Every ride at Universal Studios Hollywood, ranked

Is this the most important theme park attraction ever created? It just may be. The Universal Studios tram tour — officially designated as the World Famous Studio Tour — is today a polished theme park ride, a large-scale attraction bundled with a host of mini attractions within it. From a shark attack referencing Steven Spielberg’s … Read more

Help! I’m looking for a ring in all the wrong places

As we walked back to our cars after the party, my ex-boyfriend said, “I have something for you,” and dropped an object into the center of my palm. I unfurled my fingers and was delighted to find a large diamanté cocktail ring. “What’s this?” He grinned. “Isn’t this what you always wanted? For me to … Read more

Are Natural Deodorants Better for You?

“You can get irritation or allergic rashes, and that’s far and away the more common health issue seen with deodorants — all deodorants, whether traditional or natural,” said Dr. Jennifer Chen, a clinical associate professor of dermatology at Stanford Medicine. The most common issue with deodorant is irritant contact dermatitis, or skin irritation, Dr. Chen … Read more

This California town is fostering a community around psychedelics

On a brisk mid-March night in the small Northern California town of Grass Valley, more than 100 people crowded around a Grateful Dead cover band in a drafty warehouse. They were an eccentric mix: aging hippies, hypebeast college kids and burners bundled in faux fur rainbow coats, swaying to guitar riffs. In the parking lot, … Read more

Verveine Cafe & Bakery will open in Cambridge on Monday

Restaurants Boston chef and restaurateur Ken Oringer and award-winning pastry chef Monica Glass have reunited. Verveine Cafe & Bakery will open Monday on Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, reuniting Boston chef and restaurateur Ken Oringer with award-winning pastry chef Monica Glass. After starting her career around 2012 working in some of New York City’s finest kitchens, … Read more