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Exercise Dropout? A Gentle Investigation of Self-Sabotage Apr. 26, 2016

Energy Express

Is exercise good for you? Duh. Regular workouts give you strength, energy, a trimmer body, a health... Read More

Dig Into Gardening and You'll Harvest More Than Zucchinis Apr. 12, 2016

Energy Express

Gardening isn't a fitness sport — not the way cycling, running and swimming are — but it... Read More

He Feels We Are Rushing Things Jan. 16, 2016

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm a 16-year-old girl who needs a lot of advice. A guy and I met three weeks ago at a ... Read More

Being Nice to an Ex-Friend and Siblings at Sporting Events Jan. 16, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My daughter has been best friends with Jane, a neighbor, since she was born. As t... Read More

Your Parents Are Making a Big Mistake Jan. 14, 2016

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 14 and I'm not allowed to date until I'm 15. My best friend is having a birthday pa... Read More

Don't Be Upset by Grandma's Generosity Jan. 12, 2016

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm a 15-year-old girl and I have an odd problem with my grandmother. She lives in anot... Read More

Resolve Those Fashion Resolutions Jan. 12, 2016

In Fashion

Every year I resolve not to make any resolutions, but then I do enjoy looking back on the past few y... Read More

She Needs Friendship More Than Ever Jan. 11, 2016

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm 13 and so is my best friend. We have a lot of fun together, but lately she has been... Read More

A Security Blanket and an Aggressive Preschooler Jan. 08, 2016

The Family Coach

Dear Family Coach: My son, who is 11, still sleeps with a security blanket. We thought by now he wou... Read More

New Year, New You: Developing Your Own Style Jan. 05, 2016

In Fashion

Not everyone makes resolutions when a new year rolls around, but most of us do feel the need for a f... Read More

What's Wrong? Everything. Part 2 Dec. 13, 2015

Tales From the Front

Yesterday we met Alicia, whose tale read like a "Count How Many Things Are Wrong With This Picture" ... Read More

What's Wrong? Everything. Part 1 Dec. 12, 2015

Tales From the Front

Today's column is like one of those "Count How Many Things Are Wrong With This Picture" puzzles. I s... Read More

10 Changes to Save $500 Per Month Nov. 03, 2015

Everyday Cheapskate

Ignorance may be bliss in some areas of life, but your money is not one of them. You need to know wh... Read More

What Retailers Don't Want You to Know About Tap Water Oct. 22, 2015

Everyday Cheapskate

It's difficult to pinpoint exactly when it happened, but sometime over the past decade or so, the ge... Read More

How to Get More of Your Favorite Fast Food for Less (or Free) Oct. 21, 2015

Everyday Cheapskate

In these days of rising food prices it's fun to keep a bevy of money-saving tips and tricks up your ... Read More

How to Rescue Fabric and Clothes from the Stench of Mothballs Oct. 20, 2015

Everyday Cheapskate

I love fabric and fine textiles of all kinds, but mostly I'm fond of cotton goods — cotton she... Read More

Why Not White? Oct. 10, 2015

The Art of Design

White is the color synonymous with purity and lightness. It is a color that is universal, and can be... Read More

Budget Birthdays! Oct. 05, 2015

Dear Doug

Q: I'm having my 72nd birthday next month and would like to invite a few friends to join me for my c... Read More

Piano Stool Has Its Ups and Downs Oct. 02, 2015

Antique or Junque

Q: After months of searching, I finally located the antique piano stool that I wanted to accompany m... Read More

Changing Prescribing Habits Is Hard to Do, But It Can Save Billions May. 22, 2014

Lifelong Health

Just yesterday I saw a 70-year-old patient whom I diagnosed with high blood pressure. Like most phys... Read More