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Using ice scraper to block the sun in vehicle

Published Aug. 22 2017

Dear Heloise: I keep a long-handled ice scraper in my car in the summer to prop up the sunshade over...

Family's tolerance of verbal abuse red flag for girlfriend

Published Aug. 22 2017

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been together for almost a year and a half. In the beginning, he...

A number of location concerns

Published Aug. 21 2017

Dear Readers: Today's Sound Off is about poorly marked locations:

Family punishes, won't praise recovering addict

Published Aug. 21 2017

Dear Abby: I am a recovering drug addict. I have slipped, as many do, but I have been clean for...

Husband and wife have different ideas about family closeness

Published Aug. 19 2017

Dear Abby: I have been married five years and have two children under 3. I grew up in a large...

Mom hooked on back-to-school organization

Published Aug. 19 2017

Dear Heloise: Back-to-school time is here, and with my busy family, we are in need of organization!

Stopping prescribed meds before their time carries many risks

Published Aug. 19 2017

Recently, two pieces of medical news grabbed our attention; both had to do with the importance of taking your meds...

Four ways be a better role model for your children in these challenging times

Published Aug. 19 2017

Dear Mr. Dad: Everyone says that as parents, we're supposed to be good role models for our kids. That sounds...

Teen weighs impact of joining gay-straight alliance

Published Aug. 19 2017

Dear Abby: I'm 14, starting my freshman year in high school and, of course, will be joining lots of clubs...

Avoid fake eclipse glasses: Stick with verified firms

Published Aug. 19 2017

Q: I keep hearing about the danger of looking at the eclipse. I want to protect my eyes from damage,...

Man questions his dating style after being cheated on twice

Published Aug. 18 2017

Dear Abby: I have been in two relationships. The first was with a girl a couple of years older than...

Be sure to pack some food in carry-on

Published Aug. 18 2017

Dear Heloise: I enjoy your travel suggestions, but I have one more thing to add to your carry-on bag: Food!...

How late-night snacks sabotage weight loss and brain power

Published Aug. 18 2017

The comic-strip character Garfield loved his midnight snack. That obsession was memorialized in a song from his 1982 TV special,...

With twins on the way, boyfriend still won't discuss marriage

Published Aug. 16 2017

Dear Abby: I have been with my boyfriend for three years. I am pregnant with twins, and we already have...

Meditation brings peaceful break in routine

Published Aug. 16 2017

Dear Heloise: I've discovered meditation—just 10 to 20 minutes a day, once in the morning and once at night; no...

Tomatoes' healing powers

Published Aug. 16 2017

European aristocrats in the 1700s believed that they got sick from eating "poison apples"—their name for tomatoes! But, according to...

Mother determined to continue affair over daughter's objections

Published Aug. 16 2017

Dear Abby: My mother is dating a married man, and this is not the first time. While I love her,...

Quick, easy coleslaw recipe is a keeper

Published Aug. 16 2017

Dear Heloise: You had a recipe for fast coleslaw that was easy to make and had a nice taste to...

Noise pollution contributes to infertility

Published Aug. 16 2017

In New York, a man's average hearing age is more than 12 years older than his actual age; in Houston...

Girlfriend urges stronger pushback against man's disapproving parents

Published Aug. 14 2017

Dear Abby: I am in an interracial relationship with a guy whose parents don't support our being together because I'm...

Write down everything for money management

Published Aug. 14 2017

Dear Heloise: I like to be organized, but an area I have trouble with is a big one—my FINANCES. Do...

Keep an eye on your weight before you become pregnant

Published Aug. 14 2017

Blue whales are the largest animal on Earth—weighing 200 tons—and they give birth to healthy calves that weigh around 3...

Here's one case of a 'Ms.'-stake?

Published Aug. 14 2017

Dear Readers: Today's Sound Off is about the use of "Ms." in place of "Miss" or "Mrs.":