Dear Mr. Dad: You've talked a lot about kids and sports. Why are sports so important?
A: Kids these days have it tougher than we did when we were their age. Today's kids live in a world where social media puts every ...Read more
Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk acknowledged Sunday that his company has been slow in getting new electric Model 3 cars to waiting customers, calling the problem "delivery logistics hell."
In response to a tweet from...Read more
Just 10 years after the financial crisis, many people find themselves asking the same odd question that a friend asked me last week when we met for coffee.
"So, are we in a bubble?"
A decade ago, of course, we faced such...Read more
The fastest-growing tool in the philanthropic arena is the donor-advised fund. DAFs are 501(c)(3) philanthropic accounts established at a public charity. They allow donations of cash, property, appreciated assets and more ...Read more
The single best explanation for why we had a terrifying financial crisis 10 years ago goes back to how easy it seems to be to take risks when it's someone else's money.
It's a problem often called moral hazard, a term ...Read more
When Sean Cook put his family's San Jose, Calif., home up for sale for more than $3 million this summer, he assumed it would fly off the shelf in a week or two. A similar house in his neighborhood took just three days to ...Read more
Dear Annie: Many years ago, my cat-loving sister clipped out an Ann Landers column called "How to Give Your Cat a Pill." She lost it during a move, and I'd love to surprise her with a new one. Could you please let me know ...Read more
Dear Amy: I'm a nanny, and the family I work for has a very sweet lap dog they inherited from their grandma, who recently passed away. I think that sentiment and grief is what led them to keep a dog very poorly suited for ...Read more
Everyone knows that we should change the filter in our home heating, ventilating and air conditioning system, or HVAC system. Actually, doing that may be something else altogether. It's all about the where, when and how of...Read more
Q: Aer Lingus canceled my recent flight from Dublin to Chicago after an extended delay. Initially, there was an issue with the plane, and then the delay had gone on so long that the flight crew could no longer fly.
The ...Read more
Dear Ms. Lank: My cousins bought their timeshare from a place called RCI. They are allowed to trade the timeshare for another one in any place where RCI has timeshares, including Hawaii. There is a $175 fee to trade.
ROSEAU, Minn. -- Bears are nosy critters by nature, and a 150-pound black bear recently found out the hard way what happens when it sticks its nose into a 10-gallon metal cream can.
Fortunately, thanks to the Minnesota ...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- Similar to his three English setters, Keith Nord has always ranged far and wide. "I want to be moving," he said. "I don't like to sit."
A Minnetonka kid, Nord was a star quarterback in high school, though ...Read more
Organization is an interior design's best friend. Unsurprisingly, human perception is almost entirely visual, so why not make visuals the best they can be? To be sure, organizing is not extremely interesting; it's up there...Read more
Q: Can you please tell me about my cabin air filter? I took my car in for an oil change and they tried to sell me a cabin filter. Which cars have these? How do they work? How often should they be replaced? Can I do it ...Read more
Q: Are there any cars that have a front bench seat anymore? I'm looking for a late-model used sedan that can accommodate six passengers. Do any of the auto manufacturers make any?
-- B.G., Burbank, Ill.
A: To the best of...Read more
LOS ANGELES -- Taylor Swift has completed her shake-up in Beverly Hills, selling a Midcentury Modern-style home for $2.65 million. Earlier this year, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter sold another house on the same ...Read more
Question: I am reading your book “The Well-Behaved Child” and have a question that it doesn’t address. I am a single mom with children from two different fathers. One of my ex-husbands (my son’s father) and ...Read more
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