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Coping with kids: New car monitor helps drivers check on baby

By Tribune-Review
Always in View is a wireless video baby monitor created for cars with the goal to reduce distracted driving and eliminate forgotten baby syndrome. The …

Living with Children: Take away their video games!

By John Rosemond
Q uestion: Our 14-year-old son seems to be depressed. His principal sees no sign of depression but thinks he’s socially anxious. The subjects of counseling and medication have come up. We have suggested that he get more exercise and spend …

Two Western Pennsylvania residents win Deaf Teen America contest

By Kellie B. Gormly
It was a beauty and talent contest of a different sort that had two local winners. Two juniors at Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf …

Keep business separate from breakup

By Jann Blackstone
Q uestion: My ex and I were together for two years. We lived with my parents, and she has been working for my father, managing his office and upgrading his website. We had a horrible fight, which was all her …

Hax: She’d like to number his days at the Faire

By Carolyn Hax
D ear Carolyn: This is going to sound so dumb . My boyfriend participates in the Renaissance Faire. He enjoys this greatly, and doing so has greatly enhanced his self-esteem. However, what this means for me is that, from October …

Runners travel far and wide to race with friends and family

By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
Local runners often log lots of miles to log running miles. They travel to other parts of the country — and, sometimes, the world — …

Earth Day events offer reasons  to get outdoors

By Kellie B. Gormly
Many people credit the original Earth Day on April 22, 1970, for sparking the environmental movement that continues today with efforts to preserve the planet …

Matzah baking event in Shadyside brings together area volunteers, youths

By Deborah Weisberg
Breaking bread isn’t the only means to forming friendships. Baking matzah can go a long way, too. Earlier this week, special-needs youths and teen volunteers …

The Word Guy: ‘An hotel’ draws reservations; it’s ‘a hotel’

By Rob Kyff
Question: I notice that the word “hotel” is often preceded with the word “an,” as in “We searched for an hotel,” but I’m confused. Wouldn’t “a hotel” be correct? — Dan LaRosa, via email Answer: I’ll be glad to check …

Hax: Student debt might doom this romance

By Carolyn Hax
H i, Carolyn: I finished my undergrad a year ago, have a good job and consider myself financially stable. My boyfriend is finishing his master’s and will graduate with $200,000 in student debt. We’ve been together for nine months and …

Travel writer sings Pittsburgh’s praises

By David Landsel
This story from Airfair watchdog.com appeared on the Huffington Post website and was shared by Pittsburgh fans across social media. If you missed it, here’s what …

Coping with Kids: Baby Elephant Ears provide comfort while traveling

By Tribune-Review
If you’re taking your baby on long and bumpy road trips, Baby Elephant Ears may help the baby feel comfortable and secure. The stuffed-cloth product, …

Living with Children: Mom needs to be a parent, not a friend

By John Rosemond
Q uestion: My 14-year-old daughter says I don’t trust her because, unlike her best friend’s parents, I won’t allow her to stay home alone for several days while I go out of town. Her friend’s parents do this at least …

Another top ‘banana’ in the fluffy family: Affenpinscher follow father’s footsteps, wins dog show

By Matthew Santoni
When your name is “Ben There, Done That,” people expect a lot of you. Ben started living up to those expectations as well as his …

Dateless in her 20s: Author Katie Heaney makes a good case for staying single

By Nara Schoenberg
For the first 25 years of her life, Katie Heaney basically didn’t date. She had crushes, sure, but not on boys who felt the same way at the same time. And to the men who did like her as she …

Hax: Reader wants to clear the air with ex-boyfriend

By Carolyn Hax
Adapted from a recent online discussion. D ear Carolyn: Several years ago, I abruptly and unilaterally ended an 18-month relationship. I stand firm with my reasons, but my (kind and lovely) ex was understandably upset. We haven’t spoken since. I …

Ex-etiquette: Co-sleeping with babies, children after divorce not recommended

By Jann Blackstone
Q uestion: I wanted to revisit your advice against co-sleeping with your child after divorce. You have said you don’t advise it. A month after my ex and I broke up, I found out I was three months pregnant. I …

How to puppy-proof your home

By The Associated Press
Puppies need constant supervision and a safe environment to explore. Puppies are drawn to things they can chew on and are stimulated by things that move. “Many times we think that we should protect our home from a new puppy,” …

Growing number of women out-earn husbands

By Rachel Weaver
When it comes to education and earnings, a rising number of women are outperforming their male partners, studies show. Twenty-one percent of all married women …

Celebrity endorsements boosting juice-cleansing among consumers

By Rachel Weaver
In December, Ankit Goyal, president of Fresh From the Farm Juices on the South Side, was selling on average four to five juice cleanses a …