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Dear Abby: Ex-Plain Jane now obsessed with looks

Published Feb. 19 2018

Dear Abby: When I was in my teens, and even into my 20s and 30s, I was a Plain Jane....

Hints from Heloise: Heed the Need to Read

Published Feb. 19 2018

Dear Readers: Today's Sound Off is about people who don't read to their children or encourage their children to read.—Heloise

Today in History

Published Feb. 19 2018

Today in History for 021918 -- Today is Monday, Feb. 19, the 50th day of 2018. There are 315 days...

Female runner wins third straight

Published Feb. 19 2018

She did it again.

BOOKS | REVIEWS: I Am, I Am, I Am

Published Feb. 18 2018

When I was in my early 20s, I went rock climbing with a boyfriend who didn't understand how to use...

'Black Panther' brings tears and exuberance across Africa

Published Feb. 18 2018

JOHANNESBURG—"Black Panther" has burst onto the screen in Africa, handing a powerful response to the unfortunate remarks about the continent...

Get your game on

Published Feb. 17 2018

If you see a blue trailer roll up with characters like Mario, Iron Man, LEGO Batman and Zelda all over...

Texarkana native pens new romance novel

Published Feb. 17 2018

Texarkana native Shambrekia Wise has self-published a new romance novel. Titled "Last Stop Dupont Circle," the novel is a...

Relationship talk from the folks who see it all—restaurant staffers

Published Feb. 17 2018

You learn a thing or two about romance when you wait tables for a living, when your days and nights...

BOOKS | REVIEWS: The Kings of Big Spring

Published Feb. 17 2018

Historian Will Durant wrote that the life of mankind is a turbulent river. But the history of civilization, he said,...

BOOKS | REVIEWS: The Line Becomes a River

Published Feb. 17 2018

In his new memoir, "The Line Becomes a River," Francisco Cantu introduces an uncommon leading man: the U.S. Border Patrol...

Dress returned 32 years after mix-up

Published Feb. 17 2018

WILLOWICK, Ohio—An Ohio woman had given up hope of seeing her wedding dress again after a dry cleaner mix-up three...

Wedding guess list

Published Feb. 17 2018

LONDON—Forget the World Cup kicking off in Russia in June. The real competition right now is who's going to be...

Royals offer details on big day

Published Feb. 17 2018

LONDON—Prince Harry and fiancee American actress Meghan Markle have released more details about their May 19 wedding, revealing that the...

Michigan couple tie the knot in doughnut shop

Published Feb. 17 2018

WYOMING, Mich.—Shayna Canales and AJ Johnson met at Marge's Donut Den some five years ago and their relationship has been...

Dog owner gives pack chance to say goodbye

Published Feb. 17 2018

Dear Heloise: We've always been a multidog family. We had to let one of our dogs, Milo, go last week....

The good, the bad and the ugly truth about exercise supplements

Published Feb. 17 2018

When Sergio Leone directed the 1966 Western "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly"—with Clint Eastwood as Blondie (the "Good"),...

Volunteer Opportunities

Published Feb. 17 2018

Volunteer Opportunities for Feb 18, 2018

Clean it up: Top kitchen trends include tidiness

Published Feb. 17 2018

The biggest trend in kitchen remodels is tidiness, according to Houzz's survey of more than 1,700 homeowners who use the...

Five steps to rehab your raised beds

Published Feb. 17 2018

Time is the arbiter of what works in a garden and what doesn't. It's why anything new requires at least...

Declutter your house like a professional organizer (here's how)

Published Feb. 17 2018

Few things are worse than coming home from a long day only to find that your house is a mess...

Feed others positive language to boost your relationships

Published Feb. 17 2018

Have you ever stopped to consider that people either feed you or drain you? We all know people who boost...

Author explores the future of food on our planet

Published Feb. 17 2018

In his new book, "The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World,"...