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Books can help ease kids' fears before school starts

With the first day of school fast approaching, you might be feeling anxious. Your kiddos, however, might be even more worried; they'll be leaving the ...

Hax: Reader who becomes judgmental joins ranks of perfectly imperfect

While I'm away, readers give the advice: On training oneself not to judge others: I reached a point in my life when I realized my judging ...

The Word Guy: Broadcast turns into a mash of nonsense

We begin our newscast with breaking news from Charlie Jargon with the Channel 99 mobile newsroom. Thanks, Dave. We're live at the scene in this ...

Program teaches right use of social media

You've seen it happen hundreds of times. Somebody — an athlete, an actor, a politician — says something stupid on social media. Or just says ...

Pink Steel cancer survivors find strength, community in paddling

Debbi Moon thought she was prepared. She knew something was wrong. She works with doctors, so she can read them. And based solely on the way ...

McElhinny: Nobody likes a tattletale

In kindergarten, I remember the time I told on a classmate for playing with paste instead of sticking leaves onto construction paper like we were ...

Coping with kids: Games for big kids

Games for big kids Here are games for tweens and teens that will soon be on your family's list of game-night hits: Disgusting Anatomy Brain: ...

Black and Decker 6-in-1 Stirring Rice & Risotto Cooker

The claim: The new Black and Decker 6-in-1 Stirring Rice & Risotto Cooker has a specially designed stirring function lets you create creamy, authentic risotto ...

Hax: Secretive daily drinking puts spouse in high-level emergency mode

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: This week, I discovered that my spouse has been hiding daily drinking. Spouse cops to ...

What does a dog want more — praise or treats?

Sometimes the best dog treats aren't edible. Every night when I walk my 6-year-old Boxer, he knows exactly what to expect when he's unleashed. His ...

Schumer, Lochte and other celebs who use dating apps

As if we needed more proof: Celebrities really are just like us — when it comes to dating, anyway. Even though they can probably have their ...

Hax: Carpooling mom calls the shots when it comes to rule of no cell phones

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: I have taken to doing a carpool with other families for my son's sport. My ...

(R)age against the machine

By and large, Dale Kleber had a pretty straightforward trip up the economic ladder. He went to law school and worked his way up to ...

The Word Guy: Georgia, Maine would be GAME for this game

I recently asked readers how many common four-letter words they could make by combining the postal abbreviations of two states, e.g., CANE (California, Nebraska). The ...

Girlfriend irritated by child in bedroom

Question: My boyfriend has a 2-year-old child, and I have no kids. Things started off wonderfully. She visits every Sunday, and every other weekend she ...

Trib Tested: Spray Perfect nail polish

The claim: The tedious task of painting your own nails can be a time consuming chore. Spray Perfect is an easy-to-use, spray-on nail polish that ...

Retired dad in Florida expects daughter to visit

Question: My father moved to a retirement community in a scenic part of Florida and expects that I should visit him. Now that he ...

Coping With Kids: Fun without an agenda

Looking for some good, old-fashioned toys to play with that don't claim to build STEM skills, expand your brain or anything else? If so, you'll ...

Ask Mr. Dad: Two kids, night and day

D ear Mr. Dad: We have two sons, almost exactly three years apart. The oldest was a dream child in almost every way, but his ...

Ex-etiquette: Spouse wants to date his 'ex'

Question: My husband of two years came home last week after a weekend away "with the guys" and told me he wanted to start dating ...