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Hax: Now that he has a girlfriend, man asks: Must he drop all his female friends?

By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion: D ear Carolyn: I’m a 27-year-old male in my first serious relationship since college. As a rule of thumb, how much do I need to scale back my friendships with women out of respect …

Do the right thing: Include fiance’s son in wedding

By Jann Blackstone
Q uestion: I’m pregnant with my first child. I’ll soon be married to the father who also has one biological daughter and a 7 year-old son who he found out wasn’t his when establishing paternity for child support after the …

How to survive the summer heat

By The Washington Post
Hot weather is not so much a physical burden as it is a challenge to aesthetics, decorum and professionalism. It’s not easy to look powerful and composed with sweat pouring from areas you didn’t even know had sweat glands. In …

How to raise children to be kind

By The Washington Post
Richard Weissbourd, a Harvard psychologist with the graduate school of education, who runs the Making Caring Common project, is aiming to teach kids to be kind. Weissbourd and his cohorts have come up with recommendations about how to raise children …

Performers create Princess magic for balls and birthdays

By Rachel Weaver
A group of girls donning their fanciest finery gathers near a stage in an elegant ballroom. The well-behaved bunch watches wide-eyed as a group of …

Ohio exhibit on real Johnny Appleseed will hit the road

By The Associated Press
If you picture Johnny Appleseed as a loner wearing a tin pot for a hat and flinging apple seeds while meandering through the countryside, experts say you’re wrong. They’re hoping that a traveling exhibit funded by an anonymous donation to …

The Word Guy: Use of ‘the’ before ‘Ukraine’ started in 1920s

By Robb Kyff
Question: Why is Ukraine sometimes called “the Ukraine”? — Deb Carter, Felton, Calif. Answer: This is a timely and relevant question, loaded with geopolitical implications. And it raises a far more serious issue: why we sometimes call Donald Trump “The …

Harnessing Pittsburgh’s artistic passion in a Strip District flea market

By Candy Williams
Carrie Nardini hopes that among the treasures visitors find at the urban flea market launching July 27 in the Strip District will be new friends …

Researchers: Dogs get bitten by green-eyed monster

By The Christian Science Monitor
Is your dog acting especially pushy? It could be that your furry companion is feeling a bit green with envy. According to a study published this week in the journal PLOS ONE, dogs exhibited jealous behavior when their owner played …

Hax: Woman learns she is in-laws’ scapegoat

By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion: D ear Carolyn: Yesterday, I was putting my son down for a nap in my in-laws’ guest room. Through the magic of their HVAC system, I could hear my mother- and sister-in-law tearing me …

Coping with Kids: A healthy snack that eats like a treat

By Tribune-Review
The words hungry kids heading home from school hate most? “Have a piece of fruit.” After-school snacks are one of the toughest terrains for parents to navigate. The kids want a treat, but parents — mindful that dinner is just …

Living with Children: Changes may cause toddler’s hair-pulling

By John Rosemond
Q uestion: Since our daughter, now 2, was born, we have lived with my parents. Being the first and only grandchild, she has been the center of attention. Several months ago, our son was born, and we moved into our …

Ex-etiquette: Terms of endearment for ex misleading

By Jann Blackstone
Q uestion: I’ve been dating a woman with a young girl for over a year now. She split with her ex right after she accidentally became pregnant. The baby was only 6 to 7 months old when we began dating. …

Hax: Bride feels pressure to allow wedding guests to bring kids

By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion: D ear Carolyn: After some discussion, my fiance and I decided we did not want kids at our wedding — several of our friends are newish parents and we are just so tired of …

Brief guide to (worry or not) teen lingo

By Tribune-Review
Dear Mr. Dad: My 12-year-old daughter recently had a slumber party with two friends from school. One of them left her phone. I texted my daughter so she could tell her friend, and two seconds later got this back: DO …

Swimming a fun, but no-less vital life skill for children

By Kellie B. Gormly
Little Aiden Schuffert splashes around in Magee Community Recreation Center in Greenfield, smiling through his shark goggles as he demonstrates the swimming skills he has …

River of Words connects communities and brains

By Rachel Weaver
A group of visiting artists is using words to connect North Side neighbors and draw people to the community. City of Asylum Pittsburgh, a nonprofit …

The Word Guy: Use either ‘regime,’ ‘regimen’ in referring to routine exercises

By Robb Kyff
Three readers have sent me questions: • Sandy Duffy of Princeton, N.J., is curious about the use of “regime” in this sentence: “He subscribes to a healthy regime of fruits and vegetables.” Sandy asks, “Would a healthy regime of fruits …

Glass show highlights once-thriving industry in southwestern Pennsylvania

By Deborah Weisberg
Glass collectors will gather this weekend to celebrate what once was clearly a part of the region’s industrial heritage at the 39th annual Duncan & …

Arnold: Do you let your mind run away with you?

By Linda Arnold
When things don’t happen how – or when – you think they should, does your mind start racing? Do you jump to conclusions? I find, …