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June 14, 2009


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Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

And dog makes three

Our furry addition was threatening to drive my new husband and me apart.
dinner with cupid

Rolling the dice

They're crazy for Vegas. But will they gamble on a second date?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

My friends the flakes

What to do when pals cancel plans at the last minute, plus uncouth booth tactics.
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Living brilliantly

A Nantucket dream home filled with bright colors (and ideas).
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Home cheap home

Finding unique, beautiful things with which to furnish your home is no trick; finding them for under $100 is a triumph requiring patience, knowledge, decisiveness, willingness to explore dusty corners, and luck. Here's some help for your hunting.
Small treasures

Small treasures

They began as religious revival camps, nothing more than a collection of tents. But more than a hundred years later, these communities tempt home buyers and renters with their historical charm, downsized lifestyle, and often affordable prices.

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The big blend
Three easy, refreshing drinks, all with Latin roots.
Kitchen Aide
Blender bender in the kitchen
Last summer I had the chance to explore all manner of frosty, fruity, creamy blender drinks while developing recipes for my new cookbook. Here's the notion in a nutshell.
Parenting Traps
Play date for moms
Kindling my social life with my daughter's.
First Person
Outside the Fox
From Harvard to the Globe to his own Sunday talk show on Fox, Chris Wallace, 61, son of 60 Minutes legend Mike Wallace, has never shied from asking tough questions -- even of his colleagues.
Turf war
Rid the Esplanade of geese? Good luck.
Attention, geek shoppers
This monthly market at MIT is no ordinary yard sale.
On the Block
Suitable for swingers
Living in one of these homes would be a golfer's dream.
A playful twist
How one artist turns an invasive vine into whimsical, green furniture.
Fashion Snapshot
Grecian formula
Empire-waisted column dresses are making the cut.
Tales from the City
Kind conduct in the city
A do-gooder at Government Center and a classic quip from the cops.
Letters to the Magazine Editor
After a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, my husband and I enjoyed every last bite of the meal on our back porch, savoring the start of summer and wishing that every summer weekend could be that nice!

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Steve Carrell

Kickin' back with Steve Carell in Marshfield

This summer, the star returns to Massachusetts for some much-needed R & R.
James Reeb

Letter from Selma

Revisiting the 1965 murder of a white Boston minister that helped usher in the Voting Rights Act.
Home-birth battle

Home-birth battle

Massachusetts doesn't regulate midwives. Now one brave – and unlikely – advocate is fighting for change.
Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

Your Home: Solutions for small spaces

The professionals share space-saving tips for every room in your home.