Comfort Zone

In this together

During the coronavirus pandemic, Comfort Zone is a place to find ideas and tips for keeping ourselves, our kids, our minds entertained, or at least distracted.



Elm Street Sweets brings a little bit of sugar to a sour time

Peanut butter fudge pie, sea salt chocolate chip cookies, and more from the team behind Rosebud.


First look: A glimpse inside Cape Cod’s Airstream hotel

Take a break from reality with this eye candy, because midcentury glamping arrives in Massachusetts this March.


Where to find peak foliage trackers for each New England state

Here’s where to get help planning your annual leaf-peeping.

We’re launching a parenting newsletter, and it starts today

In the Family Way tackles your thorniest COVID-19 era dilemmas. Sign up here.

Husband speaks Welsh, but wife says ‘na’

Advice from Amy Dickinson.


Elegant or ‘Animal House’? What it’s like staying in Boston’s new breed of hotel dorms

Are students the carefree coronavirus spreaders they’ve been portrayed to be, or are they getting a bum rap? I wanted to know.

Do I keep the door open for this man?

In a short two weeks and only four dates, we just “clicked.”

‘The Great Debaters,’ ‘42,’ and more at the Nubian Drive-In

The weekday evenings are labeled adults only, while weekends are reserved for “family fun.” And certain nights are even reserved for games and trivia.

5 leafy escapes out of Boston that are beautiful and accessible

We’ve sleuthed out some trails in Massachusetts that fly slightly under the radar and are good for people with mobility issues.

Bird sightings on Cape Cod

Recent sightings as reported to Mass Audubon.


Salt Bae is opening a Boston restaurant this weekend

The suave Instagram sensation will open Nusr-et on Friday.


‘Now that I have your attention’: Chris Evans breaks silence after reportedly sharing NSFW photo on Instagram

The Sudbury native faced some good-nature ribbing online from friends and family after the purported faux pas.

Meredith Goldstein | Love Letters Podcast

Introducing Season 4 of the Love Letters podcast

What would you do if your middle-aged spouse wanted to build a ball pit in the house? Listen to the Season 4 opener with host Meredith Goldstein.

Boston Public Market is back with new safety guidelines

The market reopens Wednesday after a six-month closure.


Do you finally have time for an online cooking class? We have suggestions

There are so many you can take right now — to improve your kitchen skills, keep the kids busy after school, cook like a pro, or brush up on pastry making.

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