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Pittsburgh hotels offer Valentine's Day getaways close to home

Discounted room rates, a dessert bar, champagne — and a dodgeball competition? You and your honey bunny can relax and enjoy each other's company just ...

Hax: Grieving child awaits reply to letters to dead cats; what's Dad to do?

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: A few days ago, one of our cats was struck and killed by a car. She ...

Coping with Kids: Word games

How many times have you told your children to "use your words"? Now, it's your turn. Accentuate — The Fun of Accents: Each team picks a ...

Living With Children: Your kid is not possessed; he's just a typical toddler

Q uestion: Our 3-year-old son is very sweet, loving and generally well-behaved. Occasionally, however, he breaks into a huge tantrum during which he becomes uncontrollable. ...

Hax: Don't rush to move in; 'test the waters' while you have your own place

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Hi, Carolyn: We've been friends for more than a year, dating for almost six months, I'm in my ...

Ex-Etiquette: It's not good form to hang out alone with ex's friends

Q uestion: My ex and I live in a small town, and we used to ride motorcycles on the weekends with a group of his ...

Pitt professor writes the book on Polish culture

A lot of folks might think Polish culture begins and ends with kielbasa, pierogies and polka music, says veteran University of Pittsburgh professor Oscar E. ...

Ailing kids get boost from volunteers' hospital visits

The 5-year-old girl lying in the hospital bed can no longer speak. But she can cry and she can wave. And she does both when the princess ...

Hax: Bereaved daughter can't imagine life without mom

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Hi, Carolyn: I lost my amazing mom suddenly to a heart attack six months ago. She was 58 ...

The Word Guy: 'Whydontchas' bombard a 'wannabe'

When I was in my early 20s, my parents bombarded me with career advice: "Why don't you be a dentist?" or "Why don't you go ...

Greensburg Antique Show and Sale offers appraisals

Forty antique dealers from five states will set up shop in the Greensburg Country Club this weekend for the annual Greensburg Antique Show and Sale. ...

Coping with Kids: Family games to keep you laughing

Lift It! Deluxe: This is a new twist on the re-create-the-structure-on-the-card games that we love so much. The object of the game is pretty basic. ...

Living With Children: Whatever happened to KISS parenting?

A journalist asks, "Why do today's parents seem to be having so many more parenting difficulties than did parents of previous generations?" There is more ...

Lower Burrell woman expanding ancient Japanese relaxation technique in area

Reiki changed Kitsy Higgins' life for the better. Reiki (pronounced ray-kee) is a long-practiced Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation. A few years back, Higgins was ...

Ex-Etiquette: Can you be godfather to your ex's new child?

Question: My ex and I have been co-parenting our kids for the last three years. About a year ago, she married a guy I really ...

Hax: Reserve use of ultimatum for when a person's safety, health is at stake

Adapted from a recent online discussion: Dear Carolyn: You've advised in the past that, sometimes, you owe it to people to let them know ...

Cinderella Ball marks 90th year of celebrating service, family

It was a bone-cold Sunday afternoon in mid-January. But there was a heart-warming scene in the ballroom on the 17th floor of a Downtown hotel ...

70 years strong: McKeesport couple reaches major milestone

On Jan. 26, Charles and Lois Puglia of McKeesport will reach a milestone reserved for a lucky few — their 70th wedding anniversary. "We were born ...

Philadelphia-are doctor Leonard Sax sounds warning on 'The Collapse of Parenting'

Leonard Sax is a family doctor in Southeastern Pennsylvania who sees patients on average 39 hours a week. He also writes provocative books, four so ...