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  • 96-year old L.A. blogger pops onto Amazon's bestseller list

    Los Angeles blogger Barbara "Cutie" Cooper has seen a lot in her 96 years: the Prohibition era, World War II, children, grandchildren, a 73-year marriage, the death of her husband Harry in 2010 at age 98, 18 presidents, and countless technological...
  • Tweener book sequels: A wimpy kid returns, along with other book characters

    Greg Heffley, Big Nate, Nikki Maxwell and other tween book characters are back. -------------------- Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers By Dav Pilkey Scholastic, 304 pp.: $9.99, for ages 7 and up Elementary school...
  • 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:...
  • Pauline Friedman Phillips dies at 94; original 'Dear Abby'

    Pauline Friedman Phillips dies at 94; original 'Dear Abby'
    Dear Abby: "What would you do with a man who refuses to use a deodorant, seldom bathes, and doesn't even own a toothbrush?" "Absolutely nothing," she replied. The wry answer from Abigail Van Buren — the pen name of Pauline Friedman Phillips...
  • Factbox: Facts about advice columnist 'Dear Abby'

    Factbox: Facts about advice columnist 'Dear Abby'
    (Reuters) - Facts about Pauline Phillips, better known as Abigail Van Buren, the Dear Abby advice columnist: * Phillips and her identical twin, Esther, who wrote the rival Ann Landers advice column, married their husbands in a joint ceremony in 1939 at...
  • Eschew on this: The grand marshal of world-weariness says it’s OK to hate parades and stay home

     
    Friday's print column Chicago’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at noon Saturday from the intersection of Balbo and Columbus Drives in Grant Park and head north about half a mile to Monroe Drive. You couldn’t pay me......
  • Haha, whoops

     
    By Megan Crepeau Whoa. Some of you really don't like the word "teabagger," huh? Look, I'm not going to give you the old "I'm sorry you were offended" non-apology. Such is the province of politicians, middle schoolers and other cowards.......
  • Advice from somebody nobody asked

     
    Sunday's print column I'm bursting with suggestions and sound counsel, yet, somehow, requests are not pouring in. Therefore, think of this as an unsolicited advice column. Dear Republicans: In the past week I've heard many of you confidently offering...
  • Abby Lee Miller interview: Abby talks “Abby’s Ultimate Dance Competition” “Dance Moms” and more

     
    She’s the oft-authoritarian, second generation dance teacher who a handful of Pittsburgh mothers and millions of happily scandalized viewers love and loathe — and sometimes both at once  — on Lifetime’s reality smash Dance Moms....
  • “7 Questions” With … Jenny McCarthy

     
    Jenny McCarthy says her mission with her new late-night talk show is to “bring sexy back” to the genre. This seems like an eminently attainable goal for the former Playboy centerfold, who describes The Jenny McCarthy Show as “Playboy...