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Feeling frantic? Take a moment to learn about Slow Movement

Published Jan. 19 2017

We like to think we're hard-wired for speed.

Atheist mom wonders how to explain taking her children to church

Published Jan. 19 2017

Dear Abby: I am an atheist. My parents, although raised Presbyterian, never to my knowledge participated in organized religion, so...

Don't throw away used greeting cards

Published Jan. 19 2017

Dear Heloise: Help! I can't seem to throw away old Christmas cards.

Community involvement a win-win

Published Jan. 19 2017

In an episode of the comedy "Parks and Recreation," the main character, Leslie Knope, fills her time during a two-week...

Take care with cast-iron skillets on glass-top range

Published Jan. 18 2017

Dear Heloise: A number of years ago, when I got my first glass-topped range, I was under the impression that...

Mom should learn to manage anger before exploding at children

Published Jan. 18 2017

Dear Abby: I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do...

Processed meats in diet increase risks of cancer, asthma

Published Jan. 18 2017

The expression "hot diggity dog" can be traced back to at least 1928. As singer Al Jolson wrapped up his...

Mom and ex disagree over cellphone

Published Jan. 16 2017

Dear Abby: I bought my 11-year-old daughter a cellphone. My ex does not approve. We have been divorced for six...

Scanning or photographing receipts solves problem of disappearing ink

Published Jan. 16 2017

Dear Heloise: Can you explain why receipts should be scanned into a computer file or even on a mobile phone?...

Annoying task is in the bag

Published Jan. 16 2017

Dear Readers: Today's Sound Off comes from a reader whose frustrations center around the bags inside breakfast-cereal boxes.

Photo of mother in body bag infuriates grieving daughter

Published Jan. 16 2017

Dear Abby: I am a 58-year-old female. My mother passed away in my home almost exactly a year ago. I...

Sister worries plans to sleep at hotel might insult rest of family

Published Jan. 15 2017

Dear Abby: My sister and her family recently moved out of state after having lived near our family all her...

Pain, the opioid epidemic and how health care has to improve

Published Jan. 15 2017

Opioid addiction is a national epidemic—and so is chronic pain. Could there be a relationship? In 2015, 2 million Americans...

What you can do to make home safer for your cat; solving stinky shoes problem

Published Jan. 15 2017

Dear Readers: Descendants from the wild, cats are jumpers and naturally curious. This can be a problem around the house....

Broken friendship requires rest before making an attempt at healing

Published Jan. 15 2017

Over the holidays, I had an upset with my now former BFF. This is someone I spoke with every day...

Shy guy needs some help putting best foot forward

Published Jan. 14 2017

Dear Abby: My friend "Russ" is a sweet, quiet, reserved guy with a goofy side. He's in his mid-20s, but...

Walking program for dialysis patients; easing adolescent anxiety about world affairs

Published Jan. 14 2017

Q: My grandfather, 78, always was a positive guy, but he's been pretty down-in-the-dumps lately. He's been on dialysis (and...

High school friend turned enemy continues attacks a decade later

Published Jan. 13 2017

Dear Abby: I need your help in dealing with an old "frenemy." "Jenny" and I were friends in high school,...

Child learns from acting as mom's navigator

Published Jan. 13 2017

Dear Heloise: On occasion, when I travel with my child, even if I know where I'm going, I'll ask her...

Seven questions to ask your surgeon

Published Jan. 13 2017

In director John Hughes's 1989 movie "Uncle Buck," Buck (John Candy) is the last person you'd trust to baby-sit your...

Teen who shies away from gym can take a good, long walk

Published Jan. 12 2017

Dear Abby: My mom wants me to exercise more. Currently, I just walk a lot (in my house and around...

The right way to recycle plastic bags

Published Jan. 12 2017

Dear Readers: Plastic-bag recycling is a trending topic. Retail stores are encouraging customers to bring in their own bags to...

Study links grooming, incidence of STDs

Published Jan. 12 2017

One of the most famous point-shaving scandals of all time involved a handful of underworld bookies, some gangsters and the...