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As girlfriend becomes more distant, woman feeks despair

Published Jan. 18 2019

Dear Abby: My girlfriend and I have lived together off and on for three years. We met at a lesbian...

Baggage prices take flight

Published Jan. 18 2019

Dear Heloise: The cost of air travel keeps rising. Airlines have increased baggage fees, which we understand is a profitable...

How to keep teen drivers safer

Published Jan. 18 2019

In the 1950 driver's education film, "Last Date," actor Dick York plays Nick, a bad boy who drives recklessly. A...

It's time to start thinking about spring cleaning

Published Jan. 16 2019

Dear Readers: New year, fresh start! To prep for spring cleaning, let's get you fully stocked up with all the...

Bargain hunter's bragging tries her friend's patience

Published Jan. 16 2019

Dear Abby: I have a friend I'll call Rose who likes to brag about how cheap she is. Sometimes when...

The importance of roughhousing

Published Jan. 16 2019

Dear Mr. Dad: My husband and our boy-girl twins love to wrestle, but I'm worried that all that physical activity...

Body and mind—it's a matched set

Published Jan. 16 2019

"You can't separate the mind and body," Jack LaLanne once told USA Today. The Godfather of Modern Fitness, he lived...

Children often wonder if parents will reconcile

Published Jan. 16 2019

Q: My boyfriend has a 10-year-old daughter who I am quite close to. He has made it very clear to...

Stove flames have fizzled

Published Jan. 15 2019

Dear Heloise: The flames from the burners on my gas stove do not burn evenly. What should I do to...

Teen lets temper spoil time with family and friends

Published Jan. 15 2019

Dear Abby: I'm a 15-year-old girl. I'm a fun person to be with, and I love spending time with my...

Insoluble fiber helps protect heart from high blood pressure

Published Jan. 15 2019

"You are what you eat" is an old saying originally penned in 1826 by the gastronomic food-wizard Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in...

Wife tired of silent treatment

Published Jan. 14 2019

Dear Abby: My husband and I have been married more than 20 years. Once in a while, he'll stop being...

Coded communication for safety

Published Jan. 14 2019

Dear Readers: Have you noticed? Your bank, email server and insurance company may now ask you for not only your...

Charity scams are not so charitable

Published Jan. 14 2019

Dear Readers: Today's Sound Off is about scammers who use charities to fool people.—Heloise

Parents declare their freedom from ungrateful adult children

Published Jan. 14 2019

Dear Abby: My wife and I raised two children—a son who is a successful doctor and a daughter who is...

Embarrassed engineer has outgrown his Hawaiian shirt

Published Jan. 12 2019

Dear Abby: I started working in engineering in the late 1980s and thought it was "cute" that we all wore...

When your pooch has extra pounds

Published Jan. 12 2019

Dear Heloise: My veterinarian has diagnosed my dog as overweight. She says, as it is with people, extra pounds usually...

Find your strategy for avoiding temptations

Published Jan. 12 2019

When The Temptations sang "The Way You Do the Things You Do," in 1964, they earned their first top-20 hit....

Kondo's on Netflix—but you don't need her

Published Jan. 12 2019

Bright and early Jan. 1, there was a new reality to face.

Appreciating what you can, where you are

Published Jan. 12 2019

My wife comes from a foreign land, and she is still experiencing new and different things. Whenever she finds something...

Best friend doesn't share woman's desire for intimacy

Published Jan. 12 2019

Dear Abby: I have been best friends with "Mickey" for about five years. We spend every day together and go...

New Ohio opioid rules a model for the nation; pet tick guard alert

Published Jan. 12 2019

Q: In one of your columns, you said docs and pharmacists were sometimes overreacting to the Centers for Disease Control...

Introvert off to a slow start blending in at new job

Published Jan. 11 2019

Dear Abby: I started a new job a month ago. It's a well-paying job at a great company. My problem...