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    March 17, 2013 The Boston Globe Magazine

    Executive privilege: Marissa Mayer’s HR decisions at Yahoo

    When the Yahoo CEO banned working from home in February, outrage followed. Yet when a middle-aged male CEO made a similar decision in March, there was barely a whimper. By Kara Baskin

    Will Noonan30 > Milton

    The funny business

    Boston’s comedy scene has for years been missing one crucial ingredient—but that may be remedied this summer. By Leon Neyfakh

    Spring Travel: Natural Wonders

    TWIN DELIGHTS The side-by-side lakes, one green, one blue, called Sete Cidades are a must-see on the Azorean island of Sao Miguel. Azores, a perfect destination for Boston travelers

    A four-hour direct flight from Boston brings you to this string of volcanic islands, and transports you to an altogether other world. By Neil Swidey

    Style Watch

    From left, Tanja Tatelman, Andreza Andrade, and Amy Qadri. How to style a dress

    Adding creative layers and accessories, local fashionistas transform a favorite frock into a whole new outfit. By Tina Sutton

    A Restaurant’s Take

    Stuffed shells from Francesca's Kitchen in Arlington. Stuffed shells

    At Francesca’s Kitchen in Arlington, a dish like Nonna used to make.

    Miss Conduct

    
Are baby showers sexist?

    Debating the politics of women-only celebrations. Plus, the classy way to quit a job. By Robin Abrahams

    Your Week Ahead

    During the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, Reagan Fitzgerald from Derr, N.H., blows a horn. 5 things to do in and around Boston

    Events this week include the St. Patrick’s Day parade, Dinosaur Day, a really big Easter egg hunt, and more.

    Out and About

    ACADEMY FANS: Caitlen Frank and Andrew McLaughlin, both of Somerville, at the annual Oscars party at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge on February 24 As seen at events in and around Boston

    Guests stayed cozy at winter parties.

    On the Block

    60 Hatherly Road, Scituate. Scituate selections

    The housing stock is attractive in this South Shore town.

    Dinner With Cupid

    
High seas

    Will these outdoorsy ocean lovers bond over the beach on their blind date? By Katy Rushlau

    One-Liners

    Comedian Shari VanderWerf on Ikea meltdowns

    The Boston-based funnywoman and writer makes a joke on Twitter.

    Connections

    Ben Affleck speaks the truth about marriage

    Don’t call him unromantic; to me, he’s heroically honest. By Steve Almond

    Tales From the City

    Grocery store misunderstanding

    What not to do when sending your husband out food shopping.

    Letters to the editor

    Readers respond to stories on parenting.