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Don’t think of ‘fake news’ as a modern invention

By Joe Wos
If you take your stories like your margaritas, with a grain of salt, I suggest you have both standing by for the tale of the ...

DIY ideas for the Easter brunch table

By The Associated Press
Make the most of your Easter celebration by preparing a brunch table with easy, handcrafted items. “A couple of special touches will make it feel like a more special gathering,” says Taryn Mohrman, senior lifestyle editor at Woman’s Day magazine. ...

Coping with kids: Action from your favorite screen characters

By Tribune-Review
Amazing Zhus: (Cepia) After a brief hiatus, Cepia has brought back the much-loved Zhu Zhu pets, and they’re cuter, fuzzier and smarter than ever. Cepia expanded the Zhu Zhu family by introducing the pets’ cousins, the Amazing Zhus, who ...

Living with Children: Should dad push shy son to be more social?

By John Rosemond
Q uestion: Our 7-year-old is very shy. He doesn’t enjoy the sort of social activities, including sports, that other kids his age are generally involved in and would rather play alone. He has one friend who is also ...

Cat or dog not great fit for pet? A bunny might be your buddy

By Deborah Weisberg
The number of pet rabbits at area animal shelters seems to multiply like, well, rabbits. It is a particular issue in the months following Easter, when ...

Commentary: Facebook’s ‘On This Day’ seeks to retrieve memories

By Caitlin Dewey
The Internet is obsessed with the now, the new, the “trending”: It takes only minutes for Facebook posts to fall out of our News Feeds or for tweets to disappear into the past. (On the ephemeral messaging app Snapchat, it ...

How to make love last forever

By Tribune News Service
Having a good and long-lasting relationship isn’t rocket science. By being loving and supportive, you can keep your foundation strong and build your dreams for the future. Here are some ways to help make that happen. Be nice to each ...

Hax: Avaricious bride-to-be howls over ‘stingy’ co-workers’ wedding gifts

By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: A co-worker of mine is getting married and invited me to her wedding. I sent what I thought was a nice gift off her registry that cost about $60. We are ...

Ex-etiquette: Need for payback is a huge red flag

By Jann Blackstone
Q uestion: My ex and I broke up about a year-and-a-half ago. He had been running around for years, and I got sick of it and left. But, I’ve found my own little secret way of paying him ...

Piecemaker kiosk kicks out keepsakes on the spot

By Bob Karlovits
When computer science meets business, it can produce tiny green dragons. At least, that is one of the outcomes at Piecemaker, a 3-D printing company that ...

The Word Guy: When to get possessive about nouns? Try this

By Rob Kyff
Q uestion: I recently told a fellow Steinway Society board member that no apostrophe is needed in “winners recital” (a concert featuring several pianists) any more than one is needed in “teachers union.” What we have here is a noun ...

Hax: Reader wants to change first name but feels foolish doing so after age 40

By Carolyn Hax
Dear Carolyn: I’m in my 40s and heading to graduate school for a completely different career. I’ve always hated my first name — it sounds great for a child but does not transfer well as a professional name. I’d ...

Tell if boyfriend’s daughter is smoking pot?

By Andrea Bonior
Question: I have seen evidence that my boyfriend’s teen daughter is smoking marijuana. I am just now developing a relationship with her, and she is a good kid. My boyfriend is extremely strict about things like that. I have considered ...

Column: Social media often makes us anti-social

By Mya Koch
I’m over it. It’s just not so much fun anymore. Like anything else we become enamored with when it arrives on the scene, the luster of social media — at least for me — has worn off. Facebook used to be ...

Living with Children: A salute to imaginary friends

By John Rosemond
Today’s parents tend to worry about all manner of things that deserve not even second thoughts. Imaginary friends, for example. I’ve been asked many times by mothers whether they should worry that their preschoolers have imaginary friends that they ...

Annual Quilt Show on South Side to highlight hexagons

By Deborah Weisberg
Quilters and folks who appreciate their artistry will have much to see at the 2015 Annual Quilt Show March 26 to 28 at the Circuit ...

Location change lets crafters keep knitting their community

By Deborah Weisberg
Pittsburgh has hosted its share of movie crews, but calling it “Hollywood of the East” could leave some in stitches. At least that’s the hope of ...

Hax: Woman who stops by to chat near end of day disrupts colleague’s work

By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: How do I politely handle a Stage 5 Office Clinger? I really like her, but her hourlong, end-of-day swing-bys are cutting into my work productivity. Using the phone, going to the ...

Ex-etiquette: New wife wants to vacation with her kids only

By Jann Blackstone
Q uestion: I recently got divorced, and my ex-wife has custody of our three children. I remarried a woman who has custody of her three children. Living with the three stepchildren has been a difficult transition. It has ...

PSU New Ken students donate spring break to work in Puerto Rico

By Pamela Murphy
When most people hear “spring break,” they usually think of beaches, bikinis and partying. But for a group of service-minded students from Penn State New ...