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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...

Mixing your own home-cleaning products? Some pro tips

Published Jan. 13 2019

To reduce waste and avoid unnecessary plastic bottles and chemicals—and to save money—many people are opting to make cleaning products...

'Call of the Wild'

Published Jan. 12 2019

When theatergoers here see a play performed, it is almost always penned by a playwright far away with no local...

Ace of Clubs House carriage house exhibit upcoming

Published Jan. 12 2019

For decades before it became a museum, the Ace of Clubs House downtown operated as a private home, and this...

BOOKS | REVIEWS: All the Wild Hungers

Published Jan. 12 2019

Life at its most priceless—not its dramatic, headline-making moments, but the quiet but potent joys of daily life, such as...

BOOKS | REVIEWS: Almost Everything

Published Jan. 12 2019

Just when you need someone to shake you by the shoulders and say, "Snap out of it," along comes Anne...

Police officer saves wedding day

Published Jan. 12 2019

SHIRLEY, N.Y.—A New York couple whose Jeep crashed on the way to their wedding got lucky when a police officer...

Vegas marriage bureau begins offering vow renewal document

Published Jan. 12 2019

LAS VEGAS—Las Vegas marriage records officials have begun offering commemorative wedding vow renewal certificates for the first time.

Nine years after being flushed, woman's wedding ring reappears

Published Jan. 12 2019

SOMERS POINT, N.J.—A New Jersey woman has her wedding ring back, nine years after she accidentally flushed it down her...

A Piece of History

Published Jan. 12 2019

A long-lost ring found in the drain of a buried sink at a prisoner of war camp in Poland has...

Lost wedding rings, dumpster diving lead to 'best present'

Published Jan. 12 2019

FORT MILL, S.C.—A Fort Mill woman said she got the best Christmas gift possible last December when strangers came together...

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....

Volunteer Opportunities

Published Jan. 12 2019

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'Divorce Day' brings surge in filings

Published Jan. 12 2019

Some ring in the new year with champagne at midnight. Others wait a week and partake in "Divorce Day."

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...

Espalier pruning has artistic and practical benefits

Published Jan. 12 2019

Espalier design is an ancient pruning practice that fashions fruit trees, vines or flowering shrubs into artistic, two-dimensional forms. This...

Black walls make a quiet comeback

Published Jan. 12 2019

There was a time when black walls were mostly the purview of goth teens and indie movie theaters. But the...


Published Jan. 12 2019

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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...