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Hail Fellow Well Metaphored Jul. 04, 2018

The Word Guy

The recent spate of natural disasters has produced a landslide of descriptive similes by journalists... Read More

Books To Boost Your Verbal IQ This Summer Jun. 13, 2018

The Word Guy

Whether you're headed to a jet, a jetty or a Jet Ski this summer, toss one — or more! — ... Read More

How Obama Helped Trump and Became Tragically Hip Jun. 06, 2018

Jamie Stiehm

Barack Obama and San Francisco are made for each other: enchanting at first, but not as cool as they... Read More

Kids and Screen Time Jun. 02, 2018

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: Last night, my husband and I had our date night at a local Italian restaurant. Sitting n... Read More

Reading Is the Key Mar. 28, 2018

Classic Zig Ziglar

In 1994, I was invited to speak to a national convention in Nashville, Tenn., and I was picked up at... Read More

Should You Clutch Possessives With Both Hands? Jan. 17, 2018

The Word Guy

Q. I've long been bothered by the use of the possessive when yoked with "of," e.g., "Rob is a friend... Read More

Drives Through Fear to Inspire Change: An Interview With Genevieve Piturro Dec. 19, 2017

This Woman's Work

After many years of volunteer work with Starlight Children's Foundation, Genevieve Piturro founded t... Read More

Judging a Book by its Cover Nov. 25, 2017

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am in a dispute with my kids' middle school. For the past two summers, the school has ... Read More

Future Best-sellers Aug. 31, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

By now, summer is winding down, and so, probably, is that John Grisham book you started in June. Wan... Read More

Dishing Up the Origins of 'Chafing' Jul. 05, 2017

The Word Guy

I was serving as a "celebrity chef" at a recent fundraising event (despite my being neither a celebr... Read More

Let's Play Beach Blanket Lingo! Jun. 07, 2017

The Word Guy

Whether you're boating, biking or beaching this summer, tote along one of these new books about word... Read More

Pessimistic About Politics, Optimistic About America May. 11, 2017

Scott Rasmussen

It's not fashionable to say these days, but I am very optimistic about America's future. I believe t... Read More

Our Lazy President May. 04, 2017

Steve Chapman

Donald Trump has many worrisome, regrettable and even deplorable traits. But after studying him for ... Read More

Bill O'Reilly and Aaron Hernandez Apr. 24, 2017

Marc Dion

During Aaron Hernandez's first trial, at the courthouse in Fall River, Massachusetts, I stood in the... Read More

Girls and Books Apr. 20, 2017

Lenore Skenazy

If you're thinking of writing a best-seller, I've got one word of advice for you: Girl. Put "Girl" i... Read More

Coffee Table Books That Won't Be Regifted Apr. 04, 2017

Maynard's Garage

MAYNARD'S GARAGE BY MARK MAYNARD FOR RELEASE: TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2017 Coffee Table Books That Won't ... Read More

Self-Help Is Available! Mar. 06, 2017

Dear Doug

Q: Because of the cost, my inability to use them and forgetfulness, I am a senior who almost fears c... Read More

'Something Wicked This Way Comes' Feb. 21, 2017

Succeeding in Your Business

Being cooped up in the house in New England this time of year isn't fun. To live up here, one must h... Read More

Books About Girl Power Feb. 17, 2017

Kids' Home Library

It seems the time is ripe to remind girls how worthy and strong they are. These new books are about ... Read More

Refreshers for the Mind Feb. 13, 2017

Kids' Home Library

These books will help children keep what they've learned fresh for the next few months. "Ann and Na... Read More