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October 4, 2009
Need a New Heart? Grow Your Own.

Need a New Heart? Grow Your Own.

The idea sounds like science fiction. But it might someday come true. A group of Boston scientists is pushing the bounds of regenerative medicine.


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Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Will he hold your purse?

As a breast cancer doctor, I've learned how to spot a devoted husband.
dinner with cupid
Dinner with Cupid

Kindred souls

Do age and height differences matter if personalities are compatible?
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Miss Conduct

Blindsided by butter

When friends ignore your dietary restrictions, plus swapping airplane seats.
pierced column

Strain on the nerves

Shorten your stay, unwelcome guest.
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Anna Schleedlein
The Health Issue

Sick of pink

This month, like every October, a sea of pink ribbons washes over products from sneakers to snacks. While the effort raises research dollars, some breast cancer survivors feel that companies are profiting from their pain.
Illustration by Dave Plunkert
The Health Issue

Are you ready for flu season?

The H1N1 vaccine won't be available to everyone for weeks. Here's what you can do now.
cinnamon buns

Cinnamon buns

Try two delicious versions of the breakfast class: yeasted Swedish and quick.
Kitchen Aide Pearl sugar

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First Person
A new leaf
For his latest field guide, bird-watcher David Allen Sibley is courting tree-huggers.
On the Block
Buying in Belmont
This town, former home of Mitt Romney, is a short hop to Boston.
Connecting the dots
After 40 years, a diagnosis of Asperger's syndrome set me free.
Mix mastery
A carefully restored Victorian home gets a few shots of very modern design.
Parenting Traps
The terrible teens
Can't stand your teenager? Borrow a toddler.
Fashion Snapshot
Make it strappy
Women's shoes have a new edge for fall.
Tales from the City
Planes, taxis...
A cabbie to love, and a biker receives an unexpected compliment.
Letters to the Magazine editor
Readers sound off on traveling tips, how to balance work and family, and the pratfalls of too much texting.

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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.