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Kids and alcohol:  Time for the talk?

By Kellie B. Gormly 6:47 p.m.
Colleen Schirato and her husband, Dan, tell their kids that it is fine to have a drink here and there in moderation. When they become adults, ...

Hax: When saying no, give one flat reason and don’t back it up with another

By Carolyn Hax 5:38 p.m.
Dear Carolyn: Loved your advice to another reader to just say no to a destination wedding. That might work with a friend, but how about a sibling? We’re getting pressure from the entire family. Not only can we not ...

The Word Guy: Reader wants to bust reporter on use of ‘bust’

By Rob Kyff 5:42 p.m.
Question: On the evening news the other day, a reporter said: “The home invaders busted through the front door.” I felt the hair on the back of my neck begin to rise. Could you possibly clarify the proper use of ...

Coping with kids: Options for healthy snacks and superfoods

By Tribune-Review
Here are some favorite healthy snacks and lunches: Kuli Kuli: Move over, kale, there’s another superfood in town, and it’s called moringa. According to the good folks at Kuli Kuli, gram for gram, moringa has twice the protein of yogurt, ...

Living with Children: Indulged 5-year-old needs ‘Vitamin N’

By John Rosemond
A father tells me that he tries to give his son, age 5 and an only child, everything he wants because he wants his son to be happy. But he’s not. He’s petulant, moody, often sullen and has problems getting ...

A young dog will chew anything that’s around if no boundaries are set

By Marc Morrone
Q uestion: What can we do about a 14-month-old golden retriever that bites and chews anything and everything — from shoes to furniture to our outside deck? We keep her well supplied with chew toys and marrow bones, and ...

Hax: New mom wishes difficult pal had behaved differently than expected

By Carolyn Hax
Dear Carolyn: I knew it was coming, but I am still so angry that it happened: I had our first baby five weeks ago, and a very close friend has not yet acknowledged the happy event. She is like ...

How to raise children who don’t feel entitled

By Chicago Tribune
No one wants to be the parent of a child going viral in a video, screaming in a restaurant or throwing a tantrum in the cereal aisle. So, how can parents form a foundation that fights back against a culture ...

Ex-etiquette: Keep or leave husband who lied about finances?

By Jann Blackstone
Q uestion: After being married for a year, I found out my husband was further in debt than he confided prior to our marriage. I now understand why he never wanted to buy a house — he’s hundreds of thousands ...

Despite age, ‘Trek’ stars enjoy hipster status

By Stephanie Merry
Patrick Stewart seems to be having a lot of fun lately. One day, he’s recording silly videos on his Brooklyn rooftop with songstress wife Sunny Ozell, and, the next, he’s tooling around town with bestie Ian McKellen wearing matching bowler ...

How to network — for newbies

By Tribune-Review
If you’re a recent graduate or returning to the workforce, you should consider brushing up on your networking skills. Alaina G. Levine, author of ...

Can these dolls help solve the STEM problem for girls?

By Heidi Stevens
When Isaac Larian was a civil engineering student at California Polytechnic State University in the late 1970s, he had one female classmate. “Frankly, she was the smartest one,” Larian says. “When I had issues and questions, I would go to ...

New book on dating blames the numbers — not the women

By The Associated Press
Think “Freakonomics” and “Moneyball” if you run across “Date-Onomics,” a by-the-numbers book on dating that argues advice-givers serving up tips for women on how to ...

Hax: When couple argues, he raises his voice while she cries and walks off

By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: My husband uses a strong voice (not yelling) when he is passionate about something — a subject he’s interested in, when he’s irritated, when he’s on the phone, etc. I grew ...

The Word Guy: This trivializing phrase should ‘go missing’

By Rob Kyff
Two recent dispatches from the word front: Trivializing trouble: Many readers tell me they wish the ubiquitous phrase “gone missing” and its recent variation “went disappeared” (Ugh!) would go missing from TV news stories. They detest the term’s ...

Coping with Kids: How to play smarter

By Tribune-Review
This week, we review educational products that will give the brain a push. Super Genius: This collection of five clever games is designed to be used at home or in school to help early elementary-age children learn, review and master ...

Living with Children: ‘Attachment parenting babble’ can destroy marriages

By John Rosemond
In a recent column, I referred to “attachment-parenting babble.” The column in question concerned parents whose three children had been sleeping with them for eight years. In one night, these parents ended the arrangement. They did so by simply ...

Ex-etiquette: Boyfriend moves in; she didn’t tell kids’ dad

By Jann Blackstone
Q uestion: I have been going through a divorce for four years. There’s a lot of financial stuff, and my ex is dragging his feet, so I’ve moved on to another relationship. My ex is demanding that my children not ...

Hax: Reader spent money for a girls’ trip, only to be ditched by travel buddy

By Carolyn Hax
Dear Carolyn: I recently traveled with a woman who has been one of my best friends for eight years. On the trip, we barely spoke because she hooked up with a guy on our tour the first day and ...

How to choose the best photos for your dating profile

By The Washington Post
When it comes to online dating, deciding how to present yourself may be more of a science than an art. One strike — such as a mirror shot or airbrushed selfie — and you’re out. So, we asked some online dating ...