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boston globe magazine
March 13, 2011
Turning online friends into real-world ones can be tricky (Dina Rudick/Globe Staff)

Intimate strangers

Turning online friends into real-world ones is not as simple as it might seem.

Issue highlights

coupling: stories about relationships

What's left behind

Am I ready to let go of his things?
dinner with cupid

Making waves

Will this West Coast surfer woo his date – or wipe out?
Miss Conduct

Baby battle brews

Competition between new grandparents, plus a mom who just can't stop worrying.

Weighty matters

The United States has an obesity -- and a fathead -- problem.
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These former New Englanders are laughing all the way to the beach.
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Abandoning true sacrifice cheapens Christianity.
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Cambridge resident Alexios Monopolis, 29, leads Harvard on the Move, the university's new program to get all of Boston exercising.
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Tales From the City
Frankly, my dear
Joking about Barney Frank’s real first name and a close call in Concord.
On the Block
Old New Bedford
The former whaling center was recently recognized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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Letters to Globe Magazine
Readers get hot under the collar while reading Francie Latour’s essay “Sick Over Jungle Fever."

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