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Latest Lifestyle headlines

Merck says new type of cholesterol drug worked in big study

The result was a welcome surprise after three previous experimental drugs of the same type had failed.

Director Ema Ryan Yamazaki’s “Monkey Business” tells the story of Hans and Margret Rey, whose Curious George books have gone on to top 75 million copies sold over the years.

Names

Documentary about Curious George creators honored twice at Nantucket film fest

Director Ema Ryan Yamazaki’s “Monkey Business” tells the story of Hans and Margret Rey.

Bird Sightings

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to the Massachusetts Audubon Society.

Get an up-close look at Duxbury Bay oysters

You can learn all about the craggy shellfish on a two-hour Island Creek Farm Tour.

Stir, scrape, and serve with a supoon

The “sit up spoon” functions like a few utensils in one.

Recipe for grilled beef kebabs

Mix the ingredients in advance, then chill for several hours or overnight.

Ginger barbecue brisket sandwich at Num Pang Kitchen in the Prudential Center.

Cheap Eats

At Num Pang Kitchen, a snappy take on Southeast Asian flavors

At Num Pang Kitchen, a snappy take on Southeast Asian flavors

Hebert Candies marks 100 years of yum

The Shrewsbury chocolatier this year celebrates its 100th anniversary.

Dr. Virginia Sinnott (pictured checking on a patient in Angell Animal Medical Center’s Emergency and Critical Care unit) says about half of the clients who come in for xylitol poisoning aren’t aware of the potential dangers.

Sweetener used in some peanut butter brands could be deadly for your dog

Xylitol, which is also found in some chewing gums, can cause seizures and liver failure for your pup.

Annemarie Ahearn runs a cooking school and hosts full moon suppers at Salt Water Farm in Maine.

Q&A

Annemarie Ahearn of Salt Water Farm in Maine

Ahearn runs a cooking school where she teaches home cooks from all over the world to celebrate the bounty produced — sometimes with struggle — along the Maine coast.

By the Glass

These Boston sommeliers fly the flag for Australian grenache

If your one impression of Australian wine is mass-produced shiraz, reintroductions are definitely in order.

Ask Amy

Family gatherings don’t appeal to one sibling

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

Indoor competitive ax throwing at Urban Axes.

Do drinking and ax throwing mix? Boston might soon find out.

The owner of Philadelphia’s Urban Axes says he wants to open a location in Boston, although he’s concerned about getting a liquor license.

Ask Amy

Father’s baiting leads to estrangement

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

15 ways Harry Potter has changed culture since the first book was published 20 years ago

On June 26, 1997, Bloomsbury Children’s Books published a book by an unknown single mother from Edinburgh. And it took off.

Love Letters

Fell for a married woman — again

I know it sounds selfish that all I’m thinking about is me. I just don’t want this to happen again.

Maura Kilpatrick (left) and Ana Sortun, authors of “Soframiz,” which was named best cookbook in the Readable Feast competition.

‘Soframiz,’ ‘Black Trumpet’ win Readable Feast awards

Winners of the New England-based cookbook and food-writing competition were announced Friday.

Tom Brady was promoting Under Armour’s “Athlete Recovery Sleepwear Powered by TB12.”

NAMES

Where in the world was Tom Brady?

No. 12 spent all week posing near enormous Under Armour logos, somewhere in Asia.

Examiner

If life’s a beach, Massachusetts has it good

The Bay State has 451 public beaches and 731 miles of beachfront.

Style Watch

Fashion spotting at the Green and White Ball

Pretty looks bloomed at the fund-raiser for the Friends of the Public Garden.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, June 26-July 9

Ban Ki-moon at the JFK Library, a celtic music festival in Cambridge, a pizza party at City Hall Plaza, and more.

Miss Conduct

Enough about the grandkids already

Shouldn’t grandparents have more than one topic of conversation? Plus, 21st-century bathroom realities.

From left: Shakir Shibli, Liz Kendricken, Joe Testa, and Maddie Arthur at the bar at The Gate in Jamaica Plain.

Quick Bite

Remember James’s Gate? You don’t have to miss it anymore

The longtime Jamaica Plain Irish pub closed in 2015. Now the former operator has opened The Gate, a new Irish pub in JP’s Egleston Square.

In this June 17, 2017 file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehavior could create, a spokesman for Cosby said Thursday, June 22. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Bill Cosby, fresh from sexual assault trial, plans talks on avoiding rape allegations

Less than a week after a judge declared a mistrial in Cosby’s sexual assault case, the comedian again sparked controversy.

Dinner With Cupid

Blind date: A match made in the Back Bay

Will these world-traveling neighbors find romance just across town?

gardening

Why the shade garden is so underrated — and how to create your own

Artfully planted and groomed, it is the most sheltered and cocooning place to be. The hallmark of the shade garden, one horticulturalist says, is its ‘‘intimacy.’’

Love Letters

His female roommate excludes her

They laugh at their personal inside jokes – always initiated by her.

Themed cruises are still going strong and ardent “Star Trek” fans can embark on their own voyages.

Theme vacations come ashore

This phenomenon began at sea. There are ’80s cruises, NASCAR cruises, and cruises for fans of everything from David Hasselhoff to “Star Trek.” The craze has also now reached land.

05/21/2017 CAMBRIDGE, MA Al Janik (cq) 67 of Somerville, bowls at Lanes and Games in Cambridge. (Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)

Globe Magazine

Rolling down memory lane at a soon-to-close Cambridge bowling alley

After 75 years, Lanes and Games will be replaced by apartments, and its fans will have a Mark Wahlberg film to remember it by.

Children at Halloween near the drain haunted by Pennywise, the evil clown of Stephen King’s “It.”

Join the ‘It’ crowd: Take a tour of Stephen King’s Bangor

In broad daylight, Bangor can seem downright pleasant — idyllic, even. But King imagined evil creeping out of every sewer grate and shadow.

A classic scene on the Grand Canal near Dorsoduro in Venice.

Venice by design: As the Biennale shows, this Italian cityoffers more than gondolas

Venice celebrates 20th-century modernism right alongside the better-known Renaissance art.

Schnitzel with red cabbage prepared at the Kraut Haus.

A German food lover’s paradise in Maine

The inventory has grown from two items, sauerkraut and beet relish, to shelves full of German specialty foods.

Away luggage also features a built-in laundry bag that can be compressed to take up less space.

Luggage goes high-tech to meet travelers’ wants and needs

One has a built-in laundry bag to keep your hotel room tidy and a USB port so your phone never dies. It’s the thoughtful features that count.

Darryl Settles (pictured with his wife, Dr. Lisa Owens), who runs Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen, will take over nearby Slade’s Bar & Grill.

Tables

Restaurant openings, closings, and chatter

New places to dine in Southie, Salem, and Brighton.

The One Thing

Palmy weather

This leafy print serves up summer.

My Instagram

Blending skill and chance

Yanan Sui says her photography skills are the result of hours of hard work and practice.

Linda Belkebir models jewelry by Ana-Katarina Vinkler-Petrovic.

Fashion

Jewelry that celebrates fearless women

Ana-Katarina Vinkler-Petrovic has launched an “Iconic Women” campaign showcasing nontraditional models wearing her ornate, fair-trade jewels.

From left: 7th Wave founders David Strymish and Owen Hawkins, with employee Andre Goguen.

Sips

From selling books to brewing beer at 7th Wave

“It might not be as different as I thought,” says David Strymish, who for years ran the New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton. “In the end it’s customer service.”

Travel Troubleshooter: Flier wants to know where’s refund for fare difference?

When Ahlam Shahbel changes her American Airlines flight, the carrier promises a refund of the price difference. But it never delivers. Can she persuade American to do the right thing?

At the Manhattan Beach Pier, the bike path slices between a bed of sea roses and the beach.

Prime people-watching on a California coastal ride

Venice Beach, of course, is where the people-watching entertainment reaches its zenith.

Morro Rock glows in the predawn light as the town of Morro Bay wakes to morning.

Essay: Someone to watch over me

Morro Rock is perfectly still. Steadfast and stoic, it has not budged in more than 20 million years.

book review

Vibrant, dark, and funny memoir of manipulative, explosive mother and the son who loves her

“You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me’’ is a fierce howl of pain and a dark hymn to Sherman Alexie’s immensely difficult, indomitable mother.

Here, there, and everywhere

Watch dogs leap from a platform into a 40-foot pool during Cape Cod’s annual Paw Palooza Dog Festival, July 15 and 16, at Dennis-Yarmouth High School.

The VIP Lounge with Jessica Vosk

We caught up with “Wicked” star Jessica Vosk to talk about all things travel.

obsession

Just what you need to tote everything to the beach

This new canvas tote from Ame & Lulu comes in four preppy patterns and is large enough for all the essentials.

Watch Tom Brady sumo wrestle in Japan. Yes, you read that right

The video is pretty interesting.