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Why your home is a worse investment than you think

<i>Corrections & Clarifications: An earlier version of this column about homes as investments left out data and used the wrong time frame in the example given. Because of those errors, the annual return on that home investment appeared smaller than it would have been</i>.<p>Are you as foolishly lavish as me? …

Real Estate

Anoush’ella Sails Into the South End This Spring

Boston’s South End will soon be home to a new restaurant that specializes in Eastern Mediterranean cuisine. Anoush’ella: Saj Kitchen is currently under construction and fast approaching its targeted spring opening date at 35 W. Newton St.<p>The restaurant is the work of husband-and-wife team Raffi and …

Food

Boston Dining 101: A Guide for Students and Visitors

Table Of Contents (all h2's added automatically)<p>The Essentials<p><i>First things first, let's talk basics — these are Eater's signature maps and guides, updated regularly to highlight the best of the best and the newest of the new</i><i>.</i><p>Eater Boston 38 — Updated every quarter, this map features exactly 38 of …

New England

Letting them die: parents refuse medical help for children in the name of Christ

The Followers of Christ is a religious sect that preaches faith healing in states such as Idaho, which offers a faith-based shield for felony crimes – despite alarming child mortality rates among these groups<p>Mariah Walton’s voice is quiet – her lungs have been wrecked by her illness, and her …

Boston College
Scott Pruitt

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio shares Deflategate viewpoint, highlights how NFL in tough spot

<i>Editor's note: This post has been updated since its initial posting. See specific updates below in italics.</i><p>ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio was a guest on San …

This Is Why FDA Is Banning Trans Fats

Getty Images (4)<p>Getty Images (5); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images; Tara Johnson for TIME<p>Getty Images (1); Gif by Mia Tramz for TIME<p>Getty Images …

Nutrition
Sean Hannity

Will dictators disappear?

Is a future without dictatorships realistic? Rachel Nuwer investigates.<p>Citizens living in democracies often associate dictatorships with repression, human rights abuses, poverty and turmoil. Indeed, dictatorships have cost untold lives, including up to 49 million Russian deaths under Joseph Stalin, …

Political Science

Top 15 Places to Visit in the United States in 2015

No matter what time of year (or weather) it is, now is the perfect time to plan your 2015 vacation. From sea to shining sea, we’ve scoured every …

Thousands to march to commemorate 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide

Waving flags and signs and wearing purple, tens of thousands of people marched in Los Angeles on Friday, voicing their common and persistent call for the Turkish government to recognize the deaths of more than 1 million Armenians as genocide.<p>The events marking the centennial of the slayings under …

First-ever Dr. Seuss museum is coming to Springfield

When Dr. Seuss wrote the words “Oh, the places you’ll go!,” he may never have imagined that would mean Springfield — his birthplace — for travelers …

Museums

Dentists debate need to extract wisdom teeth

The decision to remove wisdom teeth often seems like a routine part of young adulthood. But more people are starting to ask whether it's always necessary.<p>Those who oppose automatically taking out those four teeth say "watchful waiting" is a better path because the teeth and surrounding gum tissue …

How to Be a New Englander

From driving in the snow to underdressing like a pro, a native’s guide to the life skills, social graces, design gambits, revenge tactics, …

Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.

<b>UPDATE: After the election of Donald Trump, will the secret government survive? Michael J. Glennon takes a look.</b><p>The voters who put Barack Obama in …

4 Things Millionaires Have in Common, Backed by Research

<b>What do millionaires do differently?</b><p>Are they harder workers? Do they have brains that can bend spoons? Do they exhibit Bond Villain levels of cunning?<p>…

Self-improvement

Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary lives and works in Boston. Kevin O'Leary talks to Boston magazine about his love for the Patriots and venture investing.

Q&A: <i>Shark Tank</i>’s Kevin O’Leary<p>It turns out Mr. Wonderful lives on Marlborough Street. The 'meanest' shark on ABC's hit show <i>Shark Tank</i> talks venture …

Why Dying Is Easier for Doctors

Years ago, Charlie, a highly respected orthopedist and a mentor of mine, found a lump in his stomach. He had a surgeon explore the area, and the …

Medicine

Why fiction is good for you How fiction changes your world

Is fiction good for us? We spend huge chunks of our lives immersed in novels, films, TV shows, and other forms of fiction. Some see this as a …

5 Gangster Movies You Have to See

<i>Editor's Note: Marc Krulewitch's Jules Landau mysteries take place in Chicago, where he was born and where his family has lived for generations. He</i> …

13 Fascinating Facts About The Majority Of Russians

Dennis Grombkowski / Getty Eighty-three percent Russians approve of Vladimir Putin as president, a number that has soared from 54% last year since his annexation of Crimea and intervention in Ukraine as well as the Sochi Olympics.<p>Westerners may wonder why Russians so happily approve of a man who is …

Russia

6 worst right-wing moments of the week — Michele Bachmann is back with a vengeance

The Minnesota congresswoman hasn’t given up on higher office. Meanwhile, Sean Hannity is a horrible, no-good bully<p><b>1. Hannity invites Palestinian guest on his show and proceeds to yell at him the whole time.</b><p>Fox’s Sean Hannity’s position on the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is that if you have …

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." "These habits …

Self-improvement

Luxury housing: Don’t just build for Kremlin cronies, global elite

International billionaires have been buying up luxury condos in new buildings in the world’s financial capitals, and the recent announcement of a …

New Technology Could Take The Drill Out Of The Dentist’s Office

Researchers at King's College London have developed a technique called Electrically Accelerated and Enhanced Remineralzation, in which a device they've dubbed a "healing hand piece" is placed over the site of a cavity. The tool emits a small electrical current that promotes the remineralization of …

Emerging Technology

What's Desperately Needed in Sex Education Today

Most sex education messages in the U.S. go to great pains to elide one basic truth: that sex can be an incredible, pleasurable experience. In theory, …

Feminism

Blue Zones are areas around the world where people live linger and overall, much better. There's only one Blue Zone in the United States.

Why Isn’t Boston a Blue Zone?<p>Year after year, Boston ranks near the top in many health and fitness categories, yet the city is nowhere close to the …

The Miraculous Life of Gabriel García Márquez

When Gabriel García Márquez was born, in 1927, in the sleepy little town of Aracataca, not far from Colombia’s Caribbean coast, there were certain …

Literature