When President Trump makes news, flight searches to US tumble

Analysts at the airline search app Hopper looked at 6 billion flight searches and found that when foreign policy problems arise, world travelers tend to lose interest in the US.

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Ask Amy

Password sharing reveals ex’s texts

Advice from Amy Dickinson.


Dig, a new dating app for dog lovers, to host Fort Point bash

The dating service was founded by Newton-raised sisters Leigh and Casey Isaacson, who believe that dog-friendly humans make good teams.

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Miss Conduct

Is it rude to bring our own silverware to parties? We’re anti-plastic

I don’t want my family using paper plates and plastic utensils, even at other people’s parties. Plus, a popcorn-in-teeth dilemma.

Love Letters

I don’t want to move for him

He says he is done with the distance, and it’s either I move there or this relationship is over.

FDA aims to make it easier to get some common drugs without a prescription

The Food and Drug Administration is evaluating ways to make sure patients don’t take an inappropriate over-the-counter drug.

The penthouse suite at No. 284 has an atrium glass roof and private terrace.


Check-in: No. 284, where guests are encouraged to feel at home

The former private residence in Back Bay underwent an 18-month, multi-million-dollar rehab that managed to preserve the building’s historic charm while adding loads of modern luxury.

Paddle Inn

These restaurants are on the right track

Many of these train stations are within walking distance of summery dining spots. Here’s a taste.

Alex Cora (left) with Francis Suarez, the mayor of Miami, at Fenway Park in June.

The VIP Lounge with Alex Cora

We caught up with Red Sox manager Alex Cora to talk about all things travel.

Here, there, and everywhere

Travel news — and gadgets — you can use.

The Cape Cod Inflatable Park’s new 2-acre H2O Water Park features a series of serpentine slides topped by a tipping bucket.

Wave hello to the Cape’s new water park

The Cape Cod Inflatable Park, home of such adventures as the giant Zorb ball and inflatable rock climbing, has added a new, liquid dimension with its 2-acre H2O Water Park.

Travel Troubleshooter

Aigle Azur lost my bag six months ago. Now what?

Six months after the airline Aigle Azur loses Jennifer Ulrich’s checked bag, neither the airline nor her travel insurance company is helping her. So she turns to me. Can I find her $1,640 claim?

A N.H. woman suffered head injuries after a bear got inside her home

The bear somehow got inside the woman’s home about 1:15 a.m. Tuesday in Groton, N.H.

Clockwise (from top left): Camilla, Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Meghan, Princess Charlotte, Catherine, Prince Louis, Prince George, and Prince William in the Morning Room at Clarence House.


Royals release new photos to mark Prince Louis’s christening

The four official photos, released Sunday, were taken at Clarence House in London after Louis was baptized in the chapel at St. James’s Palace on July 9.

Bill Nowlin at Fenway Park.

Bill Nowlin on Tom Yawkey’s life and legacy

Nowlin spoke with the Globe about Yawkey’s legacy and the controversy that accompanies it.

Staff members assemble sandwiches at the deli counter during the lunch rush at the Cheese Shop in Concord.

What She’s Having

What is she having? Anything she wants at the Cheese Shop in Concord.

This place rewards eccentricity. Nobody will look askance if you concoct your own odd combination. Usually, the cashiers simply smile and look amused.

The scene at Congdon’s After Dark Food Truck Park includes people sitting at tables and walking among the trucks

Congdon’s Donuts built a food truck park, and people are eating it up

If you’re a food lover, the Wells, Maine, destination feels an awful lot like a carnival.

This year’s Fancy Food Show, which took place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

Football fields of fancy foods

A look inside this year’s Fancy Food Show, which took place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, where it’s clear the trend toward healthier foods isn’t going anywhere.

Pretzels you can feel good about from the Quinn line of snack foods

They are produced with flour ground from the ancient grain sorghum. Gluten-free, the snack is also made with brown rice flour, organic honey, organic palm oil, and other good ingredients.

Lazy Bear Tea

Lazy Bear Tea, made with leftover coffee cherries

“I was most excited about the opportunity there to reduce waste in farms, which would have both an environmental and social impact,” says cofounder Daniela Uribe.

The Swizzle Me Timbers


Sips: A swizzle — as much fun to drink as it is to say

At The Hourly Oyster House in Harvard Square, the Swizzle Me Timbers was created by bar manager Beth Hoselton.

Love Letters

Missing my office relationship

I just feel like we can’t go back to being friends, because from day one, we were always a little bit more than that.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Ask Amy

Family estrangement baffles parents

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Natarajan Alagappan (center) on “The Gong Show” with Mike Myers (as Tommy Maitland).


Boston man brings ‘The Last Living Mannequin’ to ‘The Gong Show’

Natarajan Alagappan is slated to appear on the second season’s fifth episode, which premieres July 19.

Bird sightings across the region

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

SALISBURY, ENGLAND - JULY 06: Emergency workers in protective suits search around John Baker House Sanctuary Supported Living after a major incident was declared when a man and woman were exposed to the Novichok nerve agent on July 6, 2018 in Salisbury, England. The couple, named locally as Dawn Sturgess 44, and Charlie Rowley, 45 were taken to Salisbury District Hospital on Saturday and remain there in a critical condition. In March, Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia were poisoned with the Russian-made Novichok in the town of Salisbury. British Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russia of being behind the attack on the former spy and his daughter, expelling 23 Russian diplomats in retaliation.(Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Victim’s son calls on President Trump to raise UK poisoning with Putin

The son of a British woman who died after being exposed to a nerve agent first developed by the Soviet Union has called on Trump to discuss his mother with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ask Amy

Health teacher scolds a widower dad for having sex ed talk with his daughter

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Lizzy Schmidt had a free cup of coffee at Shiru Cafe in Providence.

Free coffee — with a catch — is coming to Massachusetts

Shiru Cafe offers students free drinks in exchange for communications from companies that want to recruit them.

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Kate Weiser

Her bucket list includes over 870 of Boston’s familiar icons and hidden treasures.

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 26: Kyrie Irving attends the “Uncle Drew” New York Premiere on June 26, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)


Kyrie Irving-Uncle Drew Wheaties boxes in high demand

If you want one, it might be quicker to shell out $20, which is what one of the boxes was going for on eBay last week.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by ANDY RAIN/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock (9760907m) The ‘Donald Trump Baby Blimp’ balloon flies over Parliament Square during a protest in London, Britain, 13 July 2018. The inflatable dubbed ‘Trump Baby’ tied to a spot in Parliament Square is to kick off a day of protests against US President Donald J. Trump’s visit. Trump is on a working visit to Britain. Baby Trump Blimp protest in parliament square in London, United Kingdom - 13 Jul 2018

It’s a Thing

From Trump in Europe to ‘Twin Peaks’ at the Emmys

From Trump in Europe to “Twin Peaks” at the Emmys, a review of the week in things

names -- 23 East 22nd Street, Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen's apartment. (Handout)

Report: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen just sold their N.Y. home

The couple had slashed the asking price for their 3,310-square-foot home at One Madison.

Style Watch

Bold color helps a family put their mark on their new dining room

A Winchester family asks their designer for a space that reflects their fun spirit, and plenty of seating.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do around Greater Boston, July 16-22

A puppet show in Brookline, Meet the Zookeepers Day, Cape League All-Stars, and more.

Connections | Magazine

The neighbor who helped us put down roots in a garden

As the years passed and my children grew, tomatoes and zucchini grew along with our friendship.

Alex Cheung got on what he thought was a ferry to Provincetown on Thursday. But it was actually a boat to Long Island and Camp Harbor View. Luckily, the camp’s founder, Jack Connors, was on the boat, and bought Cheung a plane ticket to P-town because of the mix up.


He got on the wrong boat to Provincetown, so Jack Connors bought him a plane ticket

Alex Cheung was planning to meet friends in Provincetown — so he hopped on a large ferry called the “Provincetown II.” But it wasn’t going to P-town.

book review

Braiding lives of a Syrian refugee, a failed 23-year-old, and elderly accountant

Donal Ryan’s new novel, “From A Low And Quiet Sea,’’ is like its predecessor short and intense 

book review

Waking up is hard to do

“Clock Dance,’’ Anne Tyler’s latest novel, is a psychologically astute saga.


Greater Boston author readings July 15-21

A weekly calendar of literary events.

love letters

What if he leaves me at 31?

Should I move out for a couple of months to give him space? Should we break up? Should I ride it out? I love him so deeply, but what if I am not his one? What if he’s never ready?

FILE - In this June 21, 2018, file photo, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson, left, speaks as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, center, and Solicitor General Noah Purcell look on at a news conference in SeaTac, Wash. Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches, limiting their wages and job opportunities, under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington. Ferguson announced the binding agreements with companies including Arby's, Jimmy John's and Cinnabon, Thursday, July 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Fast-food chains agree to end ‘no-poaching’ policies

Seven national fast-food chains have agreed to end policies that block workers from changing branches — limiting their wages and job opportunities — under the threat of legal action from the state of Washington.

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore’s TED talk on adolescent brain development has 2.4 million views and counting.

Her quest to understand the teenage brain

It’s a parental rite of passage, that moment when you stand before your adolescent, whose behavior has been so moody, risky, or just plain stupid that you have to ask yourself, “Who is this kid?”

Sh*t That I Knit Pardy Wrap Lavender.


Summer nights, wrapped up

Local knitwear line takes on summer

Dinner with Cupid

Blind date: ‘We locked eyes and smiled’

He’s in the Coast Guard. She likes to travel spontaneously. Will they sail off into the sunset?

From left: Chef Ben Waxler, cofounder and brewing director Jason Taggart, general manager Courtney Bolinger, and cofounder and CEO James Razsa.

Quick Bite

What it’s like at Democracy Brewing, a worker-owned brewpub in Downtown Crossing

Democracy Brewing is as concerned with good working conditions as it is with good beer.

The patio at Dorchester Brewing Company on Mass. Ave.

hot ticket

Dorchester Brewing to host second anniversary bash

There’ll be food, music, and of course lots of beer.

Special report

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/12/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/wiggs_ticks_97462[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.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/04/10/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/17169_LL_Podcast_HP_Episode_4_Tease%20(1).png 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

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

Design New England

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