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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

What to Read Feb. 12, 2017

House Calls

Ms. Lank: Please give us the names of books that neophyte home sellers should read before selling. &... Read More

Why Get One Book When You Get Many Books in One? Jan. 29, 2017

Kids' Home Library

Story compilations make smart gifts. If a reader enjoys one book from an author, chances are he or s... Read More

Black History Month Books for Now and Always Jan. 23, 2017

Kids' Home Library

"Hidden Figures: Young Readers' Edition" by Margot Lee Shetterly; HarperCollins; 231 pages; $16.99. ... Read More

He Gave His Daughter a Kindle and Filled It With Books Jan. 18, 2017

Connie Schultz

The first time I met Barack Obama was in early 2006, when he was still a U.S. senator. He had come t... Read More

Give Reading to Underprivileged Communities This Holiday Season Dec. 09, 2016

Kids' Home Library

The best gifts for kids, hands down, are books and other reading materials. This is especially true ... Read More

Wallpaper Removal -- It's a Messy Job! Dec. 07, 2016

Everyday Cheapskate

A letter I received in my inbox this week sent me into hypermemory mode. For a few minutes, I relive... Read More

New Word Books Deserve a Kiss Nov. 30, 2016

The Word Guy

"A kiss can be a comma, a question mark, or an exclamation point." If you find yourself standing und... Read More

Books on the Stock Market Nov. 30, 2016

Taking Stock

Dear Mr. Berko: I'm a 42-year-old single man. I sell commercial printing and make over $160,000 a ye... Read More

Start Shopping Early Nov. 04, 2016

Kids' Home Library

It's always smart to shop for holiday gifts early, and there's no better gift for a child than a boo... Read More