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Falling into place

September is shakin’ with shameless promotions, smackdowns, swap meets, safe backpacks and superior relationships

Subscriber onlySeptember is the fall guy of the year. Daylight dwindles, chuck wagons reel, bees bumble, steam engines huff, and leaves come tumblin' down. Continue reading...

Quartet of souls hearten a sister

Subscriber onlyGirlfriend Intervention. Continue reading...

Everything is Grande sequel; Branan does it again

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Duggar daughter's wedding airs tonight on TLC

Subscriber onlyHang onto your hankies, boys and girls, Season 9 of 19 Kids & Counting kicks off at 8 p.m. today on TLC. It promises to be overflowing with tears of happiness. Continue reading...

Smoker mom should confess

Subscriber onlyWhile I'm away, readers give the advice. Continue reading...

Women take charge of fall TV

Subscriber onlyNEW YORK -- The Good Wife, Homeland, Scandal, Nurse Jackie and, well, Girls are just some of current shows that put women front and center. Continue reading...

Learning label lingo is key to cutting ton of food waste

Subscriber onlyIf you're an average American (you're above average, yes, but let's pretend), you throw away about one-quarter of all the food you buy -- much of it still perfectly safe to eat. That's as much as $2,275 worth of food wasted annually by a family of four, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. Continue reading...

Dog-friendly sites take bite out of singles dating market

Subscriber onlyLOS ANGELES -- On these dating sites, a passion for pets will help you find more than just puppy love. Continue reading...

Super Quiz: Compound Words: Film Titles

Subscriber only1. ------ Swan + Schindler's ------ Continue reading...

Arkansas postcard past

Subscriber onlyEast Arkansas, Big Long Lake, circa 1910 According to the notation penned across the top of this card, this well-dressed family was "going home with a boat full of fish from Big Long Lake." Continue reading...

On Christianity

DEAR REV. GRAHAM: I've heard people talk about knowing God personally, but what does that mean? I believe in God and try to live a good life, but when I think of God, I imagine Him being way up there, not someone near me. Continue reading...

Helpful Hints

DEAR READERS: I have written about this Heloise travel hint before, but it's time to mention it again. When staying in a hotel (especially for several nights) and using daily housekeeping service, it is nice to leave a tip. Be sure to leave a note with the tip so it goes to the right person. I usually write "For Housekeeping" and place it on a pillow, or sometimes on the dresser. This makes it clear that the money is for them. If I see the housekeeper with her cart on the floor, I try to say that there is something for her in my room. Continue reading...

Horoscopes by Holiday

Subscriber onlyHappy birthday. It will be a happy year, mostly because people will teach you about what's good in you. Knowing your best qualities will lead you to show them off in a big-time showcase in the new year. November will feel like a dream world. New characters will sparkle up your life in February. By no means should you compromise in April. Continue reading...

USING MOTHER TONGUE MAKES FAMILY CONVERSATION DIFFICULT

Subscriber onlyDEAR ABBY: My son married an educated professional woman from another country. When their twins were born, my daughter-in-law immersed them in her native language so it would become their mother tongue. Although I understand and respect the benefits of being bilingual, this caused a lot of communication gaps and frustration between us and the grandkids during their early years. Continue reading...

Baths soothe ruffled feathers

Subscriber onlyAlthough adults know better than to attribute human feelings to animals, it's hard not to believe that birds are playing when they splash about in a puddle after a summer rain. Continue reading...

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