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Animal-care facilities declining as demand increasing

It's baby season for Pennsylvania wildlife, and rehabilitation centers across the state are filled to the gills with injured and orphaned birds, mammals and reptiles. But ...

Hax: Sister worries recovering alcoholic will be buzzkill at party with booze

Dear Carolyn: I'm throwing a large party this weekend and know, based upon the bar I'm setting out and the guests I've invited, there ...

When 'good' words break bad

"I'm really grateful to all my enablers," a successful businesswoman recently told a TV interviewer. "I'm an enabler," a blogger writes. "Through listening to ...

Baggage Check: Communications blackout could be bad news

Q uestion: I've been dating a guy for seven weeks, and I thought things were going well. We are both 27, so past ...

Ciate London Pretty Stix

The claim: Set to become your ultimate handbag essential, Ciate London Pretty Stix offer nourishment for your lips. The 10 tempting shades and remedy-like formula ...

Tents take a stylish turn: Indoors, out

Whether they're providing cozy shelter from the elements outdoors or top-secret privacy in the playroom, style-savvy new tents put the "fun" in a functional structure. ...

Hax: Worried father alienates son whose girlfriend reminds him of ex-wife

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: My wife and I divorced shortly after the birth of our son. I got really screwed ...

10 ways to help kids take risks in a world of 'No's'

The world tells kids "No, you can't" in endless ways. They hear it from adults, peers and even from themselves. Here are 10 key things ...

6 ways dating rules also apply to your roommate search

The search for a perfect living situation is similar to the search for a mate. Emotions and delusions run high when people are looking for ...

The perfect places to cool off from the soaring temperatures

Oh, baby, it's hot outside! When the heat turns your backyard pool into a warm bath, you can head to the supermarket and stroll very slowly ...

The Word Guy: Little thought given to use of 'thought leader'

Two dispatches from the Word Front ... • Take Me to Your Thought Leader — Are you a "thought leader"? This trendy, amorphous term, which ...

Hax: Daughter feels left behind as Dad enters life with new wife, stepkids

Hi, Carolyn: After many years of being single, my dad is getting married soon to a woman he loves very much. She has two ...

iRobot Braava Jet Mopping Robot

The claim: The new iRobot Braava Jet Mopping Robot automatically cleans based on your needs. The robot is designed to clean hardwood floor surfaces with ...

Coping with kids: Toys for summer break

Many of us who have kids at home during the summer break spend a lot of time thinking about how to fill all those school-less ...

Ask Mr. Dad: Teen afraid of mom's distracted driving

Dear Mr. Dad: This may sound dramatic, but I'm hoping you can help save my mom's life. She's constantly on her phone, talking or texting, ...

5 tips to prevent kids from getting car sick

Packing up the kids for a road trip can be difficult. If car sickness, a common type of motion sickness, is thrown into the equation, ...

Hax: Prenup has grown son in an uproar ahead of mom's wedding day

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Hi, Carolyn: My mom is getting remarried soon. She's divorced from my dad; future stepdad is a widower. ...

Bad-mouthing ex hurts relationship with son

Question: It seems every chance my ex gets, he's telling my son what a terrible person I am. I had an affair, and we broke ...

Hax: Bride-to-be cringes at idea of stepmom's shower with family she met once

Dear Carolyn: My stepmom wants to throw me an inappropriate bridal shower with her extended family who isn't invited to our wedding and who ...

Term for 'Ghostbusters' logo frighteningly elusive

The new "Ghostbusters" movie raises an urgent question — no, not "Who ya' gonna call?" (which, of course, should properly be rendered "WHOM ya' gonna ...