The Boston Globe Magazine | August 19, 2018

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Put away that credit card. You need to use cash more

Big banks are the big winners when shoppers whip out the plastic. Meanwhile, Americans sink further into debt. By Neil Swidey

The author is shown in the inset photo at age 4.

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How I found my race in America

When I stopped smiling like a good immigrant, I risked becoming an angry brown woman.By Sharmila Sen

See what #GlobeDogs have been up to this summer

Dog-friendly days spent under the sun at parks, beaches, and breweries. By Abigail Freeman

Dinner With Cupid

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/19/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/200_cupid_081918.jpg Blind date: ‘I appreciated that he was reading on his Kindle’

They share an alma mater, liberal politics, and an interest in law. But are they too much alike?

Cooking | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/15/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/zucc0819cooking.jpg Recipes: Three ways to prepare all that surplus zucchini

Awash in squash? Fear not — we have three recipes to keep you ahead of the August onslaught.

Your Week Ahead

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/12/27/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/bosstones-7.jpg Five things to do around Boston, Aug. 20-26

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Union Improv Festival, Salsa in the Park, and more.

Style Watch

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/08/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/style2.jpg Designing a girl’s bedroom that she’ll love as she grows

A sophisticated yet playful palette is the starting point for a child’s room in Wayland.

On the Block

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/07/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/MelroseExt.jpg For sale: Homes near the commuter rail north of Boston

Four-bedroom houses in Melrose and Wakefield.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/07/17/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/cover0722mom[1].jpg Motherhood brings the most dramatic brain changes of a woman’s life

So why does prenatal care ignore the topic altogether?

Beach guide

Summer Travel

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/30/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Opener0506beaches-3903.jpg The 20 best beaches to visit in New England

The region is blessed with hundreds of miles of shoreline and some of the best beaches in the country. Here are the ones you shouldn’t miss.

Summer plans

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/16/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/CoverCROP.jpg Top spots to live in Greater Boston in 2018

The hottest towns for home buyers, for prices ranging from under $500,000 to more than $1 million.

Bostonians of the Year

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/boty1217xef_art.jpg 2017 Bostonian of the Year (and 8 inspiring honorable mentions)

Dr. Ann McKee’s work may change football forever. Plus, intrepid teens, dissenting women, caring congregations, visionary scientists, and other engaged citizens making Boston stand out.

2017 Women & Power

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/10292017cover.jpg The Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Mass.

The Commonwealth Institute and the Globe Magazine acknowledge standout company and nonprofit leaders in fields ranging from construction to the arts.

2017 Top Places to Work

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/TPTWcover1119-3396.jpg Winning workplaces

More than 75,000 employees nominated nearly 340 workplaces across Massachusetts. The 125 best across four categories, small to largest, are here.

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