t American pay up?

After Samantha Gomez is denied boarding on a flight from Philadelphia to Palm Beach, Fla., she asks her airline for compensation. Why won’t it pay?

From left: Pinky Rines of Hollis, N.H., knitting instructor Bill Hamilton, and another knitter.

When hobbies take you traveling

Knitting, astronomy, cloud watching, painting. Hobbies like these are often solitary pursuits, which is part of their appeal. But sometimes it’s good to get out there.

The VIP Lounge: Betsy Padamonsky of ‘Mamma Mia!’

We caught up with Betsy Padamonsky to talk about all things travel.

Why 75,000 followers keep tabs on a couple of South End dogs

Jenna Donleavy didn’t realize how a rescuing an abandoned puppy would change her. Now she encourages others to do the same.

From left: Dr. Myechia Minter-Jordan, Michael Botticelli, Ann Klee, Dr. David Herzog, and Stacey Lucchino.


Big names attend conference kickoff

The Taj Boston hosted a dinner for the Moving Beyond Stigma forum.

Kay Hanley performs at Night of 1,000 Stories.


Kwame Alexander and Kay Hanley at 826 Boston benefit

Night of 1,000 Stories is a night of fun and fund-raising.

The Millennials Issue | Magazine

The YouTube generation is listening to . . . cassettes?

Today’s young music fans are used to getting what they want to hear anytime anywhere, and their tastes are algorithm-assisted.

Love Letters

Finally, he says he is getting a divorce

They had a one-night stand that turned into an affair, but eventually he broke it off to stay with his wife. Now he says he’s getting a divorce. What should she do?

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What does a guy have to do to get a jaywalking ticket in this town?

In Boston, the jaywalking ticket — which comes with a mammoth fine of $1 — has proven so elusive that it borders on myth.

Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says

A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot’s possible health benefits.

Leslie Odom Jr.


Leslie Odom Jr. of ‘Hamilton’ to sing with Pops on the Fourth

The Tony Award winner joins previously announced performers Andy Grammer and Melissa Etheridge as headliners of the extravaganza

State Park Police Sergeant Ryan Clancy rescued Skippy, a hunting hound-border collie mix.

Skippy the dog was trapped on a 400-foot cliff. Then came a cop with a rope

Skippy had gone missing in the park two days earlier.

Vermont governor sends back marijuana bill

Governor Phil Scott won’t sign off on recreational marijuana in his state and is sending the bill back to the legislature with suggestions for another path forward.

Love Letters

I think I like my boyfriend’s best friend

Spending lots of time with her boyfriend’s bestie has made her feel confused about who she really should be dating.

Each room in the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss museum is painted in bright colors and features murals from many of his books.

Oh, the places you’ll go when visiting the new Seuss museum

Crews are scrambling to put the finishing touches on the Amazing World of Dr. Seuss, the first museum dedicated to the life and work of the revered children’s author.

The Millennials Issue | Magazine

8 myths and 5 truths about millennials

Think America’s largest generation is just a bunch of self-absorbed sex-crazed socialist slackers? Millennials say, think again.

Recipe: Soba noodles with peas, mint, and sesame dressing

A departure from same-old pasta salad, this refreshing dish is perfect at picnics and cookouts.


Drink beer and travel? Now THAT’S an intership!

Two friends from Massachusetts scored a $12,000 summer internship from World of Beer.

From the Bar

Something to sip outside with seafood, perhaps?

Try this perky French white at Lincoln Kitchen.

Ask Amy

Worker tries to cope with bullying boss

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, go for a walk Monday during their visit to Siena, in the Tuscany region of Italy.


The Obamas vacation under the Tuscan sun as the Trumps work abroad

The Obamas arrived in Italy over the weekend, and cameras have caught them doing all the fun stuff getaways are made of.


CFO of Soup Nazi-inspired company indicted on tax charges

Robert N. Bertrand has been arrested on tax charges alleging he cheated the government out of a half million dollars.

People line up to buy stamps after the dedication of the US Postal Service's new Henry David Thoreau postage stamp Tuesday at Walden Pond in Concord.


US Postal Service issues new Thoreau stamp at Walden Pond

A dedication ceremony took place Tuesday in Concord.

Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, meet with students at Chan's alma mater Quincy High School.


Mark Zuckerberg and his wife visit Quincy High School

The Facebook CEO’s wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, grew up in Quincy and was valedictorian of QHS’s Class of 2003.

First lady Melania Trump and President Trump step off Air Force One upon arrival at Rome's Fiumicino Airport Tuesday.

Melania refuses to hold Trump’s hand a second time

Hot off the flick seen around the world Monday, Melania Trump pulled a similar move in Italy Tuesday.