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boston globe magazine
December 6, 2009
Your Home: Green Issue
Living a vision (Photograph by James R. Salomon)

Living a vision

The porch, the sea, and the Energy Star appliances (OK, maybe not those) were all once part of a Maine spa owner’s recurring dream. Now they’re her real life.
Photos See her Maine home

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

Merry happy

Despite our different beliefs, my husband and our two daughters from previous marriages have discovered a way to navigate Christmas and Hanukkah.
dinner with cupid

Laughing all the way

They get an A for attitude, but what grade will they give their date?
miss conduct's ettiquette column

A date, sort of

How to respond to a plausible-deniability pass, plus wedding-party requests.
pierced column

Fumble on Route 1

The Krafts don’t need help for their bridge.
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Second time's a charm

Second time's a charm

Seven imaginative accessories born out of recycled metal, glass, chopsticks, and more.
Your Home / Green Buyer beware: Don’t get bamboozled by bamboo
A fresh start

A fresh start

When their old house was blown down in a storm, one family rebuilt with a new focus -- sustainable living.
Changes that pay

Changes that pay

Take advantage of rebates and free audits to make your home eco-friendly (and cut utility bills).

More in this issue

I do... want benefits, too
Arguments for gay marriage highlight a bias against singles.
First Person
Bad behavior
With his new blog, Boston native Patrick Maguire, 49, uses his 30-plus years in the service industry to explain why the customer isn’t king.
Hot potatoes
Warm up your holidays with simple, irresistible golden-fried latkes or roesti.
Tales from the City
I will follow
Help en route to a funeral, and a familiar sound in Orlando.
On the Block
Jamaica Plain jewels
These three homes put you close to downtown Boston.
Fashion Snapshot
Baring up
Strapless looks hit the season’s party circuit.
Toss in style
A home recycling center doesn’t have to be unattractive.
Parenting Traps
The gifted child
Is it possible to give without promoting materialism?
Letters to the editor
Letters to the Globe Magazine editor on Rondo, the mystery illness killing bats, and more.

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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.