Beth Teitell

Beth Teitell reports on the zeitgeist of modern-day life and work-life balance, and she is particularly interested in stories that examine how we live now.

She has been writing for the Globe since 2007 (first as a freelancer and now as a staffer). She is also the author of two humorous books (”From Here to Maternity,” and “Drinking Problems at the Fountain of Youth), and her commentaries have appeared frequently on public radio’s Marketplace. She is a former Boston Herald columnist.

Latest stories

Finding the right gift is harder than ever

By , Globe Staff

Despite expanding notions of what counts as a “gift”--a jerky subscription--Americans waste $9.5 billion on unwanted presents.

For some people, it’s (almost) never too early for holiday decorations

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After years of griping that retailers are rushing the holidays, civilians are doing it, too.

When did Thanksgiving become so stressful?

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The pre-holiday scare machine can make you forget that we’re “celebrating” a holiday.

‘Juuling’: The most widespread phenomenon you’ve never heard of

By , Globe Staff

A sleek, relatively new vaping device called a “Juul” has school administrators sending warning e-mails home.