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Style Watc

Mixing materials is key to creating a warm feel in Stow living room

The room’s workhorse — a multifunctional, 25-foot-long wall of cabinetry — blends effortlessly into the design.

LOVE LETTERS

Dating apps are tedious

Is there any way around them?

Air pollution tied to signs of Alzheimer’s in brain tissue, study finds

People who inhale higher concentrations of tiny airborne particulates are more likely to have signs of Alzheimer’s disease in their brains, according to a new study.

The Tooth Fairy is paying kids less for teeth nationwide, but kids in the Northeast get more 🧚

According to an annual poll from Delta Dental, the average price paid by the Tooth Fairy for a baby tooth has dropped for the first time in five years, to $5.84.

CHRISTOPHER MUTHER

Facing America’s traumatic history head-on through tourism

Some plantations in the South are finally dropping the hoop skirts and mint juleps and telling a different story — from the perspective of those who were enslaved.

TRAVEL

‘All major events happen around the table’: What it’s like to eat your way around Porto

We wanted to try Porto’s traditional dishes — conservas, queijo, enchidos, fumados, and folderas — so we joined a walking tour and ate just about everything in sight.

TRAVEL

An hour’s drive from Lisbon, along Portugal’s west coast, a whole lot of raw beauty

Our plan of attack: Spend five days exploring the Alentejo region, bookended with time in Lisbon on arrival and Porto on the back end. Here's how we did it.

TRAVEL

Breathless in the South of France

An off-season zip trip across the south of France unveils its vast beauty and treasures, minus the crowds. You should plan on spending seven days to take it all in. We had three. Here's how we spent them.


TRAVEL

It’s all things Scotland at the historic Fife Arms hotel

Entering the renovated hotel feels like walking into a grand Scottish country home, a filled-to-the-gills historic museum, and a contemporary art gallery — all at once.

FOOD & DINING

For Carla Hall, it’s been a bumpy climb to a ‘Top Chef’ life

The bubbly host of a new TV food-and-travel series plays up the comedy, but her ascent has required navigating setbacks like the demise of “The Chew.”

THE RI FOOD CLUB NEWSLETTER

A century-old company just bought Bayberry Beer Hall, a popular hang out in Providence

Morin’s Hospitality Group, a longtime family business founded in 1911 in Attleboro, Mass., has purchased the beer hall in Providence and has plans to transform the space.

TRAVEL

In Camden, Maine, blazing hearth and seaside views combine for winter romance

Midcoast Maine is a tranquil place in winter. Already a postcard-like destination, Camden is even prettier cloaked in snow.

Fans who want to ‘watch reality TV and not ESPN’ are big business for Boston bars

People who prefer watching Bravo over SportsCenter at bars are getting their wishes granted all over the city.

GLOBE MAGAZINE

Gut health explained: 5 things to know for a better microbiome

Nutritionists and doctors offer insights on probiotics, the importance of fiber, “resetting your gut,” and more.

LOVE LETTERS

I was told to take a year off from dating

I did, so now what?

QUICK BITE

At The Cornerstone, judo champion David Oshima transforms R.F. O’Sullivan’s into a showcase for his favorite foods

Travel to Hawaii or Belize from the comfort of a neighborhood pub. And ask yourself: Is that electric fireplace giving off heat or just good vibes?