Ask Amy: Working from home reveals unsavory habits

Dear Amy: Working at home during the pandemic has given me a glimpse into how my wife conducts business.She is often rude to her customers and co-workers, with a particularly annoying habit of loudly talking over them to try to gain the verbal upper hand. She also frequently battles with her boss instead of trying…

Miss Manners: I’ve been squeezed out of a tiny wedding!

Dear Miss Manners: My stepson is getting married during the pandemic and is now able to invite only a tiny number of guests. He plans to have his big wedding at a later date. The guests now include only the bridegroom, their son, the couple standing up for them and their biological parents.I feel that…

Hints From Heloise: The dangers of co-signing a loan

Dear Readers: What happens if someone you know, a friend or family member, asks you to co-sign a loan? Most financial advisers will discourage you from saying yes. Why? Let’s take a look.According to the Federal Trade Commission (ftc.gov), when you co-sign a loan, you are saying that regardless of any situation, this loan will…

For the best stargazing, head to a patch of dark sky

To see meteors, stars and star groups, it’s best to head at least 60 miles from a big city. One such place is Shenandoah National Park, above, where the Milky Way can be seen above Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)Stargazing is fun to do in the warm summertime, especially during the Perseids…

The Goya boycott could impact the brand, experts say — just not the way...

First came the boycott of Goya foods after the company’s CEO, Robert Unanue, appeared this month at a White House event and praised President Trump.[A Goya boycott has people sharing alternatives for adobo, sazón and more pantry staples]That was swiftly followed by a “buycott,” the reaction from Trump supporters who pledged to buy up the…

5 Books to Read This Summer

Welcome back to another round of seasonal reads! As a reminder, we try to stop in every few months to round-up what we’ve been reading. We tend to stick to a 5-book format since it’s a pretty attainable goal and prevents you from getting stuck in indecision paralysis. Also we stick to fiction + occasionally…

Is my wife’s masturbation killing our sex life?

My wife loves me, and she’s had multiple orgasms when we’re together, but from time to time she likes to go solo. I’m 65 and she’s 60 – we’ve been married for 40 years – so I know what she likes. During the day, she’ll go into the bedroom and lock the door – there’s…

Styling Kitchen Cabinets with Different Glass Patterns

Surprisingly, glass kitchen cabinets continue to keep their glory intact, even so long after crystal-based furniture is slowly becoming outdated.All thanks to the exceptional characteristics of the glass, for it never really ceases to be mainstream and admired.Cabinets with glass fronts or racks have always been admired in kitchenette settings for their transparency and their ability to…

The Importance of Sleep for Your Health

Getting enough amounts of sleep is vital in ensuring optimal general health and well-being.However, despite sleep being among the basic daily needs, a large percentage of adults, approximately 60 percent, don’t meet the essential sleep requirements.Getting enough sleep can help protect your physical, mental, emotional health, and overall quality of life.For adults, sufficient sleep helps…

Soap dodger: meet the doctor who says we have been showering wrong

When James Hamblin tells people he has not used soap in the shower for five years, they tend not to hold back in expressing their disgust. “It’s one of the few remaining things for which we feel fine telling someone that they’re gross,” he says. “It’s amazing to me, honestly.”Yet despite people’s “clearly moralising judgments”,…
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