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STAT: The Readout Loud
November 1, 2020 | The Medical Issue
I wrote about losing my wife to younger-onset Alzheimer’s. This is what helped me feel less alone
People who had also lost loved ones to dementia wrote to me in droves, showing me the importance of community.
Why are Black Americans twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as white Americans?
New research into a “silent epidemic” suggests experiencing racism may damage the brain.
A DNA mystery: A woman was supposed to get Alzheimer’s by 50. Why didn’t she?
Mass. General’s Yakeel Quiroz led the search for what was protecting a Colombian woman into her early 70s — and if it might hold promise for others.
These lifestyle changes may protect your brain from Alzheimer’s and dementia
5 advances in Alzheimer’s research and treatment that could make a difference
Improved diagnostics, new ideas for prevention, and perhaps finally a drug for the disease.
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At-home care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients is a national crisis. Here’s how to fix it
A Caregiving Corps modeled after AmeriCorps would help fill the gap between what insurance covers and what families actually need.
As my mother’s memory worsened, the contents of her purse became as unrecognizable as the highlights of her life
Dinner With Cupid
Blind date: ‘He doesn’t like “The Office,” which is questionable’
Recipes: Cannellinis to the rescue
Home design inspiration: Building a bedroom around the skeleton of a Murphy bed
After years of dating and breaking up, he just wants to be friends
Advice: My partner is invited to a wedding, but I’m not
On the block
Homes for sale near the birthplaces of three presidents
Five things to do online and in person, Nov. 2-8
Learn how to create your favorite drinks at home, explore Mo Willems’s books in a Museum of Science exhibit, and more.
2 hours ago
Letters to the editor of Globe Magazine
Readers respond to Mark Shanahan’s deeply personal recounting of his prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.
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October 25, 2020
An unsolved 1969 murder of a Harvard grad student. My decade-long quest for answers
After an initial investigation, the mysterious case of Jane Britton’s murder went cold. I heard the story as an undergrad and couldn’t shake it until I learned the truth.
‘In Bikelife, if you know how to ride it doesn’t matter how you look, there’s no discrimination’
Supporting underrepresented entrepreneurs is our best hope for jump-starting the economy
October 18, 2020
Why the Broadway showman who dumped Babe Ruth from the Red Sox was smarter than we think
Your Home | KItchens & Baths
They wanted to fix a chilly bathroom, but wound up updating the house
Carving out room for a bathroom in the attic and family dining space
A supersized kitchen island fit for a family's busy lifestyle
A bathroom goes from locker room feel to bright showpiece
October 4, 2020 | The Education Issue
METCO schools are at the intersection of the pandemic and racism
Schools everywhere are struggling to keep students safe from COVID-19, while also trying to counter bias. Boston’s METCO program is at the heart of both efforts.
Five ways you can help kids learn better in online school right now
Here’s how to optimize study spaces, dodge tech trouble, and maybe even have some fun.
Why learning pods could be worse for public schools than the pandemic
They started as caregiving collaboratives, but some are already siphoning students, and teachers, from schools.
Will my kid learn anything this school year? Experts take on the most worrisome questions
Some of the potential pitfalls and silver linings (yes, there are some) that parents and families can expect to see in the months ahead.
September 27, 2020
Mr. 80 Percent
I knew getting prostate cancer at 48 would change me. I had no idea how much.
A deeply personal, sometimes harrowing, and often funny tale about a disease that affects millions of men, whether they want to talk about it or not.
Plus: Listen to the new podcast miniseries "Mr. 80 Percent"
Check out more stories and resources about prostate cancer
Join the discussion in our new Facebook group
September 20, 2020
Your Home | Relaxing Retreats
Optimizing a home for serenity doesn’t mean it has to be boring
Stay-at-home design: Bright gathering spaces and moody nooks for study and work
Interior design tricks that brought calm to a chaotic open floor plan
Your Home | Guide
How the pandemic is changing what Boston-area home buyers want
After spending months in quarantine, almost every buyer is chasing the same basic criteria.
September 13, 2020 | Fall Travel
A socially distanced father-daughter adventure in New Hampshire’s White Mountains
Ten (mostly) outdoor museums to take in some art and history this fall
Seven easy New England bicycle trails that the whole family will love
August 30, 2020
Your Financial Future
Six smart ways to manage your money through the pandemic economy
What to do if you’re feeling too squeezed to save, how to negotiate with creditors, where to find help, and more advice for navigating frightening times.
How to find the right kind of financial coach for you (even if you’re on a budget)
Can anyone afford to retire in Massachusetts?
The looming economic crisis for America’s seniors
Five tips for managing a 401(k) during the pandemic’s turbulence
August 23, 2020
As an underage teen, she was exploited by a sexual predator online. Then he came after her in the real world
Sarah Cooper's road map to keeping kids safe from online predators
A math problem stumped experts for 50 years. This grad student from Maine solved it in days
August 16, 2020
The paper mill was everything to the people of Jay, Maine. Then it exploded
‘Wouldn’t backyard chickens be fun?’ you say. Be careful what you wish for
August 9, 2020
Racing the clock to stop drug-resistant superbugs
If something isn't done now, antibiotic-resistant bacteria could kill as many as 10 million people a year by 2050. A little-known Boston nonprofit could be our best hope.
Photo essay: The 1975 battle for civil rights on Carson Beach
July 26, 2020
Your Home | Design Refresher
‘I can’t believe this came out of it’: A Provincetown guesthouse gets reinvented as a single-family
Transforming an old Berkshires barn into a contemporary home
Dressing down a stuffy formal home to be bright, light, and easy
July 19, 2020
How a suspicious fire saved America’s first homeless shelter for women
In 1984, in Boston's swiftly gentrifying South End, a blaze tore through Rosie's Place. If it was meant to destroy the shelter, it only made it stronger.
‘Daddy, I’m bored.’ If you’re a parent, you’re hearing that a lot these days. It’s a good thing
Growing up Black in all the wrong places
I grew up in New Hampshire, one of the nation’s whitest states. Returning to my childhood home during the pandemic has led me to a reckoning.
July 12, 2020
They’ve been granted parole. So why can it take years for them to get out of prison?
The Department of Corrections sometimes doesn’t release prisoners for years after they’re approved for parole. Many then are sent back for minor missteps.
How Joe McCarthy (yes, that McCarthy) helped launch the Kennedy dynasty
Without assists from the best-known conservative firebrand of their day, JFK and RFK might never have become progressive icons.
Why words aren’t enough from companies claiming to support Black Lives Matter
The bar for public reckoning has been set low in the United States. But real change is possible if companies examine their own past failures.
June 28, 2020
How can Boston’s bar scene possibly recover from the COVID-19 shutdown?
I helped build Eastern Standard and more of the city's most popular spots for cocktails and celebration. Now, I'm struggling to envision the road ahead.
‘I cried in private’: The stress of being a doctor and parent working in a COVID-19 unit
The ways medical professionals try to protect their own families at home, while treating patients at work.
Inside the world of New England pigeon racing, where a win can bring $100,000
“The racing part is nice, but the joy of seeing that bird come home, it’s amazing."
your home: summer living
A century-old Rhode Island cottage updated to look original
The challenge of building a dramatic home on Maine’s rocky coast
A traditional farmhouse on Martha’s Vineyard, with a very modern twist
June 21, 2020
To those striving to save lives. To those keeping us going. To those fighting for a better future.
I Find Hope Because of You
By Ayanna Pressley
Health Care Workers Saving Lives
By Samuel Shem
Scientists Searching for a Treatment
By Dr. WIlliam G. Kaelin Jr.
The Heart of Our Restaurants
By Joanne Chang and Christopher Myers
Protesters Are Essential Workers
By Monica Cannon-Grant
See the full list from the Gratitude Issue →
June 14, 2020 | What About Summer?
Boston area bartenders share cocktail recipes you can make at home
5 Greater Boston ice cream shops that deliver
How to plan a perfect picnic
Explore these less-traveled spaces at 8 Boston area parks and open spaces
Seven tips for planting a flourishing container garden
Summer vacation plans fall through? Don’t forget camping or renting an RV
June 7, 2020 | Healthy Living
Welcome to Burnout Nation, where stress makes everything not OK
The Japanese art of tidying up is nice. But what we need in a pandemic is the Japanese way of finding balance
I could really use a robot companion right about now
How to recognize the signs of burnout from stress
May 31, 2020 | Summer Travel
Escape to these hidden lakes of New England
This summer, some travelers will be avoiding the most popular freshwater destinations. Here are some gems off the beaten path.
Here’s how New England hotels and resorts are getting ready for summer travelers
Eight free apps for modern-day naturalists
A few ways New Englanders have tried to ward off bugs
Yellowstone is doing just fine without us, thank you very much
May 17, 2020
Class of 2020
The ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ author has a message for the Class of 2020
The 5 scariest ways scammers try to rip us off
How to report a scam
I lost both my parents in the COVID-19 era. How do I reopen my own life?
May 10, 2020
The ‘fourth trimester’ and plight of new mothers during a pandemic
Life in the coronavirus era
12 ideas to honor a special 2020 graduate in your life
He long dreamed of publishing a poetry book. A year after his death, he is.
May 3, 2020
The Great Divide
Boston Latin and the biggest test of their young lives
The future of these sixth-graders is on the line as they compete for a spot at one of the country’s best schools. But the playing field is far from level.
Impossible coronavirus decisions and the price tag on human life
Assigning value to human life isn’t as rare as you think. The coronavirus pandemic just makes it more obvious.
April 26, 2020
Jubilee Jim Fisk and the great Civil War score
In 1865, a failed stockbroker tries to pull off one of the boldest financial schemes in American history: the original big short.
Is the coronavirus pandemic Mother Nature’s revenge?
Parents, you can't replace teachers. But you can do this to help your kids
April 19, 2020 | Top Spots to Live
Top spots to live in Greater Boston in 2020
The 24 communities seeing the biggest leaps in house prices north, south, and west of Boston, plus in the city itself.
Top spots to live 2020: Boston neighborhoods
Top spots to live 2020: North of Boston
Top Spots to Live 2020: West of Boston
Top spots to live 2020: South of Boston
Real estate professionals on how coronavirus has changed what they do
Yes, people are still buying and selling homes during coronavirus. Here’s how.
April 5, 2020
75+ things to do while coronavirus has you stuck at home
If cabin fever is setting in, try these options for fun, self-improvement, and some stress relief.
5 of the world's best museums you can visit from your phone
10 virtual adventures that will take you around the world
6 easy ways to get kids involved with cooking while they're at home
Activities for kids: Tell a silly story, play games, and learn new jokes
March 29, 2020
dispatches from the edge
A week that coronavirus changed everything, too fast and too slow
Dispatches from the Edge
Apocalypse preppers, survivalists, and homesteaders aren't that worried
The latest COVID-19 coverage from The Boston Globe
Curing hospitals’ addiction to the fossil fuels that make people sick
More dispatches from the edge
12 small business owners on how coronavirus has affected them
Why we closed: The MFA, ICA, and Gardner Museum directors on their difficult coronavirus decision
How religious leaders are keeping faith during coronavirus, even from a social distance
I have clinical anxiety. If the coronavirus scares you, this might help
My 46-hour hunt for toilet paper
At risk populations: ‘What helps is feeling like you’re not going it alone’
6 voices from college: Alone in a dorm, what a coronavirus diagnosis feels like, and more
‘I have literally lost 11 pounds in the last week’: Trying to keep restaurants afloat during coronavirus
Can AI predict a coronavirus infection before doctors even do a test?
8 songs to wash your hands by (that aren’t Happy Birthday)
I don’t know if I can get married there now
The race to develop a coronavirus test in a New Hampshire hospital
Your Home | Smart Solutions
Ideas to reinvigorate a ranch-style house
Check out life in a 520-square-foot condo
Bringing modern sensibility to a vintage house
March 22, 2020
‘You don’t understand, Captain. He has a gun’: The hijacking of Flight 1320
March 15, 2020 | Spring Travel
Big deals at 8 top New England resorts and inns
Need a change of scenery? Spring mud season is the time to score a bit of luxury for a lot less.
A Tucson local’s guide to Arizona’s hippest city
The dusty western town of old has metamorphosed into a sophisticated urban destination. And the culinary scene is on fire.
A women-only adventure tour through the Andes
What was I looking for? Muscle-burning hiking, good conversation with new friends, and a great steak at the end.
March 8, 2020 | Spring Arts Preview
Problak paints the Boston we often don’t see
Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’ is turning Concord into a must-see destination
40+ arts events around New England (some free!) you won’t want to miss
March 1, 2020
How a rollicking Portland league is leading the nationwide comeback of bowling. Yes, bowling.
Joan Lunden: I was in my 50s buying strollers for twins and a wheelchair for my mom
Check out our 2019 archive to catch up on features you may have missed
The 2019 Top Places to Work in Mass.
Help was just a few feet away
How could a woman be left to die outside an emergency room?
Top Spots to Live
What are the top places around Greater Boston to buy a home?
February 23, 2020 | The Parenting Issue
How much can parents really control how their kids turn out?
To raise healthy eaters, break those rules you learned as a kid
Six reasons to send kids to overnight summer camp (that are good for parents)
Parents’ obsession with raising happy kids is a big problem
February 9, 2020
What I’ve learned about how we treat each other from 15 years as Miss Conduct
Amid Irish potato famine, a ship from Boston embarked on history’s first humanitarian mission
Your Home | Makeovers
A Canton couple remakes their home to make way for grandkids
Putting off a move to the suburbs, a young family remakes a Back Bay condo
A gut rehab transforms a Somerville single-family
Renovating a Westwood home, guided by simplicity
February 2, 2020
Success is killing San Francisco. Is Boston next?
Driving in Boston as a man, after my gender transition
The stories we tell ourselves about homeless people
January 26, 2020
The 29 best new restaurants in Boston and the suburbs
Louis C.K. wants to stage a comeback. Does he deserve one?
Where will my son’s journey take him?
January 19, 2020
After 17 lawsuits, 27 years in court, a judge rules in Beverly neighbors’ feud
8 historical Mass. wedding venues for your big day
10 questions you should ask before committing to a wedding venue
My teen brought an 'infant simulator' home from school. Am I a grandma now?
January 12, 2020
How could my wife have Alzheimer’s? She was only 56.
She was the wittiest, smartest, and most talkative person I had ever met. And now all of that was fading away.
Signs of early-onset Alzheimer's: When not to worry, and when to see a doctor
Resolutions You Can Keep
New Year’s resolutions already wavering? Stick to them with these 8 easy ideas
Six ways to be a better friend in 2020
Four realistic steps to eating healthier in 2020
Exercise made easy: The hidden power of taking a walk
How to set a goal to save more money this year
What’s more important than a barbell for exercise? A pencil
Waste less time on your phone with this simple trick
How to be kinder in Boston, America’s fifth rudest city
If you want to read more, you don’t need to start with Shakespeare
January 5, 2020
The best Boston Globe photos of 2019
The Globe's most memorable pictures of the past year and the stories behind them.
We have a law that could reduce gun violence — if only more knew about it
The Great Molasses Flood of 1919 was Boston’s strangest disaster
‘I got lucky, man.’ Dennis Eckersley on surviving his tough times
A cutting-edge brain surgery for tremor, without the cutting
Why are kids today so rude?
2019 Bostonians of the Year
Meet the 2019 Bostonians of the Year: Andrew Lelling and Rachael Rollins
The Celtics’ Enes Kanter stands tall for human rights
This neighborhood learned signed language for one little girl
These economists are finding new ways to fight global poverty
2019 Women & Power
The 2019 Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts
Massachusetts isn’t always as progressive as it seems. Our female leaders are fighting to change that
How every woman can protect her financial future (and why she needs to)
How successful female entrepreneurs beat the odds
Six things successful female entrepreneurs do
What I wish I knew then: 11 tips for success from powerful female executives
The problem isn’t that women lack confidence — it’s that men have too much of it