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LOVE LETTERS

After dates with 60 people, I must ask, ‘Am I too picky?’

Is this letter writer too picky? Help.

IN THE FAMILY WAY

How to support your dyslexic child

Tears. Frustration. Stigma. Dyslexia is the most common neuro-cognitive disorder, and it’s still misunderstood.

FOOD

Rutchada Thai Cuisine was ‘meant to be’

A late-night decision to open a restaurant leads to a menu of classics in Roslindale.

THE VIP LOUNGE

Drew Bledsoe loves the beach but would also happily tackle a visit to Siberia

We caught up with the former Patriots QB to talk about his winery and all things travel.

LOVE LETTERS

Five years in, it’s terrible

Help this reader say goodbye.

TRAVEL TROUBLESHOOTER

I paid twice for my airline ticket. Can I get one refunded?

After a mix-up with her cruise line, Ruby Tyson paid for her airline tickets twice. Is there any way to get one of them refunded?

7-year-old Alabama girl helps to fund her own brain surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital

Liza Scott, a patient at Boston Children's Hospital, is running a lemonade stand to help fund her own upcoming operation. While her story has warmed plenty of hearts, is yet another sign that the US health system is broken beyond repair and driving families into bankruptcy, critics say.


Neighbors overhear verbal elder abuse

Advice from Amy Dickinson.

POETRY

With the Cantab all but gone, Boston Poetry Slam rewrites its way to the future

The slam community is experimenting with digital events while reeling over the loss of a beloved venue.

PUNK

A JP resident and her punk rock aerobics star in Green Day’s new music video

The band's "Here Comes the Shock" is set to Hilken Mancini's homemade video of moves like the "Iggy punch" and "whack jacks."

HELP DESK

Advice for planning that family reunion you just can’t wait to have

We asked a handful of industry leaders — veterans in planning small and large gatherings — for tips.

MATT PEPIN

My eyes have been opened to the very real threat of avalanches, even in New England

I thought my biggest safety concern while skiing was other skiers hitting me or tree wells. Now I’ve reassessed, and begun to do some homework. I look at untouched snow differently.

Still a family favorite, Mount Abram celebrates 60th anniversary

The resort’s story began when local logging brothers Norton, Stuart, and Donald Cross decided to develop a ski area on land they owned. They cleared the slopes, installed a T-bar, and officially opened on Dec. 11, 1960.

Why and where to go camping this summer

Veteran campers know the drill: Now is a prime time to snap up summer campsites.