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9 Surprising Things You Can Clean With a Clothes Steamer Nov. 18, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

A compact clothes steamer is handy for removing wrinkles and stale odors from fabric, but is that al... Read More

Neptune's Homespun Poetry Nov. 13, 2019

Horoscopes by Holiday

Home is that place you might leave but that never leaves you. The poet suggests there are ways to br... Read More

How to Clean Baking Sheets so They Look New! Nov. 13, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

They come in sizes big and small, rimmed or without sides. We use them to bake just about anything, ... Read More

Move Slowly, but Give Him a Chance Nov. 05, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 19, not married and have a 1-year-old son. A guy I have known for three years has b... Read More

Repair Toilets Yourself to Save Water and Money Sep. 12, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: We have three toilets in our house, and each one seems to have a different problem. It c... Read More

Artfully Placing Your Art Sep. 07, 2019

The Art of Design

No design project is quite finished without art. It's the final touch, like putting on jewelry. The ... Read More

Will I Bulk Up Too Much? Aug. 17, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm a 17-year-old female distance runner, and I'm told that I'm pretty good. I will be ... Read More

August 16, 2019 Aug. 16, 2019

Classic Annie's Mailbox

Dear Annie: My mom is in her 70s. She always has had trouble controlling what comes out of her mouth... Read More

Mail Thief Aug. 02, 2019

Dear AnnieĀ®

Dear Annie: I live in a large apartment building in a very safe part of town. It's an older building... Read More

Avoid Design Errors When Building a Home Jun. 20, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: We are doing the basic design of our new house. We want to make sure it is perfect witho... Read More

Adaptive Technologies Jun. 17, 2019

Dear Doug

Q: I've reached the point where I'm no longer able to use my computer easily, but it's important for... Read More

Colorful or Full of Color? Jun. 01, 2019

The Art of Design

So often during the summer months or during holidays, we take vacations to visit family or to farawa... Read More

Wish I Could Live with My Father May. 13, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 15 and live with my mother and grandmother in St. Louis. We used to live in Minneap... Read More

Organize and Simplify: A Great Summer Purge May. 11, 2019

The Art of Design

Your surroundings, believe it or not, can have a profound impact on your outlook and performance. Mu... Read More

Install an Attractive Beadboard Ceiling May. 09, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I bought an older home, and the living room ceiling is in pretty bad condition. I am loo... Read More

Details Everywhere May. 04, 2019

The Art of Design

Accessorizing a home is what makes it personal ... your home. Adding that final layer will make gene... Read More

Adding Son Apr. 28, 2019

House Calls

Ms. Lank: Does the existence of a mortgage on the property cause the bank or other mortgage holder t... Read More

Fashionable Hardware Apr. 27, 2019

The Art of Design

I remember not so long ago when a home renovation required changing all your hardware to "update" th... Read More

Build Your Own Bridge Through the Garden Apr. 25, 2019

Here's How

Dear James: I am planning to sell my house, so I want to improve the landscaping. I think a small de... Read More

Why White? Apr. 20, 2019

The Art of Design

It seems like everything that's old is new again. Throughout interior design history, time and again... Read More