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  • Dinner invitation is accepted on host's terms, not guest's

    Dinner invitation is accepted on host's terms, not guest's
    Dear Miss Manners: When my husband and I were invited to a friend's dinner party, I replied that I did not think we could arrive in time for dinner, due to a work commitment with a specific end time, but that we could arrive after dinner if that would...
  • Sex toys are for everyone

    Sex toys are for everyone
    Sex toys have been around almost as long as sex itself--or at least since Paleolithic times. They've appeared on ancient Greek vases, been uncovered at archaeological digs and there's even a reference to dildos in the Bible (Ezekiel 16:17). Despite...
  • Year of surprises leaves soothsayers grasping for soothiness

     
    Print column, Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013 The most surprising news event of 2013 was the botched rollout of HealthCare.gov, the Web portal to Obamacare. Yes, I'm sure the partisans who have long derided President Barack Obama for the lack of......
  • Remembrances 2013

     
    A look back and a final farewell to the notable entertainment celebrities who died in 2013. Cosmo Allegretti (b. 1927) (actor) Allegretti was an actor and puppeteer on Captain Kangaroo, working his way up from set painter. He made and voiced puppets,...
  • Popular Science and the comment conundrum

     
    By Andrea Garcia-Vargas, editorial board intern Popular Science’s decision last week to shut down its comment section—for good—has brought about yet another controversy over reader comments. Multiple publications have already refined...
  • And kindly do Miss Manners the favor of getting off her lawn

     
    Can people please stop telling us how stuffed they are? It’s a revolting image.... Judith Martin, Miss Manners, telling us how to behave at Thanksgiving....
  • The elegant database solution to the clash between religious and gay rights

     
    Can you imagine having a censorious photographer prowling around your wedding? Having some sour, judgmental lensman looking with revulsion at you and your new spouse -- for any reason --– and saying bitterly to the guests “Smile, somehow&#...
  • The growing but quiet acceptance of regifting

     The growing but quiet acceptance of regifting
    By some accounts, most Americans have done it. They've repacked, rewrapped and resent unwanted presents to a new recipient. A survey in October 2011 by home fashion retailer HomeGoods found that more than half of the 1,000-plus respondents had regifted,...
  • He had the moves like Jagger, not to mention Hershey kisses

    He had the moves like Jagger, not to mention Hershey kisses
    When people ask us, "How did you meet?" we pause while we try to gauge just how much interest the person has in our story. If she's being polite, she'll get the short version: "We met through friends after college." But here's the real story: Part 1:...
  • Cruising eastern Canada: Where history meets nature

    Cruising eastern Canada: Where history meets nature
    TADOUSSAC, Quebec - "Dancez avec moi?" inquires a jolly gentlemen as I step off the gangplank in Tadoussac, a little bit of a port at the confluence of the St. Lawrence Estuary and the Saguenay Fjord in Quebec province. Grizzled with grey at the edges and...
  • Playground exclusion has mom worried

    Playground exclusion has mom worried
    DEAR AMY: My neighbor has two sons who are the same age as my son. They used to play together. Recently, these neighbor boys and another pair of boys from the neighborhood decided that my son was hanging around too much. Their moms have given them...