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How to Donate to Do Good and Declutter Jun. 26, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Have you ever wondered if the stuff in your house secretly reproduces itself in the dark of night? I... Read More

Finding America at a Back-Roads Gas Station Jun. 11, 2019

Salena Zito

DICKERSON, Md. — Everything happens for a reason. At least that's what people tell you when yo... Read More

Living with Lenny May. 19, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am in my second marriage. My two adult children were pre-teens when I married "Lenny" ... Read More

Can't Buy Graciousness May. 13, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: My oldest is about to graduate from high school, and we are celebrating with a party. We... Read More

She Experimented in College Apr. 15, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I am 27 and am engaged to my 26-year-old fiancee. However, she recently told me about he... Read More

Can't Hold My Poker Face Mar. 25, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I have played in a local poker league for 10 years and have built solid friendships with... Read More

Be Honest -- And Take Steps to Get Better Feb. 21, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My girlfriend of two years has just asked whether we should move in together. I am curre... Read More

Short Takes on Weird News of the Week Feb. 06, 2019

Daily Editorials

Maligning the Melting Pot Veteran newscaster Tom Brokaw's comments about Hispanic Americans weren't ... Read More

Think Before You Donate Jan. 28, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: Would you please remind people to call and ask before they donate items to charity, anim... Read More

Day of Service -- Life of Service Jan. 17, 2019

Jackie Gingrich Cushman

This Monday, we will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who was assassinated when... Read More

Giving Is Good for You! Jan. 16, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Fundraisers and requests from charities used to bother me. So did the collection plate at church. I ... Read More

LYNDA HIRSCH ON TELEVISION -- GOSSIP Jan. 12, 2019

Lynda Hirsch on Television

"Days of Our Lives" will have sands slipping through the hourglass for at least 300 days. NBC has pi... Read More

Well-Being Is Sinking, But You Can Rise Above It Jan. 08, 2019

Energy Express

There are January clearance sales going on all over town, including my own desk. Near the top of one... Read More

I'll Be a Little Smarter Jan. 05, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 18 and a first-year student at the University of Minnesota. The fellow I'm dating i... Read More

Happy New Year: Seize This Opportunity for Growth Jan. 01, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Readers: Welcome to 2019! We wish each of you health and happiness. We hope this year is better... Read More

American Civic Life Tries to Make a Comeback Jan. 01, 2019

Salena Zito

PITTSBURGH — It's just before 7 p.m. on a frigid December night, and already the Allegheny Elk... Read More

Take Their Attitude With a Grain of Salt Dec. 30, 2018

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: I have two grown daughters. I don't know what I expected as we all grew older, but it ce... Read More

Christmas in the Aftermath of Loss Dec. 27, 2018

Armstrong Williams

Christmas is a glorious time of year for most families. It is a time of visits and reconnecting with... Read More

The Generosity of Americans Dec. 27, 2018

Laura Hollis

Nine days ago (at this writing), Iraq War veteran and triple amputee Brian Kolfage launched a GoFund... Read More

An Optimist in a Pessimistic World Dec. 20, 2018

Scott Rasmussen

I am optimistic about America's future. That simple statement typically elicits varying expressions ... Read More