The Boston Globe Magazine | February 4, 2018

 Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, and Jon Knight have hosted the four-day NKOTB cruise nine times.

BRIAN BABINEAU

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My four days at sea with New Kids on the Block and 3,000 everlasting fans

The other passengers have been Blockheads since they were tweens, and as a nonstop party cruise shows, the crush may last forever. By Billy Baker

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Will my genes doom my young daughter to a weight problem?

Research points to genetic factors in obesity, so what’s a parent who has struggled with overeating to do? By Nestor Ramos

The US needs a sports injury database to help us protect kids

We track drinking and driving, and tobacco illnesses, and use the data to set rules. It’s time to do the same with contact sports. By Shira Springer

From our upcoming issue

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When our 12-year-old was diagnosed with cancer, his nurses found ways to bring him and our family joy, even on the worst days.

2017 Top Places to Work

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More than 75,000 employees nominated nearly 340 workplaces across Massachusetts. The 125 best across four categories, small to largest, are here.

The Muck affair

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One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra.

2017 Women & Power

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/10292017cover.jpg The Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Mass.

The Commonwealth Institute and the Globe Magazine acknowledge standout company and nonprofit leaders in fields ranging from construction to the arts.

North End guide

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/20/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/northend0129web_lede.jpg Where to eat and what to order in Boston’s North End

15 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants, from elegant hideaways to buzzy trattorias to (lots of) incredible pizza.

Boston Rocks

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/15/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/xref0611cover.jpg When Boston rocked

Take a tour of your youth with this ode to the gritty clubs, home-grown talent, and visiting acts that made Boston’s music scene so mesmerizing in the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s.

Dinner With Cupid

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/cupid0204comp.jpg Blind date: Will pulses race when two nurses meet?

They had lots in common. Will the results of their date be positive?

Cooking | Magazine

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/29/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/main0204cooking.jpg Recipes: DIY beef jerky

The high-protein, delicious snack is having a moment.

Style Watch

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/01/31/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/Giraldo0204alt.jpg Fashion spotting at the Salon Style event at the Gardner Museum

Artsy layering was on display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner’s Third Thursday event.

On the Block

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Across the Mystic River, a two-bedroom bungalow and a five-bedroom American Foursquare.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do, Feb. 5-11

Haley House’s Souper Bowl, free Lunar New Year festivities, and more.

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