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A much-anticipated encounter with Snow White at Disneyland.

Surviving Disney (and learning to just let go)

I took a clue from all the happy grandparents around me and realized: If we were going to really enjoy this, I had to follow the kids’ lead.

Aly Raisman started eating a plant-based diet about six months ago and said that for a long time, she thought drinking milk and eating meat was the only way to get enough protein.

Aly Raisman teams up with local meal-kit company Purple Carrot

The gymnast has joined with Needham-based Purple Carrot to help spread the word about the benefits of a plant-based diet.

Just Dunkin’: Dunkin’ Donuts to change its name

Doughnuts are still on the menu, but Dunkin’ Donuts is renaming itself Dunkin’ to reflect its increasing emphasis on coffee and other drinks.

Walk the trail that skirts the lake in Newport, Vt., while taking in the gorgeous fall views.

Fall on the water in New England

You’ll get a different view of Mother Nature’s autumn beauty show, and leave the landlubbing crowds behind.

Dr. Linda Vorvick examined appendicitis patient Heather VanDusen at the UW Medicine Neighborhood Smokey Point clinic in Arlington, Wash.

Antibiotics for appendicitis? Surgery often not needed

A new study from Finland shows antibiotics are a reasonable alternative for most patients with appendicitis.

Charlotte Ames of New York took a lesson from Orvis Fly-Fishing School.

You go girl

You Go Girl: A multi-sport Vermont getaway, powered by cheese

Joining a guided inn-to-inn hiking trip or cycling tour looked fun, but fairly pricey. We opted to plan a Tour de Adventure — with fly-fishing, hiking, and kayaking — ourselves.

Aleksandra Milenovic watches her 24 hours old baby Milica after breastfeeding her at the Obstetrics and gynecological Clinic

Babies exclusively breastfed are at less risk of obesity in their first year, study finds

The study also noted that the method of delivery was important, in other words, feeding milk directly from the breast versus bottle feeding infants breast milk was more beneficial.

Travel troubleshooter

Will American Airlines do a good deed for Boy Scouts?

Boy Scout Troop 130 from Morehead City, N.C., is supposed to fly to New Mexico for a stay at Philmont Scout Ranch. But wildfires in New Mexico make their plans go up in smoke. Will American Airlines help?

Sue Brady Hartigan with her husband, Craig, and their children (from left) Charlotte, CJ, and Grace.

The VIP Lounge | Sue Brady Hartigan

The VIP Lounge with disc jockey Sue Brady Hartigan

We caught up with the Stoneham native, who lives in Wellesley with her husband, to talk about all things travel.

The Chicago Architecture Center’s Skyscraper Gallery contains scale models of a handful of record-smashing high-rises from around the globe.

Chicago’s got a new home for showcasing its majestic buildings

The Chicago Architecture Center, which opened in late August, replaces what was known as the Chicago Architecture Foundation and was housed in a much smaller space. allows you to enjoy the foliage while staying at unique properties across the country this fall.

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news you can use

Chris Evans poses at the premiere of 'Captain America: Civil War' in London.


Chris Evans shared a hilariously retro video of his first professional role from 20+ years ago

The Sudbury native starred in an educational video about biodiversity.

Oprah Winfrey


Oprah to speak at UMass Lowell to raise money for scholarships

A Conversation With Oprah Winfrey will be moderated by UMass Lowell Chancellor Jacquie Moloney Nov. 15.

Susan Harkema (left), associate scientific director of the Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center at the University of Louisville, worked with Kelly Thomas, who was paralyzed in a car accident and is learning to walk with the help of a trainer and an implanted device.

Implant, intense rehab help 3 paralyzed for years take steps

The milestone, reported by two teams of scientists working separately, isn’t a cure; the patients walk only with assistance.

A health worker in protective gear worked at an Ebola treatment center in Beni, Eastern Congo, earlier this month.

Suspected rebels kill 18 in Congo’s east amid Ebola

A Congolese civil society group says the attacks in the eastern city of Beni are an added threat to the city and region battling an Ebola outbreak.

True-crime writer Sarah Weinman’s “The Real Lolita” works to reclaim the story of a real kidnap victim and motivate a reconsideration of Nabokov’s.

Book Review

The real ‘Lolita’ gets her due

Sarah Weinman works to reclaim the story of a real kidnap victim and motivate a reconsideration of Nabokov’s. 

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2018, file photo, Aziz Ansari arrives at the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. A power outage during one of his first shows planned since January's sexual misconduct allegation forced Ansari to finish his stand-up set in the dark on Monday, Sept. 10. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)


Aziz Ansari to perform series of New England stand-up shows following anonymous sexual misconduct accusation

They will be Ansari’s first performances in the region since he was accused of sexual misconduct in January.

See potatoes become chips during a tour of Cape Cod Potato Chips.


Food & Travel: Savoring food factory tours

There’s something exciting about seeing how some of our favorite local foods are made. The free samples aren’t bad either.

Love Letters

I don’t find my partner attractive anymore

I can’t help but fantasize about having an affair with a more attractive and youthful looking man.

The Tomato Bisque, with a hint of bacon, and baby grilled cheese at Revival Cafe + Kitchen.

What She’s Having

Tomato soup and grilled cheese revived at a new Cambridge cafe

At the four-month-old Revival Cafe + Kitchen in an office park behind the Alewife T in Cambridge, co-owner and chef Steve “Nookie” Postal is making a modern version of a childhood favorite.

Green Monster Mint cookies from Top Shelf Cookies in Dorchester have green mint chips.

Clinching a win with Top Shelf Cookies

Heather Yunger believes her cookies helped the Boston Bruins win the Stanley Cup in 2011.

Bon Appetit Creperie offers classics with a twist

Cheiha Chleuh received the ultimate compliment from a Parisian: “Your crepes are perfect.” With the help of her twin daughters, she runs Bon Appetit Creperie, a stall in the Boston Public Market they opened in July.

FILE - This June 11, 2012 file photo shows former Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward speaking during an event to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Watergate in Washington. Woodward says top staffers in President Donald Trump’s administration “are not telling the truth” when they deny incendiary quotes about Trump attributed to them in his new book. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, file)


Bob Woodward to speak at Wilbur Theatre on Dec. 11

The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of “Fear” will tackle questions on the Trump presidency.

Sal Chillemi at the Summer Shack.

Getting salty

Getting Salty with Sal Chillemi, longtime Summer Shack waiter

Shack regulars make sure to request Sal, and the raucous restaurant has a special internal reservation button bearing his name.

Ask Amy

New aunt wonders how often to see kiddos

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Nancy Warner (left) of Potlicker Kitchen with her twin sister, Susan Hemphill, at the Vermont Cheese Festival in August.

Wandering inspires jars full of taste

Nancy Warner, the founder and recipe developer at Potlicker Kitchen in Stowe, has a knack for unconventional yet seductively tasty jams and jellies. Peach Basil? Cabernet Black Pepper Wine Jelly? Maple Stout Beer Jelly? She offers these and more.

Bird sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Actress Ellen Pompeo attended the 300th “Grey’s Anatomy” Episode Celebration on Nov. 4, 2017, in Hollywood, Calif.


Ellen Pompeo says it’s ‘more challenging to get women to support you when you’re actually on top’

The Everett native is reportedly the highest-paid actress on a primetime drama thanks to a $20 million contract she signed in 2017.

By the Glass

Somms’ journey sparks new thinking about New Zealand wines

The Daddonas were keen on exploring wines that have little presence in Massachusetts.

Ask Amy

Ex-boyfriend should become ex-tenant

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Harvard University in Cambridge.

Harvard’s ‘Outbreak Week’ marks centennial of 1918 flu pandemic

Harvard University will be honoring the centennial of the 1918 influenza pandemic with a series of events on disease outbreak.

Ruth Santiago Nieves listened to a voice mail outside the hotel room in Springfield where her family has been living since being evacuated from Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit a year ago.

A year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican evacuees seek stability

“We don’t want anything for free,” said one evacuee.

From left: Chris Herren, Elizabeth Vargas, Emily Riemer, and Richard Curcuru at the gala.


Governor Baker honored at Gosnold Legacy Gala

He received this year’s Legacy Award for his response to the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts. He received this year’s Legacy Award for his response to the opioid epidemic in Massachusetts.

A screen capture of the SunSetter Retractable Awnings commercial, which has been airing nationally every spring and summer for 14 years.


How a small company in Malden created the Greatest TV Commercial Ever Made

It did not involve Clydesdales or polar bears or Michael Jordan. It’s an ad for retractable awnings. And it has been seen hundreds of millions of times.

A child helps her brother drink treated water at a watering point in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Cholera is Zimbabwe’s latest crisis

Raw sewage flows freely in some streets of Zimbabwe’s capital, posing a deadly challenge to the recently elected president who has promised the troubled country a new dawn.

Hank Green explores Internet, fame, isolation in debut novel

The newly-minted author spoke with the Globe on his new book, “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing.” 

Shoppers check out the American Field pop-up.

hot ticket

Holiday shopping comes early this year

Pop-up market American Field arrives at the Seaport’s Innovation and Design Building, Sept. 29-30.

love letters

We’re overwhelmed by grief

Grief is weird. We’ve been walking on egg shells around each other for months. We’re not fighting, we’re just kind of existing.

An ATF police officer walked out of the Maryland industrial complex where a woman killed three people before killing herself.

Sheriff: Shooter had mental illness but legally owned gun

The woman who killed three people and wounded others before shooting herself to death at a Maryland drugstore warehouse had been diagnosed with a mental illness and used a legally purchased gun in the rampage, a law enforcement official said Friday.

Bottles of wine at a supermarket in Beijing.

UN: Excessive drinking killed over 3 million people in 2016

Drinking too much alcohol killed more than 3 million people in 2016, mostly men, the World Health Organization said Friday.

It’s a thing

From extra-unfortunate Handmaids to rolling octopi

A review of the week online.

Dinner With Cupid

Blind date: ‘You can cover a lot of ground in a five-hour date’

Could this possibly be Cupid’s best matchup ever?

Style Watch

Six classic fall wardrobe staples for men

Comfortable yet polished pieces to rely on this fall and many more to come.

Connections | Magazine

Dad’s old shirts provide the warm embrace of memory

My father’s clothes were the least remarkable thing about him. After he died, wearing them gave me comfort.

Legionnaires’ disease reported at Rhode Island nursing home

Health officials have confirmed three cases of Legionnaires’ disease at a Rhode Island nursing home.

Members of the cast of “The Black Clown.” (Maggie Hall)


‘The Black Clown’ unveils America’s three-ring circus of racism

A.R.T.’s “The Black Clown” isn’t just a stirring performance of the Langston Hughes poem. From Botham Jean to Colin Kaepernick to Reginald Andrade, it’s the circus of racism in America.

Special report

//[1].jpg Bitten by Uncertainty: A Globe report on Lyme disease in the Northeast

In 2013, the Globe took an in-depth look at the disease, the patients, the debate, and the science.


// The Love Letters podcast: Ditch the ex’s T-shirt, or wear it?

After a breakup, is it better to hold onto relics from the relationship, or to dump them?

Listen:   Apple Podcasts   |   Stitcher   |   RadioPublic


Dining Out

Dining Out reviews

// Where should you eat this week?

Check out the Globe’s reviews of dozens of Boston-area restaurants.

Design New England

// Second Life

An architect turns his old barn in Newport, Rhode Island, into a light-filled multipurpose haven for family and guests.