The weather was awful. The party was a blast!
2016 was the second warmest year on record according to the National Weather Service. That warmth translated into a ridiculous rain on my 2017 birthday.
I bring this up ...Read more
WEST JORDAN, Utah (UPI) -- A kitten was dropped off at a Humane Society in Utah after being found frozen to a blanket.
The Humane Society of Utah shared photos of the kitten they named Elsa and used the opportunity to ...Read more
Dear James: The wood frame windows in my vintage house are pretty deteriorated. I want to repair them, not replace them, to maintain its character. What repairs to them can I do myself? -- Don H.
Dear Don: People are ...Read more
Am I the only one who didn't know that there's a definite protocol for burning jar candles and pillar candles? I've made an ugly mess of so many candles in my life, only to toss them out long before their time. But no more...Read more
At the foundation of your children's financial intelligence should be this undeniable truth: It is not the amount of money you have but what you do with it that matters. This is true for a child managing a $5 weekly ...Read more
WASHINGTON -- We are still a paper nation.
Despite technological advances, we continue to use a lot of paper. And a lot of it is stuffed in closets, file cabinets and shopping bags. And, for some of us, stacked on our ...Read more
Q: I recently booked a flight from Atlanta to Kristiansand, Norway, on Scandinavian Airlines (SAS). When I tried to check in online, the system said my reservation had been canceled.
I called the customer-service number, ...Read more
Hi, Edith: In a recent column, someone asked about escrow. You educated them, but it made me think particularly about mortgages being sold.
I bought my house in 2014. My lender is in a different state. I handle my taxes ...Read more
The Redesign Toolkit: A DIY Guide to Budget-Friendly Interior DesignMichele Schweppe
Written by a certified redesign specialist, this eBook teaches you how to use budget-friendly interior design to transform the place you live into a place you love. The Redesign Toolkit provides everything you need to complete your home improvement projects, including ...
Dear Family Coach: My 8-year-old son signed up for youth basketball. At first he really enjoyed it. But now, halfway through the season, he is dreading games and practice. He wants to drop the sport altogether and miss ...Read more
Dear Family Coach: My husband is a big kid. He is addicted to playing hockey games on the Xbox. Every night, he begs our son to play with him, but my son has no interest. Sometimes he even bribes him to play video games....Read more
WASHINGTON -- Here’s some potentially good news for anyone seeking a low down payment mortgage without high credit scores: The Federal Housing Administration is cutting its mortgage insurance premium charges, making its ...Read more
A dry rub blend of spices and peanuts rubbed into the meat forms a spicy crust that is a great alternative to a marinade. You don't have to wait for the meat to absorb the marinade flavors. The pork is roasted in the oven....Read more
It was about as ordinary as a night could be, the night we opened the prized bottle. It was a Saturday, sure, and that ramps things up a little. But as Aristotle or somebody said, a Saturday is a Saturday. Several of my ...Read more
From affordable small SUVs to all manner of family sedan, sporty and luxury cars, the soon-to-conclude 2017 North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit embodies the variety of vehicles on sale.
Question: I found a vaping pen hidden in my 13-year-old son's room and am at a loss as to how to deal with it. He is very susceptible to peer pressure and wants very badly to fit in with the "cool" kids. Any ...Read more
Imagine a vacation where someone not only cleans your room twice a day, but picks up after the kids. Imagine they can order whatever they like to eat -- and as much as they like -- at no extra charge. Imagine guaranteed-to...Read more
GLASGOW, Scotland (UPI) -- A Scottish animal hospital shared X-ray images from the body of a 12-month-old puppy that survived swallowing an 8-inch kitchen knife.
The People's Dispensary for Sick Animals clinic in Glasgow ...Read more
VADODARA, India (UPI) -- Animal rescuers in India said a python acted like a "mother" to four puppies that fell down a well and spent four days with the snake.
Neha Patel, an animal activist, said rescuers removed the ...Read more
WESTERLO, Belgium (UPI) -- A dog in Belgium earned himself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the world's longest tail.
Keon the Irish wolfhound's tail measures 30.2 inches long from the top of the ...Read more
It is difficult for parents to balance giving financial help to their adult children and allowing them independence, even if independence means hardship. I do not have all the answers. I struggle because I'm a mother and ...Read more
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