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Harrison Township library needs donations to repair air conditioner

Most people enjoy chilling at their local library, but at the Community Library of Allegheny Valley in Harrison Township, their maintenance bills have been heating ...

Single best one-liners told by every president, from Obama to Washington

Presidential humor is only a half-step from dad humor, which in the world of comedy is considered light treason. But we've tried to find at ...

Baggage Check: She thinks pal dates a gross guy for his cash

Question: I am pretty sure my friend is in a relationship with a guy just because he supports her financially, and I don't consider it ...

Coping with kids: Seeing and doing science

Seeing and doing science Scientists work in a variety of ways. One is by designing and conducting experiments, essentially saying, "Hey, I wonder what would ...

McElhinny: No shame in 'just' being a Penguins fan

I was at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry watching practice when a guy there was loudly talking about what a massive NHL fan ...

Conflicting parenting styles result in friction

Question: We are a struggling blended family. My husband has three children (ages 7, 12 and 17) from a previous marriage. Their mother's home is ...

Hax: Ready-to-marry girlfriend feels betrayed by partner who isn't ready

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: I was sure I wanted to spend the rest of my life with my boyfriend of ...

3 ways to strengthen fingernails

Weak fingernails often can be strengthened with some basic self-care steps. If you try such techniques and you don't see improvement after about a month, ...

Playmobil adds Penguins figures to hockey toy lineup

Pittsburgh sports fans who have dreamed of someday playing with the Pittsburgh Penguins can finally fulfill their lifelong "goal"! Well, sort of. Playmobil Toys has introduced ...

How to stop online harassment? Try banning men

The Slack channel began out of practical necessity, a place to source hair ties and Excedrin. But it wasn't long before The Washington Post's all-female ...

Tips and apps for better mobile-phone photography

Ask any photographer what the best camera is and you will likely receive the same answer: The one you have with you. Most parents have ...

Simple green burials create serene final resting spots

Mary Ann Kilkuskie steps into the forest clearing and gazes down at the mound of dirt before her. This was the latest one, the cemetery manager ...

Coping with Kids: Tips for having imaginitive fun indoors

Indoor fun and imagination We're looking forward to spending plenty of time outside. But as we all know, spring sniffles, cold and rain can keep ...

Spousish 101 is a course that's best taken pass/fail

I've been studying a second language. It wasn't something I chose to do — more like something I had to do. I've been taking this ...

7 ways to hack parenthood

Since 2005, Asha Dornfest, a Portland, Ore.-based writer and parent, has collected tips from moms and dads and posted them on her blog, Parent Hacks. ...

Hax: Mother's friends show lack of friendship over treatment of daughter

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Hi, Carolyn: My 9-year-old daughter is a bright, funny, creative, kind girl who has, in the past, been ...

Being organized, cordial eases awkwardness

Question: My ex-husband and I have a son getting married in a couple months. I'm not sure how to handle some of the marriage protocols ...

How a cancer researcher invented hot-pepper birdseed

As a senior investigator at the National Cancer Institute, Peter M. Blumberg has devoted his professional life to reducing pain and suffering. Unless you are ...

Social media has 'upped the party game'

In this age of 24/7 tweets, snaps and Facebook tags, entertaining can be a minefield of innocent oversharing, hurt feelings or spoilers. And it's not ...

Hax: Friend outraged over last-minute cancellation could offer apology of her own

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Hi, Carolyn: Recently, an engaged couple that my boyfriend and I dine with semi-regularly bailed at the last ...